If you’re shopping for a Nordictrack treadmill, you may be wondering to yourself:
Do Nordictrack Treadmills Go On Sale?
Everyone likes to get a great deal – that’s understandable. Unfortunately it can be tricky – because of Nordictrack’s popularity – to find sales today.
This post will try to answer the question “Do Nordictrack treadmills ever go on sale?”
I’ll also be breaking down where you can go for the latest sales, best times of year for sales and what you should know before buying (like is it REALLY a sale?)
So let’s dive in:
Do Nordictrack Treadmills Go On Sale?
The good news?
Yes, they do.
However, because of a number of factors, Nordictrack sales are getting fewer and far between.
First of all, Nordictrack is a very popular brand and they’re having problems keeping treadmills in stock – even when they’re full price. So the motivation to put them on sale is not there.
This year has been challenging for everyone – and fitness equipment manufacturers are no different.
They’re dealing with rising inflation costs, supply chain shortages and greater shipping costs due to the Covid situation. So at the end of the day, Nordictrack really can’t afford to put a lot of their treadmills on sale – since their up-front manufacturing and shippin costs are rising so quickly.
Plus, if they offer a massive sale, then run out of product and can’t replenish their stock, they’ll get lambasted for not having any supply.
This happened last year during the lockdowns. They weren’t prepared for the massive amount of orders and certain machines at one point were taking months to ship. People were not happy.
So they’re kind of between a rock and a hard place here.
However, that said, you can get a sale on a Nordictrack treadmill – if you know where to look.
Where to Get Nordictrack Treadmill Special Sales
First of all, Nordictrack has a little-known special sales page here. They update this pretty regularly with any of their treadmills or other equipment that have had recent price drops.
For example, as of this writing, the uber-popular Nordictrack Commercial 2950 treadmill is on sale for $2499. The regular price on this treadmill is usually $2999 – a $500 discount. That’s a great savings.
So if you want to look at current sales, check out the Nordictrack Special Sales page here on a regular basis for anything new that comes up.
Another thing you can do?
Sign up to their newsletter on the main website. If they have a flash sale, they may email their newsletter list first. So you’ll be able to take advantage of this discount before anyone else.
Best Times of The Year for Sales
There are, of course, times of the year where it’s easier to find sales. The first time is of course near the end of the year, usually October to November.
Well, this is when Nordictrack starts bringing in the new models for the next year. So they have to move the old models out.
And if they have extra supply of a certain treadmill, they will usually mark that particular model down. If you don’t mind getting “this year’s model” you can usually find some pretty good prices.
The next time of course is around Christmas, New Years and Black Friday. The holidays and new year is the busiest time for fitness equipment sales. So usually Nordictrack has some pretty good options to roll out.
They even sometimes bring back popular models from years past just for the season. And the prices on these models are usually quite good.
Holiday sales – especially Black Friday sales – sell out fast. Sometimes stock is even gone by the middle of the day on Black Friday.
And this year with the supply chain slowdowns, I suspect that things might be even worse. You may see backlogs of several weeks to even several months if the supply chain issues don’t get solved by then.
So keep this in mind.
If you want to make sure you get your treadmill before Christmas – or New Years – you may want to consider ordering earlier than usual this year, sale or no sale.
How Else Can You Save?
Well, you can usually find some older models kicking around big box sports stores. And every so often those stores will mark the treadmills down.
Just keep in mind that these treadmills tend to be the cheaper, older models as Nordictrack saves the most popular, newer models for their own site. So do your research on the model before you buy to make sure it’s a good fit for you.
I’ve also noticed that a model in store might have a model name that I’ve never heard of before.
And when you go to research it online, there’s nothing – no reviews or anything.
I’m not making accusations here. But I’m thinking that perhaps Nordictrack puts a new name on the treadmill because it’s specifically made to be sold through that store brand.
So this is something to keep in mind.
It can hinder your shopping a bit as you don’t really know if what you’re buying is a good deal (since you can’t find a price reference online).
But at the end of the day, if you know what to look for (motor power, belt size, incline level, cushioning, console features, etc) you can usually tell whether a treadmill is a good deal compared to other models on the market.
One Final Tip?
If you’re buying direct from the Manufacturer here, wait around on their website for a few minutes. You’ll usually see a pop-up window offering you a discount. It may be small (like $25) – but it’s still a discount.
So hopefully that helps to answer the question, Do Nordictrack treadmills go on sale?
They do – but you have to know where and when to look.
Plus, I hope it gives you some insight as to when you want to buy and what to know before you buy – so you can get the best fit for your needs!
Good luck and happy shopping!