Wheelchair Vans: Direct vs. Local – pt. 5 of 6

Wheelchair Vans – Buying Direct vs Local – Part 5

In part five of this video series, Assistive Technology Specialist Burnie Blackmon continues to discuss the potential problems when buying a wheelchair van sight-unseen direct from the manufacturer. In this segment, he outlines what types of questions the buyer should expect when talking to a salesperson.

Outfitting a handicap van properly requires a lot of questions to be answered: the dimensions of your chair, how tall you sit in your chair, where you will ride in the van, who will travel with you, where you will frequently travel and park . . . these are just a few from a very long list. If you’re new to wheelchair vans, it’s difficult to know what questions to ask as a consumer. It’s the salesperson’s job to guide you through the process and put the whole picture together from your answers.

So the point Burnie makes in this segment is an important one: if for whatever reason you do choose to buy a wheel chair van direct and/or sight-unseen, be sure that the salesperson is taking a proper interest in you; be certain he or she is asking the right questions about your situation so they can build a van that will adequately meet your needs.

View Part 1 of this video series here.

View Part 2 of this video series here.

View Part 3 of this video series here.

View Part 4 of this video series here.

View Part 6 of this video series here.