Onewheels… You’ve seen them zipping around on the streets or conquering the trails, and have now decided “I’ve got to have one of those!” And who can blame you? They’re durable, convenient, and a heck of a lot of fun to ride!
Now that you’re in the market, it’s time to decide whether or not you should invest in a new Onewheel, or purchase one used.
At SUPrents, we’re strong proponents of buying boards that are used, especially if this will be your first time riding. Used boards are a great way to save yourself some money, and in many cases, they’re in just as good of condition as when they first came out of the original box.
Before you buy a used Onewheel though, there are a few things you should know. This is why we’ve taken the time to compile together some information that will help you make the most informed decision about your used Onewheel purchase.
Why Buy A Used Onewheel?
Honestly, the primary reason for buying a Onewheel used is simply the price.
The retail cost of a Onewheel can, unfortunately, be prohibitive for some buyers. A new Onewheel XR starts at $1,799 and the Onewheel Pint at $950. However, every cent you pay is worth it as Future Motion, the company behind the Onewheel, has created a product that definitely lasts. Many users will get 1000s of miles out of their board over its lifetime.
Buying a board used, on the other hand, is a good way to get yourself a great deal and save some money. That extra cash means that you have more to spend on accessories like fenders, float plates, wave stands, and of course, safety gear!
Where Can I Buy A Used Onewheel?
You can try your luck on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace or the various Onewheel Facebook groups and Subreddits that are out there.
If you do, be sure to ask the previous owner why they’re selling the board, whether they were the original owner, and if there are any issues with the board. Get as many pictures and details about the board as possible before committing to a purchase. If the previous Onewheel owner doesn’t offer a lot of information they are probably a seller to avoid.
Of course, the other option is to avoid taking the chance of buying from a stranger altogether. Instead, you could conveniently purchase a gently used Onewheel from an authorized reseller, like SUPrents.
All of our used boards have been expertly maintained and are thoroughly tested before we sell them. We offer a range of pricing options based on the condition and mileage of each individual board we sell, and shipping is always free anywhere in the continental US! Purchasing from us means no hassle, no worry, and a product that is guaranteed to be in excellent working condition.
On the off chance that something isn’t working as expected, we’ll pay to have the board shipped back to us and either repair or replace it with another board.
Test Ride Before You Buy
No matter where you get your used Onewheel from it’s always a good idea to take it on a test ride before committing to the purchase. If buying from an independent seller, have them meet you somewhere in public that you can easily take a short ride… and inspect the board.
This is a good idea, not only because you’ll have an opportunity to make sure the board is functioning correctly, but if you are a first time rider you’ll be able to get a feel for how a Onewheel works.
Despite their ease of use, we’ll be honest that not everyone ends up taking the Onewheel. They’re definitely a unique style of electric skateboard, and for some users they just don’t feel quite the same as what they’re used to.
This is why SUPrents offers the ability to demo both the Onewheel XR and Onewheel Pint before you commit to buying. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to test their Onewheel before they purchase, just to make sure it’s a good fit.
Our demo program is easy, convenient, and gives you the chance to test the board anywhere in the US. There’s no need to worry about finding the perfect board near you. Simply:
1. Choose from a Onewheel Pint or Onewheel XR
2. Pick a demo/rental duration (3, 5, 7 or 10 days)
3. Pay a deposit (the cost of the Onewheel + the cost of the rental/demo period)
4. We ship your Onewheel anywhere in the US. We can even ship to your vacation rental or hotel if you’re on vacation!
5. Enjoy your ride!
If you love it, you keep it and we’ll pocket your deposit. If you decide Onewheel isn’t right for you, send it back using prepaid shipping and we’ll refund your deposit. You’ll only pay for the duration of the demo/rental.
Test your used Onewheel before you buy! Demo a Onewheel XR or Onewheel Pint anywhere in the US.
Inspecting A Used Onewheel Before Buying:
Finally, before you hand over your money for a used Onewheel, take the time to look it over and make sure it’s in good condition.
Since the board is used some normal wear and tear is to be expected. However, you’ll want to make sure there are no broken parts or excessive damage and that the board is in working order.
Before you commit, here’s a few key things to look for when inspecting a used Onewheel:
Before testing, download the official Onewheel app on your smartphone and connect to the board via Bluetooth.
Turn on the board and check for any error messages.
Review the mileage and hardware version in the app to make sure they’re what you expected.
Check the board for cracks, scratches, dents, nicks and loose screws to determine if the condition matches the expected amount of use.
Check the tir
e threads and make sure it holds air pressure
Turn on the lights and confirm the colors change
Mount and dismount the board a few times to ensure the sensor pads are working
Try out the board’s acceleration and braking
Try different riding modes to ensure digital shaping is functioning properly
Plugin the charger to confirm that it works and charges the board as expected.
You can also avoid this worry and hassle altogether by purchasing a used Onewheel from SUPrents. Because our boards are thoroughly tested and maintained, we guarantee that you’ll get the board you expect in quality, working condition for the mileage.
So why wait?
Schedule your own Onewheel demo, or grab a used board from SUPrents today! If you have any questions call or text us at (530)-340-5544 or contact us we’re always happy to get you the answers you need.