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Freemotion 730 treadmill $699.99 - Costco B&M

Kelvrick 694 469 February 18, 2012 at 05:48 PM in Mail In Rebate (4) More Costco Wholesale Deals
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Last Edited by Kelvrick February 18, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I've been looking around for a treadmill to get back into shape.

3.0 HP motor
20x58 belt
2.5" rollers

I can't find anything better under $1000.
$799.99
100.00 -rebate
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699.99

Item #594119 at Costco.

Here is a link to the website specs where the price is obviously inflated.
http://www.freemotionfitness.com/...501_193675

I added a picture of the tag at costco as well as how it fit into my car in case anyone was wondering what was needed to get it home. 2 and a dolly were enough to get it out of the car, up the front steps and into my living room for assembly. Steps 1 through 5 were done in 10 minutes. Step 6 took me a good 3 hours to do on my own with some random TV and snack breaks.

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Last Edited by Kelvrick February 20, 2012 at 09:57 AM
The $100 instant rebate seems to be US only.
robertleeca in Vancouver and bruin048 at Newmarket Ontario are seeing $799.99

Dimensions of the box are approx 85"x34"x12" For reference, here are measurements for the inside of my car. The back seats were down and the box was up against the back of the front seats.
http://www.cars101.com/subaru/leg...dimensions

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Where?
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Sounds like a really good value at $700. Even has up to 3% DECLINE, which is a very uncommon feature at such a low price point. Good specs overall.

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Where?
Says Costco in the title and body of the OP Smilie
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Last edited by bluedevils February 18, 2012 at 06:04 PM
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I love costco, I wonder if their return policy would cover the treadmill if you end up having issues with it.

My wife is looking for another treadmill, i looked them up and the freemotion stuff is made by Icon who makes proform and weslo plus a few other brands, we had a proform that was just nothing but trouble and I haven't read much good about weslo but I can't imagine costco carrying it if it had a bad reliability history and their freemotion division is supposedly geared towards the commercial side of things, so maybe even at the entry level this one would out perform a proform or weslo (hope so),

Will have to see if our store has one doubt they have a way to really test it tho in store that is where you really find out if it's solid.
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I was impressed that freemotion has such a decent rep in the commercial world but these being home units the commercial division seems to say we don't handle those call this number instead

(found this on their facebook page)

need info on the model 730 can find plenty on 750 but nothing on 730
January 30 at 6:43pm ·

FreeMotion Fitness Hi, Jeannie! Thank you for your interest in FreeMotion. This page is run by the Commercial Gym Devision of FreeMotion, so we don't have any info on the home treadmills, but if you call [+1] 800.201.2109, they will be able to give you all the information you need. Thanks!


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Have to stop by our store to check one out if they have it at the B&M, the one my wife has her eye on right now is the lifespan tr1200i
http://www.treadmill-ratings-revi...dmill.html
checked it out locally and loved it but no stock till end of feb, so might as well see what costco might offer up here...
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yeah, what is Costco's return policy IRT exercise equipment?
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If you are not a very heavy user, and are not planning to do lots of really long runs, this treadmill should last fine for years.

According to Treadmill Doctor, Icon really stepped up their quality in the past 5 years or so.

I would buy this from Costco in a heartbeat. Several years ago, we bought an Epic treadmill from Costco. After 18 months, the deck cracked. (I had been doing lots of high-speed and/or long distance running on it 4-5x a week.) Costco gave me a full refund, no questions asked. I even returned it at a different Costco location than where I purchased it.

I ended up buying a Nautilus treadmill from costco.com to replace the broken Epic. Costco's web page stated they would honor their Costco lifetime warranty, even though they are not an authorized Nautilus dealer.

IMO, Costco is a great place to buy a treadmill. I don't believe their return restrictions include treadmills.
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I'm used to seeing markups on MSRP compared to going prices on treadmills, but $5000 to $700 seems a little extreme.
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yeah, what is Costco's return policy IRT exercise equipment?
Costco Return Policy:

Merchandise: We guarantee your satisfaction on every product we sell with a full refund. The following must be returned within 90 days of purchase for a refund: televisions, projectors, computers, cameras, camcorders, touch screen tablets, MP3 players and cellular phones.

http://www.costco.com/service/fea...o=11204333
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Last edited by bgammill February 18, 2012 at 06:59 PM
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So it basically has a lifetime warranty if you buy it at Costico.. Loves it. They have an elliptical for the same price, it is so mine!
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I've been looking for a decent treadmill for the last few months as well. Would you mind posting a few more pics (ex. lcd screen) once you have it set up? How's the build quality?

Quote from Kelvrick View Post :
I've been looking around for a treadmill to get back into shape.

3.0 HP motor
20x58 belt
2.5" rollers

I can't find anything better under $1000.
$799.99
100.00 -rebate
--------------
699.99

Item #594119 at Costco.

Here is a link to the website specs where the price is obviously inflated.
http://www.freemotionfitness.com/...501_193675

I added a picture of the tag at costco as well as how it fit into my car in case anyone was wondering what was needed to get it home. 2 and a dolly were enough to get it out of the car, up the front steps and into my living room for assembly. Steps 1 through 5 were done in 10 minutes. Step 6 took me a good 3 hours to do on my own with some random TV and snack breaks.
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Quote from Kelvrick View Post :
Here is a link to the website specs where the price is obviously inflated.
http://www.freemotionfitness.com/...501_193675
DohI knew I shouldn't have bought it from the manufacturer.
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My own $0.02: I think if you're planning on using a treadmill like this a few times a week for walking or the occasional jog you might be ok. (Especially if Costco really has a generous return policy.) If you want to do serious running you might want to think about sucking it up, plunking down the money and buying something better quality.

We had a cheaper Nordictrack years ago that eventually died, and we replaced it with a Freemotion model from Costco maybe a little over 2 years ago. Right off the bat my wife and I both noticed the speed control was off. Set at 4 mph it was really going a little over 3 mph. While it was still under warranty we had someone come out and put a new motor control in which was supposed to fix the problem but didn't do anything. The repair guy didn't believe there was anything wrong with it so we just dealt with it.

Then maybe a year later my wife had gotten significantly more fit and started actually running on it, instead of just a slow jog. I don't know if it was due to the motor overheating or what, but she could only get about 5 minutes worth of exercise in and then the treadmill would shut down. After a few minutes it could be powered back up, but it would die again after a few minutes of heavy use.

For our third treadmill I read everything on the Treadmill Dr site in regards to how to shop for a treadmill. I realized there's a lot involved in the decision, including number of users, their weights, how fast you'll be running, how long your workouts are, and how often you'll be using it. I ultimately came to the conclusion that $800 treadmills from Costco probably weren't going to cut it.

Also, carrying a treadmill up a set of stairs is a gigantic pain in the ass. After having to do it several times, I decided that my next treadmill was going to be better quality and have a good warranty so I wouldn't have to replace the damn thing. (Or try and drag it back to Costco because it broke.)

That being said, we broke down and bought a nice Precor model which seems to be doing just fine.
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Just buy a clothes rack, its much cheaper.Big Grin
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