If you are wondering when the best time to buy a trampoline is, the results may surprise you. Prices for goods go up and down all the time based on supply, demand and the economy on a whole. When fuel prices increase, the cost to deliver your newly ordered trampoline goes up too. But trampolines are not the same as buying broccoli where prices can double overnight. But things like supply, demand, cost of materials and sales are all things that will affect your purchase. There are so many factors to look into when deciding the best time to buy a trampoline and I hope after reading this article, you have been able to decide for yourself when it is best of your family.
Best time to buy a Trampoline
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What time of year is the Best Time to buy a Trampoline?
Spring is one of the top two times of year to buy a trampoline. If you live in a particularly rainy climate, the winter rains are ending and warmer temperatures are starting. If you get trampoline in spring, you will have all of spring, summer and fall to enjoy it before the rain and cold weather some back in.
Similarly spring is a good time of year if you live in a particularly hot climate as your children can get a lot of use before the hot summer months hit. Spring is also a popular time to grab yourself a backyard saucer swing for the kids! If you want to know what I am talking about, check out this post on the best tree swings for your backyard or patio!
In the fall it is a good time to buy a trampoline as demand is lower since many states have cooler and wetter weather. It is a great time to look into finding a sale on your trampoline purchase. It is also the time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
If you live in a hot climate, the hot summer sun is ending and the kids are getting back outside. They can enjoy the trampoline from he get-go and into the winter and spring before hot temperatures return again the following summer!
Summer is the “typical” time to buy a trampoline as most retailers are promoting outdoor products. Whether it is trampolines, basketball, water slides, hiking and camping gear or bikes, everything outdoors is front and center! Consider adding a trampoline basketball hoop to your trampoline in the summertime!
Winter is a popular time to buy a trampoline thanks to Christmas! It is a popular gift to wrap up under the tree for kids! It makes a great Christmas gift, especially if you can somehow get it set up beforehand! Another popular winter purchase is a gymnastics mat.
January is a good time of year to buy any type of fitness equipment. With New Years resolutions, weight loss goals and getting in shape are in the forefront of people’s minds. If your climate is conducive to being able to use a trampoline in the winter then this is a good time of year also.
What Age is the Best Time to Buy a Trampoline?
The age of your children is important to consider when you are looking to make your first trampoline purchase. This also goes for inflatable water slides and other outdoor play structures! If your children are too young to take an interest, or not able to climb in or out on their own, it is probably a bit too early to consider buying a trampoline. (When siblings are added into the mix, things change a bit).
Also if your children are older and not into gymnastics, it could be an expensive toy that is way underused as older children may gravitate to other things outdoors.
Overall the best age to buy your children a full sizes trampoline is about 4-10 years old. Smaller toddler-sized trampolines can be used earlier, but they are quickly outgrown as kids get older.
Trampoline Buying Tips
There are a few things to keep in mind when you are buying your first trampoline. When you are finished reading, check out these mistakes to avoid when buying a trampoline.
- Ensure there is nothing nearby to jump off (like a roof)
- Ensure there are no obstructions above to hit (like branches or roof overhangs etc)
- Set the rules for your children to avoid collisions and help prevent injuries.
- Read more safety tips here
- Read injury statistics here
Check out this guide to how much is a trampoline so you have an idea of cost for different types of trampolines!
THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A TRAMPOLINE
- safety pads that cover the springs
- springs that are designed to avoid getting stuck in
- an enclosure net
- a solid frame that is installed properly
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Check and see if a ladder, basketball hoop or trampoline bounceboard are included.
If you think you have everything you need to know about when to buy, you can decide WHAT to buy by reading my Trampoline buying guide here!
Any Questions? feel free to reach out! And Happy shopping!
Lindsay is a mom of two boys and has spent countless hours researching, comparing, and writing about trampolines and backyard toys for her family. Lindsay has a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University.