If you’re looking to buy a walker from a store near you, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve done over 14 hours of research to find the best deals in-store and online, so you can rest assured you got the best product, price, service, and shipping speed available.
Whether you’re after a walker for yourself or an elderly person in your life, this short guide will show you how to get the best deals available today. Enjoy!
Buy From a Store Near Me… or Shop Online?
The first decision you need to make is whether to shop online or try to find something close to home.
There are pro’s and cons to each so lets take a look at which option is better for you…
The Best Place To Buy A Walker Online
Online stores can be excellent places to shop for a walker because they typically have a HUGE selection to choose from. This helps you get the best product, in your choice of colour, at the right price. And because competition is fierce online, they are always trying hard to offer the lowest prices and fastest shipping times to win your business. Listed below are the best online stores to buy walkers and rollators.
Walkers for the Elderly at Amazon
With over 570 listings on Amazon.com for rolling walkers as of August 2019, this website is easily the #1 place to shop for your new walker.
No other store comes close to the selection you have available here which is why we always recommend it as the first place to start your search! What’s great about Amazon is they have lots of different options to narrow your search for the perfect walker, such as brand, average customer review, and price. So in a couple of seconds you can narrow in on exactly what you’re looking for.
Not to mention, shipping is fast and almost always free. (And if you’re an Amazon Prime member it’s even better because you get FREE 2-day delivery on most items.) You’ll definitely save time and money by not having to travel from store to store trying to find the right walker. And you’ll avoid the frustration of hunting from website to website trying to find a better deal… only to find their shipping prices are more expensive than Amazon.
From our research Amazon.com consistently offers the best selection of walkers, at the lowest prices, and is the most convenient option to shop for a walker and have it delivered to your door ready to use in just 2 days.
But if for some reason you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for on Amazon, don’t worry, because there are plenty of other stores to explore. Read on to learn about other shopping options for walkers for elderly people.
Walkers for Seniors at Walmart
Walmart.com is the first place I look if I can’t find what I want on Amazon. There are fewer options on Walmart — just 46 walkers to choose from compared to over 570 on Amazon — and their prices are often higher, but they are still a great company and you can find some good products here.
Just like on Amazon, the Walmart website allows you to narrow down your search based on brand, average customer rating, and price. But with only 46 products to choose from this is not really necessary because you can see them all on one screen!
Walmart offer free shipping on most orders over $35, and they also have a 2-day shipping option, but when we looked only 10 of their 46 walkers were eligible for this option which was a little disappointing. But they do offer free pickup on about half of the walkers in their store, so if you’ve got a Walmart near by and don’t mind going to pick it up then this might be a good way to go.
New and Used Walkers on Ebay
Ebay used to be the number one place to shop online, but a flood of cheap Chinese products has made them fall out of favour in recent times. There are still some great buys to be had, you just need to spend a lot more time researching the seller to make sure you’re getting exactly what you think you are.
If you’re looking to buy a pre-loved walker then be sure to check out our Used Walkers For Seniors Buying Guide. It covers Ebay buying tips to make sure you avoid the common scams and get a safe product.
Where To Buy Walkers Locally
If you’d prefer to shop at a physical store so you can try the walker out in person, there are plenty of great options to choose from. If you’ve never bought a walker before this can be a good idea just so you can try a few different models out and get an idea of what you’re looking for and hone in on your exact sizing. The biggest downside to shopping locally is they will only have a tiny selection of walkers to choose from compared to an online store. Listed below are some of the first places I look to buy a walker near me.
Walgreens Walkers for Seniors
Walgreens are best-known as a pharmacy selling prescriptions, but over the past few years they have really stepped up their offerings and now have a decent selection of walkers, rollators, and related accessories. Unfortunately, while they have over 140 different rollators listed online, only 5 of these are actually available in-store. And as is the case with most local stores, the actual available stock at your local store is likely to be zero. Check online before you make the trek out to the store.
Kmart Walkers for Elderly
With a selection of only 2 walkers to choose from in-store, Kmart really haven’t made mobility products for the elderly a high priority for them. On the plus side, one of the products they do stock won top honours in our best lightweight walker guide. But be sure to check stock at your local store by setting your location on their website, because in our research few stores actually have any walkers on hand.
Folding Walkers at Target
Some local Target stores have a very small selection of folding walkers. But don’t get your hopes up, because the chances of finding the perfect walker for you are going to be pretty slim… at the time of writing this article they had just 8 walkers available on their online store, and of those only 3 were available in stores.
Other Stores Near You
Depending on your location you may or may not have one or more speciality mobility shops who carry a range of walkers you can try out. If you do then these can be an excellent resource because the staff are typically quite knowledgable and can help point you in the right direction. The downside to these types of stores is they are typically one of the more expensive places to buy a walker.
Need a Shopping Guide?
For the ultimate guide to buying a walker for seniors, check out this article which covers everything you need to know before you purchase a walker.