To start with the customizability options can certainly cause slight price increases, so going with the stand color scheme and textures is the first step.
- One aspect of the cost of buying hand controls in general which people tend to overlook is the cost of the installation.
Remember that each installation of permanent hand controls such as these takes hours. There’s a standard hourly rate and this varies between different disabled car dealerships. It’s also important to recognize that some shops definitely will blow up the amount of hours for installation than is actually required.
Note: Find out more about the Menox Hand Control here.
The best way to find the cheapest price is to call beforehand and enquire about all the prices and charger. Make very clear how long the installation will take in total, and how much you’re going to have to pay the mechanic per hour.
- You may be shocked to find out that the hours required will vary by several hours… and if you’re paying from 60-90 dollars per hour for installation then just two hours is potentially 180 dollars instantly saved.
You also need to recognize the importance of negotiation, which is something most US citizens as well as those in the western world are not used to.
- Let’s face it, you don’t negotiate for your can of beans at Wal-Mart, but these are generally small businesses with just a few different shops.
Just like you can negotiate for a car they will have a certain percentage or figure which you can negotiate too. Not even trying is the worst thing to do, the best thing to do is to turn up, armed with figures from other conversations and phone calls – and be ready to mercilessly whip them out as is appropriate. The Carospeed Menox Hand Control can be purchased and installed for hundreds of dollars cheaper if you follow the correct practice.
- Finally some countries do allow for VAT/tax exemption for disability products regarding the person’s movement and travel arrangements.
It’s well worth looking into the law and finding out whether you qualify, because saving 10% is another 200 dollars.
It’s useful to see in action what you’re getting beforehand, but because it’s not possible in most cases for a live demonstration it may be worth seeing our Menox hand control video page to get a first look.
Note: It might be worth checking out our page on reducing the cost of the Menox hand control.
One thing you need to ask yourself is whether the cost of this particular driving model is worth all the costs incurred. If money’s not a serious question then it’s obviously not one you’ll have to trouble yourself with. But the reality is that most disabled people (and their families) aren’t in the best financial place because of the difficulties disabled people have in trying to find work. If this is the case it may be worth asking yourself if the Menox disabled driving hand control is worth the money.
If you don’t think it is then there are plenty of alternatives out there which are cheaper, and very well may be actually more suitable to your condition.
If you have any other ideas for saving money, then feel free to post them below!