If you are in charge of the rides for a county fair or other event, finding what you need at an affordable price can be a real challenge. Many fairs are operating with very limited budgets, so you may not have a lot to spend on these rides. However, you need to make sure that you get enough rides to make people want to come to the fair.
Finding a carousel for sale, for instance, can be tricky at times. However, no fair is complete without at least one carousel or merry-go-round. People of all ages love these rides, from small children to their grandparents. Finding a great price on a carousel needs to be a top priority.
Purchasing a used carousel is often the best approach, since these can frequently be had for a fraction of the price of a new one. However, there are some things that you need to keep in mind before purchasing one if you want to avoid a lot of headaches further down the line.
Be sure to have the carousel thoroughly inspected by an expert before you agree to buy it. If the seller refuses to let you have it inspected, or if he expects you to just take his word that it is in good condition, walk away and look elsewhere. The last thing that you want to do is have the carousel break down and put people’s lives in danger.
Also, find out if the buyer is willing to bring the carousel to you, or if you will have to arrange transportation. This can add quite a bit to the final cost, so look for a buyer who will transport it. This way, you can get a great deal on an amazing ride for your fair.