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Buying an elliptical...suggestions please

DH is wanting to purchase an elliptical and I really don't know much about the individual options available.

I found a Nautilus on Amazon and it appears to be pretty decent. Since we don't have any experience with this type of item, what should I look for as far as specs and features? Thanks!

Here is the one I found http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20

and this is another by Horizons
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20

The Horizons one I found the previous model on Craigslist for $700 when compared to the one on Amazon, the CL one doesn't seem like that great of a deal. It has been listed since early February though so I might be able to talk them down. It is the EX-69.

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I would probably go with Horizon; they have better warranty with the frame covered lifetime. They're built relatively the same as far as functionality goes. It's not hard at all to put them together yourself. I think most stores will try to sell you a contract/service to build them and extended warranties.

Or if you can try both at a store and shop for used Precor or Life Fitness on Craigslist for about the same price you'll probably notice a huge difference. Less flex, built solid and it's pretty much a gym quality.
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