Find cheap used drums for sale through Guitar Center, Music Go Round, eBay and Craigslist. Be sure to factor in the cost of shipping, where applicable, to determine the best deal on a particular set.
One important factor to consider when buying used drums is the condition of the drum heads, which are the parts struck by a drum stick to create noise. If a head is torn or ripped, it produces a dull sound and isn't suitable for proper playing. Inspect the drum head in person, when possible, as well as all the hardware on the kit. If buying remotely and shipping, look for sites with insurance.