Many appliance stores and thrift stores sell used washers and dryers. In addition, a number of appliance stores sell demonstration models along with washers and dryers that were slightly damaged during shipment at discounts.
GE Appliances urges its customers to donate their old, working washers and dryers to thrift stores, including those operated by Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul and Habitat for Humanity. The Salvation Army manages stores throughout North America and is a popular place for those looking for affordable furniture and home appliances.
St. Vincent de Paul is a national organization that also owns and operates thrift stores throughout the nation. It frequently sells used washers and dryers in good working order. While Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit affordable housing organization, it also operates thrift stores selling hardware, home furnishings, construction materials and appliances. Some of the more popular appliances frequently donated to Habitat for Humanity are washers and dryers.
There are independently owned stores that specialize in selling used appliances, including washers and dryers, throughout the country. Some of these sell their appliances as-is, while others perform mechanical checks and repairs on each model they sell. A number of these stores also offer short-term warranties for their inventory.