General online retailers sometimes sell used air conditioners, as do online heating and air conditioning companies. Garage sales and HVAC stores are other places to shop for used air conditioners.
Amazon and eBay both list used air conditioners. However, the stock is not constant since the products are listed by independent sellers. Sometimes buyers can purchase the air conditioners outright, but sometimes they have to bid on the appliance. Shipping charges depend on the seller, but free shipping is often available.
Budget Heating & Air Conditioning and Used A/C Warehouse are online retailers that specialize in air conditioners. Both websites offer a wide variety of air conditioners, ranging from 1.5-ton to 5-ton in 2015. Budget offers scratched, dented and close out specials in a range of brands. The close out air conditioners are new in the factory box and offered at a large discount. Both sites also sell air conditioner parts.
In person, buyers can try garage sales and local listings such as Craig's List. Contacting local HVAC stores is another option. DoItYourself.com also recommends patronizing estate sales, pawnshops, thrift shops and used appliance stores. It's recommended to view the air conditioner in person when possible, ensuring that it works. For all air conditioner purchases, buyers should ask about the return policy.