Replacement parts for Rival meat grinders can be purchased online through mass retailers such as Amazon, auction sites such as eBay and from specialty parts retailers such as AppliancePartsPros.com. Local classifieds sites such as Craigslist also frequently contain listings for Rival meat grinder parts, though availability may vary by location.
Listings on eBay are created by both private sellers and small businesses using the platform as a virtual store front. As the items are not backed by the manufacturer, the site advises buyers to exercise caution before making any purchases. One of the best ways to judge the trustworthiness of a seller is by reading his feedback section. All feedback is provided by other site users who have made purchases from that seller, and thus are based on actual experiences. A seller's feedback and rating typically reflect the general nature of his sales, and often include details about positive and negative traits. Sellers with low ratings and poor feedback are more likely to result in a bad experience for the buyer.
Classifieds sites such as Craigslist typically do not feature any kind of seller rating system. As such, buyers should always meet sellers in public places and avoid sharing personal information to avoid scams and fraud.