Sunbeam roaster ovens can be purchased online through Internet-only retailers such as Amazon, as well as online or in-store through discount department stores such as Kmart. Auction websites such as eBay also contain various models of used and new Sunbeam roaster ovens.
Amazon features detailed descriptions and pictures of each item listed on its website. Listings also feature user ratings, though users are not required to have purchased the item in order to write a review. Each review consists of a quantitative satisfaction rating and a written summary of the user's experience with the product. Other users can rate the helpfulness of each review, which allows the system to automatically display the most helpful, negative or positive, reviews at the top of the section. Users can also post questions to the Amazon community on each product page in order to gain a better understanding of the item from others who have used it before.
Listings on eBay are not required to contain pictures, and there are no quality standards for the text descriptions, which can make it difficult for users to judge the reliability of some sellers. Users can read through a seller's ratings to look for any feedback about scams or poor service before making a purchase.