Vintage and antique gas heaters can be purchased online through Internet auction sites such as eBay, as well as from specialty antique appliance retailers such as AntiqueVintageAppliances.com. Local classifieds websites such as Craigslist also feature listings for vintage gas heaters, but the reliability and availability ranges over time.
Many antique dealers use online auction websites to increase their customer base to a national or global market. Sites such as eBay allow small businesses and private sellers to create a virtual storefront to sell their products. Though the site offers primarily on an auction model, it also allows seller to set a "Buy It Now" price for items, which allows customers to bypass the auction process completely. This price is typically set higher than the bidding price, leaving the choice of convenience versus potential savings up to the individual buyer.
AntiqueVintageAppliances.com allows users to see a sampling of the selection of vintage gas heaters it carries in its retail store located in Tucson, Arizona. The listings are meant to provide users with a general impression of the types of appliances found within the store. The site contains information on how users can contact the store directly and inquire about specific models.