Used air conditioners can be sold on retail websites that allow customers to sell used merchandise, such as Amazon.com, and on auction websites, such as eBay.com. Used central air conditioning units can often be sold to energy companies, such as DTE Energy, for a rebate.
Specialized air conditioning units, such as computer room air conditioners, can be sold to data center resource companies, such as Baker Street Resources. Air conditioners can also be sold to scrap yards, but this requires stripping the unit. Scrap yards operate under different rules by locations; some accept sealed compressors, while others only accept the steel framing.