Gently used appliances can be purchased online through auction sites such as eBay and local classifieds sites such as Craigslist. Many independent physical and online appliance dealers, such as BayUsedAppliances.com, sell items within specific areas. Local business review sites such as Yelp are helpful in locating and reviewing these companies.
Listings on eBay can be sorted by several factors, such as price range, location of seller and the condition of the item. As many listings contain pictures of the appliances being sold, it is possible to see how used an item is before making a purchase. Users are also able to contact sellers to inquire about the degree of usage. Shipping costs and times for items purchased on eBay are decided by the seller and mentioned in the item's listing.
While postings on sites such as Craigslist do not always contain pictures, users are often able to arrange appointments with sellers to view the item in person. Buyers can see the item's condition firsthand and have the opportunity to ask the seller direct questions.
To locate an independent used appliance dealer on Yelp, individuals must first choose the desired city in which to conduct the search, then enter a term such as "used appliance dealer" in the search section.