Used appliances, including refrigerators, are sold by used appliance stores, such as Sears Outlets. Most appliance stores sell open-boxed items and display models when available. Craigslist and local classified ads are also potential sources for used refrigerators sold by individuals.
Sears Outlet stores sell certified like-new and reconditioned refrigerators. Product pages list in-store pricing for nearby locations. When the customer's ZIP code is entered, Sears provides the price of the appliance, including shipping, in addition to the price with free in-store pickup. As of 2015, Sears Outlet offers online negotiating and checkout. The Make-An-Offer button allows customers to offer the local retailer a price for the refrigerator. Once the store responds, the customer can purchase the appliance and checkout online.
When available, major appliance stores sell display, open-box and returned items, which may be lightly or not at all used. Customers can call or visit local retailers to check the availability of display models and open-boxed items, which are offered at a discount. Some retailers, such as ABT and Best Buy, even offer these items online.
People who are moving or upgrading appliances are likely to sell used items via online ads on Craigslist or other classified ad websites. In the For Sale category, Craigslist has an Appliances section that contains listings for used refrigerators.