People can purchase a used cable television box by ordering the item through eBay, Amazon or by purchasing it through an independent seller. Individuals often sell this item via Craigslist, which gives the buyer more room for price negotiation.
Depending on the customer's location, most major cable companies, such as Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner and Verizon, do not allow customers to purchase used cable television boxes. Typically, customers are required to pay a monthly fee to rent the cable box. However, this ends up being more expensive in the long run, so many people prefer to purchase a used cable television box to save money. The cheapest way to find this item is through Craigslist because many independent sellers are willing to bargain with customers.
Aside from reliable sites such as eBay and Amazon, Audiogon is an auction-inspired site that also sells used cable television boxes. The site provides the buyer with all product information as well as price, condition and acceptable payment methods. Buyers should research their cable needs before making a purchase to ensure that the used cable television box is compatible with the cable provider. The most accurate way to do this is by checking the model number of the desired cable television box.