Customers can buy used metal detectors on eBay. Along with used metal detectors, buyers can also find manufacturer-refurbished, seller-refurbished and new metal detectors through eBay's website.
Items categorized as "new other" include brand new items that may not include a box, may be a factory second or may contain defects such as scratches. Manufacturer-refurbished metal detectors often come with a warranty, albeit shorter than a new item. Seller-refurbished items provide a warranty only at the discretion of the seller.
As of 2015, all purchases come protected with eBay's money-back guarantee, which allows the buyer to file a claim should a dispute go unsettled with the seller. Items purchased through PayPal are also protected by PayPal for 45 days.