Used mobile catering trailers and cars can be purchased online through specialty catering equipment classifieds sites, such as Festivals-and-Shows.com and Used Vending. Auction sites, such as eBay, also frequently feature listings for vending carts and related vehicles and equipment.
Used Vending allows users to sort results based on criteria, such as price range, the date the listing was posted and the ZIP Code of the seller. Each listing contains pictures of the catering trailer along with a description of its condition and available features, such as vehicle hookups and built-in kitchen equipment. Some listings feature the seller's phone number and email address for direct contact, while others omit this information and rely solely on the site's internal messaging system. Users are able to add listings to a watch list so they can receive updates on any changes made to the listing, such as price decreases or the addition of new photos.
Auction sites, such as eBay, typically allow users to create listings under both the traditional auction model and an immediate purchase model. For example, eBay gives users the option to set a "Buy It Now" price that allows buyers to bypass the auction process directly and receive their mobile catering trailer as soon as shipping allows.