Used snow plows compatible with various models of pickup trucks are available through local specialty snow plow and equipment resellers such as the Plow King and Thru-Way Spring. Online auction sites such as eBay and classifieds sites such as Craigslist also frequently host listings for used snow plows.
Listings for used snow plows on Thru-Way Spring's website, ThruWaySpring.com, feature pictures of the plows, manufacturer and model name, dimensions, descriptions of condition, and all included parts. For example, some units only include the plow and no mounting hardware, while others contain all the parts necessary to affix the plow to the front of a pickup truck. The websites for the Plow King, in Smithfield, Rhode Island, and Thru-Way Spring, in Rochester, New York, display the stores' current inventories but do not, as of March 2015, allow online purchases.
Available snow plow inventory on sites such as eBay varies over time, as each seller has his own unique supply pipeline. Listings on the site sell in either an auction format, which involves users placing bids on a snow plow until the auction period ends, or a traditional one-time purchase price model. In the one-time purchase model, sellers click the Buy It Now button to bypass the auction process and buy the plow outright. This method also allows buyers to make offers on the plows, which sellers can accept or reject.