Used Metal Swing Sets For Sale: Where To Find Them & Why It Matters

Are you looking for a used metal swing set?

Would you like to know where to find something like this?

Why would someone want to find used metal swing sets for sale, anyway?

In this article, we’ll show you five great places to go looking for a used swing set for your kids. Here are a few reasons why you might want to do this:

  • It’s cheaper than buying a new one.
  • It cuts down on the number of metal swing sets that end up in landfills.
  • Metal swing sets are very durable and long-lasting.

Check out our info below to help you find the right place to shop!

1. Yard Sales

Yard sales can provide you with a great way to find a swing set like this for sale, but it’s always going to be hit or miss with something like this. If you’re the type of person who loves to go yard sale surfing, however, there’s no reason why you can’t check out as many as you like to find the products you’re looking for. Just keep in mind that you may have to wait a while to find a metal swing set for sale, and even if you do, it may not be in the condition you want!

Pros​​​​​

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    Yard sales happen often, just about everywhere, and are well-advertised in most local newspapers as well as online.
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    People tend to sell larger items like swing sets at yard sales more often than through other venues.

Cons

  • Yard sales may or may not have what you’re looking for.
  • If it’s winter, you probably won’t have any yard sales to check out.

2. Craigslist

Craigslist is hit or miss the same way yard sales are, but you can always post a wanted ad on Craigslist if you’re looking for a specific product like a metal swing set. Of course, you still may not get any takers, and it really depends on the place where you live. It goes without saying, but if you live in a busier city, chances are good you’re going to find the products you want sooner than you would if you live out in the middle of nowhere. If you’re willing to travel, you may have better luck.

Pros​​​​​

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    Lots of people list items for sale on Craigslist and it updates automatically with new listings as they come in.
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    Bigger cities have very active Craigslist sales pages.

Cons

  • There is always some risk involved with meeting someone selling items on Craigslist, so you should always be sure another adult can go with you for best results.
  • Craigslist sellers rarely are able to deliver large items like swing sets, so you will need to be sure you can pick up anything you buy yourself.

3. eBay

When you buy a big product on eBay, the biggest issue is going to be the shipping. Most sellers are not willing or able to send something as big as a swing set, but eBay also offers a local pickup option for anyone in the area. For something like a swing set, you’ll probably have the least luck using eBay, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a viable option at all. Just remember that it’s probably going to be a last resort and that you may or may not ever find what you’re looking for here.

Pros​​​​​

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    eBay offers buyer protection in case the item you buy is not in the condition as described.
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    eBay is widely-known and well-used by sellers.

Cons

  • eBay prices tend to be higher than other venues because of the fees charged by eBay itself for listing.
  • eBay sellers usually aren’t very interested in haggling.

4. Facebook

As opposed to eBay, Facebook is probably one of the best options for looking for a metal swing set. You can join local sales groups and see what people in your area are selling. You can also post wanted ads here and people can share them with other groups, so you’re more likely to reach people quickly with an ad on Facebook than you would just about anywhere else. Chances are good you’ll find someone selling the type of product you want here—and if not, you’ll find someone who knows someone else who is looking to sell a metal swing set instead.

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    Almost everyone is on Facebook and therefore it’s easy to reach a lot of people in a short amount of time this way.
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    Most communities have at least one yard sale group where people sell and trade products between each other very frequently.

Cons

  • Facebook groups may not always have the type of swing you’re looking for available, and if they do, you may have to do some haggling.
  • You will probably need to be able to pick up the swing set yourself if you buy from someone on Facebook, since most people selling online won’t offer to deliver.

5. Forums

Last but not least, you never know when a specialty forum will have the metal swing set of your dreams. These types of forums are out there, but they can be hard to find. A “treasure hunting” forum that focuses on yard sales, garage sales, and flea markets is a great place to get started, as people tend to post information about good finds or leads they may know about in any given area. Of course, you might prefer to find a group that focuses on something more local to you, or you might even find a forum focused on metal swing sets entirely! Mommy forums are also a great option for this type of find, too.

Pros​​​​​

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    There are lots of forums out there to help you find just what you’re looking for.
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    Forums are almost always free to join and offer buy/sell/trade sub forums in many instances.

Cons

  • It’s fairly unlikely to find something as large as a metal swing set available for sale on most forums unless they are speciality forums.
  • It may be a very long time before you find something like this, and even if someone does post it, you may have to fight other forum members for it.

Conclusion

Did you find a great place to pick up your new swing set? As you can see, there are a lot of options out there, and you should be able to find a good used product when you’re patient and check out a lot of venues.

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But remember that there are some safety concerns with a metal swing set like this, too. What should you do to make these swing sets safe for your kids?

The most important thing to keep in mind is that you should anchor this set to the ground for maximum safety. Use stakes, sandbags, or—better yet—concrete around the legs.

You can also sand down any sharp metal edges at the seams for more safety.

Keep all this in mind and your kids will be safe and sound playing on their new swing set!

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