About Swappa

Swappa is the ultimate marketplace for used mobile devices.

Swappa is a marketplace for buying and selling mobile devices. Only fully functional, ready to activate mobile devices are allowed on our primary marketplace (no phones with bad ESNs, water damage or cracked screens).

Selling a device is free and easy. Buying a device is easy too. See why buyers and sellers are choosing Swappa over eBay...

Quick Facts about Swappa

  • Swappa is a marketplace for buying and selling gently used, fully functional mobile devices
  • Swappa launched in December 2010
  • In 2011 over $500,000 worth of gently used mobile devices was sold on Swappa
  • In 2012 over $1,000,000 worth of gently used mobile devices were sold on Swappa
  • In 2013 over $7,000,000 worth of gently used mobile devices were sold on Swappa
  • Over $2,000,000 worth of mobile devices are sold on Swappa every month (as of July 2014)

Team Swappa

  • Ben Edwards
    Ben Edwards created and coded Swappa, starting in late 2010. The idea for Swappa came from Ben's love of Android combined with an extreme dislike for the frustrations of buying and selling devices via eBay and Craigslist.
  • Tony McAfee
    Tony McAfee joined the Swappa team in July 2012 and since he has moved from a part-time moderator to the full-time head of our customer service department. He stays up to date on the latest technology by maintaining Swappa's database of devices.
  • Wesley Thurston
    Wesley Thurston joined the Swappa team in March of 2013. Wesley is a mobile technologies enthusiast with a passion for technology. He works to help answer anything from technical questions to website-related questions in order to make Swappa a more intelligent place to buy a mobile device. You may also know him as stratatak7 on the XDA-Developers forum.
  • Lucas Freeman
    Lucas Freeman joined the Swappa team in July of 2013. Lucas is insanely passionate about Android and all things mobile. From phones and computers to just about anything with power, he has opened them up or tweaked the software.
  • Brock Hatfield
    Brock Hatfield joined the Swappa team in July of 2013. Brock is a seasoned IT veteran with a passion for technology. He works to be well rounded in both technical aspects and customer service.
  • Joe Ybarra
    Joe Ybarra joined the Swappa team in August of 2013. Joe is a mobile enthusiast, looking to help and to help show other tools provided via that Smart Phone. He is a people person, giving the consumer what they want and deserve. Also know as Judge Joseph Dredd on XDA-Developers Forum: http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=4387744
  • Prateek
    Prateek Gujral joined the Swappa team in November of 2013. Love for phones is greater than just a hobby. A keen traveller and explorer, enjoys reading and watching movies in his spare time. Joined Swappa in early November 2013 on recommendation from a fellow netoleague (Net-Colleague). You may know him as PG101 on XDA-Developers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=4387744
  • Nathan
    Nathan Towers joined the Swappa team in November of 2013. Nathan has been a long time user of Swappa and had already reached prolific seller status before joining the team. His experience and expertise as both a user of Swappa and a mobile enthusiast helps him help other buyers and seller on Swappa.
  • Nathan
    Michael Lipson joined the Swappa team in February of 2014. Magic Mike, as he is known around here, is an enthusiastic software developer. He makes Swappa work.
  • Patrick
    Patrick Hill joined the Swappa team in May 2014. He is an Android Enthusiast who is passionate about Android and technology in general. He is a professional programmer who has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years. He is better known as graffixnyc on the XDA-Developers forum where he is a Recognized Developer and Forum Moderator. http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=3537886
  • Garrett
    Garrett Cornwell joined the Swappa team in May of 2014. He is a computer science student at Montana State University. Garrett enjoys everything electronic, but is most passionate about Android. He's also a huge Angels fan and enjoys the great outdoors.