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 safe, simple marketplace for buying and selling mobile devices
  • Swappa launched in December 2010
  • In 2011 over $500,000 worth of gently used mobile devices were 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
  • In 2014 over $23,000,000 worth of gently used mobile devices were sold on Swappa
  • Over $3,000,000 worth of mobile devices are sold on Swappa every month (as of December 2014)

Team Swappa

  • Ben Edwards
    Ben Edwards Ben 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.
  • Ward Johnsmeyer
    Ward Johnsmeyer Ward joined the Swappa team in January 2015 and brings 16 years of experience in telecommunications with a wide range of roles including operations, sales, vendor management, marketing, network engineering and business development. As our Director of Business Development, he enjoys forging new partnerships for Swappa and raising awareness of our capabilities to serve buyers and sellers. He is a technology enthusiast and a long-suffering Kansas City sports fan.
  • Tony McAfee
    Tony McAfee Tony 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 Wes 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 Lucas joined the team in July 2013. He is extremely passionate about mobile technology and loves to tinker with anything tech related.
  • Brock Hatfield
    Brock Hatfield Brock 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.
  • Joseph
  • Nate T.
    Nate T. Nate 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.
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  • Paul H.
    Paul H. Paul joined the Swappa team in February 2014. He enjoys learning how things work especially anything to do with tech. Loves Programming and video games in his free time. Hates strawberries and talking about himself.
  • Michael Lipson
    Michael Lipson Mike 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.
  • Garrett C.
    Garrett C.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick H. Patrick 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
  • Joshua Grady
    Joshua Grady Joshua joined the Swappa team in September of 2014. For many years, he has been passionate about technology, especially Android devices. This passion made a position with Swappa feel incredibly natural. Outside of technology, he enjoys keeping up with several TV shows and reading the occasional book. You can find him occasionally lurking around XDA-Developers under the username nograsswillgrow.
  • Brenda S.
    Brenda S. Brenda is a user and vocal proponent of Swappa. She is prior USAF and has held a number of positions at technology and security companies before joining the Swappa team. Her first "smart" phone was a Blackberry and since first trying Android, she has never looked back. In her free time, she taxis across South California funding her son, a youth hockey goalie. She likes wine (red), enjoys music and the camaraderie of family, friends, and the Swappa team.
  • Christina C.
    Christina C. Christina is a tech fanatic who is always looking for the newest device to call her own. She loves anything Marvel or DC, action movies and anything Android. She can constantly be seen on Google+ and occasionally writing about Android news.
  • Peter
    Peter Peter joined the Swappa team in September 2014. He has worked in IT related roles for almost 20 years but only received his first android smart phone in 2012. Since then, he has adopted the platform with a passion. Peter lives in Thailand and makes up part of the friendly Swappa night-shift crew.