4 reasons to buy a used iPhone

4 reasons to buy a used iPhone

Whether it’s for you or a family member, buying a new iPhone can be expensive. With new phones trending near $1,000, a payment plan just to pay for the device is almost inevitable. Then there’s the actual cell phone plan that can cost upwards of $60 per month. At Swappa, we know these bills can add up, and is one reason why we provide an alternative solution to buying new cell phones – to help our users save money while still getting a top-notch product.


Here are a few reasons why you should consider buying a used or refurbished iPhone.


Save Money with Better Prices

One of the best reasons to buy a used iPhone is to save money. Buying used, directly from another user means you’ll be able to buy the same high quality Apple products like the iPhone, with a much lower price tag.  If you’ve never purchased a used phone before, you can be assured that at Swappa the process is safe and easy. In fact, we have a team of mobile experts who review and approve every listing before it becomes eligible for sale.


Plus, prices for used models continue to drop, partly due to Apple’s release of new iPhones in September 2018. This is because, whenever a new model is announced, the manufacturer drops the retail price of the outgoing model to help clear out existing stock. This sudden drop in retail pricing almost always sees the used phone market following suit, including for iPhones. That means there’s never been a better time to get a good deal on a great product.


The Swappa marketplace includes a variety of iPhones, starting at $210.


Model and Size 2019 Retail Price Swappa Price (Starting at) Savings
iPhone 7 (32 GB) $449 $210 +$239
iPhone 7 Plus (32 GB) $569 $280 +$289
iPhone 8 (64 GB) $599 $390 +$209
iPhone 8 Plus (64 GB) $699 $440 +$259
iPhone X (64 GB) $899 $575 +$324

Protect the Environment

Buying a used iPhone is cheaper, and is also better for the environment. According to Apple, more than 80% of carbon emissions of an electronic occur during the manufacturing process. So when you buy used, you are helping reduce carbon emissions, while extending the life of that product and preventing toxic waste from ending up in the landfill. Feel good about helping to protect the environment when you buy used tech.


Try Something New

For people who aren’t sure what phone is right for them, buying used is a great way to test out a device while not spending a fortune. Or for Android fans who want to dabble with iOS, buying a used iPhone on Swappa is the perfect way to try out a different operating system, for less money.


Make a Safe Purchase

When you buy a used iPhone on Swappa, your purchase is completed through PayPal, giving you extensive buyer protections while keeping checkout simple. PayPal keeps your financial information safe and ensures you get what you pay for, or a refund.


Plus, through Swappa, you can use PayPal Credit to purchase your devices. PayPal Credit is a revolving line of credit that can provide interest free purchases when paid back within 6 months. Using PayPal Credit to buy a used iPhone is the secret to getting a iPhone for cheap because you’ll save hundreds of dollars on the cost of the device and will make smaller payments that are convenient, easy, and predictable. Start saving money and click the green button below.