Is the LG G Flex right for you?

I recently had the pleasure to review the new LG G Flex. Here's a preview The phone is, in my honest opinion, too big to be manageable with one hand. But in LG’s defense, they made the device about as small as they could with a screen that size. The quality of the display is lacking, it has a grainy rainbow quality, the likes of which you might...

Swappa Monthly Report: February 2014

This is the February 2014 edition of the Swappa Monthly Report. Without further ado... The Top 5 The top-selling devices for the month of January on Swappa: Samsung Galaxy S 4 (Verizon) - average sale price: $356 (was $368) Nexus 5 (Unlocked) - average sale price: $363 (was $366) Samsung Galaxy S III (Verizon) - average sale price: $21...

Compare Device Specs and Prices

We've added a new feature on Swappa that allows you to compare two devices side-by-side. Check it out here: http://swappa.com/compare/ And here's an example comparison: http://swappa.com/compare/nexus-5-unlocked/apple-iphone-5s-verizon While this is a good way to compare important specs of particular devices, Swappa also allows you to ...

Our Listing Review and Approval Process - Part 1 of 2

One thing that separates Swappa from other marketplaces is our thorough listing review and approval process. We wanted to take this opportunity to explain how we go about evaluating each listing for approval, and what goes into each decision.  We have more checks in place to protect both the buyer and the seller than any other site.  Are we p...

Swappa Monthly Report: January 2014

This is the January 2014 edition of the Swappa Monthly Report. Without further ado... The Top 5 The top-selling devices for the month of January on Swappa: Samsung Galaxy S 4 (Verizon) - average sale price: $368 (was $386) Nexus 5 (Unlocked) - average sale price: $366 (was $389) Samsung Galaxy S III (Verizon) - average sale price: $219...

Site Redesign Launched January 31

On January 31 we launched a major redesign of the Swappa website: http://swappa.com The primary goal of the redesign is actually to improve the mobile browsing experience. The old version of the site had completely separate experiences for standard vs. mobile browsing. Besides being an inconsistent experience for the user, which we didn't lik...

Intro To Taking Great Verification Photos

  First we need to understand the purpose and the goals of verification photos. Verification photos and "additional verification" photos serve two purposes. First is to show off the device to prospective buyers. The second purpose is to help staff verify the quality of the device and by extension the credibility of the seller. ...

Swappa Monthly Report: December 2013

This is the December 2013 edition of the Swappa Monthly Report. Without further ado... The Top 5 The top-selling devices for the month of December on Swappa: Samsung Galaxy S 4 (Verizon) - average sale price: $386 Nexus 4 (Unlocked) - average sale price: $219 Nexus 5 (Unlocked) - average sale price: $389 Samsung Galaxy S III (Verizon...

Updated: Checklist for sending a device sold on Swappa

Swappa makes it easy to list and sell your gently used mobile device, but it's up to you as the seller to help ensure a successful sale. Use these tips to help prepare the device for a new owner and ship it there safely. Before Shipping - Prepare the Device for  a New Owner Deactivate the device, if necessary Clean the device exte...