Used Phone Protection Plans

Swappa has teamed up with WarrantyLife to offer Used Phone Protection Plans to Swappa buyers. For buyers this is a great way to get protection for accidents like drops and spills and the repair costs they necessitate.

October: Top Sellers + All That New

Best Month on Swappa October was one of the best months on Swappa ever. You guys bought and sold record numbers of used technology, we rolled out so many new things (e.g., Chromebooks, MacBooks, broken phone solutions, etc.) and set a new record for customer service response time. But first things, first. Here are the top selling used phones...

Tales from the List. Craigslist.

Buying used technology online can be a harrowing experience. Will the phone work? Is it blacklisted or stolen? Is it what they said it was? All of these reasons (and more) ultimately lead to the founding of Swappa. Our founder, Ben, was an Android developer looking for test devices and found himself in some S-C-A-R-Y situations. The rest of ...

Fee increases kinda suck, but...

Fee increases suck. You know what sucks more? Seeing millions of people sell their used technology on eBay (with substantially higher fees) or to Gazelle (where they pay you about half of what it's worth) simply because they've never heard of Swappa. Swappa's competitors are huge and numerous. And they spend most of their money (millions and ...

How-to: Reset Your MacBook to Sell on Swappa

Follow these tips to reset your old MacBook to sell safely and easily.   The first thing you should do posting to sell your old Macbook on Swappa is to clear it of any and all personal data. You don't want to accidentally sell your computer to buyer when you are still logged into iCloud. Step 1: Backup your Macbook Step 2: Sig...

New Categories & Tiered Fees

Swappa keeps getting better and better. We were excited to announce the addition of Chromebooks to the site earlier this month and now we’re thrilled to be adding the buying and selling of MacBooks to Swappa. We’ve also added new options for broken devices and just launched our Android app for buying and selling. In the last six years of oper...

We're Hiring: Senior Designer

Swappa is a user-to-user marketplace for buying and selling gently used technology. Safety and simplicity is at the core of our brand. We're looking to hire an ecommerce focused designer to lead all design functions, including rebranding. We are a development heavy organization, and as the sole designer at Swappa, you’ll bring your years of u...

Chromebooks are for everyone

Maybe it starts with your laptop crashing or starting to slow down to unusable speeds, or needing a laptop for the kids. Bad images and memories of going store to store and talking to one sales associate after another trying to sell you on a laptop with more features and a higher price tag than you wanted. For me, it’s like going car shoppin...

Buying Phones for Teens & Kids

Shopping for a phone for the kids? We got you.  One of the most difficult decisions to make as parents now is when to get your teenager a smartphone. As a parent, you have the responsibility to shop wisely for their first smartphone. You also need to learn how to keep their costs down and to set straightforward rules to make sure your child...