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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 ...

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...

New Site Feature: Save it, Hide it

Suffer from choice fatigue? Yeah, us too. When you're looking for, let's say, a used iPhone 6 for AT&T in mint or good condition you've got a lot of choices on Swappa. More than 50 devices today to be exact. We know that can be a little overwhelming. So we wanted to offer some simple solutions to easily like or hide listings as you are brow...

Pro Tips: Sell Your Listing Faster

When you list your phone (or tablet, or watch, or VR headset) on Swappa, you want it to sell. Fast. But sometimes it doesn't. Here are a few tips and tricks to make your listing the best it can be. Competitive Price This is a big one. We can't say that enough. We see hundreds and hundreds of listings and often the ones that don't sell are pric...

Blu Studio 5.0 HD LTE is a sub $200 high-end device masquerading as a budget phone

Blu Products have just announced a new LTE enabled iteration of their Studio series. The Studio 5.0 HD LTE runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, has a 5 inch 720p HD display, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage + a microSD slot, and all powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor, here's a quick look at the device: Buy Blu Studio 5.0 HD LTE on Swappa