Swappa Local now available in Austin, Texas

Swappa Local now available in Austin, Texas

Everyone loves finding great deals or making extra cash by selling the stuff they no longer need. For anyone who’s ever attempted to buy or sell used tech in-person, you’ve likely run into the frustrating experience that is online meetups. If you’ve been looking for a better way to buy and sell your used tech in Austin, we’ve got the perfect solution. Today we’re thrilled to announce that Swappa Local is now officially available in Austin, Texas.


Located deep in Texas and resting along the Colorado River is Austin, Texas. Despite being the state capital, Austin isn’t the biggest city in Texas — but it’s widely considered the “Live Music Capital of the World” and the heart n’ soul of the Lone Star State.

Known for its laid back attitude, Austin has a strong cultural identity thanks to its unique blend of southern hospitality and eclectic taste in music, art, and food. It’s no wonder Austin is home to some of the biggest music and food festivals in the world. Popular tourist spots include Zilker Park, Lady Bird Lake, McKinney Falls State Park, and always weird SoCo shopping district, among many others. Whether it’s South by Southwest (SXSW), Austin City Limits (ACL), concerts at the South Shore District, or the live music/bar scene on 6th Street (East or West) and food trucks that line every street, you’ll have a hard time running out of things to do in Austin.

Swappa Local now provides Austin residents with the ability to safely buy or sell used tech in their local community. By avoiding shipping charges and making devices available for easy pickup, Swappa Local is changing the way people think of traditional face-to-face marketplaces.

What is Swappa Local?

Since 2010, Swappa has been offering a safer alternative to marketplaces like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. This has to do with our strict ‘no junk’ policy that requires all devices be fully functional and ready for activation. Our staff manually approves each and every listing before it goes live in our marketplace, and we perform background checks on used phones to ensure they haven’t been reported lost/stolen.

Swappa Local is built upon this very same foundation of safety and support. Whether an item is available for shipping or pickup, Swappa users in Austin can rest easy knowing the devices they’re browsing are clean and our support staff is always available — 24/7/365 — to answer any questions or concerns. With Swappa Local you always get the best deals on newish devices, like used iPhones in Austin, priced lower than their retail counterparts. 

This is in stark contrast to marketplaces like OfferUp and Facebook Marketplace which offer little-to-no moderation, do nothing to verify listings, and more closely resemble device junkyards with iCloud-locked or broken devices commonly being sold by anonymous users. While other services have become a breeding ground for fraud and scammers, Swappa Local allows you to trust the tech you buy and is hands down a better way to buy or sell used tech in your area — and we aim to keep it that way.

Swappa Local highlights:

  • No shipping charges
  • Get your devices fast
  • No junk devices
  • Trusted community of buyers and sellers
  • Swappa-approved swap spots for meetups
  • 24/7 support, 365 days a year
  • Trust the tech you buy

Whether it’s our photo verification system, or background checks on used phones, there are plenty of reasons to check out Swappa Local. For more on how Swappa Local compares against the other guys, check out our post comparing Swappa vs OfferUp vs Letgo.

Swappa has great tech for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a cheap iPhone, a Samsung Galaxy, Apple Watch, MacBook, DSLR camera, home tech or video games — you’ll find the lowest prices when buying them gently used on Swappa. Swappa Local also makes it easy for college students to find a great deal on used MacBooks in Austin, all priced significantly lower than retail.

To all of our friends in Austin, both old and new, you get to be the first to try Swappa Local in your area. Get started buying or selling with other local users in your area by hitting the button below.


Best phone repair shops in Austin, TX

Broken iPhone X screen on top of MacBook Pro 13-inch

There’s a good chance that if you’re shopping around for a new or used cell phone, it’s because your current one is cracked, broken, or otherwise damaged. While Swappa Local is a great way to find deals on cheap phones in your area, you may find it more worthwhile to simply repair your existing phone. No matter which option you decide to go with — Swappa has you covered.

With the newly revamped Swappa Repair Network, we’ve put together a collection of the best phone repair shops near Austin, TX. Should you find yourself with a cracked iPhone screen, water damage, or a bad battery, the Swappa Repair Network provides you with easy access to trained professionals standing by to repair your phone, tablet, or laptop. This allows you to shop, compare, and quickly find phone repair services around the Austin area, all of which offer a minimum 30-day warranty, so you can rest assured that your device will be good as new.

Whether it’s buying a gently used phone in our marketplace, shopping for the best deals on new phones or phone plans, or repairing your current phone to like-new condition, Swappa’s goal remains the same: do everything in our power to help save you time and money. For more on phone repair services in Austin, check out the revamped Swappa Repair Network finder by hitting the button below.