Swappa Local is now available in Boston, Massachusetts

Swappa Local is now available in Boston, Massachusetts

[UPDATE] This program has been discontinued and is no longer available. Sorry for the inconvenience.



For people who live in the Boston area, the options for buying and selling stuff in person is limited. In the past, people could use services like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace to find deals on used goods — but these services don’t verify listings or check the validity of devices before they’re posted online. This means you could buy a used phone from someone that was stolen, or that still had a payment plan tied to it.

With Swappa Local, that’s about to change. For the first time, residents of the Boston area have a new option to buy and sell tech in person, from a trusted marketplace.  Today we are thrilled to announce that Swappa Local is now officially available in Boston, Massachusetts.


Whether you’re looking to get rid of that old iPhone or find the best deals by shopping for newish tech, Swappa Local is changing the way people think of local marketplaces. Keep reading to find out why Swappa Local is hands down the best way to deal directly with local buyers and sellers in Boston.


What is Swappa Local?

Swappa online-only marketplace has been around since 2010, offering a safer alternative to sites like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. This is due to our strict ‘no junk’ policy that requires all devices to be fully functional and ready for activation. Our staff manually approves each 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 same foundation of safety and support, only now we’re providing our users with next-day pickup and delivery for local transactions. Whether an item is available for shipping or next-day local pickup and delivery, Swappa users can rest easy knowing the devices they’re shopping for is legitimate and our support team is available 365 days a year to answer any questions or concerns along the way. With Swappa Local, you always get the best deals on newish tech without having to pay the full MSRP.

Swappa Local highlights:

  • Next-day local pickup and delivery
  • Get your newly purchased items fast
  • No junk, broken, or blocklisted devices
  • Trusted community of buyers and sellers
  • 24/7 support, 365 days a year
  • Swappa Local allows you to trust the tech you buy

Swappa vs other online marketplaces

Other online marketplaces more closely resemble device junkyards, filled with broken or iCloud-locked devices that are sold by completely anonymous (and sometimes even fraudulent) users. This is because they offer little-to-no moderation and do virtually nothing to actually verify listings and make sure a listing is legitimate.  

While competing services have become breeding grounds for fraud and scammers, Swappa Local allows buyers to trust the tech they’re buying. This makes Swappa Local the best — and most logical — choice for buying and selling used tech in your local community.

Whether it’s our photo verification system or background checks we perform on used phones, there are plenty of reasons to buy your next device on Swappa Local. For more on how Swappa Local stacks up against the other guys, check out our more in-depth post comparing Swappa vs OfferUp vs Letgo.


The best way to buy and sell used tech in Boston

Boston is the latest city to join Swappa Local’s nationwide rollout, following the launch of a dozen-plus cities just a few weeks ago. Home to nearly 700,000 people, Swappa’s online-only marketplace was already seeing a significant number of transactions taking place in the Boston area. The next logical step was opening up our local marketplace for these users already enjoying our services in Boston while welcoming a whole new subset of users looking for tech deals nearby.

Swappa Local is also perfect for Boston college students who may find themselves strapped for cash. Students from colleges like Harvard, MIT, and Wellesley now have a better way to buy and sell tech. Swappa Local makes it easy for college students to find a great deal on used MacBooks online or used MacBooks in Boston along with iPads and more, all priced significantly lower than retail.

Whether you’re looking for a cheap iPhone in Cambridge, a Samsung Galaxy in Brookline, an Apple Watch in Newton, or a MacBook Pro in Lexington — you’ll find the lowest prices when buying them gently used on Swappa.


Now don’t waste any more time. Get started shopping for the best tech deals in your area — or making money from your old devices — by hitting the button below. Happy shopping?

Best phone repair shops in Boston, MA

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 Boston, MA. 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 Boston 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 Boston, check out the revamped Swappa Repair Network finder by hitting the button below.