Swappa Local is now available in Charlotte, North Carolina

Swappa Local is now available in Charlotte, North Carolina

Buying or selling your used tech online isn’t usually associated with an easy,  pain-free experience. Sites like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace don’t exactly help, making it easy for scammers to take advantage of honest people trying to find a great deal, or make some extra spending cash from their old goods. Instead of risking your money on these unsafe marketplaces and yard sale sites, we’re thrilled to announce that Swappa Local is now officially available in Charlotte, North Carolina.


What is Swappa Local?

Swappa has been around since 2010, offering a safer alternative to sites like Craigslist or the 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 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 provide Swappa users with the ability to meetup for local transactions. Whether an item is available for shipping or pickup, Swappa users in Charlotte can rest easy knowing the devices they’re browsing are clean and our support team 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 Charlotte, priced significantly lower than their retail counterparts.

Swappa Local highlights:

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

Swappa vs other online marketplaces

Most online marketplaces 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 completely anonymous (and sometimes even fraudulent) users.

While other services have become a breeding ground for fraud and scammers, Swappa Local allows buyers to trust the tech they’re buying. This makes Swappa Local the best choice for buying and selling used tech in your local community — hands down.

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

The best way to buy and sell used tech in Charlotte

Charlotte is the latest North Carolina city to join the Swappa Local rollout, following the launch of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill a few short weeks ago. With Swappa Local now live in the Queen City, residents now have a better way to buy and sell used tech in their community.

Home to over 859,000 people, Swappa’s online-only marketplace was already seeing a significant amount of transactions taking place in the Charlotte. It’s because of this, we felt Swappa users in Charlotte could better take advantage of a local buying option.

Swappa Local also makes a great fit for college students in the Charlotte area like those attending UNC Charlotte, Davidson College, Central Piedmont Community College, Johnson C. Smith University, Johnson & Wales University, Queens University of Charlotte, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Swappa Local makes it easy for students to find deals on used MacBooks online or used MacBooks in Charlotte along with iPads and more, all priced significantly lower than retail.

Whether you’re looking for a cheap iPhone in NoDa, a Samsung Galaxy in Uptown, an Apple Watch in Commonwealth, a MacBook Pro in Dilworth, a DSLR camera in Myers Park, home tech or video games in Fourth Ward — you’ll find the lowest prices when buying them gently used on Swappa.


We look forward to hearing all the success stories from local meetups taking place in Charlotte. As a limited time promo, we’re also giving away our incredibly soft Swappa t-shirts to anyone spreading the word about #SwappaLocal on social media. Those willing to participate can find all the details in our blog post.

So don’t waste anymore time. Get started making money from your old tech or shopping the best local deals on used devices by hitting the button below.


Best phone repair shops in Charlotte, NC

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 Charlotte, NC. 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte, check out the revamped Swappa Repair Network finder by hitting the button below.