Swappa Local is now available in Cincinnati, Ohio

Swappa Local is now available in Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati is a beautiful city in Ohio, one that’s known for its world-class art, extraordinary architecture, wild nightlife, and a “get things done attitude.” Home of the Reds, Bengals, delicious chili parlors, and exciting entertainment districts like The Banks, Fountain Square, JACK Casino, Over-the-Rhine — when it comes to fun, the Queen City knows how to have a good time.

However, Cincy residents looking for the best tech deals may find their options are somewhat limited. The good news? You no longer have to risk your hard-earned money using unsafe services like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace to find a great deal or put some extra cash in your pocket. Today we are thrilled to announce that Swappa Local is now officially available in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Most folks have either tried, or at least considered, buying and selling used goods online. Sure it sounds easy enough, especially considering the growing number of garage sale apps that allow people to buy or sell virtually anything with users in their neighborhood. The problem is most services do virtually nothing to verify listings or check the validity of devices before they’re posted online and that’s a big problem.

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 — and safest — way to buy and sell used tech in Cincinnati.

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 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 can rest easy knowing the devices they’re shopping for are clean and our support team is available 365 days a year to answer any questions or concerns. With Swappa Local, you always get the best deals on newish devices, like used iPhones in Cincinnati, without having to pay full retail prices.

Swappa Local highlights:

  • Local buyers means no shipping charges
  • Get your newly purchased items fast
  • No junk, broken, or blocklisted devices
  • Trusted community of buyers and sellers
  • Swappa-approved swap spots for safe meetups
  • 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 detailed post comparing Swappa vs OfferUp vs Letgo.

Swappa Local is the best place to buy and sell used phones in Cincinnati

Cincinnati is the latest city to join Swappa Local’s nationwide rollout, following our major launch in Florida just last month. Home to over 301,000 people, Swappa’s online-only marketplace was already seeing a significant number of transactions taking place in the Cincinnati area. It only makes sense to open up our local buying option for our users already enjoying our services in the Queen City, while inviting newcomers to come find the best tech deals near them.

Swappa Local is also perfect for Cincy college students who may find themselves strapped for cash. Colleges like University of Cincinnati (UC), Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Xavier University, or Cincinnati Christian University. Swappa Local makes it easy for college students like these to find great deals on used MacBooks in Cincinnati and other school tech — all priced significantly lower than retail.

Whether you’re looking for a cheap iPhone in Westwood, a Samsung Galaxy in West Price Hill, an Apple Watch in CUF, a MacBook Pro in Hyde Park, a DSLR camera in College Hill, home tech or video games in Mt. Washington — you’ll find the lowest prices when buying them gently used on Swappa.


At Swappa, we don’t believe anyone should be forced to pay full retail on a new iPhone, MacBook or other piece of consumer tech. Whether you’re looking to save money on a new purchase — or make some extra cash by selling stuff you’re no longer using — the Swappa Local is a great way to both save and make money.

We know there are other services out there for buying and selling used tech, but we believe none are as safe and reliable as Swappa. So don’t risk your hard-earned money buying a sketchy cell phone on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. With Swappa Local, you can trust the tech you buy. Get started today by hitting the button below.


Best phone repair shops in Cincinnati, OH

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 Cincinnati, OH. 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati, check out the revamped Swappa Repair Network finder by hitting the button below.