Swappa Local is now available in Cleveland / Akron, Ohio

Swappa Local is now available in Cleveland / Akron, Ohio

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


Cleveland, Ohio is one of the more underrated cities in the US. Resting on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland has been billed as being an affordable place to study, work, and play. This is thanks to the city’s rich culture and history, including an eclectic mix of sights, eateries, and outdoor parks. Whether it’s University Circle, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Playhouse Square Center, or Edgewater Park, there’s enough going on in Cleveland to satisfy big and small city lovers alike.

When it comes to used tech, Clevelanders have traditionally relied on unsafe marketplaces like Craigslist or Facebook to buy and sell their used goods. The problem with the majority of these services is they make it all too easy for scammers to take advantage of unsuspecting buyers. This is thanks to more lax policies that do little to protect their users.

Cleveland residents looking for a safer option when shopping for great deals on used tech need look no further. Today we’re excited to announce that Swappa Local is now officially available in Cleveland / Akron, Ohio.

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 buy and sell used tech in The Forest City.


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 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 and/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.


The best place to buy and sell used phones in Cleveland

The Cleveland / Akron area is the latest to join Swappa Local’s nationwide rollout, following the launch of 3 major markets across Florida last month. Home to over 383,000 people, Swappa’s online-only marketplace was already seeing a significant number of transactions taking place in the Cleveland area. To better serve our users, we decided to finally open our local marketplace for those already enjoying our services in Cleveland, while welcoming new users searching for the best cellphone and tech deals near them.

Swappa Local is also perfect for Cleveland college students who may find themselves strapped for cash. Colleges like Notre Dame College, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, Oberlin College, John Carroll University, or Kent State University. Swappa Local makes it easy for college students like these to find great deals on tech like used MacBooks in Cleveland, all priced significantly lower than retail.

Whether you’re looking for a cheap iPhone in Shaker Heights, a Samsung Galaxy in Solon, an Apple Watch in Rocky River, a MacBook Pro in Lakewood, a DSLR camera in Rocky River, home tech, or video games in Bay Village — 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 pieces 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 clicking the button below.

Best phone repair shops in Cleveland / Akron, 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 Cleveland / Akron, 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 Cleveland / Akron 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 Cleveland / Akron, check out the revamped Swappa Repair Network finder by hitting the button below.