Swappa Local now available in Kansas City

Swappa Local now available in Kansas City

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 Kansas City, we have the perfect solution…

We’re thrilled to announce that Swappa Local is now officially available in Kansas City as one of our very first launch cities. Swappa started here in KC and still calls it home today. Ben Edwards started Swappa in Kansas City in 2010 after getting scammed (again) in a bad Craigslist meetup. Being sold a blacklisted phone wasn’t worth the high speed chase that almost happened, but it was the motivation to create a better, safer marketplace.



Swappa Local now provides KC 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 KC can rest easy knowing the devices they’re browsing are clean and our support staff is always available 24/7, 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 Kansas City — priced significantly lower than their retail counterparts.

This is in stark contrast to other online marketplaces that 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 stacks up 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 in Independence, a Samsung Galaxy in Lee’s Summit, an Apple Watch in Overland Park, a MacBook in Olathe, a DSLR camera in Lee’s Summit, home tech or video games in Liberty — you’ll find the lowest prices when buying them gently used on Swappa. Swappa Local also makes it easy for college students to find deals on used MacBooks in Kansas CityiPads and more, all priced significantly lower than retail.

To all of our friends in Kansas City, 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.




Updated on September 7, 2019 • On Local