It’s been a busy couple of months here at Swappa. Over the past few weeks we’ve been working hard to launch Swappa Local — our all new local buying option — in new cities around the US. From Orange County, CA, to Raleigh, NC, Swappa Local is the safest way to shop for used tech deals near you.
We’re not showing any signs of slowing down and for the next stop in our nationwide Swappa Local rollout, we’re going big, launching in not one, not two, but three new markets across Florida. That’s right. Today we’re officially inviting Miami / Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay, and Orlando residents to experience a better way of buying and selling used tech in their local communities.
Florida residents have plenty of ways to keep busy, but when it comes to safely buying or selling used tech, options can be limited. While Facebook and Craigslist are great for selling old baby cribs and coffee tables, they aren’t exactly known for their safety, especially when it comes to used phones for sale.
Much like a car, phones have a history attached to them and phones that have been reported lost or stolen can be put on a universal blocklist that can’t be activated with a new carrier. Unfortunately for bargain shoppers searching for the best deals, this often times isn’t discovered until it’s too late. Fortunately for our friends in Florida, Swappa Local’s marketplace is much different…
What is Swappa Local?
Swappa has been around since 2010, offering a safer alternative to Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace and others. On Swappa, sellers are required to adhere to our strict ‘no junk’ policy which requires all devices be fully functional and ready for activation. Swappa staff also manually approves each listing before it goes live in our marketplace, as well as performing background checks on used phones to ensure they haven’t been reported lost, stolen, or iCloud-locked.
Swappa Local is built upon this same foundation of safety and support, only now we provide 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 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 like the iPhone XR, all without having to pay full retail.
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 simple can’t compare to active moderation Swappa Local offers. This leaves even yard sale apps looking more device junkyards, filled with non-functional and/or iCloud locked devices sold by completely anonymous (and sometimes even fraudulent) users. These other services do little to verify the legitimacy of their listings, instead opting for a more hands-off approach to their marketplaces.
This is great news for scammers where other marketplaces have become a breeding ground for fraud, but hardly a place buyers would want to spend their money. Swappa Local allows buyers to actually trust the tech they’re buying. This is why Swappa Local is the best — and safest — choice for finding the best tech deals near you, or selling off old items for extra cash.
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 yard sale apps, check out our blog post comparing Swappa vs OfferUp vs Letgo.
The best way to buy and sell used tech in Miami, Tampa, and Orlando
Home to over 1 million people, Swappa’s online-only marketplace already sees a significant number of transactions taking place in Miami, Tampa, and Orlando. It’s because of this we decided to open up our local marketplace to users already enjoying our services in Florida, while welcoming new users looking for tech deals near them.
As the latest round of cities to go live in Florida, Swappa users in South Florida, the Tampa Bay area, and Orlando will officially have access to a safer marketplace, one that isn’t plagued with scammers or non-functional or iCloud-locked devices.
The Swappa Local marketplace is actively monitored by our support staff 24/7, and when we’re not manually verifying listings, our support team is answering questions, resolving issues, and verifying the status of every phone sold in our marketplace.
Whether you’re looking for a cheap iPhone in Coconut Grove, a Samsung Galaxy in Wynwood, an Apple Watch in Hyde Park, a MacBook Pro in Bayshore, a DSLR camera in Thornton Park, home tech or video games in Rose Isle — you’ll find the lowest prices when buying them gently used on Swappa.
Swappa Local is also perfect for Florida college students in need of some extra cash. Colleges like the University of Miami, Miami Dade College, University of South Florida, University of Tampa, or the University of Central Florida. Swappa Local also makes it easy for these college students to find great deals on discounted tech like iPads or MacBooks that are far cheaper than retail.
Swappa Local allows you to trust the tech you buy while simultaneously saving time, money, and getting more for your used tech. What’s not to love? You can get started shopping the best tech deals in your area or making money from your old devices by hitting the button below.