Swappa Local now available in Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota

Swappa Local now available in Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota

Buying and selling used tech in Minneapolis-St. Paul just got easier. Instead of taking your chances on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, there’s a now a safer way to find used tech in the Twin Cities. We’re thrilled to announce that with Swappa Local, you can now buy and sell tech in person, in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Twin Cities is one of the first places to offer Swappa Local, as many Swappa buyers and sellers call the land of 10,000 lakes their home. Minnesota is also home to over five million people, with a majority living in the Twin Cities. Known for sites like the Mall of America, lakes for days, bike trails that weave the cities together and a killer music scene, there’s no shortage of things to do in Minneapolis-St. Paul and surrounding suburbs.

The Twin Cities also has a variety of options for college, including schools like The University of Minnesota with more than 30,000 students and the University of St. Thomas with more than 10,000 students. For students looking for a deals on used tech like MacBooks or tablets, Swappa Local is a great option for finding tech you can trust.

What is Swappa Local?

Swappa Local provides residents of the Twin Cities 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.

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 the Twin Cities 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul — priced significantly lower than their retail counterparts.

This is in stark contrast to marketplaces like OfferUp and Facebook Marketplace which 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. Read more about the announcement of Swappa Local

Swappa Local highlights:

  • No shipping charges
  • Get your devices FAST
  • No junk devices
  • Trusted community of buyers and sellers
  • 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 compares against the other guys, check out our post here.

Swappa has a little something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a cheap iPhone, a Samsung Galaxy, Apple Watch, MacBook, DSLR camera, home tech or video games — 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul, cheap iPads and more, all priced significantly lower than retail.

To all of our friends in the Twin Cities, 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.


Best phone repair shops in Minneapolis / St. Paul

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 Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN. 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 Minneapolis / St. Paul 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 Minneapolis / St. Paul, check out the revamped Swappa Repair Network finder by hitting the button below.