Swappa Local is now available in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Swappa Local is now available in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, although not as sunny as some would have you believe, is still a beautiful place to live. With more than 1.5 million people in or around The City of Brotherly Love, it can be tough finding safe and reliable places to buy or sell used tech. That’s where Swappa comes in.

Swappa strongly believes that there’s little reason 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 secondhand market is a great way to save and make money.

But instead of risking your hard-earned money buying a used cell phone on Craigslist or Facebook, there’s a better, smarter way to handle meetups for local transactions. Today we’re excited to announce that Swappa Local is now officially available in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Before Swappa Local, Philly residents were limited to services like Craigslist or trendy garage sale apps when it came to buying and selling used tech. The problem is often times these marketplaces are filled with scammers running amok, selling stolen, blocklisted, or iCloud-locked phones that can’t be activated on a wireless network. Swappa Local is looking to change all of that.

What is Swappa Local?

Swappa’s online marketplace 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 in Philadelphia can rest easy knowing the devices they’re shopping for are legitimate and our support team is available 24/7, 365 days a year to answer any questions or concerns along the way. With Swappa Local, you always get the best deals on newish devices, like gently used iPhones in Philadelphia, without having to pay the full retail price.

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 simply can’t compare to the reliability or peace of mind Swappa Local offers. Even the most popular yard sale apps often times look more like device junkyards, filled with non-functional and/or iCloud locked devices sold by 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.

Unfortunately, this is great news for scammers who have seized the opportunity. Because other marketplaces do little in terms of policing, they have become a breeding ground for fraud. It’s not exactly a great environment for honest buyers looking 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.

Swappa Local is the best place to buy used cell phones in Philadelphia

Swappa’s online-only marketplace was already seeing a significant number of transactions taking place in the City of Brotherly Love. This is why we decided to flip the switch and open up Swappa Local to our users already enjoying our services in Philadelphia, while welcoming new users looking for the best tech deals near them.

And just like that, Swappa users in Philadelphia now have access to a safer marketplace, one that isn’t plagued with scammers or non-functional, iCloud-locked devices. Swappa’s Local marketplace is actively monitored by our support staff day and night. 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 Chestnut Hill, a Samsung Galaxy in University City, an Apple Watch in Washington Square West, a MacBook Pro in East Falls, a DSLR camera in Fishtown, home tech in Center City or video games in Point Breeze — you’ll find the lowest prices when you shop for them on Swappa Local.

Swappa Local is also perfect for college students in need of some extra cash. Schools like the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Swarthmore College, and Drexel University. Swappa Local makes it easy for college students to find great deals on used MacBooks online or used MacBooks in Philadelphia and other discounted tech for school, all priced significantly lower than retail.


With Swappa Local, you can finally trust the tech you buy while simultaneously saving time, money, and getting more for your used tech. It’s a win for both buyers and sellers. So stop wasting time and start selling or shopping the best tech deals in your area by hitting the button below. Happy shopping!


Best phone repair shops in Philadelphia, PA

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 Philadelphia, PA. 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, check out the revamped Swappa Repair Network finder by hitting the button below.