Swappa Local is now available in Portland, Oregon

Swappa Local is now available in Portland, Oregon

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of finding a great deal or making cash from stuff you no longer need. No matter which you prefer, they both add up to the same thing: more money in your pocket. But anyone who’s ever attempted to buy or sell used tech in Portland has probably run into the frustrating experience that is online meetups. The good news is you no longer have to risk your hard-earned money using Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. Today we are thrilled to announce that Swappa Local is now officially available in Portland, Oregon.


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 for anyone in The City of Roses to deal directly with local buyers and sellers in their community.

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 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 provide Swappa 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 clean and our support team is 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 Portland — priced significantly lower than their retail counterparts.

Swappa Local highlights:

  • No shipping charges
  • Get your used tech fast
  • No junk, broken, or blacklisted devices
  • Trusted community of buyers and sellers
  • Swappa-approved swap spots for safer meetups
  • 24/7 support, 365 days a year
  • Trust the tech you buy

Swappa vs other online marketplaces

Other online marketplaces more closely resemble device junkyards, filled with broken 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 in depth post comparing Swappa vs OfferUp vs Letgo.

The best way to buy and sell used tech in Portland

Portland is the latest city to join Swappa Local’s nationwide rollout, following the launch of Atlanta, Raleigh, Las Vegas, and St. Louis, a few short weeks ago. Home to over 647,000 people, Swappa’s online-only marketplace was already seeing a significant number of transactions taking place in the Portland area. Because of this, we felt our users in Stumptown would be able to take advantage of our new, local buying option.

Swappa Local is also a great fit for college students in the Portland area like those attending University of Portland, Portland Community College, or Portland State University. Swappa Local makes it easy for college students to find deals on used MacBooks online or used MacBooks in Portland, cheap iPads and more, all priced significantly lower than retail..

Whether you’re looking for a cheap iPhone in Arlington Heights, a Samsung Galaxy in Sellwood, an Apple Watch in Pearl District, a MacBook Pro in Nob Hill, a DSLR camera in South Waterfront, home tech or video games in Lloyd District — you’ll find the lowest prices when buying them gently used on Swappa.


We look forward to hearing the success stories from Swappa Local meetups taking place in Portland. As a limited time promo, we’re also giving away our incredibly soft Swappa t-shirts to anyone spreading the word about #SwappaLocal on social media. Those willing to participate can find all the details in our blog post.

Why wait any longer? You can get started making money from your old tech or shopping the best local deals on used devices by hitting the button below.


Best phone repair shops in Portland, OR

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 Portland, OR. 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 Portland 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 Portland, check out the revamped Swappa Repair Network finder by hitting the button below.