Most folks have either tried or at least considered buying or selling their used goods online. It sounds easy enough, especially with the growing number of yard sale apps that allow people to buy or sell virtually anything with users in their neighborhood. The problem is most services do virtually nothing to verify listings or check the validity of devices before they’re posted online.
The good news? You no longer have to risk your hard-earned money using unsafe services like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace to find a great deal, or put some extra cash in your pocket. Today we are thrilled to announce that Swappa Local is now officially available in Sacramento, California.
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 to deal directly with local buyers and sellers in Sactown.
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 to answer any questions or concerns. With Swappa Local, you always get the best deals on newish devices like the iPhone XR without paying full retail.
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 Sacramento
Sacramento is the latest city to join Swappa Local’s nationwide rollout, following the launch of Atlanta, Raleigh, Las Vegas, and St. Louis just a few weeks ago. Home to over 501,000 people, Swappa’s online-only marketplace was already seeing a significant number of transactions taking place in the Sacramento area. The next logical step was opening up our local marketplace for these users already enjoying our services in Sacramento, while welcoming a whole new subset of users looking for tech deals nearby.
Swappa Local is also perfect for Sacramento college students who may find themselves strapped for cash. Colleges like Sacramento State University, University of California, UC Davis, or University of the Pacific. Swappa Local makes it easy for college students to find great deals on discounted tech like iPads or MacBooks that are far cheaper than retail.
Whether you’re looking for a cheap iPhone in Land Park, a Samsung Galaxy in Oak Park, an Apple Watch in Midtown, a MacBook Pro in Elmhurst, a DSLR camera in Tahoe Park, home tech or video games in Del Paso Heights — you’ll find the lowest prices when buying them gently used on Swappa.
That just about covers it. We look forward to hearing about all the connections and Swappa Local meetups taking place in Sacramento. As a limited time promo, we’re giving away our incredibly soft Swappa t-shirts to anyone willing to help us spread the word about #SwappaLocal on social media. Fans who willing to participate can find all the details in our blog post.
Now don’t waste anymore time. Get started shopping the best tech deals in your area — or making money from your old devices — by hitting the button below. Happy shopping!