Swappa Local now available in St. Louis

Swappa Local now available in St. Louis

St. Louis residents looking to buy or sell used tech in their area have likely experienced the frustration stemming from online meetups. The good news is you no longer have to risk your hard-earned money on that unverified iPhone or Galaxy phone you found on Craigslist or Facebook. Today we are thrilled to announce that Swappa Local is now available in St. Louis.

Swappa Local is a trusted online marketplace and the perfect solution for St. Louis residents searching for a safe, worry-free experience for buying and selling used tech in their local area. By avoiding shipping charges and making devices available for local pickup, Swappa Local is changing the way people think of traditional face-to-face marketplaces.

Swappa’s claim to fame is our top-notch support team that heavily moderates our marketplace, manually verifies listings, performs background checks on phones, and provides 24/7 support to address any questions or concerns from users along the way. With these safeguards in place, we can confidently say that Swappa Local is the only used marketplace where you can actually trust the tech you buy.


St. Louis officially joins of a handful of US metros carefully selected to join the second round of Swappa Local’s nationwide rollout. Home to over 2.8 million people, Swappa’s online-only marketplace already sees a significant number of transactions taking place in the greater St. Louis area.

Whether you’re looking for a cheap iPhone in Florrisant, a Samsung Galaxy in Chesterfield, an Apple Watch in University City, a MacBook Pro in Ballwin, a DSLR camera in Kirkwood, home tech or video games in Maryland Heights — you’ll find the lowest prices when buying them gently used on Swappa.

By providing St. Louis residents and college students — like those attending Washington University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and St. Louis University — with a safer marketplace for buying and selling used tech, Swappa Local makes it easy for college students to find deals on used MacBooks in St. Louis, cheap iPads and more, all priced significantly lower than retail..

What is Swappa Local?

Swappa has been around since 2010, 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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis — priced significantly lower than their retail counterparts.

Swappa Local highlights:

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

Swappa vs other online marketplaces

Most online marketplaces 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 completely anonymous (and sometimes even fraudulent) users.

While other services have become a breeding ground for fraud and scammers, Swappa Local allows buyers to trust the tech they’re buying. This makes Swappa Local the best choice for buying and selling used tech in your local community — hands down.

Whether it’s our photo verification system or background checks we manually perform on used phones, there are plenty of reasons to check out Swappa Local. For more on how Swappa Local stacks up against the other guys, check out our post comparing Swappa vs OfferUp vs Letgo.

Swap spots and CPR Cell Phone Repair for local meetups

As part of Swappa Local’s St. Louis launch, we’re also excited to announce a partnership with locally owned CPR Cell Phone Repair who will be opening up their store locations as a convenient meeting spot for face-to-face meetups.

Founded in Orlando, FL in 1996, CPR Cell Phone Repair is the fastest growing wireless technology franchise in North America and operates over 750 locations internationally. As a pioneer and leader in the electronics repair industry, CPR offers same-day repair and refurbishing services for cell phones, laptops, gaming systems, digital music players, tablets, and other personal electronic devices.

Swappa’s pre-approved swap spots allow sellers to choose a meetup location during the listing creation process. By adding CPR Cell Phone Repair stores to our curated list of local police stations, businesses and more, Swappa users have another great option to conduct local device transactions in the greater St. Louis area. You can read more about swap spots and tips on meeting up in our blog post.

CPR offers eleven store locations throughout the greater St. Louis area to serve local customers with same-day, high-quality repairs and services for cell phones and other personal electronic devices. CPR is also an authorized warranty center of Zagg/Invisible Shield Screen Protectors and their stores offer authentic name brand accessories such as phone cases from OtterBox, Speck, and Nimbus, along with Qmadix power products. So not only can you safely buy or sell a used phone at a CPR location, but you can walk out with all the protection or accessories you need for your newly purchased device.

All eleven CPR Cell Phone Repair store locations in St. Louis will be acting as an officially endorsed Swappa Local swap spot. You can find the full list of participating St. Louis store locations listed below.

CPR Cell Phone Repair locations in the St. Louis area:

We look forward to hearing about all the successful meetups on our social media pages. Don’t forget, we’re still giving away our super-soft-and-insanely-comfortable Swappa tees to those willing to help us spread the word about #SwappaLocal. Those looking to participate can find full details in our blog post.

To all of our friends in the St. Louis area, you can start making money from your old tech, or shop for the best local deals on used devices by hitting the button below.


Best phone repair shops in St. Louis, MO

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 St. Louis, MO. 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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis check out the revamped Swappa Repair Network finder by hitting the button below.