Swappa Local is now available in Washington, D.C.

Swappa Local is now available in Washington, D.C.

[UPDATE] This program has been discontinued and is no longer available. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Buying used goods on Craigslist is a great way to make a little extra cash. But anyone who’s ever tried to buy or sell used tech in Washington DC has probably run into the frustrating experience that is local meetups. 

The good news is you no longer have to risk your hard-earned money using sell apps or services like Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. We are thrilled to announce that Swappa Local is now officially available in Washington, D.C. 


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 Washington DC 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’re providing our users with next-day pickup and delivery for local transactions. Whether an item is available for shipping or next-day local pickup and delivery, Swappa users can rest easy knowing the devices they’re shopping for is legitimate and our support team is available 365 days a year to answer any questions or concerns along the way. With Swappa Local, you always get the best deals on newish tech without paying the full MSRP.

Swappa Local highlights:

  • Next-day local pickup and delivery
  • Get your newly purchased items fast
  • No junk, broken, or blocklisted devices
  • Trusted community of buyers and sellers
  • 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 more closely resemble device junkyards, filled with broken or iCloud-locked devices 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 Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is the latest city to join Swappa Local’s nationwide rollout, following the launch of 24+ cities. Home to over 600,000 people, Swappa’s online-only marketplace was already seeing a significant number of transactions taking place in Washington, D.C. Because of this, we felt our users in the DC area would be able to take advantage of our new, local buying option.

Swappa Local is also a great fit for college students in the DC area like those attending George Washington University, Georgetown University, or George Mason University. Swappa Local makes it easy for college students to find deals on used MacBooks online (or used MacBooks in Washington, D.C.), cheap iPads, and more, all priced significantly lower than retail.

Whether you’re looking for a cheap iPhone in Georgetown, a Samsung Galaxy in Columbia Heights, or an Apple Watch in Foggy Bottom, you’ll find the lowest prices when buying them gently used on Swappa.


Find repair shops in Washington, D.C.

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. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. And 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 route you decide to go — Swappa has you covered.

We’ve put together a collection of the best phone repair shops in DC, whether you’re dealing 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 fix your phone. The Swappa Repair Network lets you shop, compare, and quickly find cell phone repair services in Washington, D.C., all of which offer a minimum 30-day warranty, so you can rest assured that your phone will be as 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 we can to help save you time and money. For more on phone repair services in the DC area, check out the revamped Swappa Repair Network finder by clicking the button below.