Swappa vs. Craigslist

Swappa is a user-to-user marketplace where you can safely buy and sell quality tech. We generally
don't compare ourselves to Craigslist because shopping on Swappa is such a different experience
and we work hard to keep it that way.

Shop confidently from a community that cares

No junk tech

To keep our marketplace safe, we don’t allow broken items. Every product has listing requirements and an approval process to you get a item in the condition you expect

Staff-approved listings

Listings are reviewed and approved by our Support team. We use ESN Checks and verified photos to keep it legit. We fight the fraud so you don’t have to!

Protected by PayPal

Breath easy - all purchases are completed through PayPal, giving you extensive buyer protection while keeping the checkout process simple. You most likely already have an account.

Sell on a platform that actually helps you succeed


Swappa makes the selling process easy. Set the best price using our extensive price histories and enjoy quick answers from our Support staff.


You never have to worry about meeting a stranger or negotiating a price. PayPal helps to protect the buyer and seller and items aren't shipped until they are paid for.

Hear from the Swappa community

David V.

While looking for a newer phone for my wife I discovered Swappa. I had been looking on e-bay and craigslist but was hesitant to purchase through them not truly knowing what I might get. Swappa, I felt, gave me a more secure feeling with purchasing a used phone and my transaction went flawlessly. We got a great phone at a good price and are very satisfied with our purchase.

Brian P.

I had some bad experiences with eBay and Craigslist mobile deals, so far my first Swappa buy was great. Great price, good communication throughout, device as described, what else can you ask for? Next time I need a new device I will definitely start here.

Ryan P.

I love the ease of shopping experience and how much safer it is than buying locally or on Craigslist. I would certainly recommend this service to a friend.

Woody R.

I've bought several phones over the years through Swappa, and have always had a good experience. Swappa's requirements that phones be listed in actual condition, and not allowing them to be cracked/broken/etc really gives extra confidence in purchase vs through a local Craigslist or Facebook sale.