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Swappa vs eBay

Swappa is safe, free from junk, and has fair fees -- that’s more than we can say for eBay.

No Junk, No Jerks

eBay is a wasteland of scams and junk devices. Every device on Swappa is fully functional, and we don’t allow jerks.

We Verify Listings

Unlike eBay, Swappa approves listings before they go live. We fight fraud so you don’t have to.

24/7/365 Support

Swappa’s support team is available 24/7/365, and we respond in 20 minutes or less. Really.

Swappa Fees Are Lower

eBay charges sellers 12.55% but doesn’t do much to prevent scams. Swappa charges buyers and sellers 3% each, and we work tirelessly to keep you safe.


3.49% (PayPal)


PayPal fee is paid by the seller

Compare Swappa vs eBay Fees

Swappa isn't just a better marketplace. We also charge a lot less. That means buyers save more and sellers make more.

Example: iPhone
iPhone Phone

iPhone purchased for $515

Make more by selling your used iPhone on Swappa

Service Seller Fee Buyer Fee PayPal Seller Payout
Swappa $15 $15 $18.46 $466.54
eBay $63.05 N/A N/A $451.95 ($14.59 less)
Example: Samsung Galaxy Phone
Android phone

Samsung Galaxy purchased for $309

Swappa is the #1 marketplace for Android devices

Service Seller Fee Buyer Fee PayPal Seller Payout
Swappa $9 $9 $11.27 $279.73
eBay $37.95 N/A N/A $271.05 ($8.68 less)

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

Swappa marketplace fees are simple, transparent, and lower than the competition.

Each party (seller and buyer) pays a flat 3% Swappa sale fee.

  • Sellers pay 3% of the Ask Price. So if you list an item with a $100 ask price, you pay $3 to Swappa and receive a payment of $97 (minus PayPal payment processing fees).
  • Buyers pay 3%, which is added to the seller's Ask Price when setting the Listing Price. In other words, a listing with a $100 Ask Price will have a $103 listing price. The buyer then pays $103 plus tax (when required). …

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Safe & Trusted Marketplace

Swappa works hard to maintain a nearly perfect rating on Trustpilot. eBay barely has 1 star because of high fees, junk devices, and widespread scams.

Swappa Reviews vs eBay Reviews

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