Swappa – Buy and Sell Gently Used Android Devices

Well CES has come and gone and we saw a lot of great new devices as well as some questionable ones. That being said, many of you are itching for some new hardware. There’s been quite a few blockbuster Android releases here lately and a handful more in the immediate future, so…what happens to your current Android? Being the Android fans that you are I’m sure many of you have well kept devices and the fact of the matter is, there’s a market for them. You have likely sold items online before, but let me introduce you to a tool you may not be acquainted with. It’s called Swappa, and its a market dedicated solely to exchange of used Android devices. If you have ever tried selling a phone on ebay the ordeal can really be likened to a chore. Swappa streamlines the process dramatically, you can even log in with just your Facebook account if you wish and from there its only a matter of time. How much time you ask? In some cases not long at all.

Swappa user Shelby writes,

I posted my Nexus One for sale on Swappa.com. It was bought in under 30 seconds. Yeah. Wow. I am still in shock.

What are others saying? Well, Swappa user David now lives without that dilemma many of us have experienced,

So what happens if you just bought your Android phone and are already pining for another? Have no fear, Swappa.com is here.

As easy as it is to sell on Swappa, its arguably even easier to buy. One thing that’s particularly nice about Swappa is that it acts like a store. You don’t have to spend any time negotiating or connecting with the seller. You just buy the product like you would at any online store.

Swappa is indeed special in that it is a site by Android lovers for Android lovers. So if you’re perhaps trying to ditch your device for the latest and greatest or looking for that barely used phone released last month, Swappa may be the end of your troubles.

*By the way, every device sold on Swappa that has CyanogenMod installed results in a $5 donation to the developers of CyanogenMod AND If you are a Reddit user and you buy or sell a device on Swappa they will buy you a month of Reddit Gold to show their appreciation.


About the Author: Jim Farmer

Originally from Mathews Virginia, Jim is now residing in Newport News where he attends Christopher Newport University, majoring in Computer Science. He interns with NASA Langley by day, and scours the internet for Android News by night. In his free time, he enjoys stand-up paddle-boarding, pwning on XBOX Live, coding, or hanging out with his favorite gal in the world, Morgan. His hero is Dean Kamen, you know, aside from Andy Rubin, and as for politics he’s for Open Source, Net Neutrality, and Unlimited Data.


  • Anonymous

    This reads like an advert

    • Jim Farmer

      Haha, I swear it’s not but Swappa is certainly deserving of an ad campaign.

      • Anonymous

        Hmm, I’ll let you off then! :-)

  • Bill

    I purchased a phone through Swappa and they were great. Had a problem with it getting held up in customs (from Canada) and Swappa was helpful dealing with this. I plan on buying another phone from Swappa.