Experiences using Swappa?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Turbo' started by rkirk, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. rkirk

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    I've heard people speak of Swappa on other forums before, I've just never tried it until now. Just wondering what kind of experiences others may have had using the site. Hope my experience is a good one. Guess we'll see when I get it.

    Verizon store wanted $499 for new Droid Turbo, found a new one still in box on Swappa for $389.
    Good luck to me huh.

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    I have bought 2 phones off Swappa with no issues. The first was an S4 and the second was a Note 3. I based both of my purchases off feedback and the number of previous sales the seller had. I'm looking at a Note 4 now from Swappa.
     
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    Yea, I was looking at the feed back from a couple of people. I did end up purchasing from a guy with no feedback, he has been signed up for a year or so and seems to have sold and bought a couple of times. Crossing my fingers

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    I have not used Swappa, but do know that many of our members and staff have. I do not recall any issues being posted. Good luck with your new toy.
     
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    I bought my wife's old Moto X off of swappa and had no issues. It should be safe.

    on the move..
     
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    Bought a Droid MAXX and Moto X off Swappa. The staff is helpful and I feel it's safer than fleabay.
     
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    bought my grand mother's iphone 4 last christmas and I was pleased with the experience.
     
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    I buy and sell on swappa for the last 3 years without issues. As a matter of fact I have 2 listings on there now..

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    I've sold on Swappa and they are very thorough in what they ask for when putting a device up for sale. They really hold the seller to pretty high standards and expect the device to be protected well and shipped on time.

    That being said, the one sale I made on there ended up being a local sale as the buyer was located only 15min away from me. I ended up sending them a message and they agreed for a local pickup at the Verizon store. This was years ago though.
     
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    I've only had one real issue where a seller would not respond to me after there was a huge crack on the phone which is against Swappa's rules. You have to go through Paypal for a refund for the phone but Swappa happily refunded the $10 fee. I just hate that Swappa uses Paypal, because I get nothing but problems with some of the simplest things from them. Took me over a week get that $600 refund. So I guess not really an issue with Swappa, just with PayPal.
     
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    Must have something to do with the amount of money spent. They refunded me the next day when I had to file a complaint on an ebay seller that never came through just last year. That was under $100 though.
     
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    I buy all of my used phones on Swappa. I've only ever had one issue where the phone was not as promised, but the seller made things right immediately. It's my go to phone shopping site.
     
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