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#4668793 - 02/17/18 02:20 PM Any experience(s) shopping at Swappa ?
henni Offline

Registered: 12/28/11
Posts: 291
Loc: key largo,fl
Son needs a new phone and found a decently priced one on Swappa, listed as Mint which is their best condition, apart from New/Resale. Read carefully their user terms and they appear to provide help after the transaction, in case something goes wrong.

Paid for the phone via Paypal and the listing page now shows the phone as Shipped.

Anyone with experience on how they may assist, should I need it once the brick-in-the-box arrives ?

Nervous, I admit. It occurred to me that I should drive to local AT&T Store once the package arrives and have them check the IMEI to ensure I did not participate in some-like-it-hot transaction. Anything else?

Edited by henni (02/17/18 02:20 PM)
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#4668847 - 02/17/18 03:09 PM Re: Any experience(s) shopping at Swappa ? [Re: henni]
JMJNet Offline

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 934
Loc: TX, USA
I guess you probably will not know until it gets to you like anything when you buy online.
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#4668862 - 02/17/18 03:34 PM Re: Any experience(s) shopping at Swappa ? [Re: henni]
maverickfhs Offline

Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 1990
Loc: VA
Yes, only good experience and feedback.

Quite legit for buyers, so it'll be fine.
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#4668903 - 02/17/18 04:15 PM Re: Any experience(s) shopping at Swappa ? [Re: henni]
rooflessVW Offline

Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4046
Loc: North Carolina
Love swappa. Have bought and sold.
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#4668981 - 02/17/18 06:08 PM Re: Any experience(s) shopping at Swappa ? [Re: henni]
bmwtechguy Offline

Registered: 06/15/04
Posts: 2673
Loc: South Carolina
I have had my best experiences buying used phones from Swappa vs eBay or locally. Prices are good, plus sellers have some actual rules and guidelines, plus Paypal offers some protection to buyers. And they show Swappa and eBay ratings for sellers too.

#4668985 - 02/17/18 06:12 PM Re: Any experience(s) shopping at Swappa ? [Re: henni]
Linctex Offline

Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
I have had really good luck on ebay, except the lady in Arizona that sold me my S5 Galaxy Active charged me for priority shipping, and sent it media mail. So... there's some of that going on.
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#4668997 - 02/17/18 06:21 PM Re: Any experience(s) shopping at Swappa ? [Re: henni]
bobbobtar Offline

Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 31
Loc: Cloquet Mn.
I've bought my last two phones from Swappa (Google Pixel XL,LG G6) and will be buying any future phones from them, very happy with how they run their site. I think Swappa checks the IMEI.

Edited by bobbobtar (02/17/18 06:25 PM)

#4669001 - 02/17/18 06:27 PM Re: Any experience(s) shopping at Swappa ? [Re: henni]
rooflessVW Offline

Registered: 12/24/11
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Loc: North Carolina
They do check the IMEI, and they require a photo containing a unique verification code.
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#4669110 - 02/17/18 08:41 PM Re: Any experience(s) shopping at Swappa ? [Re: henni]
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Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4421
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
4 phones bought on swappa, only 1 had a problem (seller said was unlocked, but was not, returned for 100% refund).

Sold 2 phones on it (one for parts), easy sale on both ends.
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