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Old December 16th, 2010, 09:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Would you buy or sell a used device?

I've bought a lot of used Android devices in my day for daily use and development testing. I've usually bought off Craigslist or eBay, but they each have their drawbacks.

So I started a site called Swappa that's specifically for buying and selling used Android devices: http://swappa.com

So I guess I'm looking for feedback (and users). What can I do to the site to make it more useful for Android junkies? Feedback is appreciated...

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Old January 11th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if its worth,, why not !?
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Old January 24th, 2011, 10:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome! Im a used android buying junkie. In the last 6mo ive bought a samsung omnia, a moto devour, an incredible, and recently droid x all off of craigslist. Being a truck driver has its benefits lol. Im always checkin CL for the areas im heading towards. It was so much easier before craiglook got shut down :-/
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This site does me no good I have unlocked phone's to sell not some carrier crap, there is no place on there for unlocked phones to be listed!!!!
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You can sell unlocked phones (it's welcomed). When you create a listing for a device you can mark that it is unlocked and describe any mods.

Do you have devices that aren't on the site? If so, let me know and I'll add them.

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Old February 19th, 2011, 10:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You should open a section for non-android phones too...I want to sell my Samsung Mythic.
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I prob would not buy a used device.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 11:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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When viewing pictures, instead of opening in a new tab, open some kind of picture view thing like what Facebook does. We should be able to use the arrow keys to navigate and Esc to close it. Right now it's kind of inconvenient to close a tab every picture.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 08:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have used swappa 4 times and its been great so far.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 07:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The front page looks a little dated (mostly old phones), but the concept is nice, with the "buy" and "sell" buttons by each device.

Looks like a good alternative to eBay, etc.
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A UK version of the site would be good!
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Old July 24th, 2011, 06:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Swappa is great, I've sold around 10 devices on there. Everything is smooth and Ben is a really cool guy.

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The front page looks a little dated (mostly old phones), but the concept is nice, with the "buy" and "sell" buttons by each device.

Looks like a good alternative to eBay, etc.
The homepage is determined by how many of a device there is, the Nexus One is first because there are more of them than any other device for sale, and so on.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 02:45 AM   #13 (permalink)
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why not? i always get refurbished phones from pandawill, but most of them are blackberry, motorola, or iphone, I wanna get HTC, where to go?
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If you can belive it, most carriers have an area to recycle used phones, and lo and behold, they also sell refurbished phone's. Wonder where they get them. Atleast if you buy from ebay, or craig's list you get the ability to help someone, make a little back when they put out the big dollars for a new phone. I'm not talking about businesses but the average Joe or Jane.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 01:56 AM   #15 (permalink)
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update your devices more often, ive had like 2 sprint devices i cant add for sale because you dont have them up...
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A uk site would be useful, looking to buy a second hand htc desire
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Recommend you to spread your sites to some android forums, like slatedroid, androidtablets, pandawillforum, xda-developers. I saw some members look for second-hand tablets there.
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I'm looking for an HTC Vivid, You don't have that up on your site yet, just another phone that should be up there
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Hey, I like the site, just wanted to buy a phone for virgin mobile, but their phones aren't the best. Can I flash another phone to virgin mobile? Would this be the unlocked phones talked about? Thanks.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 12:10 AM   #20 (permalink)
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this is a pretty cool site, any talks on making an app for it yet?
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Good site. Added to my shopping favorites.
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I would buy a used device. I checked out your site and I think it's a great idea!
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Old February 27th, 2012, 09:53 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Its a really cool site, personally I haven't used it because I try to help out my fellow af peers. But I have directed people to your site.
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An app would be great.
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I would buy and/or sell a used Android device. In fact, I recently purchased 3 used HTC EVO 4G phones.

I first purchased an HTC EVO from craigslist and immediately thereafter, I purchased one for a relative on eBay. These were Sprint HTC EVOs and my plan was to have them both flashed to the Boost Mobile Network. However, on the same day after I purchased one of the phones, I saw an HTC EVO on craigslist that was newly new that had already been flashed to Boost, so I purchased that phone also.

I will sell one of the two unflashed EVOs.
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i'd buy used but don't sell used lol
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If the product condition is good., i will definitely buy.
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Great site. I am thinking of selling my galaxy nexus there.
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