Selling on Swappa v. eBay.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AndrewR23, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Has anyone ever sold iPhones on swappa?

    Ive had ppl sell iPhones on ebay, guy claims phone arrived in empty box and the seller loses money and phone.

    Does this happen on swappa?

    This thread is for ppl who have sold any phone on Swappa.
     
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  3. DaveNJ80 macrumors newbie

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    Never had any issues on Swappa. Definitely prefer it over ebay.
     
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  5. troyhouse macrumors 6502

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    i am new to swappa, can you guys describe how it is better for seller. thanks in advance.
     
  6. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah. Is someone gonna claim the box was empty and I lose my money and phone? This happened to my sister on eBay and we used signature confirmation and insurance and still lost.
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    no selling fees.
     
  8. troyhouse macrumors 6502

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    how the sellers are protected. i am interested in knowing more about that.
     
  9. 617aircav Suspended

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    Swaps does not fight for the buyer if a dispute erupts. On eBay the buyer has an advantage over the seller in a dispute. On eBay the buyer has 45 days to return an item, not matter what the sellers terms are.
     
  10. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    can they claim box is empty and get money back easily like ebay?
     
  11. TRC-WA macrumors regular

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    I'll never sell on Ebay again. The buyer can dispute, payment can be withheld, it's a total PITA on top of the ridiculous fees.

    Sold my 64GB 5s on Craigslist Friday night for $450... I met the guy at a coffee shop, it was a cash transaction, no fees, no BS.
     
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  13. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    eBay takes your seller history into account in disputes. If you have a long history on eBay with 100% positive feedback it's not an automatic win for the buyer. Also, it's not a 45 day return policy. The policy is 45 days to dispute or file a claim. This is often abused to force the seller to lower the price (partial refund for a "repair").
     
  14. patricem macrumors 6502

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    I bought on Swappa and had a great experience. I think its a great venue. Write Swappa and ask them they answer your questions right away.
     
  15. wesselya macrumors member

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    Swappa and Ebay same BS

    I have bought phones on Swappa. and i was scammed on Swappa also. The transaction goes through paypal and swappa takes a small fee.

    If you have any issues Swappa doesnt help at all and send you to paypal sound familiar? Ebay does teh same thing.

    Swappa does have better "people" buying phones and low balling you. The issue is not where you sell it it is who buys it.

    But Swappa or ebay your stuck with paypal with both and both buyers can say they received an empty box and dispute you with paypal.
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You were scammed as a seller on Swappa? I assume the buyer disputed with PayPal?
     
  17. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

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    That's all they have to do. Swapppa and eBay are similar in that regard.
     
  18. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks. I will neither sell my phone on eBay or swappa. Craigslist or here lol
     
  19. mso4 macrumors regular

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    Then again on CL you get some people who try to negotiate with you after you guys agreed on a price. That happened to me today. Then she said since we're already here why don't you lower your price. I was like you have one minute to decide or I walk. She still tried to haggle with me so I walked. What a waste of an hour on sunday.

    I came home put it on swappa and sold within 2 hours. But now I worry whether the buyer will scam me. I guess nothing is free. Take what you want and pay for it.
     
  20. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah my sister told a 5 last year on eBay and the guy claimed empty box. We had insurance and signature confirmation. eBay is a joke.
     
  21. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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    Ive sold 3 on Swappa in the past 6 months and all were great so far. Also traded and that went well too. I will never sell on eBay again. BTW Ebay owns Paypal.
     
  22. mso4 macrumors regular

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    I must be really lucky but I've sold 7 iPhones on ebay last year and only one guy tried to scam me. But paypal said no to him. After reading all these posts about ebay people claiming they received empty boxes I decided to go back to CL and now trying swappa.
     
  23. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    I sold my 5S on Swappa. First time using them but it won't be my last. Good experience, easy and staff was very responsive to questions.
     
  24. mso4 macrumors regular

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    That's good to hear but if buyers claim empty boxes the seller is out of luck too. I'm sure eventually swappa will be like ebay once words spread out.
     
  25. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely agree about that part. Scumbags ruin everything nowadays.
     

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