Swappa?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Storm917, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Storm917 macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone ever used this site? If so is it legit? I've found what seem to be some pretty good deals on there like iPhone 5's for about $250. Wondering if it'd be worth buying from there.
     
  2. macs4nw macrumors 601

    macs4nw

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    Haven't used it myself, but I do know they use your Google Account, OpenID or Facebook connect for login purposes and to ostensibly prevent fake users and potential fraud. Take that information at face-value. No pun intended.

    I don't know why it wouldn't be legit, but I'd say Caveat Emptor.
     
  3. Storm917 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's good info to have I haven't even signed up so if I had I probably would have noticed that. So far seems pretty legit, all sellers posted must be accepted by the Swappa admins too. I've seen some people who have had some of their items put "on hold" because a few of their other items hadn't sold yet or were deemed "suspicious".
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    I looked. The low prices one are pretty beat up and locked. Most low priced phones don't show it working with a carrier.

    You will probably have better luck with Craigslist, testing yourself before going to bank / ATM.
     
  5. Storm917 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I wasn't going to get an unlocked one. A clean ESN is a requirement for it to be posted on the site so I was just going to get one that's already on my carrier.
     

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