Swappa Price app for Android: What’s your device worth?

July 2nd, 2015 by Ben Edwards No comments »

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The Swappa Price app answers the question: what is my device worth?

We’ve found that a huge portion of the smartphone-owning public does not realize their used device has significant value after a year or two of use. The result is that people are willing to part with their old smartphones and accept a wholesale or carrier offer that is drastically lower than the market price when they upgrade.

Consumers have ways to validate “a good deal” for everything else we sell and purchase, so we thought it was time to make this happen for smartphones and tablets.

 

Real-Time Value:

A current Swappa user can determine what their device is worth with several clicks, but a Swappa Price user gets the latest pricing info every time they open our app along with six months of average sale price data. We’ll also push an updated price notification to app users once a month

Swappa Price is a deceptively simple innovation and experience because it just provides the value for your device and allows you to search for other devices of interest and share. Users can start the buying and selling process within the app, it directs users to a mobile-optimized Swappa page.

Given the thousands of transaction that we see every month for each carrier, we are well positioned to provide an accurate view of device values, and, in turn, provide a transparent experience for buyers and sellers with minimal fees. The result is more value for sellers and a fair price for buyers without a contract extension.

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Swappa Monthly Report: June 2015

July 1st, 2015 by Tony McAfee No comments »

The Top 5

The top-selling devices for the month of June on Swappa:

  1. Apple iPhone 6 (Verizon) average sale price: $572
  2. Apple iPhone 5S (Verizon) average sale price: $320
  3. Apple iPhone 5 (Verizon) average sale price: $196
  4. Apple iPhone 5S (AT&T) average sale price: $303
  5. Samsung Galaxy S 4 (Verizon) average sale price: $167

Swappa’s top 5 sellers have been almost completely dominated by Apple devices, could this have something to do with the new iOS and the release of Apple music?

Happy July 4th!

As we celebrate the signing of our declaration of independence, let’s take a chance to declare our independence from carrier contracts and financing! Take this chance to browse the thousands of reasonably priced pre-owned devices on Swappa right now and start declaring your freedom from the bonds of carrier contracts.

 

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Swappa Monthly Report: May 2015

June 1st, 2015 by Tony McAfee No comments »

The Top 5

The top-selling devices for the month of May on Swappa:

  1. Apple iPhone 6 (Verizon) average sale price: $584
  2. LG Nexus 5 (Unlocked) average sale price: $232
  3. Nexus 6 (Unlocked) average sale price: $506
  4. Apple iPhone 5S (Verizon) average sale price: $318
  5. Apple iPhone 5S (AT&T) average sale price: $307

The iPhone 5S has edged the iPhone 5 out of our top 5 sellers. Nexus 6 is still on the list, but it dropped a few slots. I believe the Nexus 5 and 6 will likely maintain spots in the top 5 for a while now that the Android M developer preview is available.

Get Dad an Asus ZenWatch

Asus just announced the new additions to their ZenWatch line, so now is the time to snag someone’s gently used first generation ZenWatch at a bargain to ensure that you’re dad’s favorite this year.

Watch the prices drop here: Asus ZenWatch

Along with a lot of behind the scenes changes, May also saw the roll-out of a new format for Swappa’s pricing pages which have been reorganized to maximize their usefulness, you can see by clicking any of the price links above.

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Swappa is hiring Remote Web Developer

May 4th, 2015 by Ben Edwards No comments »

Swappa is a growing marketplace for buying and selling mobile devices: http://swappa.com/

Swappa is hiring a Remote Web Developer to join our small development team. The right candidate will be an effective developer with good communication skills and experience with Python, Django, jQuery, and preferably Bootstrap. This position will begin as part-time and hopefully transition to full-time if a good fit.

Our ideal developer will meet the following expectations:

  • Work independently, but never afraid to ask for help and/or opinions
  • Develop new site features, end-to-end: from front-end HTML to Django code to database models and migrations
  • Communicate ideas and design decisions to the team
  • Comfortable with quick development lifecycles
  • Willingness to work on new projects as well as maintenance of existing features
  • Values simplicity and good user experience

Technology / skill requirements:

  • Python / Django (required)
  • JavaScript / jQuery (required)
  • HTML + CSS (required), Bootstrap (preferred)
  • Source control (required), GitHub (required)
  • Django database migrations (required), South (preferred)
  • Amazon Web Services (preferred)

Other requirements:

  • Develop public-facing websites (and can provide examples)
  • Comfortable with database migrations (preferably using South)
  • Excellent communication skills (English)
  • 18 years or older

If you’re qualified and interested, please start the application process here:
https://swappa.wufoo.com/forms/swappa-web-dev-app/

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Swappa Monthly Report: April 2015

May 1st, 2015 by Tony McAfee No comments »

The Top 5

The top-selling devices for the month of April on Swappa:

  1. Nexus 6 (Unlocked) average sale price: $519
  2. Apple iPhone 5S (Verizon) average sale price: $330
  3. Apple iPhone 6 (Verizon) average sale price: $590
  4. LG Nexus 5 (Unlocked) average sale price: $244
  5. Apple iPhone 5 (Verizon) average sale price: $210

Not only has the Nexus 6 has leaped onto the top 5 selling devices on Swappa, but it’s number 1 for the month of April. While the list still leans toward iPhones it is really nice to see Swappa’s Android users getting back to their roots putting two different Nexus devices onto the top 5 sellers.

Mother’s and father’s day are almost here!

You can find the perfect gift for techie and non-techie parents alike on Swappa. Check our the newly released Apple Watches here. If they aren’t an iPhone user, you can always check out our other selection on smartwatches.

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Swappa Monthly Report: March 2015

April 2nd, 2015 by Tony McAfee No comments »

The Top 5

The top-selling devices for the month of March on Swappa:

  1. Apple iPhone 5S (Verizon) average sale price: $334
  2. Apple iPhone 5 (Verizon) average sale price: $214
  3. LG Nexus 5 (Unlocked) average sale price: $265
  4. Apple iPhone 6 (Verizon) average sale price: $609
  5. Apple iPhone 5S (AT&T) average sale price: $319

Apple was certainly dominating sales this month which begs the question, are iPhone users selling in preparation to jump ship to the new Galaxy devices? Or are more and more Apple users taking advantage of the new Apple offering and upgrading to the 6 Plus? Prices haven’t changed much, which is great news for sellers who are trying to get rid of last season’s devices.

Swappa Closes Q1

With the first quarter of 2015 behind us, Swappa is still working at a steady rate of growth. We’ve just closed the window on yet another round of accepting applications for a new moderator and we’re looking forward to Swappa’s continued growth through the rest of 2015 and beyond!

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Swappa is Hiring a Moderator!

March 25th, 2015 by Lucas Freeman No comments »

Swappa Yo Jobba

Update, we have closed the application form after an amazing response. Thank you to everyone who applied. We’ll be in touch soon…


 

Swappa is hiring again! We’re looking for a part time moderator to join our growing team. This is a part-time, work-from-wherever job with modest pay. This is good supplemental work or a great opportunity for a college student, for instance.

The Position

We’re looking to fill the early mornings; 7:00 AM EST to 11:00 AM EST Monday through Friday. Due to the time slot, someone in the Eastern time zone is preferred.

The Work

The primary goal of a Swappa Moderator is to help keep Swappa a safe and easy place to buy and sell mobile devices. Our moderators provide help and guidance to buyers and sellers, prevent potential scammers, and overall make Swappa a better place to buy and sell. This is accomplished by monitoring and reviewing Swappa listings, comments, events, and responding to users and situations in a timely and helpful manner.

Requirements and preferences:

  • Willing to start working 15-20 hours per week
  • Willing to work 5 days per week
  • Some customer service or moderation experience, or community / forum involvement
  • Good communication skills, including spelling and written English
  • Basic understanding of cell phone carriers and technology
  • Patient and friendly
  • Reliability is very important
  • You must be 18 years or older to apply

Note: Swappa runs 24 / 7 / 365. So does our moderation team. This means we work on holidays. If you can’t / won’t work most holidays (that fall on your normal shift days) then this job probably isn’t a good fit.

Interested?

Form closed

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Swappa Monthly Report: February 2015

March 3rd, 2015 by Tony McAfee No comments »

The Top 5

The top-selling devices for the month of February on Swappa:

  1. Apple iPhone 5S (Verizon) average sale price: $341
  2. LG Nexus 5 (Unlocked) average sale price: $271
  3. Apple iPhone 5S (AT&T) average sale price: $312
  4. Apple iPhone 5 (Verizon) average sale price: $211
  5. Samsung Galaxy S 4 (Verizon) average sale price: $223

While users held their breath throughout February to see what new devices would be showcased at Mobile World Congress, buying trends stayed largely the same with the AT&T iPhone 5S jumping to our third slot pushing the Verizon iPhone 5 and Galaxy S 4.

Getting ready to upgrade your gear?

If you’re one of the many people with your eye on the next iterations of Samsung’s Galaxy S or HTC’s One lines, now is a fantastic time to clean out your drawers getting rid of old devices, or even sell your current flagship for the best price before next’s month’s releases.

Trying to free yourself and your loved ones from expensive cellphone contracts in the new year? Check out the extensive offerings of GSM Unlocked devices to ease your transition: Swappa – Unlocked

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Swappa is hiring Remote Web Developer

February 5th, 2015 by Ben Edwards No comments »

Swappa is a growing marketplace for buying and selling mobile devices: http://swappa.com/

Swappa is hiring a Remote Web Developer to join our small development team. The right candidate will be an effective developer with good communication skills and experience with Python, Django, jQuery, and preferably Bootstrap. This position will begin as part-time and hopefully transition to full-time if a good fit.

Our ideal developer will meet the following expectations:

  • Work independently, but never afraid to ask for help and/or opinions
  • Develop new site features, end-to-end: from front-end HTML to Django code to database models and migrations
  • Communicate ideas and design decisions to the team
  • Comfortable with quick development lifecycles
  • Willingness to work on new projects as well as maintenance of existing features
  • Values simplicity and good user experience

Technology / skill requirements:

  • Python / Django (required)
  • JavaScript / jQuery (required)
  • HTML + CSS (required), Bootstrap (preferred)
  • Source control (required), GitHub (required)
  • Django database migrations (required), South (preferred)
  • Amazon Web Services (preferred)

Other requirements:

  • Develop public-facing websites (and can provide examples)
  • Comfortable with database migrations (preferably using South)
  • Excellent communication skills (English)
  • 18 years or older

If you’re qualified and interested, please start the application process here:
https://swappa.wufoo.com/forms/swappa-web-dev-app/

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Swappa Monthly Report: January 2015

February 2nd, 2015 by Tony McAfee No comments »

The Top 5

The top-selling devices for the month of January on Swappa:

  1. Apple iPhone 5S (Verizon) average sale price: $342
  2. LG Nexus 5 (Unlocked) average sale price: $275
  3. Apple iPhone 5 (Verizon) average sale price: $211
  4. Samsung Galaxy S 4 (Verizon) average sale price: $222
  5. Apple iPhone 5S (AT&T) average sale price: $325

The exact same devices on the top 5 as last month just a slightly different order. All seeing slight drops in the average prices ranging from the Nexus 5’s $5 drop up to the more sizable $37 drop in the January’s best seller, the Verizon Apple iPhone 5S.

Google really knew what they were doing releasing the Nexus 6 as a higher price point, as a result the over 2-year-old Nexus 5 is simply refusing to lose resale value.

St. Valentine’s Day Shopping?

Don’t forget to check out Swappa for a reasonably priced current and last generation gently used devices. If you have a significant other who loves music or always seems to be filling their iPhone up, check out the prices on the 64 and 128 GB models from last season: Apple iPhone 5S

Trying to free yourself and your loved ones from expensive cellphone contracts in the new year? Check out the extensive offerings of GSM Unlocked devices to ease your transition: Swappa – Unlocked

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