Swappa vs Gazelle

User-to-user marketplace for buying and selling gently used technology. Direct transactions between buyers and sellers, cutting out middlemen. Primarily uses PayPal for transactions due to its buyer and seller protections. Listing on Swappa is free; a small fee is charged to buyers and sellers only after an item sells.
Consumer electronics e-commerce platform, allowing customers to buy, sell, and recycle electronics. Offer a variety of phones varying by brand, model, storage options, and carrier. The phones are priced based on their cosmetic condition.
Devices sold on Swappa do not come with manufacturer warranties unless explicitly stated in the listing description.
Standard 30-day warranty, which can be extended through WarrantyLife
Return Policy
The return procedures require the seller to provide a return address, and the buyer to ship the device back with tracking and proper insurance. The IMEI or Serial Number of the device being returned must be provided on the private sale page before sending it back.
30-day domestic return policy commencing on the delivery date as reported by the shipping carrier. In case of a return, the full amount of the item(s) being returned will be refunded.
Payment Options
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, Katapult, Affirm
Installment Options
Min. Battery
Below 80% must be disclosed in listing.
Above 80% capacity
Condition Descriptions
  • New: Unopened retail packaging (factory sealed)
  • Mint: Pristine condition, no signs of wear and tear
  • Good: Excellent condition, minor wear and tear
  • Fair: Noticeable wear and tear
  • Fair: The screens of these devices are in good condition. There is some wear and tear that does not affect the functionality of the phone. These devices have been priced at the lowest amount to help you save money on a phone in great working order.
  • Good: The screens of these devices are in very good condition. There are light scuffs or nicks that do not affect the functionality of the phone.
  • Excellent: The best condition Gazelle has to offer. The screen and body of these devices are in excellent condition.
Product Categories
Apple products, iPhones, other phones, laptops, sneakers, watches, tablets, video games
iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones, iPads, other electronics focused on mobile devices
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