I have a feeling with the recent announcement about AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile, there are going to be a lot of people that are going to be looking to switch to one of the CDMA carriers, and that means a device change. Only problem is, those pesky two year contracts can make it prohibitive to make the change, especially when you stack the cost of a new device on top of an early termination fees. There is a site out there that looks to help with this problem by providing a marketplace to sell, buy and trade your “lightly” used Android device called Swappa.com
Swappa is set up and organized really well. You simply pick the device you want to either sell or buy, and it lists out other people who are selling the same device, the details, and how much each person is charging. It is easy to navigate and to see what the current market value (at least on Swappa) is for different devices.
Probably the best part of the whole site is their fee system. Swappa only takes a $10 flat rate fee for each transaction, no matter the amount. This can mean some pretty big savings over selling items on ebay. Swappa has also set some pretty good ground rules, meaning no broken screens, bad ESN’s or non-operational devices for “parts”. Check it out and let us know what you think.