Have an older Android phone you want to sell or want to purchase a really cheap phone? Chances are you’ll go on Swappa to check out the available options.
So far the website has been curating transactions in different markets across the globe including the US, UK, Canada and Europe. But as it turns out, Swappa is in the process of phasing out international markets.
A Canadian user asked on Twitter why the Swappa Canadian website was display contradicting information, only to receive the answer that Swappa is withdrawing from non-US markets. So only US residents will be able to buy and sell gently used gadgetry from now on.
@csmopath Eww, sorry. We're actually phasing out the international (non-US) markets. The prices are for the US market, which will remain.
— Swappa (@swappa) December 7, 2016
Swappa made a name for itself as a marketplace which doesn’t sell junk, only qualitative refurbished devices. What’s more, users can choose to sell their phone rooted or flashed with a custom ROM like Cyanogen.
It works the other way around too. If you’re not exactly a pro when it comes to tinkering, you can opt to buy a pre-rooted or flashed device. Swappa is known for being more secure than eBay and focused on delivering quality products to their users. Surely a lot of international users will be sad to see Swappa go. The company hasn’t given an official reason for why it has chosen to phase out international markets.