Swappa is XDA’s official marketplace for buying and selling gently used mobile devices because it has earned the trust of the community. With no seller fees, stringent requirements on the quality of devices that can be listed, and amazing customer service, we can’t imagine why anyone would use eBay. However, one thing that Swappa has lacked was a place to sell accessories, parts, and phones with broken screens. That has changed with the introduction of the Swappa Boneyard.
In Swappa Boneyard, you can find devices in need of repair (often times you can buy one of these devices, fix the component yourself, and save a lot of money), cases, Bluetooth accessories, and even wireless chargers. We’re excited to see our friends at Swappa continue to evolve and be a great service for the mobile community.
So it’s been a week since XDA:DevCon 13 passed, and I am still blown away by the excitement, energy, and community that flowed out of the event. With top-notch speakers and sponsors giving their all, and a hotel staff that was committed to making sure everything went smoothly, there was hardly a chance for Uncle Murphy (the bad luck icon, not our amazing opening speaker Mark Murphy) to make an appearance.
Going into this event I didn’t know what to expect—much like when you and your significant other find yourselves expecting a child, you spend months planning something, but you still don’t know what is really in store. Is it going to come out looking like this or more like this?
So many exciting things happened, some of which XDA TV Producer Jordan Keyes spoke about in his recap last week, while others will probably never see the light of day (but have something to do with a dancing video bomb, crazy developer drink shots, and a dancing penguin, to name a few). One thing’s for certain though: without the support of the XDA community, and willingness to take a risk and show up to a new conference, this would have never been a success. Also, a big thanks goes out to XDA Staff, Sponsors, and Speakers who made it possible for this baby to be born.
It’s with that in mind that I want to give a shout out to those sponsors below. Without each and every one of them, XDA:DevCon would not have had the amazing giveaways and allow us the ability to serve amazing food during the conference. We thank you for your commitment and willingness to join us at our first ever developer conference.
May 28, 2013 By: admin
When we announced our partnership with Swappa, we also made an exception to one of our forum rules by allowing XDA members to list to their Swappa listing in signatures to garner more attention. XDA Recognized Contributor and Themer PulseDroid created a handful of signature badges for the most popular devices, should you have a listing up on Swappa for the Samsung Galaxy S II/III, Note I/II, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, HTC One X, or Droid DNA.
You can view the badges in the forum thread.
As you might recall, we recently announced that XDA has made Swappa its official marketplace for buying and selling gently used mobile devices. You can login to Swappa with your XDA username, and you can even advertise a Swappa listing in your signature in the forums.
One of the most common requests we heard was for Swappa to have local markets for other countries and not just the US. While anyone can use Swappa, regardless of country, shipping is more pricey for international users if buying only from the US, and the currency is not localized.
Swappa is changing that with the release of its UK market. You can change regions by hitting the flag in the upper left corner of the site, or just visit Swappa.com/uk. And yes, other markets are coming soon, like India and Europe. Stay tuned.