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Ben Edwards
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Fee increases kinda suck. But you know what sucks more? Seeing millions of people sell their device on eBay (with substantially higher fees) or to Gazelle (where they pay you about half of what it's worth) simply because they've never heard of Swappa.

Swappa's competitors are huge and numerous. And they spend most of their money (millions and millions of dollars) on marketing instead of providing a better service.

Our expenses go primarily towards hiring people to provide amazing customer service and moderation that keeps the marketplace safe. People. About 2/3 of our small staff is support and moderation.

Swappa has never done any big marketing; we don't have millions and millions of dollars. This small fee increase won't change either of those things. But slightly higher fees, which are still much less than our competitors', does mean that we can continue to invest more in improving our service and finding creative ways to spread the word about Swappa.

Swappa's fees are still simple, transparent, and nominal. Our services are still an incredible value.

Thanks for using +Swappa.

 
NEW CATEGORIES & TIERED FEES

In the last six years of operating Swappa, we’ve never raised prices. We’ve had a flat $10 sale fee since the launch in December of 2010. Beginning November 1, 2016 our sale fees will start at $5 and be tiered based on the value of the device sold.

As we add additional product lines like Chromebooks, VR and MacBooks, tiered pricing will help us continue to provide the best marketplace, best community, and best support. As always our fees will be simple, transparent, and lower than all of our known competitors.

Please visit https://goo.gl/e6zUHt to review the details of this change. Our support staff is always here to help, 24/7/365. Please contact us at help@swappa.com with additional questions.

Thanks!
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Swappa fees are simple, transparent, and paid by the buyer. More safety and security, lower fees.
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Swappa, all the way 👍👍👍👍
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The Note 7 release means other used Samsung phones get cheaper: http://bit.ly/2bPgE3Z
 
Already seeing the #Note7 on +Swappa. Check out options for At&T, Verizon and Sprint.

If new isn't your thing, now is the perfect time to pick up a newish Note 4 or Note 5. Prices start dropping during new releases. Get some!

Note 7: http://bit.ly/2bcuIQh
Note 4, Note 5: http://bit.ly/2bPgE3Z
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Nintendo has just announced the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, “a near-identical, mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console” that plugs into your high-definition TV using an included HDMI cable. The device, which launches on November 11 in North America and Europe, includes 30 NES games built in, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong,...
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Boulevard Brewing with +The Michael Lipson​
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My fave beer all time.. Coming up there next month for a week of boulevard beer and Minskys pizza 🍺 🍕
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At the Royals game!
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Happy birthday Swappa! #proudfather
 
🎂 It's our 6th birthday! Huge thanks to each of you for your support and use of the site! We (literally) couldn't do this without you! 💚

Please consider shopping small-ish with us this holiday! And check out the new warranties available for newish devices if you haven't already. https://goo.gl/Y4LGns Thanks!!! 
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Should be proud! Made a fantastic service! I recommend +Swappa to everyone specially when I wear your shirts!
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Chromebooks on +Swappa... that's pretty cool:
https://swappa.com/buy/chromebooks
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Flew back from CTIA in Vegas on the same plane as Flavor Flav. We may or may not have fought the power together. Super nice guy. #publicenemy
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Ben you look great. I have sent you an email at info@swappa.com reason being not having your email address. I hope to get your reply. Thanks
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Team +Swappa has already booked hotel rooms! #BABBQ16  
 
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Learn, Play, & EatThe Big Android BBQ (BABBQ) is a developer event like no other. Immerse yourself in a thriving community of mobile adventurers that learn, play, and eat together. Hear from thought leaders and senior developers in our world-class sessions, then roll up your sleeves and put that knowledge to practice in the Code Kitchen™ lab. End each evening with fellow attendees and sponsors at our networking sessions. You’ll leave the 2016 Big...
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Yessssss.
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Solid advice.
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Sale on all phones running Android donut 
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  • Swappa
    Founder, Developer, present
  • MobiTV, Inc.
    Senior Mobile Applications Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Redbird Software
    Founder, 2006 - present
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    Computer Science, 1998 - 2003
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Really good wraps with good ingredients. Lives up to its name.
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Good room and all around stay.
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Clean rooms, polite staff, and fun amenities.
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Beautiful setting, okay drinks.
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Nice rooms and good staff. Great location. Pool was closed though.
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