Used mobile phones are available for online purchase through numerous websites, including Swappa, Glyde, Best Buy Outlet and Amazon. The phones listed for sale range from mint to fair condition.
Other sites such as eBay and Craigslist also allow the posting of used mobile phones for sale. However, these sites do not appear to enforce the same quality standards for products listed or offer the same level of buyer protection as Swappa and the others. For example, Swappa only allows the sale of clean ESN phones. This means the phones have no flags by the carrier indicating an issue such as an outstanding balance or a lost or stolen device that would prevent the buyer from being able to activate the phone. Glyde holds the buyer's payment for three days while the buyer has a chance to review the item. The device can be returned for a full refund during this time if the phone is not in the same condition as it was advertised.