If you’re looking to buy an affordable used iPhone, you’re probably weighing your options and doing some research to make sure you’re making the right choice. Orchard is all about making decisions simple. That’s why we have put together some info that’ll help you decide on the best place for you to buy a used iPhone.
Below, you’ll find the information you’ll need to compare Orchard and Swappa, including customer experiences, prices, and thoughts from real people who have recently bought an iPhone from Orchard.
We hope this helps!
Swappa is an online marketplace specifically dedicated to brokering smartphone sales. It’s a user-to-user marketplace where you can buy the phone that someone has listed, though it’s important to remember that Swappa has a very limited role in making sure that your seller isn’t pulling a fast one on you.
In contrast, our team of quality experts gets their hands on every device that comes through our doors. Before being listed for sale in our inventory, each phone must pass two independent 30-point quality inspections by two experts. Along with tools to check internal components, manual tests are done to mirror real world use. Only phones that work like new are listed for sale in our inventory.
Swappa’s hands are tied when it comes to resolving disputes between buyers and sellers— because of their limited involvement in the selling process, they also take advantage of the fact that they have limited liability if something goes wrong.
Instead, Orchard believes even the most casual phone user needs a reliable, high quality device. That's why we offer a comprehensive 90-day warranty on every phone, with the option to extend to 1 full year. And while some companies (ahem, Apple) make you pay extra for customer support, we offer unlimited access to our team of iPhone experts so you can get the most out of your phone.
Orchard offers unlimited access to device experts. Our open advice and comprehensive warranty gives both buyers and sellers peace of mind.
On Swappa, sellers get to set the price. How do you know if you’re paying too much? The answer: you don’t.
With Orchard’s smart analytics, we determine the fair market value for all iPhones for sale on our website. This price is set based on the condition of the phone and the prices of similar phones on other marketplaces, like Swappa. We calculate a price for each phone that actually reflects what it is worth. That price is the price you pay— nothing more, nothing less. This means our prices are not only affordable, they're fair.