No scammers and scalpers please!
Jawa was our “pandemic baby.” CEO Amanda was building a PC during peak supply shortages and was shocked, frustrated, annoyed, you name it… at how painful the process was. She knew there were good gamers out there selling quality gear at reasonable prices, they just didn't seem to have one well-functioning destination to go to. And thus Jawa was born.
Believe it or not we started with just components categories but pretty soon saw that custom PC builders were flocking to Jawa to expand their businesses to a national audience. Now that's where we do the most business!
Great gear is sold at reasonable prices
Our mission for Jawa is to be THE community where great gaming gear is sold at reasonable prices between gamers (not scalpers).
We are very grateful to our discord community for helping us flag sus listings or bad prices to help us fulfill our mission. But of course we know this is subjective and that there will be hiccups along the way. As we fix bugs, roll out new features, and listen to your feedback, we'll be working hard to make this the best place on the internet to gather, discuss, and buy and sell gaming gear.
Our Core Values
Good parts. Fair prices
We pre-vetted all of our Jawa Verified Sellers to make sure that they are aligned with our values. That means they have working, high quality products and they aren’t looking to price gouge.
Better and simpler transaction fees
Our fees are among the lowest in the biz: 3% for payment processing, and 6% for the Jawa platform.
Buyer and seller protections
Trust is one of the most important factors in considering which marketplace to use. If you encounter an issue, we are committed to making it right.
Meet the Founding Jawas
With over a decade of experience in building and expanding businesses, Amanda leads the operations behind Jawa. She holds the high score in Ms. Pac Man in the Boulder Arcade.
Andrew learned to play chess on a Tandy Color Computer and has been gaming ever since. He's been working in and around startups for over a decade, and now runs technology at Jawa.