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Kijiji

eBay, however straight-forward it may seem, has a bunch properties and subsidiaries unknown to a majority of its U.S. users. Today, they announced the launch of Kijiji in the U.S mark, which has been one of their plays in the international free classified ads space, particularly Europe and Asia since 2005.

In contrast to Craigslist, Kijiji supports a fairly modern, advanced, and Flash-based interfaced. Since the service is local-centric, users are provided with a map of the U.S., a zip-code search, and a state/city selector (as compared to KijijiCraigslist’s city “list”). Upon selecting their town/city, they’re taken to what resembles a Web 2.0 version of the eBay homepage — a slick layout with with a whole bunch of categories and subcategories (mostly the ones you find in traditional classified listings), an events calendar, and a search feature.

From here, Kijiji isn’t much different from any other online classifieds service. You can go ahead and post an ad (for free)or browse through the many listings present. Compared to Craigslist, the interface is a bit nicer to the eyes and provides a modern feel, although, there’s nothing like the classic Craigslist feel we’ve come to love.

Ever since the early days of the dotcom boom, eBay and Craigslist have been compared as two completely opposite rivals which somewhat step in each other’s circle. While eBay has had a commercial, growing approach to letting users buy and sell stuff, Craigslist has been conservative, classic, local, and simple, focusing on classifieds and just that.

Kijiji builds on this and brings the eBay approach right into the middle of Craigslist’s arena. While the service might seem superior and advanced with a lot more bells attached, nothing comes close to the branding and image Craigslist has built in its decade of existence. Will Kijiji be able to even come close?

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    September 23, 2008 at 9:09 pm

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  3. nina

    September 23, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Tiny little puppies . They are so cute and funy.
    They got there first shot and AKC registered. They
    are ready to go to new homes so contact the us. We
    offer precious, healthy, well socialized baby doll
    face Yorkies ! They are raised in our home, as we
    the parents. We raise both the standard size and
    tiny type. Health guaranteed. We do ship, for an
    extra fee, mail for more information if you are
    interested.

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    March 22, 2009 at 5:31 am

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  5. carine mama

    March 22, 2009 at 8:31 am

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  6. carine mama

    March 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    We have teacup Yorkie puppies for adoption. Our teacups are absolutely gorgeous home raised puppies. They are unbeleivable tiny, playful yorkie puppies and are current on all age appropriate vaccinations and are dewormed. Adult teacup yorkie size should be under 5 inches and weight should be around 2.5 pound mark. Come with health guarantee, registration papers and toys. Teacup yorkie puppies approved for good homes only. Adult Teacup Yorkies have “wooley” coats which are completely black across the back, they are generally intelligent, independent and courageous. Yorkie is a wonderful companion for adults and for children. Teacup Yorkies are extremely loyal and loving dogs and are excellent with older children.

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