Craigslist rose to fame in the 1990’s due to its simple design and organized system of advertising by region. In 2016, the site is still going strong despite competition from online marketplaces like Amazon and Ebay. The people have proven they can’t get enough of the often dodgy, classified ads which are why several copycat sites have been popping up over the years. Here are five of them to check out.
Sites Like Craigslist:
5: OODLE: THE FACEBOOK OF CRAIGSLIST
Oodle is one of the largest classified advertisement collection on the web today. It pulls from sources like eBay, MySpace, ForRent and local listings from newspapers in major areas. For fans of Facebook, Oodle will speak to you. The interface is very similar, in the fact, you need a Facebook account to even post ads on Oodle.
4. RECYCLER: GREENER THAN CRAIGSLIST
Launched in 2010, Recycler serves the entire U.S. Like Oodle, Recycler integrates with social media, allowing you to post ads on Facebook and local print publications. For the most part, Recycler is free but some ads require you to pay money for access to premium features.
3. OFFERUP: FOR THE CRAIGSLIST HAGGLER
For those that love to haggle but hate Ebay, OfferUp may be worth checking out. The Seattle-based company has some unique features. For example, by downloading the app on a mobile device, you can list an item for sale just by taking a picture and entering a few details. When it comes to buying something, it’s possible to bargain with the seller over the price and set up a better deal. Additionally, OfferUp has a wealth of nice safety features to keep those Somalian Prince’s away from your money.
2. HOOBLY: THE MINIMALIST CRAIGSLIST
Hoobly is one of the more minimalist classified websites out there. It’s quite similar to most sites except for one major difference: you have to choose what you’re looking for and then pick where to look for it. Hoobly is also a very popular choice for those looking to sell or adopt pets.
1. U.S. FREE ADS: OLD AS CRAIGSLIST
U.S. Free Ads has been around since the beginning of classified ad websites. For the most part, it shares the same feel and effectiveness of its competitor, however, it has a few key features. U.S. Free Ads requires an account to post advertisements for no cost but users can opt for an upgraded account for additional features. For horse lovers, U.S Free ads is a popular portal for buying and selling them, so keep that in mind.