List of free classified websites

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List of free classified websites
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Much to the dismay of traditional newspapers--whose “want ad” sections had been a significant revenue source for decades--Americans are taking to the Internet at a furious pace to buy and sell belongings. Ditto offering and contracting services. According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans who’ve used online classified ads has more than doubled in the past four years. “On any given day,” the public-opinion researcher reports, “about a tenth of Internet users (9 per cent) visit online classified sites, up from 4 per cent in 2005.” To boot, many of these sites are free to both buyers and sellers. Here are the four most popular such services, each of which boasts more than 1 million visitors per month, according to

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Talk about needing no introduction. Ask anyone who has ever looked online for apartments, roommates, concert tickets, used furniture, hardly used baby clothes, guitar lessons, astrology readings or any one of thousands of other goods and services, Craigslist is synonymous with classifieds. The San Francisco-based site enjoys 20 billion monthly page views from more than 50 million users. Since its founding in 1995 by software engineer (and self-professed nerd) Craig Newmark, the populist porthole has expanded to more than 700 local sites throughout the U.S. and abroad. In addition to English, Craigslist is available in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.


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