eBay Launches Craigslist Clone In Six Countries

from the so-that's-what-they-plan-to-do dept

While eBay surprised a lot of people by buying one quarter of Craigslist last summer (due to someone selling his shares to eBay, rather than the company looking for an investment), it looks like they're taking what they've learned... and launching competitors.BusinessWeek's Tech Beat points out that eBay has launched a free classified service in six countries under the Kijiji brand. While none of the locations are places where Craigslist has a presence, Craigslist has been expanding internationally -- so you have to wonder if the two will start to bump into each other. eBay says they're doing it to build up a sense of "community," though, you have to wonder if Craig and company feel particularly communal towards their step-parent in this situation.


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    Alex Chekholko, Mar 9th, 2005 @ 4:56pm

    Not competitors.

    A dry cleaning place in San Fransisco is not a direct competitor to a dry cleaning place in NYC. A Craigslist equivalent in a different country is not a direct competitor to any of the US Craigslists.
    Also, I think it's a smart move by Ebay; Craig should have thought of it first.

     

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    Mike (profile), Mar 9th, 2005 @ 5:35pm

    Re: Not competitors.

    Ah, but a dry cleaning business in NYC *is* a competitor to a dry cleaning business in San Francisco that has been expanding eastward...

    It's a competitive move. Craigslist has been expanding, and eBay did an end run.

     

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    Lawrence, Mar 14th, 2005 @ 10:58pm

    Re: Not competitors.

    Check out another new community site:

    Ymetro.com

     

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    stephen lawler, Mar 29th, 2005 @ 10:18am

    Re: Not competitors.

    your site is DOWN!!

     

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    craiglist clone, Nov 8th, 2006 @ 10:01am

    craigslist clone custom software development

    These guys actually develop custom craigslist clone software. It's custom software with similar features as seen on craigslist, but they look like they know what they are doing. craigslist clone

     

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    josh, Mar 29th, 2007 @ 5:18pm

    another craigslist site

    Another new community site like craigslist is:

    http://www.blurbpage.com

     

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    craigslist clone, Mar 30th, 2007 @ 4:56pm

    craigslist clone

    these guys do custom development of craigslist clone software (classifieds software) so they don't just sell you another script which I thought was a good thing http://venturait.com/craigslist_clone.html craigslist clone

     

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    Dan, Aug 25th, 2007 @ 6:07pm

    Another new startup is http://cliQs.com

    It's interface looks much better than craigslist.

     

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    Jperez, Oct 16th, 2007 @ 10:11am

    Don't Hate but Love Craigslist!

    I love what Craig's started. A true pioneer in our time period.
    Check out a site (kinda like but more):
    ...................................
    http://www.maidandbeyond.com
    ......................... ..........
    FREE listing of people selling services, it also provides a FREE full online profile/portfolio including photo gallery, "buy now" aps, posting, referral, etc.. It's like eBay + MySpace + Craigslist!

     

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    John craigslist clones, Jan 6th, 2008 @ 12:46pm

    an affordable craigslist clone

    I recently baught this script it is very reasonably priced, was easy to install and i was happy to see its easy to customize here is the site
    http://www.craigslistclones.com


    John
    http://www.eugenecommunity.com

     

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    MajorHart, Jan 7th, 2008 @ 7:07pm

    Re: craigslist clones

    Hi, - I run 5 craigslist clones listed and linked to from the url above.

    I wish they were a lot lower cost but I'm glad to see the scripts I own an Unlimited Domain License in are getting around now. It's a great one - but could use some retooling - for instance let people leave ads without waiting for an email confirmation (up to admin) and all admin to place ads in all cities at once and maybe charge for users to do that.

    Other than that it's a great script.

    MajorHart

     

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    craigslistclones, Jan 16th, 2008 @ 11:57am

    craigslist clone

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    craigslistclones, Jan 16th, 2008 @ 12:03pm

    craigslistclones

    wanted to also let you know a knew feature that is for sale and will be added to the sale page very soon

    you can add all catagories and sub catagories instantly!

    anyone interested
    check the site or email about purchasing
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    fog, Aug 6th, 2008 @ 9:04am

    Re: Cliqs

    this is good. is this custom or a acript on the market? anyone?

     

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    mike, Sep 15th, 2008 @ 12:58pm

    A new BART classified website in Craigs' home city

    This is a new classified ad website based in San francisco; the home of Craigslist, where it has created a classified ad community specifically for BART riders.

    Here is a discription from the website:

    Transit Bay Area Classifieds is a San francisco transit-based classified ad website that's built for Bay Area Rapid Transit riders in the San francisco bay area. We have taken the buy and sell arena to the BART community by bringing a classified ad service to people who ride BART on a regular basis. With our BART transit-ad concept, San francisco BART riders can conveniently pre-arrange a transaction to buy, sell, or trade with other fellow Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters for items such as electronics, jewelry, tickets and other carry friendly items.

     

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    Transit Bay Area Classifieds, Sep 15th, 2008 @ 1:02pm

    BART' bay area classified ad website for riders

    This is a new classified ad website based in San francisco; the home of Craigslist, where it has created a classified ad community specifically for BART riders.

    Here is a discription from the website:

    Transit Bay Area Classifieds is a San francisco transit-based classified ad website that's built for Bay Area Rapid Transit riders in the San francisco bay area. We have taken the buy and sell arena to the BART community by bringing a classified ad service to people who ride BART on a regular basis. With our BART transit-ad concept, San francisco BART riders can conveniently pre-arrange a transaction to buy, sell, or trade with other fellow Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters for items such as electronics, jewelry, tickets and other carry friendly items.

    http://www.transitbayareaclassifieds.com/

     

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    Jerry, Feb 14th, 2009 @ 4:54pm

    if they can do it so can I lol I baught my script here http://www.craigslistclones.com/Demo.html
    lets see what we can do people

     

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    janeet, Feb 24th, 2009 @ 9:57am

    Craigslist clone sites

     

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    Ziark, Feb 26th, 2009 @ 5:49pm

    The best Craigslist Clone yet

    This craigslist clone was free, thanks to drupal CMS, CCK and Views2. it can be done free of charge and you will know every thing about your website. click the link and have look ZiarK Thanks Brad

     

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    ButterBoy, May 7th, 2009 @ 2:43pm

    This script is clean

    What site is clean, what script is it?

    http://www.txclassifieds.org/

     

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    Jeff, Aug 2nd, 2009 @ 8:02am

    video classifieds

    Reachoo is an awesome, clean classifieds website that aggregates ads from different classifieds service and let you upload video for your advertisements!

     

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    John, Mar 12th, 2010 @ 1:00am

    A competitor

    I saw a site that was a clone of craigslist but way better looking and it was crazy easy to do searches. Not many people use it but, people will once they see how it works. BTW. All ad postings are free!

    http://www.postaddict.com/

     

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    php classifieds, May 27th, 2012 @ 9:11pm

    A classifieds startup business

    A great option I found to start a sort of craigslist clone website is http://php-classifieds.com/ they have some templates to look at, specially one that looks just like craigslist, actually is almost identical, same design and functionality, I would highly suggest it, their customer service is excellent!
    Regards,
    Mary

     

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    craigslist clone, May 27th, 2012 @ 9:15pm

    A good clone of craigslist

    http://bestcraigslistclone.com has a clone of Craigslist, Im thinking about running my own as well.
    Later

     

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    Classifieds site, May 27th, 2012 @ 9:17pm

    A good place to post

    http://adsquish.com is a good classifieds site as well

     

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    Jack Moyes, Jul 12th, 2013 @ 5:37am

    Craigslist Clone

    I think they are just making Craigslist Clone and launched it in six different countries, Craigslist Clone is in demand in the market. Many Website Development Companies offers Website Clones including Craigslist Clone. Check here: http://www.ncrypted.net/craigslist-clone

     

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    James, Aug 22nd, 2013 @ 10:10pm

    Craigslist Clone Script

    Yes they know that Craigslist is the hottest classifieds website in the US and everyone wants to copy it. They can easily build a craigslist clone using craigslist script

     

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