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Sites like Craigslist for Free Classified Ads
Are you looking for alternative/additional sites like craigslist to search and post free classified ads? I've started this very simple site to help you out. Below you will find a list of classified sites that I am aware of (other than craigslist, as I believe it needs no introduction). As I find more, I will put them up here. In no particular order, here you go:
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A relative newcomer to online classifieds, patrickspost is an excellent alternative to craigslist. At this time they only offer job classifieds. As it is a fairly new site, there are far fewer overall postings, and yours will most likely have fewer competing postings.

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Backpage is very similar to craigslist and has grown rapidly over the past several years. They are adding new cities all the time. Backpage is mainly free when posting in one local area. There is a nominal fee if you want to post in multiple cities at once, and that fee varies with the number of weeks you elect to list your posting. It is relatively inexpensive if you are looking to broadcast your ad over several cities. With this setup, I find there is an increased chance for spam and duplicate postings when on the search. You can search statewide (across multiple cities at once), but cannot do national searches.
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In my opinion, oodle has seen the fastest growth of all. I believe they would like to swallow craigslist whole if they could. They are well funded and boast a management team of former Excite and eBay executives. Their growth has been rocketed with strategic partnerships with the likes of Facebook, Walmart, Twitter, MySpace, etc.. With this business driven setup, you are likely to find your posting intermingled with similar from many corporate entities. You can post individual postings for free. If you need to post higher volume, monthly memberships or yearly subscriptions are available depending on the volume of postings you seek. If social distribution across multiple mediums is what you are looking for, oodle should work great.
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Recently branded and known as Kijiji (a Swahili word meaning "village"), Ebay Classifieds is Ebay's attempt at the free classifieds ad market. Interesting enough, they already own about 25% of craigslist. I believe Ebay Classifieds (and part ownership in craigslist for that matter) to be an obvious progression for Ebay as it compliments their online auction empire. Posting is completely free. They make their money on the advertising throughout the site. While you can search nationally, they do a great job of promoting local use and cutting back on spam as they don't allow you to post over numerous cities at once. It is a good site for a full service posting that should get your posting lots of exposure.
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Last Updated: 1/12/12