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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Kijiji VS Craigslist VS ?

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KIJIJI OR CRAIGSLIST

Everyone by now should know what Kijiji and Craigslist. Craigslist more due to some weird things happening on there. I have often wondered What is better? Kijiji or Craigslist.


Okay, So we will start with Kijiji.

It's a great site, you can find lots of things and as always its buyer beware. They have a free section. (usually ridden with people getting rid of their animals) You can find some great items and meet people. One of the things I find useful is the job section. The website is very easy to use if your buying or selling.

There is a downside, you have to email and wait for an email back. I had a situation where when I was browsing someone with a business had their ads posted all over (against the T.O.S of Kijiji) and when I nicely asked him to stop explaining that I have to go through pages of his business adds that are categorized.  He told me to get a life and things got heated up, He stalked my email and sent me messages about how he was going to ruin my life, He was a big A-hole. I found that Kijiji lets some people getaway with it and often it makes it suck to have to go through that to find what you searched for.

I won't go much into Craigslist I have always found it to be very confusing, people still use it but when I went to try to use it I just got really confused. Kijiji in my opinion way better. without all the creepiness. Their platform to me isn't very friendly and I have noticed at least for my area there isn't much posting, but lot's in the escort section.



NOW what if I told you that there is a better way to buy and sell and you probably use it often.

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FACEBOOK....... Facebook groups have been exploding with buy and sell groups, I would imagine there would be one local to you, using Facebook is pretty decent you get to talk one on one with the person. You can kinda see who you are buying from. .You don't have to wait around for an email. I find that you get better results when you are selling ( As long as you add a picture and description) You can haggle prices and get some good deals. I had got an electric guitar, Guitar stand and amp for $25 Delivered. Sometimes you can catch the best deals on things that people won't even post on Kijiji. 

Another great thing about groups on Facebook is the free cycle groups that may be floating around for your area, Where I am there are free cycle groups and a group for mothers called Frugal Mom, it's amazing some of the items that are given away. Not only that you become part of an amazing community. People give away furniture, gift cards you name it!!

Try searching in Facebook. _______ free, frugal, free cycle. If you can't find one on your own why not create one? Its super easy to create a page and if you invite friends it will grow in time and you will have an active Facebook page. 


What is a Facebook page?

Facebook Pages enable Public Figures, businesses, organizations or other entities to create an authentic public presence on Facebook.  

Example: If you are a fan of True Blood, you can connect with the official Facebook page.

What is a Facebook Group?
Facebook Groups: Are the place for a small group communication. You have an option to make the group publicly available for anyone, or require approval for members to join, you can make it by invitation only. This is widely used to make buy and sell groups as its very easy to add admins. And the posts are easier to read, you can also create events. 

Where are you from and are you part of Facebook selling groups? What is your experience?

18 comments:

Catherine Sargent said...

I wasn't aware that Facebook had a selling group. I have never used craiglist or heard of Kijiji. Thanks for the info I will check it out.

Melissa said...

My hubs uses Craigslist on occasion, but I had never heard of Kijiji. Now I'm even more confused because when I clicked the US link, it just took me to ebay classifieds.

Annemarie Leblanc said...

I've never used Kajiji or Craiglist before, I'm a bit worried using them.

Ben @ Cheap is the new Classy said...

I knew about Craig's List and Facebook selling groups, but I've never heard of Kajiji before. I'll have to check it out.

Liz Mays said...

I knew about Face Book selling groups and Craig's List, but I've never heard of Kajiji before. I'll have to check it out. I'm always on the lookout for a new place to sell my old stuff.

Debi - Travel Blogger said...

I've heard of all of these except Kajiji. I'll have to look into that one. I'm always looking for new websites where I can sell my unused items.

Felice said...

I've never heard of Kajiji! but you are so right Craigslist is full of creepers lol

♥ Vanessa said...

I belong to one sellers group on Facebook for children's clothes in my area which I find so great! Believe it or not, I have never been on Kajiji or Craigslist!

Rebecca Swenor said...

I have never heard of Kijiji before. I love the selling groups on facebook though. There are a couple in my area and surrounding areas that I have joined. They can be very convenient. Thanks for sharing.

Tanya Coffman said...

Thank you so much for introducing me to a new site I've never heard of before! We've only used FB groups and craigslist...now I can't wait to check out Kijiji! :D

FamiGami said...

The problem I have with facebook groups is that they are so non-user friendly. Posts always bounce around the page, you can never find what you're looking for and there's really no way to navigate them. I like kijiji but find most of the people absolutely dishonest, same with craigslist. Thing with craigslist is they haven't really done anything since 2000 it seems and their latest decisions really suck.

Ann B said...

I know a few people that sell things on kijiji.
They sell a lot of things and also find a lot of some great bargains,

Danielle said...

I'vev never heard of Kijiji. I will have to check it out.

Natalie Holland said...

I've been apart of a few sell/buy groups on facebook. But anything you do online isn't safe anymore, there's always gonna be people who lie and keep your money and whatnot. Craigslist as it is, is weird. But It's good for yard sales. Anything in public places, lol.

Ashley Nicholas said...

We've had great luck with Craigslist- both selling and buying! I think that it depends on your area!

Robert Rammuny said...

Craigslist is a great option and I've had a great success with it.

Rachael Yerkes said...

I have never even heard of Kijiji before. But I sometimes use Craigslist. But Facebook does seem to be the way to go.

Angele @Shoeboxbegone said...

I love Kijiji, but I also love my local freecyle group :) can't comment on craigslist, never used it ;)

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