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Craigslist Launches for Medicine Hat

The online classifieds giant has officially opened its doors to our little corner of the earth. I wonder what their stipulation for creating new areas on their website is? Either way, it is definitely better than Facebook’s stipulations and it’s lack of a Medicine Hat network. Right now, the listings are pretty empty, in fact, they are completely empty, probably because nobody realized that it was open. Hopefully this post will drive some commerce to the website.

Personally, I would rather use craigslist over services like Facebook groups and Kijiji even though it may look “ugly” – it’s simple, lightweight, ad-free and very effective which is why it still dominates in other markets.

Medicine Hat Classifieds @ craigslist

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2 Responses to “Craigslist Launches for Medicine Hat”

  1. August 31st, 2009 at 8:11 AM

    Tyler says:

    I always wondered why Craigslist never really took off in Canada. Even now if you compare some of the larger centers to Kijiji, craigslist is lacking the content. I think most people would prefer the visual design of Kijiji over the overly simplistic (aka. ugly) design of craigslist.

    As of now I am sticking with Kijiji because that’s where the people are (today) but lets see if that changes.

    For a little side note – I emailed craigslist a few weeks ago when I moved here to find out why Medicine Hat wasn’t listed. Might be a coincidence, or maybe they never added the Hat because no one asked before?

  2. September 3rd, 2009 at 4:43 PM

    aehiilrs says:

    I had asked before, and I doubt I was the only one.

    Personally, I never. Ever. *EVER*. go to kijiji; it might have a decent design (Oh, wait, it doesn’t…), but the url and the massive quantity of irrelevant ads are what killed it for me.

    Also, somehow they broke Command-Click in Safari. I didn’t even think that was possible.

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