Ebay taking on Craigslist

Ebay announced re-launched their classifieds system today. It’s essentially lead generation tool that people are saying is more expensive than PPC (pay per click) advertising, say, through Google. It might also help for Ebay to actually tell their sellers that this feature is available:

“Despite this, many eBay sellers appear to be unaware of Ad Format, something that might change now that eBay is renaming the feature,” according to a post by Ina Steiner at AuctionBytes.com.

The biggest difference between that and Craigslist is that Craigslist is free to list and there are no transaction fees. But other than that it’s a stellar idea. 😉

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