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Is Kijiji Dead?

When I first joined Kijiji 8 years ago, I would get responses ( not always sales necessarily but at least responses ) within hours of putting an Ad up. Sometimes minutes. It rarely took more than a couple of weeks to sell anything. And now, 8 years later, I’m lucky if I sell anything in less than 3 or 4 months.  Some things are still up after 6 months. And it’s not because I’m selling different things than I was 8 years ago, I’m selling basically the same things I was then.

Maybe it’s the area I live in and people living in other areas are not seeing this decline. I can’t really comment on other areas, because I don’t live in those areas. But in the area I do live in, and in cities in my basic area that I post in, the decline in responses and sales is very evident.

So I have all but given up on Kijiji ( not entirely, but I have at times considered taking down all my Ads ) and turned to Facebook Marketplace. Which seems to fluctuate, by that I mean I will get several responses and sales, then nothing for awhile, then several responses and sales again. But I’ve sold more on Marketplace in the last year than I have on Kijiji in the last 4 years.

 

( image courtesy of london.ctvnews.ca )

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