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3 best Craigslist alternative sites

Take a quick look around your house. As you do, you'll probably notice tons of items that you no longer use. Old clothing, furniture, electronics, etc. can easily pile up.

But you've probably heard the saying that one man's trash is another man's treasure, and while you may not want those vinyl records, pieces of jewelry, or even that used vehicle, there's someone out there who does.

When it's time to sell, the first place that comes to mind is usually Craigslist. But the site is riddled with problems. Scams, like this one, can cost you the cash and the product. And the scammers target both buyers and sellers.

That's not the only reason branching out from Craigslist is a good idea. Maybe you're hosting a garage sale and are just looking for additional ways to get the word out. Whatever your reason, these three sites are worth considering.

1. Oodle

This site is similar to Craigslist, but comes with a few extra perks. Oodle has also been reported as the "fastest expanding classifieds website."

Oodle works a lot like Craigslist, but on steroids. It comes with the same ease of use, but connects classified listings with several other sources. Major newspapers, AOL Classifieds, MySpace and even Facebook Marketplace, can all share the same listing.

Because Oodle taps into multiple sources that means you'll find a larger inventory. It also means that when you sell your items, it will reach more potential buyers.

Listing an item on Oodle is free, but paid options and ads also contribute to Oodle's revenue.

Even though Oodle's network gives you access to more local buyers, when compared to Craigslist side-by-side, it appears not many people know about this secret. Oodle's 15 million monthly users are nowhere near Craigslist's 60 million.

Click here to post your first listing on Oodle.

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