Years ago eBay purchased global classifieds giant Kijiji. It did operate as Kijiji for a while until eBay finally (and slowly) changed it to ebayclassifieds.com.
Today, we received emails from eBay Classifieds that it will be shutdown shortly, I will assume that it’s because of the low traffic they have had since they made the switch.
eBay also had purchased mobile local trading app Close5 about a year or so ago and it looks like it’s gaining momentum in the ranks of local trading apps market. eBay is pushing Close5 to be “The” replacement of eBay classifieds as you can read in the email screenshot above.
About Close5: We have personally used it last year before our big move and were successful selling a few items we needed to get rid of, however other more popular local selling apps like Wallapop and OfferUp gave us better results.
eBay Classifieds will stop accepting new postings by the end of August and will completely shutdown by September 30th 2016.
RIP eBay Classifieds.
Throughout the years I’ve got so many great deals on apps (and I’m going to concentrate on the app side of it rather than music and movies), and I have bought many apps on a discounted rate or at full price, just recently I purchased the pro version of what I consider a life saver app called “Twilight” which had a few extra features for just $0.99 instead of $3.99 as part of a summer campaign by Google.
Now back to this awesome new portal.
A couple years back I created a new Gmail account to separate business and personal emails, I even bought a second phone to keep it completely separate, on the new phone, I simply logged in with the new Gmail/Google account and was not able to install the apps I had already paid for from my original account unless I paid for it all over again, of course, all the discounts were gone, and I remember the total was over $400 to re-purchase apps that I’ve already purchased before. The only solution was to login to my old Google account and just download and install all the apps, in order to keep using the apps I had to stay logged in South the original account on the new phone which was supposed to be for personal use.
I’ve made a few mistakes not switching back to the personal account, whether on Google docs or drive or whatever.
Fast forward to today…
The new Google Play Family Library allows you to share up to 6 accounts with family and allow each account to have the ability to install your purchased apps, music, books and movies. This means I sign up, login from the original account, add the new account and that’s it. Which I did. It literally took less than 2 minutes to have full control over all purchased apps from the original phone to the new phone. Not only that, I suggested a useful app with my wife that would have cost an additional few bucks.
Next step, I’m going to sync my music to the new account with Google play music… Wish me luck ????
Here is my first post of 2016: I just deleted a few posts of a certain show and a certain person who is being ridiculous on so many levels throughout this upcoming political campaign.
This is a business blog, it may have some personal aspects and personal business opinions but never ever “EVER” I will talk politics with you in here.
There used to be a good business show on TV which I used to analyze and extract lessons from in this blog, but since the leader of that show decided to dive into politics, there is no space for that on this blog at all. So, at this point, I have started my 2016 blogging by deleting all posts and photos uploaded or linked to on this blog permanently.
Politics is boring to me, it gives me headaches, and I don’t want to expose you to that, I mean, there are millions of outlets out there is that’s your thing.
With that, I will leave you with the note that I just discovered something freaking wild out there that I will share soon.