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Kijiji to Change Name to eBay Classifieds

February 27, 2009 – 7:07 pm

Kijiji, the classifieds site that is owned by eBay, will be changing their name to eBay Classifieds. In an email received today, eBay has decided to change the name because it “just seemed like a good idea.”

I think this is a great move since Kijiji is so hard to spell and pronounce. They are testing this change in the San Antonio market and then most likely will be rolling this out to the remaining markets. The email is below:


Dear Kijiji San Antonio user,

Starting in early March, Kijiji San Antonio is going to be trying out a new name, “eBay Classifieds San Antonio.” We here at Kijiji thought it made a lot of sense to start using the eBay brand name. After all, we are part of the eBay family and we are a classifieds site…so “eBay Classifieds” just seemed like a good idea. Of course, we’re very curious to hear what you think so let us know once you see the change. Also, please rest assured that nothing will change other than the name and the domain! Everything else stays the same. That means your ad will stay posted on the site, but instead of finding it at Kijiji San Antonio you will now find it at eBay Classifieds San Antonio. And, as always, we will continue to be your FREE local classifieds site! eBayClassifieds

Warm regards,

The Kijiji team

P.S. If you happen to browse to one of our sister sites, you may notice that they’re still called Kijiji. So consider yourself special! We chose only San Antonio and one other city to try out this new name for now.  

  1. 5 Responses to “Kijiji to Change Name to eBay Classifieds”

  2. Cool! Thanks for the details. Classified ads from ebay…

    By Kiersten54 on Mar 10, 2009

  3. Definitely will be a bonus, in terms of the ability to pronounce at least.

    By calabria rental management on Mar 11, 2009

  4. The first thing that comes to my mind is, WHERE IS THE COMPETITION? I thought that in capitalism competition is a prime ingredient to foment ingenuity, but if we are going to have one eBay to take over the whole market (eBay also owns part of Craig’s list) then what is the difference with the Soviet Union?
    And this is happening at all levels, with banks, airlines, home depot and lowes are the only two stores left in their market. The question is, are people blind? Just because it’s not discussed on TV by the “pundits” it doesn’t mean is not happening.
    No wonder we’re in a deep crisis, just like the Soviet Union before its collapse.

    By Ray on Mar 31, 2009

  5. Well, that didn’t last. just relaunched this week … as

    Details at

    By You Suck At Kijiji on Nov 21, 2009

  6. I like the new name better easy to remember

    By tony on Jun 9, 2010

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