Retailers, consumers and prices
At least one thing is going up, not down, in this U.S. downturn, and that’s online visits to classifieds web sites — fueled by the recession itself.
Craigslist’s marketshare increased a whopping 90 percent year-over-year in February, while that of other classified ad sites gained only 22 percent.
Hitwise didn’t break out what folks were looking for in February, but online classifieds – which have been stealing thunder from newspapers for years — are now the go-to spot for apartment seekers, job hunters and those just coveting that old (but still lovely!) wicker set gathering dust in your garage.