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Time to Round Up The Classifieds

By Rachelle Bowden in Miscellaneous on Mar 29, 2005 1:23PM

Oodle ChicagoThere's a new site in town and it's aim is to round up listings from local online classifieds. The site is called Oodle and it launched its Chicago beta yesterday at It's a free service that accesses all of the classified listings in the Greater Chicago area - so cars, jobs, housing from Chicago to Elgin to Joliet to Aurora.

The way that Oodle differs from other sites with classifieds is that instead of having users submit listings directly to its site, Oodle gets listings from a variety of sources like the Trib, the Sun-Times, Daily Southtown and even sites like Craig's List, and eBay. So instead of providing new listings, Oodle works more like an aggregator, bringing current listings all together in one place. Which certainly seems like it would save you a lot of time because it's one stop shoppin'. Instead of looking at a bunch of different sites, it will all be in one place.