if you check the top websites in each country, you will always find that among the list are several classified ads websites.In the USA: ebay.com, craigslist, autotrader, etsy, backpage, recycler, oodle, ebayclassifieds, olX, letgo, walllapopIn mexico: segundamano, vivanuncios, ebay, mercadolibe.In Poland: gumtree.pl , olx.pl, ebayin Belgium: 2ememain, 2dehands, kapaza, ebay.be ........So basically whether if i am a local buyer or a global buyer, it is kind of annoying to go through each one of these sites.(The same way it was annoying to check every airline before expedia, or any job board before indeed).In the last few years investments in online classified ads has been booming so much that ebay has began investing in its own network : http://www.ebayclassifieds.com/m/ClassifiedsNetwork.Just past year,:online classified ads such as quickr in india and avito in russia have raised over a billion dollars to grow their newtorks. Startups such as local5, letgo, walllapop have raised 100's of million to try and compete against dominant craigslist.
Take my brother in law, a huge fan of salvador dali art work. Up until now he was looking through ebay, sometimes craigslist (having to jump from city to city). He didn't realize that in most latin american countries people use other sites, such as OLX or mercadolibre and that in france the dominate website is leboncoin and that the UK has gumtree.On AdsWish he can perform one search for all