100% free (forever) even in jobs and real estate
Ability to include videos and pictures in listings
A city, neighborhood and zip code database so the entire country is covered and not just pre-selected cities
Advanced search functions with sliders allowing searches at variable regional settings
Ability to post listings in any language in any country
Ability to view the site in any country in any language
Ok, there you go. That's what the company want you to hear.
Now here's my 2 cents:
You can search by category or location. I, of course, went straight to the "for sale" section and into the animals. Today there are 14,326 ads in animals for sale on this site in the United States.
I can't help but shudder and think that between Kijiji and OLX, the BYBer doesn't even need to get off their rump to sell those puppies. Sell. Sell. Sell. Money. Money. Money. (Doesn't this make you think: Parvo? Distemper? Worms? or maybe: Giardia? Retinal Atrophy? Hereditary Genetic Disorders? I could go on, but I won't.)
The first puppy post was for some yorkiepoos, but the listing had already been removed when I clicked on it. It had been posted 5 hours before ...
The second puppy post was for an american pitbull terrier puppy with papers. Where are these "papers" from? The ad doesn't say. AKC doesn't recognize the "American Pitbull Terrier" as a breed. I know you can register with UKC as the "APBT" and I have read that there has been criticism with people registering their dogs as APBT with UKC and then turning around and registering the dogs with AKC as American Staffordshire Terriers. Makes you wonder, no? Did I use enough acronyms in this one for you?
I scrolled down through many ads that were similar and found this little gem. Ok hang on a sec let me collect myself before going on ... ahem ... The BYBer in this case has 5 week old puppies they are selling for $200 each. Ok, I have a VERY strong belief that puppies should stay with the litter until they are 10 weeks old. I believe that some very important socialization lessons take place during those first 10 weeks and that there are very few people who are able to take care of a puppy that young properly and teach it the life-skills it will need to be an emotionally stable dog.
Excuse me for one minute - I have to let out some steam before I go on .... *HEADDESK HEADDESK HEADDESK*
I kept looking through the ads and just got more and more depressed. Sorry I can't tell you more about it. If you're interested, check out the website. In my opinion, it's just another BYBer paradise.
I'm sure the designers of this website had all good intentions ... but what is it they say?
The road to hell is paved with good intentions?