Get classifieds in your inbox, provided by the new search engine for classifieds – Oodle. The beta launches today in three local markets; Chicago, Dallas and Philadelphia. The service is completely free (for now) and will eventually roll out to more than a dozen sites, for other cities, by the end of 2005.
The beta versions include most of the major sources for local listings: a region’s anchor newspaper, small suburban papers, Craigslist, eBay and national online sites like Monster.com and Cars.com. Whether you are looking for a job, housecleaner, used car or snowboard — you want to see all the local listings, quickly find what you need, and jump on great deals when they pop up.
Taking direction from the success of Google & Yahoo news alerts, Oodle also offers users the opportunity to be notified by email when a new listing matches their search criteria. RSS notifications and cell phone alerts are scheduled for the near future.