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No One Can Stop Craigslist, but Facebook Is Trying Again

Aesthetics aside, it's not easy to compete with Craigslist, a company that doesn't seem to care much about revenue or profit
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Facebook Takes On Craigslist With New Selling Tool

Facebook is adding a new way for people to sell things to friends and neighbors on the social network. The company said on Tuesday that it will start rolling out new features to Facebook Groups, allowing users to list and find products for sale and to set pickup or delivery locations.

The feature is new, but the strategy—to compete with Craigslist—is a redo for Facebook. The company launched Facebook Marketplace in 2007 for selling used goods and finding housing. Two years later, Facebook offloaded Marketplace to a third party called Oodle.