Did you know that you can setup an email alert to be sent daily in order to get the latest ads pertaining to your search criteria?
I love browsing for items on Kijiji. I have to admit that I spend way too much time than I should looking for the right deal or even looking for quaint and obscure items (even at work , but don’t tell my boss that – although, in my case it’s product research!).
In addition to browsing, I like to setup these nifty little alerts that are pushed to my email daily with the exact criteria for the items I am looking for.
I just set this one up for a BlackBerry that I’m looking for. Entering the BlackBerry keyword in the search box gives me wayyy too many results and so I need to be smart about searching for it. I use the tools in the left hand side of the page to narrow down the results. I enter my price credentials, click on the Offering ads and then lastly enter my main criteria – the distance search. I like to find items locally and so I can enter my local address (the postal code) + number of kms I’m willing to search for this item. This distance search slider is a pretty cool tool as I can drag it to find the right mix of items.
Once I’ve setup my right search filters, I click on the alert button which prompts me for my email address. After I’ve entered that data, I get an activation email from Kijiji with my search criteria.
I activate my alert and voila – daily email alerts pushed to my inbox.
Let me know if you’ve used Kijiji Alerts before. What kind of items are you looking for?
PS: If you’re really into Alerts and email is so 1990s for you, you can always use the RSS button at the right hand corner to setup a feed specific to your search criteria.