You’ve tried using Kijiji’s daily alerts. The issue with them… is that they come daily. As in once a day, when everyone else gets them, meaning you have no more advantage than anyone else. The worst part is… sometimes they don’t even get sent at all.
If you have an Android device, you can download “Canadian Classifieds Alerter” from the google play store.
Or you can download the iPhone/iOS version on the Apple Store
What does it do?
Canadian Classifieds Alerter checks Kijiji for you! Let’s say you are looking for an iPhone and you’re on a budget of $200. Simply set an alert to check for “iPhone” and a price limit of $200 and you will be notified the next time someone posts it on Kijiji… before anyone else!
Where can I get it and does it cost money?
It is available on Google play and the Apple app store for the low cost of FREE!
How do I setup an alert?
(These steps are for an outdated Android version, iOS/iPhone version and newer Android versions will be very similar!)
Glad you asked and that you’re on board. Let’s walk through the steps… I am going to assume you know to download an application from Google Play or Amazon. Because of how their search is setup, you may have to search for “Canadian Classifieds Alerter” all in quotes. If not, just click this link for Google Play or this link for Amazon on your Android smartphone/tablet.
(These screenshots are from an earlier version of the app. The steps are still the same)
Step 1. Click “New Alert”
The New Alert screen will then be displayed
Click on “New Alert”
Step 2. Select a Category and Location
Clicking through the buttons will traverse you through categories, and categories within categories. The same goes for location. For this example, I am picking “Cellphones” in the “Phones” category and I will be searching in Moncton, New Brunswick. If you make a mistake, don’t sweat it, just press the back button.
Step 3. (Optional) Enter a search query and a maximum price
While this part is optional, I highly recommend it just so you aren’t bombarded with notifications with things you don’t care about, or things out of your price range. In the maximum price field, enter the most you’re willing to pay (ie, 200) and enter a search query in the “Search for” box (In this case, “iphone”).
Step 4. Press “ADD ALERT”
And just like that you’re brought to the main screen and your notification is now there
Step 5. Close the application and wait.
There is a background service running that does all the checking for you… sit tight. The more specific your search is, the less results you get. It’s worth mentioning that by default, it will not check unless you’re on wifi. Go into the settings to change this. Want a rundown of all the settings? Check out my blog post on how to do that!
Step 6. You got an alert! Hurry and jump on it!
Wow, that was fast! Touch the notification and the Notifications screen will appear… click “GO TO AD” to open the ad in your browser
Check the ad out, if you like it, then contact the seller!
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