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Dow Jones reports that Wal-Mart has launched a free Internet classified advertising service that allows people to sell or buy pretty much anything they want. The service is accessible through Walmart.com, currently carries some 30 million items – ranging from foreclosed homes to basset hounds – and has been created through an alliance with Oodle.com, which already was in the Internet classified ads business.
KC's View:
One or two of the stories I read about this suggested that the new Wal-Mart classified would compete with services such as Craigslist.com…but I’m guessing that there are things for sale on Craigslist that never will see the light of day on Wal-Mart’s site.

Not that this is a criticism…