Kijiji Launches New Site for Die-hard Apple Fans to Prepare for iPhone 5 Craze

Donation of $1 made to Evergreen for every iPhone sold on Kijiji.ca

TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Out with the old and in with the new! Kijiji, Canada's most popular free, local, online classifieds website, has launched a new landing page devoted to all things iPhone for Apple fanatics making space in their pockets and purses for the new iPhone 5.

The new iPhone sub-site www.Kijiji.ca/iPhone5 helps Canadians prepare for the much anticipated iPhone launch by offering a dedicated space to list Apple devices and accessories, as well as compare previous models based on price, features and condition.

"Every time Apple releases a new product, people go crazy." says Ted Kritsonis, technology guru. "Not only do they line up overnight to get the latest device, but they want to unload their existing devices right away. Kijiji is a great place to sell past models of iPhone just in time to pick up the new iPhone 5."

Listings have already started to roll in on Kijiji.ca, as Canadians start to plan their future iPhone purchases later this month. There are currently over 19,500 iPhones available on Kijiji across Canada, with users in Toronto and Montreal leading the way in iPhone listings.

"According to our data, several Apple products are consistently among the most popular items on Kijiji," said Bart Molenda, head of marketing, Kijiji Canada. "The use of online classifieds is steadily increasing as a free resource for Canadians to easily buy, sell and trade electronics locally."

Many cell phones that are thrown away are still usable, so reselling is both financially and environmentally beneficial. And starting today, Kijiji will donate $1 to Evergreen for every iPhone sold within the first 60 days after the new iPhone launch. Kijiji will publish the total number of iPhones available on the site each week.

Fans of the iPhone 5 can also look for the Kijiji Krew on Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest in Montreal outside the Apple store. The team will be giving away swag and helping new iPhone 5 owners post ads for their previous models of iPhones and accessories on the new www.Kijiji.ca/iPhone5 page. Photos and video of all the iPhone 5 mayhem will be posted to Kijiji's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Relevant Links
Kijiji iPhone Landing Page: www.Kijiji.ca/iPhone5
Kijiji on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Kijiji.ca
Kijiji on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kijiji
Kijiji on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/kijijicanadacorp
Kijiji in the Apple Store: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/kijiji-free-local-classifieds/id318979520?mt=8
Kijiji on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ebay.kijiji.ca
Evergreen: http://www.evergreen.ca/

About Evergreen
Evergreen is a national not-for-profit organization that makes cities more livable. By deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments, Evergreen is improving the health of our cities-now and for the future. In 2012, Evergreen, with the support of its various donors and sponsors, is providing over $905,000 in grants to community and school greening projects. For details visit www.evergreen.ca.

About Kijiji Canada
Kijiji, which means "village" in Swahili, is the number one classifieds website in Canada, connecting ten million buyers and sellers each month. Kijiji.ca offers Canadians a free, easy and local way to buy, sell and trade goods and services in their community. With local sites for more than 100 cities and towns across the country, Kijiji makes it easy for Canadians to find exactly what they're looking for in their own community.

Image with caption: "Kijiji Canada - iPhon-omenon (CNW Group/Kijiji Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120913_C6220_PHOTO_EN_17809.jpg

SOURCE: Kijiji Canada

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For further information, media please contact:
Kiel Hume
Environics Communications (on behalf of Kijiji Canada)
416.969.2807
khume@environicspr.com

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