Have you ever browsed through the classified ads for your neighborhood? You can sometimes find some great bargains in there, but you’re also sure to find an assortment of stuff that wasn’t worth the ink that it took to mention it on paper. Seeking to capitalize on the interest in classified ads, several popular online services have sprung up to cater to the needs of people who are looking for bargains, but want to see items from more than just their own backyard. These days, you can easily buy whatever you want from anywhere in the world without ever having to leave your desk chair. BlockRocker takes the idea of worldwide classifieds and makes it a little more close to home.

Sure, this service features listings from all over, but their detailed maps show you the approximate location of the seller, which means that if you’re in the area, then you can drive over and pick the item up for yourself. The listings can be viewed by the shipping preference of the seller, and you’re able to contact them in a variety of ways (e-mail, phone, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger). If you want to place a classified ad, then you’ll be pleased to know that it’s absolutely free, and you don’t even need to register with the site. BlockRocker is still in the beginning of its lifespan, and there really aren’t that many listings on the site at this point in time. In fact, a bunch of them were just complete garbage. With that said, the service does have potential, and it’ll be interesting to see what happens once the right type of people are attracted to the site.

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