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What apps do Danes use to find shops instead of Yelp/Foursquare? I'm in Odense, which is the third largest city in Denmark. I try to find mobile phone shops and secondhand bicycle shops but the results which the mentioned apps give me are few and often come with no review. I suppose some other apps are used in Denmark or Danes simply use a different kind of platform to find shops?

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    I am not in Denmark but I would use a search engine, like Google.
    – Willeke
    Commented Aug 3, 2021 at 8:10
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    Google maps is the go-to most countries I think. Yelp is very much a "only useful in the US" thing.
    – CMaster
    Commented Aug 3, 2021 at 16:00
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    OpenStreetMap has some shops. Commented Aug 3, 2021 at 20:22
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    You are aware that people found shops before Yelp/etc appeared? There are local ads, there is walking around and using your eyes, there is asking neighbours, and dozens of other ways.
    – Tom
    Commented Aug 4, 2021 at 11:23
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    Also note that especially for older, somewhat niché shops (like bike shops specializing in used bikes), it is possible that they aren't easily found on Google; sometimes they don't even have a website. Examples of this in Odense includes the used bike shop "Cykelhjørnet" (corner of Læssøegade/Tietgens Allé). It might be useful to ask locals for recommendations instead, particularly locals who have been in the city for a few years.
    – Birjolaxew
    Commented Aug 4, 2021 at 13:06

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As a Dane (actually living in Odense), I would use Google (including Google Maps) or ask a local of the city I was in. I would search using Danish terms such as "brugte cykler odense" in Google.

For bicycles, I don't know of any dedicated used bike stores in the city, but from my research, it does seem that a lot of the "normal bike shops" occasionally have refurbished used bikes.

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    Does Denmark have an online auction or small ads site? Like E-bay or the Dutch marktplaats.nl?
    – Willeke
    Commented Aug 3, 2021 at 12:55
  • @Willeke Google will help you with that too. Commented Aug 3, 2021 at 16:38
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    I think the 3 relevant online classifieds sites for dealing used goods consumer to consumer in Denmark would be: Dba.dk, guloggratis.dk and Facebook marketplace.
    – madsb
    Commented Aug 3, 2021 at 17:12
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    FWIW, Google Maps seems to do just fine searching for "bike stores" and finding relevent results.
    – Kirk Woll
    Commented Aug 3, 2021 at 22:15
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    As for reviews, most use TrustPilot, e.g dk.trustpilot.com/review/…
    – Stefan
    Commented Aug 4, 2021 at 17:50
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What was previously the "yellow pages" in the telephone directory exists online at https://www.krak.dk/

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