- Classified ads paper Loot is to become the first online classified service to begin charging for its ads.
The three year old site will charge £1.30 for 24 hours access to its classified site, which contains classified ads for all types of goods including music, computers and accommodation.
Loot is calling the service 'pay-per-day' and it will provide access to the latest ads from the most recent editions of the paper. Placing ads and reading archive ads will remain free to access
A spokesman for Loot said: "For Loot, our pay-per-day service is the first real step away from our printed product. As our content is extremely valuable and updated daily, we know that people are prepared to pay for it. We believe this service will really appeal to the seasoned bargain hunters out there, while the rest will continue to browse our free service."