The print edition of the Trading Post was once iconic enough to be a central gag in The Castle (as this video, complete with a little NSFW language, demonstrates). But ever since the introduction of free online auctions on the site last year, it's been evident that the online market is more important for the site. So the news that the print editions will cease by the end of the year is no great shock.
Clive Mathieson and Sally Jackson at The Australian report that an official closure announcement is expected today, with the last print editions on October 29. Classifieds are such an obvious online application that it's hard to see this as a major loss, though the inevitable job shrinkage is regrettable. Would you prefer print classifieds? Have happy memories of Castle-style Trading Post bargains? Share your thoughts and recollections in the comments.