40 per cent of trade buyers bid on vehicles ‘out-of-hours’

Time 9:39 am, June 22, 2015

clock 24-7WE  really are living in a world when people work online 24 hours a day…

New figures released by Cars Direct, the online vehicle auction site, show users have logged on to place a bid as late as 1am – and that almost 40 per cent of initial bids on vehicles came in ‘out-of-hours’ – after 5pm and before 8am the next morning.

With the rise of unpaid overtime and the rise of out-of-hours emails, they say, more managers are effectively working an extra day every week – and smart phones and tablets have made working away from the office even easier.

Stats released by Ofcom show more than 90 per cent of adults in the UK own a mobile phone, with the average smart phone user checking their emails by 7.30am.

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Colin is a former editor of Car Dealer. He left the magazine in August 2015.

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