Wightbay’s new opening hours! (APRIL FOOLS!)

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We have a very big announcement for all you Wightbay users today – we are implementing opening hours on the website. For a trial period, we have decided to only let you use the website between the hours of 9am – 5pm on weekdays, with it being closed completely on weekends.

Why are we doing this? Well, it’s simple really – we want people to spend more time with their families, our staff included. If you try to access the website after hours and on weekends, you will be prompted with a polite message reminding you that you cannot use the website.

Billy Humphreys, Marketing Manager at Wightbay, said: “Family time is something we’ve forgotten about in the digital age.

“Too many people get home from work or school and instead of spending time talking to their loved ones, they are spending it on their electronic devices.

“It’s simple – we don’t want Wightbay to be associated with such a culture. We are passionate about family time here at Wightbay, hence the new opening hours.”

When will it start? Well, from 5pm this evening the website will be closed until 9am Monday, so if you were planning on placing an ad, you better do it quickly!

If you currently have a live ad on the website, it’s expiry date will not be affected by the closure – i.e. if your ad has 25 days left until expiry today, it will have 24 days left on expiry on Monday.

We hope you appreciate this new trial period and we hope you use the time to spend it with your loved ones.

What do you think? Are you glad about the change? Let us know by tweeting us @Wightbay or by commenting below!

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  1. I do NOT agree with this. Bad, bad idea! For many people this is the only time they can load their Ad. The fact is that we live in a 24hr open society and most of the supermarkets have taken this on board.. Loading an Ad does not take time away a person’s family etc. and is a ridiculous concept!. Are you also saying that buyers etc. cannot browse to see what’s for sale and what services are available? This is what it seems you are saying and if so that is even more ridiculous!!! What other web site does this?!!!

  2. WHATS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY? IT’S NOT FOR “SAM KIRBY” TO DICTATE WHEN I CAN AND CANNOT SELL MY TOOLS, ELECTRONICS OR PATIO FURNITURE. WHEN I SPEND TIME WITH MY FAMILY IS MY BUSINESS AND WHEN I WANT TO SELL A BLACK AND DECKER WORKMATE I WILL DO IT ON MY WATCH, NOT YOURS

  3. What a WONDERFUL idea, blowing a big raspberry here to the naysayers. For too long we have neglected family values and tradition. Bedtime stories have been ousted in favour of screens, outdoor play has been replaced by violent interactive PC games and the Sunday lunch has been replaced by trays on laps in front of garish American films. This is the sort of initiative all the big internet companies should be taking. If the likes of you tube can follow suit, we may yet be able to provide a wholesome future for our children.

  4. I for one think it’s a good idea.

  5. What a nice idea. Probably won’t work though.

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