Black Friday; where do you stand?

Been inundated with Black Friday promos? Same.

Are you all for bagging the endless deals on offer or are you very firmly against everything about it?

Given that consumer spend increases dramatically year on year, a large majority of retailers jump on the bandwagon in order to boost revenue and shift stock. According to BBC News, consumers are set to spend up to £1.15bn this year which is up a very weighty 15% on  last year – so you can imagine the hysteria on the high-street and online.

That said, there are those who believe that the annual shopping event – inherited from the US – is hugely damaging for business.

Mean Mail, the tell-it-how-it-is greeting card brand, is of the latter. So much so that the London-based business has designed a Black Friday card and given it free run of the website. Best bit? As in, THE most meaningful and take note part of the activity? All profits will be donated towards The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

For those who don’t know, it’s a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide which is the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

Black Friday Mean Mail greeting card

Black Friday, along with Cyber Monday, and the whole roster of hype that has become a permanent fixture in the retail calendar is a big topic of conversation.

Where do you stand? What are you thoughts? We want to know.

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