Here at Likeys in Brecon we really don't like these very commercialised sales gimmicks (such as Black Friday) that sucker many people into buying things they really don't want or need, and often at prices that don't really reflect genuine sales or indeed value for money.
At Likeys we try to offer the WHOLE YEAR round the best possible price we physically can for ALL our products - in many cases discounted already, but at no time at any price that is more than suggested by the manufacturers. We will on occasions be beaten by other retailers - but we ALWAYS do the best we can for our customers, but also being wary that as a small independent business we are also trying to survive in a harsh competitive environment.
We will of course offer sales at the end of each season with bargains galore, plus we are very happy to enter into the festive spirit and offer our own bit of fun with sales leading up to Christmas during December - this we believe both personally and from a business perspective is a less "in your face" greedy monetized attitude to running a friendly and helpful store.
What we won't be beaten on is having within our shop and online the very best brands and products in the UK for the outdoor/running/trail market, coupled with an enviable customer services that is backed up by personal knowledge and expertise that is rarely found anywhere else. And what other shop has a Sue?? - people travel from far and wide to meet my wife and receive her witty banter, jovial outlook on life and in some cases her unique counseling - this you will find nowhere else in the World.
But as many people will be seduced by the words "Black Friday" - instead of simply grabbing that cleverly crafted so called bargain, why not buy something from a small independent business that really needs your support , and in return on BLACK FRIDAY we will donate 10% of all our turnover on the day through our Brecon Store and online (www.likeys.com) to the wonderful charity MIND (Brecon and District). So if you would like to part of something worthwhile on the day - then pop along to our shop or website, see if you fancy anything from our 5000+ range of top quality items and support a local small business that's trying to do its best in this mad fecked up world, plus help those who are part of a growing crisis in mental health.
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