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Worst/best Black Friday offers?

Especially for accountants

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Nothing from CIMA yet but its only a matter of time before the cut price CPD email arrives.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
26th Nov 2021 11:17

There's a Black Friday FTSE crash a-happening.

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By Arthur Putey
26th Nov 2021 11:55

quick buy some cheap shares
[did you watch the Wirecard documentary by the way?]

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
26th Nov 2021 13:35

Arthur Putey wrote:

[did you watch the Wirecard documentary by the way?]

That's going straight onto my Christmas Lockdown viewing list!

I've long since thought that there's a multi-billion black hole in our economy; nay, in the world's economy. I wonder whether Wirecard stumbled upon it!

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By Justin Bryant
26th Nov 2021 12:45

Not really. It's only down 2.63% at 12.30pm today. That's nothing much. I would wait for it to come down at least 10% off its recent highs before dipping a toe in (around 6,600 perhaps). In case you missed it, here's why that could easily transpire over the next couple of weeks:

The new Covid variant B.1.1.529 is of "huge international concern" with the UK first to identify the "threat", although no cases of it have been detected in Britain currently
B.1.1.529 has an "unusually large number of mutations", Javid said, leading the UK Health Security Agency to classify it as a variant under investigation yesterday
The UK added South Africa and Botswana to England's travel ban list due to detected cases of the new variant in these countries, and the other four south African nations were added as a "precaution"
Discussions about the UK's travel ban list are "very live" and the UK will not hesitate to add further nations to its red list if new information becomes available, Javid added
There is not enough information yet available about the potential for the new variant to cause more severe illness, but a "desktop analysis" suggests there is a "possibility" the new variant could have a "different impact" on people infected with it
The UK government still intends to follow its "plan A" measures for managing Covid in the winter, but Javid said the situation would be kept "under review" and "if we need to go further we will"

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
26th Nov 2021 13:28

Ahha, we do have our news rather spoon-fed to us. No good telling us B.1.1.529 will hit us any time soon, or we'll be straight out to panic buy and fill our fuel tanks!

I just had a Black Friday Logomat email drop in. I'm starting to buckle - I wonder if they'll do me one with something rude on it?

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By DJKL
28th Nov 2021 13:16

Well that has made for a sad weekend- these days I generally do not bother looking to see what has happened to indices or my holdings , your post just prompted a log on that imparted information I did not really want- on the plus side I am still a buyer with new funds and dividends each year so as long as it rebounds by 2026 am still slightly cheerful.

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By Justin Bryant
26th Nov 2021 13:34

It seems that perhaps we should be the ones making the BF offers e.g. see here re lawyers:

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/law-firms-join-black-friday-bandwagon-...

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
26th Nov 2021 13:38

Kent firm Martin Tolhurst Solicitors says on its website that anyone going through a divorce or having issues with their children can book an initial £99 telephone appointment today (or on so-called Cyber Monday next week) and will receive £150 off their next invoice.

That should help push the suicide rates up this Christmas!

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By Arthur Putey
26th Nov 2021 15:55

A free Credit with every Debit?

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By Tax Dragon
26th Nov 2021 16:03

What you do is put your fees up by 25% but give eveyone who gets their tax return information to you before black friday 20% off their fee.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
26th Nov 2021 17:01

What'll you take off for cash, TD?

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By Tax Dragon
26th Nov 2021 17:12

I'msorryIhaven'taclue wrote:

What'll you take off for cash, TD?

Depends who's asking.

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By bettybobbymeggie
26th Nov 2021 17:20

...and how much you're offering

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By DJKL
28th Nov 2021 13:21

My brother in law years ago in 1984/85 had a long summer as a self employed (avoided the green card issue) ice cream van driver in Kansas City, his tag line was "Free Stick with every Lolly"

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
26th Nov 2021 21:36

Fridays have always been a good day for buying, and I'm put of mind purchasing our last holiday in sunny climes three or four years ago (urghh... so long ago! Pre-covid!)

Mrs ISIHAC had a strange job at the time working for the mega-wealthy, and one Thursday during mid-May they rather whimsically announced that they were off to the Windies for the entire summer and would she mind awfully taking her weeks of summer hols there and then so as to fall in. So Friday afternoon we knocked-off earlyish to trawl the internet.

Minorca @ a half priced £800 apiece for travelling the following day looked tempting, so we decided on that and went off to locate our passports and Speedos. By the time we'd returned to the screen, the package had tumbled to sub-£600. Flight departing in 12 hours. Later in the evening, during packing, we kept an eye on the tumbling price alongside the dwindling number of remaining berths up for grabs. At flight departure circa 8 hours we bought-in at sub £300 apiece.

Whilst out there, we came across a few people who'd paid the full whack of £1,700 apiece. Clearly they too ought to have bought on a Friday. The odd thing was we travelled better (ok, that meant we consumed an aeroplane meal and they didn't) and were most certainly allocated a better room: bang in the epicentre; at the hotel's shady-tree optimum spot. Occasionally, whilst in benevolent mood, we would invite them to the warm 75 degree evening of our tree-shielded balcony (Late May's a b*gger - some holidaymakers occupying perpendicularly-adjoined housing were roasted alive, and would pull their curtains just to sit in heir indoors in the cool; others, facing the shade, felt chilly and vied for a sunnier berth).

Where was I? Oh, that's right: Friday's a good buying day. I'm seriously contemplating sending everyone I know or associate with a Logomat this Christmas. What a canny present! Only two hours to go!

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