Why We’re Not Doing a Black Friday Sale (Again) This Year

We can hardly hear ourselves think over the Black Friday hullaballoo. Everywhere you look it’s “Sale! Sale! Sale!” As business owners and as holiday shoppers we find it all super stressful. And so this year we are doing what we do every year: nothing. We choose to opt out of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday arms race of discounts. 

When we started Mail Order Mystery four years ago we made some decisions that we still stand by today. We use only high quality items in Mail Order Mysteries. We personalize all of the letters we send out to kids, which means we fulfill on demand rather than mass-packing or drop-shipping.

Each Mail Order Mystery is an immersive, highly engaging story experience full of letters, documents, objects and clues: aged pirate maps, keys, puzzle-piece necklaces etched with ciphers, fingerprint reports, invisible ink pens, suspect boards, magazines, spy handbooks and so much more. We hand-fabricate many of the items ourselves. We do not cut corners. We do not compromise quality. And we don’t artificially inflate our prices just so we can offer promos and sales.

So please don’t hold out for a discount. We send out promo codes for 5% off, a few times a year, to our mailing list subscribers. But we won’t be sending the next one out until after the holidays.

If you are planning to give the gift of mystery this holiday season, go ahead and order a Mail Order Mystery today. You won’t have to worry about missing out on any big Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Pre-Christmas/Boxing Day sales. You’ll know you paid the same price we charge almost every other day of the year. And best of all you’ll be giving the gift of intrigue, mystery and adventure to a child you love.