Casual Friday: Why we don't offer bargain deals

Everything on sale – BEST PRICES HERE – Everything must go, the pre-Christmas season starts again with unique offers, almost every online retailer joins in and offers incredible deals.

Except for us

In general, there are no discount promotions and super special offers, and there will not be any in the future either.


The answer to this question is so diverse that I want to go a little deeper.

When I founded BandWerk in the summer of 2015, I could not imagine how successful we would be with the company eventually.

Regardless, it has always been important to me to never lose sight of my original values. Namely: to connect high-quality German leather workmanship with the Apple products and offer the result at a reasonable price.

If I stand to that claim and say our offers are appropriate, wouldn’t offering special discounted prices be absurd and render the initial claim to be incorrect?

And does this not mean, conversely, that any vendor who offers his products on Black Friday as a super special deal previously sells the product at a non-reasonable price?

Special deals and mindful shopping

I wonder: what does that say about the value of the products when you have to wait for discounts to get a good deal? Is it still worth buying products that are not currently on sale?

The prices then appear arbitrary. In a consumer culture in which prices no longer reflect the value of your product, can I still buy anything with a clear conscience? Not really.

Here's what what we believe: A mindful consumer culture is particularly important with leather products. Although we place high ethical demands on the production of leathers when we procure our raw materials - for example when selecting our tanneries - we should still keep in mind that leather is a product of animal origin.

An additional reason to invest a little more in product maintenance so that we can use our exciting accessories more and for longer.

By the way: If you decide to buy a new Apple Watch, for example, we would be happy to change the clasp and adapter on your watch band free of charge so that it still fits the case of your new watch. And in other cases, we prefer to support you in repairing or adapting existing leather products before we advise you to buy a new one.

The term „Black Friday“

In Germany, the term “Black Friday” is particularly difficult: German online retailers can not easily use the term Black Friday for sales campaigns.

The company Super Union Holding Ltd. has the term Black Friday registered in Germany as a trademark and can sue for companies using this term.

The Munich based company Black Friday GmbH has exclusive rights of use of the term. If you want to use the brand name, you have to ask for a cooperation, or worry about being sued.

European craftsmanship - German service

We know that our customers value elaborate, traditional craftsmanship and service. In return, we value the trust placed in us.

Therefore, anyone who buys a product at BandWerk today will not have to be annoyed that it will be offered at a discounted price tomorrow, or in a month or a year. Our prices are fixed, and they they won't go any lower.

Technically, every day is “black” or “cyber” with us, we just do not have to use these terms to artificially convey a discount impression.

We thank you for your support,

Vincent & the BandWerk Team