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Cashmob at Harringay Market

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Cashmob at Harringay Market

Time: September 23, 2012 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Location: Harringay Market
Street: Falkand Road
City/Town: Harringay, N8
Website or Map: http://hgyol.in/NpmKVV
Event Type: cashmob
Organized By: Harringay Online
Latest Activity: Sep 23, 2012

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Event Description

North London's first ever cash mob, where we meet and descend on a local business to support it and help make sure it keeps being a local business. More at http://hgyol.in/NpmKVV.

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Come along and get the badge and sing along to our theme tune for the day!

Comment Wall

Comment by Adrian Essex on September 22, 2012 at 17:39

I wonder about this financial intervention in the market economy. Any intervention will serve to distort the market and generally such interventions have unexpected consequences. This is  clearly not a subsidy, as the pledged cash will be spent on items offered on the market, presumably at or about the marked price. And yet if 20 people do this then £200 which night have been spent in a nearby shop/cafe/pub will not be. 

Comment by Harringay Online on September 23, 2012 at 1:23

It's called marketing, Adrian. Marketing intends to distort the market economy. Marketing intends to shift expenditure from one destination to another. 

Cashmobs offer another chance for the local community to flex their market economy muscle and put their money where their heart is. People won't come if they don't like the cause.

Comment by CrouchEnd Cupcake on September 23, 2012 at 9:27

It's a great market and offers very different produce than the usual fare on Green Lanes so I don't think it's taking away from what people might spend in local shops. Unless you wanted to spend that £10 in a pound shop. 

Hopefully any Harringay folk who don't like the idea will just stay away and not drum a great big noisy fuss about it "ruining Sundays" like their Crouch End neighbours did with a similar venture at Coleridge Primary School.

Comment by Harringay Online on September 23, 2012 at 12:05

Lots of buzz at the market this morning with the BBC on site and some great stalls.

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