Is Black Friday a good thing?

For the last few years, Black Friday has been taking the UK by storm, with many adopting US tradition and grabbing discounts both in-store and online. The surge in orders was expected to launch 82,000 diesel vans and trucks onto UK roads, with some couriers having to hire up to 50% more vehicles to cope with the volume of deliveries.

What are your thoughts on Black Friday? Logistical nightmare, environmental suicide or a well needed boost to our economy?