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so i thought with the collapse of Index Littlewoods, Argos should be rolling in it as they are the only highstreet catalogue shop :blink:

I guess they are also victim of the supermarkets and internet shopping which is so much cheaper

Dont shop for it, Argos it

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so i thought with the collapse of Index Littlewoods, Argos should be rolling in it as they are the only highstreet catalogue shop :blink:

I guess they are also victim of the supermarkets and internet shopping which is so much cheaper

Dont shop for it, Argos it

it seems

Dont shop for it, Dont shop for it

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so i thought with the collapse of Index Littlewoods, Argos should be rolling in it as they are the only highstreet catalogue shop :blink:

About time!

One of the most depressing things I ever did was the 'argos experience'. Never again.

Also, my wife bought a kiddies light, but it was impossible to replace the bulb type without the ceramic holdings cracking. Dont the people who design this sh1te test it properly first? We wont buy anything Argos again, just as we wont be replacing our Dyson with another Dyson because the thikkies that designed it, didnt properly test it in a 'real world' robust manner. If they had they would have realised all the fiddly joins feck - up.

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About time!

One of the most depressing things I ever did was the 'argos experience'. Never again.

Also, my wife bought a kiddies light, but it was impossible to replace the bulb type without the ceramic holdings cracking. Dont the people who design this sh1te test it properly first? We wont buy anything Argos again, just as we wont be replacing our Dyson with another Dyson because the thikkies that designed it, didnt properly test it in a 'real world' robust manner. If they had they would have realised all the fiddly joins feck - up.

I buy a disturbingly large amount of stuff from Argos.

The important thing is to avoid buying anything computer related from them, as they are not competitively priced. However, if you want a 6 foot bookcase for 30 quid, you can't go far wrong.

IMO, it is a bad sign for the ecenomy if Argos are laying people off, because it means that discretionary spending is really taking a hammering.

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I've noticed, when looking for things such as digital telephones or juicers, that the stock in Argos seemed dated compared to the stuff in the likes of Comet, Currys, Tesco. Same brands but slightly older models. Perhaps this is a weakness of their business model?

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I buy a disturbingly large amount of stuff from Argos.

The important thing is to avoid buying anything computer related from them, as they are not competitively priced. However, if you want a 6 foot bookcase for 30 quid, you can't go far wrong.

IMO, it is a bad sign for the ecenomy if Argos are laying people off, because it means that discretionary spending is really taking a hammering.

I stopped buying pretty well anything from Argos apart from branded goods. When I bought their own-brand stuff, the quality was just too bad. I bought a fireguard, which turned out to be broken, and a bread machine that made truly horrible bread even though I bought new, quality, ingredients and used their recipe. I appreciate their taking both items back and refunding my money without quibble, but I was rather disappointed, and of course it wasted my time.

Billy Shears

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About time!

One of the most depressing things I ever did was the 'argos experience'. Never again.

Also, my wife bought a kiddies light, but it was impossible to replace the bulb type without the ceramic holdings cracking. Dont the people who design this sh1te test it properly first? We wont buy anything Argos again, just as we wont be replacing our Dyson with another Dyson because the thikkies that designed it, didnt properly test it in a 'real world' robust manner. If they had they would have realised all the fiddly joins feck - up.

I think it was Jack Dee who did that joke about going to Argos and filling in one of those slips was like filling in a betting slip. 10-1 odds that what you got had a part missing or was just plain sh1te.

I do 'pop' to Argos as it's handy parking in the Bay and you can squeeze a half our trip out of Pets at Home with the kids but if that was to close there would be next to nothing left down there. We've already lost Furnitureland, Power House and now Tile'r'us. I personally find Argos very reasonably priced so if they're having problems that really is a bad sign.

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I personally find Argos very reasonably priced so if they're having problems that really is a bad sign.

Where exactly in the article does it say they are having problems ?

Its says they are moving operations to Corby.

For all we know it could be a much larger depot.

Sad for those in Telford. Good for those in Corby.

Having said that, their metal sheds at £149 are shit*te

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I suspect that one of the main motivations is the forthcoming demerger of GUS into Argos/Homebase and Experian. I think its scheduled for October and whilst Experian is clearly attractive, recent equity weakness doesn't help the loss making sectors.

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Where exactly in the article does it say they are having problems ?

Its says they are moving operations to Corby.

For all we know it could be a much larger depot.

Sad for those in Telford. Good for those in Corby.

True.

Does the Corby rag have a story about extra jobs being created at Argos?

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Talking of shopping going down the tubes, does anyone watch Bid TV ? I usually put it on when I'm having trouble nodding off. They seem to be having a really hard time shifting the crap they sell too. The "auctioneers" try every trick in the book to sell. Their mothers, sisters, nieces, cats must buy most of it because according to the "auctioneers" they would really love it and so would yours. So dial that number and press '1'.

Anyway, they used to drop prices in pounds. I've noticed recently that they drop prices in pennies. This and the fact that the product lines are getting more cheaper suggests that people aren't using their flexible friends as much.

I always assumed people shop on TV when the high street was too expensive. If TV is too expensive too, the high street must be suffering.

What do you think ?

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When the Dot com bubble burst there were some dot com grave yard sites that listed all the failed ventures, I know Argos has not gone, and for all I know will be around for many years, after all they are fairly large and well established, but there has been other causalities, the gadget shop springs to mind, I know there have been a few others, I expect there to be many more in the next few years, perhaps we should have a retail graveyard?

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What all them crap jobs in a warehouse and sales counter jobs are going , big deal because I just tell myself it’s these type of jobs that apparently the British won’t do for themselves and, or so I’m told is why we need so many immigrants flooding the country and coming to our aid.

Don’t tell me that local people lost jobs because that is racist because it infers we don’t need all this foreign labour forced upon us.

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Where exactly in the article does it say they are having problems ?

Its says they are moving operations to Corby.

For all we know it could be a much larger depot.

Sad for those in Telford. Good for those in Corby.

Having said that, their metal sheds at £149 are shit*te

My apologies. I just read that there were redundancy and came up with 5.

I can't see it saying that new jobs are being created in Corby just that they are moving operations there. That could mean there is already a warehouse and that those currently in employment there will have to do the extra.

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I really hope it's not going to go out of business - I love it. Consumer capitalism raw and uncut. Here's some stuff, we bought a lot so it's cheap. We don't care. Can't beat it for water filter cartridges and I paid just 70 quid for a really nice suitcase and 75 for a great pair of wet-to-dry hair straighteners.

I would like to spread the pronunciation of Argos with a silent 's', in honour of my grandmother, who used to pronounce thermos and andrex with a silent 's' and 'x' respectively. "Argoe." :D

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I really hope it's not going to go out of business - I love it. Consumer capitalism raw and uncut. Here's some stuff, we bought a lot so it's cheap. We don't care. Can't beat it for water filter cartridges and I paid just 70 quid for a really nice suitcase and 75 for a great pair of wet-to-dry hair straighteners.

I would like to spread the pronunciation of Argos with a silent 's', in honour of my grandmother, who used to pronounce thermos and andrex with a silent 's' and 'x' respectively. "Argoe." :D

Its nice to see someone doesn't think Argo is a load of old Bollo :D

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Where exactly in the article does it say they are having problems ?

Its says they are moving operations to Corby.

For all we know it could be a much larger depot.

Sad for those in Telford. Good for those in Corby.

Having said that, their metal sheds at £149 are shit*te

Their new depot in Corby is F*cking massive, best part 0f 800,000 square foot

True.

Does the Corby rag have a story about extra jobs being created at Argos?

They created about 1000 jobs last year

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Did anyone see Bill Bailey talk about Argos with it's magical book of treasures?

I've noticed that Silverscreen - 'The Uk's number one DVD specialist' - has gone into administration.

I bet the 'The Uk's number two DVD specialist' is bricking it! :blink:

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