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Posted on 08 / 09 / 2004
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Argos now have their catalogue items available on their online website. If you are looking for electrical brands such sony, Aiwa, Panasonic and Philips which are in their catalogue you will now find them at their online catalogue. Argos's online catalogue has a wide variety of items such as watches, jewellery, diy brands such as bosch and Black & Decker, children's toys, computer games consoles such as the Nintendo Gamecube and much more. Argos's online catalogue if fast, reliable and convenient. Founded in 1973, Argos was the pioneer of catalogue retailing in the UK and Argos is one of the UK's largest non-food retail chains, with sales over £2bn. They are the number one retailer for toys and small electrical appliances, and a leading player in many other markets including DIY and gardening, consumer electronics and furniture. Since it first started Argos has established a very strong, trusted brand focused on choice, value and convenience.

David, London


Posted on 19 / 05 / 2003
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Haven't seen anything about this option on this website but Argos have released a new click and collect scheme where you can reserve a product online at the Argos website and then pick it up from an Argos store. Argos state thats its "great way to shop if you don't want to pay online by credit card, or if it's easier for you to collect than wait for a delivery". All you have to do is select the Argos store you want to pick the product up from and make a note of your reservation number. After this you have until the end of the next working day to pick up your reserved product. Seems quite a nice option if you have a bad credit rating like me and have to pay in cash, making buying over the net very difficult.

David, London


Posted on 22 / 03 / 2003

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I ordered my psp in advance from this merchant, then I was told on the day of release they were out of stock. I had been waiting weeks for this item and then i was told i would be waiting for at least 2 weeks. Extremely annoying, so many items seem out of stock here, avoid.

User - Kali Martin


Posted on 02 / 03 / 2003

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The main issue I have with these guys is the out of stock issue, I had to wait weeks for my Timex watch to come. I had to buy from Argos because they were the only people who sold this model. And it's definitely a good watch for such a ridiculous price. It also has a it has a chronograph which really is all you need. It came on time and not damaged, so no problems there. Payment system was easy to use also.

User - Dougie Campbell


Posted on 02 / 04 / 2003

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These people certainly arent the cheapest around, but you can trust them. And returning items to the stores is a big plus for me. I got my daughter a Fuji camera from Argos. This is a great camera for a small child. I would say that ease of use is the number 1 reason for this. Even I was impressed by the zoom and date capability. This is certainly another reason why I purchased this camera for my child. The accessories it came with were a nice sturdy strap, batteries, film and a case to carry the camera in. Couldnt be more pleased.

User - Shelley


Posted on 05 / 06 / 2003
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I thought I\'d write and express my utter disgust at the "service" I have recieved from Argos thus far. I placed an order in good faith for a weight bench, some weights and an exercise cycle. I was told they would be delivered between the hours of 8.00 am and 6.00 pm. I called your call-centre at 14.00 and then at 15.30 to be told the goods were on their way. My partner had to take the day off work as we both work full time. At 5.05 pm I again called the callcentre to be told that in fact the
goods were not coming to me. When I asked why I was told "I don't know" before insisting that she found out. After holding 3 minutes I was told the reason the goods would not be delivered today. I then asked to speak to a manager to be told that I couldn\'t and that the manager would tell me the same thing. When I insisted on speaking to a manager, I was then put on hold for a further 7 minutes before a chap called " N*** A**** " anounced that he was the call centre manager. I expressed my feelings and was told there was nothing he could do about it. He then said my goods would be delivered the next day which of course is of no use as I informed him that I work during the week. I then asked if maybe I could recieve a call as to what time the goods would come so that I could take a few hours off. Again "No" - Point blank. I asked what the complaints proceedure at Argos was and was told "you just have complained". I asked for a name and address to send a letter to but was told in no uncertain circumstances that I was not getting a name, only an address. I will have no option but to cancel as I cannot find out a time which this will be delivered and frankly by the way I was spoken to and my complaint handled, I do not believe that Argos even care. I will also be forwarding this email to a contact I have within Watchdog. Unfortunate that it had to come this far.

Robert Pollock, Glasgow


Posted on 02 / 12 / 2003

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Paid for my item 5 weeks ago, was told delivery would be today 2 dec. Have just rang customer service to be told no you won't be getting the item today and culd not give me a date of delivery. I was offered a refund but will hold in there for another week or 2. But in future i will think twice about pre-ordering from argos again!

User - Thomas Todd


Posted on 02 / 12 / 2005

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I worked in the argos distribution center in basildon for 2 years, and the whole set up is a con. The out of stock statement seems to be the only words they know, and that's because half the stuff in the book you cant get, and then have to get a cheaper option. It all looks good on the outside but the inside is rotten.

By User - julie stevens


Posted on 29 / 01/ 2006
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Argos Direct & Mobile Phone Insurance

Please be aware that if you decide to purchase a mobile phone insurance from Argos, they will rarely pay out when needed! Also be extremely cautious when dealing with home delivery only items. Although these come in a satifactory condition, the timescales are incorrect. However the stores do an extremely good, pleasant job with what resources they have, but the stores are always the face to face people with the customers whereas insurers and Argos Direct don't get put through disappointing customers face to face, they can do it at the end of the line!!! To sum it up, - if you can't get it from an Argos store, don't Argos it - shop for it!!!

Anon Manager @ Argos


Posted on 29 / 01 / 2006
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Argos delivered items that were recieved by a neighbour of mine the problem is that not only did I never order the items but also that Argos has taken money out of my bank account for payment, as I have an account with them they know my details. This means that they are acting illegally and still will not pick up the goods or give me my money. Small claims here we come....

Donna Davies


Posted on 05 / 07 / 2006
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Argos website is quick and easy to use especially for click and reserve and delivery to the door, however some items dont always show up on a search and it seems more handy to have the catalogue to hand to check for the code which in some instances, seems to defeat the object.

sue atkins