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MOBIUS
10-01-2006, 15:56:38
I just don't understand that shop, so I panicked and ran away as fast as I could!:eek:

Japher
10-01-2006, 15:58:14
everything is priced in pounds!

MOBIUS
10-01-2006, 16:00:45
It's like a mutated catalogue mail-order shop you have to visit without the actual mail order...:clueless:

Immortal Wombat
10-01-2006, 16:32:30
Don't you love Argos... with the laminated book of dreams. Y'know why it's laminated don't you? To catch the tears of joy! "So many beautiful things! I cannot possess them all!" {weeps} "Quick. Stock check." beep beep beep beep. It's like the ultimate betting shop. The tiny little pens, the slips of paper, but everyone is a winner. And then you have the staff - the pale mythical wardens of the treasure. Where're they getting all this stuff from? It must be massive back there. Little grey door that give no hint of the magical boundary that lies beyond! It's the Narnia of household goods.

Funko
10-01-2006, 16:35:06
:lol:

Is that Bill Bailey?

Immortal Wombat
10-01-2006, 20:45:33
Yep.

KrazyHorse
10-01-2006, 21:56:27
We used to have a shop like that in Canada. I think it was called Consumer's Market or something like that. It was so fucking silly. They went out of business...

EDIT: maybe Consumer's Warehouse. I can't remember. The one near my house closed down when I was ~9

KrazyHorse@home
10-01-2006, 22:49:31
Ahh. Found a couple of references to it. It was called Consumer's Distributors

alsieboo
10-01-2006, 22:56:34
I like argos.

Scabrous Birdseed
10-01-2006, 23:05:26
I like the bit where they run away from the corinthians after nicking the golden fleece best.

Kitsuki
11-01-2006, 00:45:15
Argos is so crap, its unreal... I dont understand why they cant just display products, like everyone else...

Funko
11-01-2006, 09:53:03
They are cheap because they have that model. Less floor space needed for the shops. Can warehouse everything.

So yes, it's a pain in the arse but it's cheap. If you think the effort is too much for the saving you are rich enough to not be their target market.

Rodgers
11-01-2006, 10:00:49
There's a trick to shopping at Argos - use the automated pay machines where you just type in the product number and shove your credit card in. You get your stuff much quicker than queueing - the scumbags in there are always too scared to use the machines, so no waiting for me.

I feel dirty after I leave though. It's like going shopping in a Job Centre.

Funko
11-01-2006, 10:02:31
Or just shop online.

Funko
11-01-2006, 10:03:20
In Reading it's just round the corner from the job center. Perfect positioning.

Rodgers
11-01-2006, 10:04:04
I must look like Niles Crane when I leave that place - wiping my hands etc.

Funko
11-01-2006, 10:07:49
Talking about Nerris?

Rodgers
11-01-2006, 10:23:57
Catching a train to Manchester (only to be disappointed that the accent sounds nothing like I expect)

Funko
11-01-2006, 10:25:58
:lol:

Tizzy
11-01-2006, 11:40:44
I like Argos. Most of our flat is furnished from there :)

MOBIUS
11-01-2006, 11:46:53
But why actually go to the trouble of visiting the shop in the 1st place?

Why not just buy it from a mail order catalogue (which is the way it is set up as!), or from the internet?

I see very little point in actually having to visit the shop in itself...

Funko
11-01-2006, 11:52:22
Loads of reasons for people to go to the shop.

What if you want whatever it is instantly not in a few days?
No computer?
No phone?
No credit card?

Tizzy
11-01-2006, 12:01:31
Just one small thing and it's not worth paying the delivery charge?

MOBIUS
11-01-2006, 12:03:38
Originally posted by Funko
Loads of reasons for people to go to the shop.

What if you want whatever it is instantly not in a few days?

Yes, I'll just put my new 3 piece suite into my shopping bag...

No computer?

The local library/McDonalds

No phone?

Even the poor have blinged up mobiles these days. Phone box?

No credit card?

Cheques, postal orders...

See, no point whatsoever...:cute:

Tizzy
11-01-2006, 12:10:18
Originally posted by Tizzy
Just one small thing and it's not worth paying the delivery charge?

Funko
11-01-2006, 12:10:46
Queueing up in the post office for a postal order is even more hassle than going to Argos.

Funko
11-01-2006, 12:11:34
Originally posted by Tizzy
Just one small thing and it's not worth paying the delivery charge?

Oh yeah, back to saving money again. The whole point of Argos is to be cheap.

Funko
11-01-2006, 12:12:31
As I said earlier, if you don't like it in the shop use the other options or pay more and shop somewhere else.

mr_G
11-01-2006, 12:15:21
Does Ikea has delivery service in the UK?

Tizzy
11-01-2006, 12:19:37
No. Therefore Ikea sucks.

mr_G
11-01-2006, 12:21:08
UK Ikea sucks!!!!
because back here in our cold frog countrytje they dooooo di dooooo deliver.

Rodgers
11-01-2006, 12:39:06
Originally posted by Tizzy
No. Therefore Ikea sucks.


Thats funny - they delivered all my furniture for me. Maybe they just really like me or something? :confused:

Funko
11-01-2006, 12:40:57
They do deliver but you have to buy in the store.

Tizzy
11-01-2006, 12:49:54
My mistake.

Gibsie
12-01-2006, 01:54:47
I actually worked in Argos when I was about 15. Back in the stockrooms getting stuff for the customers. It was actually fun, except for the strip-searches at the end of every shift.

Gary
12-01-2006, 09:25:42
They're not always cheapest. And they have no Golden Fleeces at any price.

I've been around long enough to recall when they were "Green Shield Stamps", before that gimmick lost favour with the public.

King_Ghidra
12-01-2006, 09:32:37
Good timing on this thread, I bought something from Argos on the weekend and it was the first time i had been in there for years and years. I was saying to my gf what a bizarre exepriece it was, and actually she didn't even know what the the process was that you have to go through to buy something in there.

I was saying the same thing to her that funko was saying. There's nothing wrong with what they sell, it's just a question of whether you like to have a 'shopping experience' or just go and buy something you already know you want.

In my case, it was preyty much the only shop in town that sold a two pin to three pin shaving plug, so it gets kudos from me.

mr_G
12-01-2006, 09:34:47
two pin to three pin shaving plug?
that's for sex haaah!!

Funko
12-01-2006, 09:35:39
Butt shaving plug?