About Argos

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Argos the UK catalogue shop

Argos is arguably the most successful high street shop and catalogue shopping website in the country today. Its famous and instantly recognisable UK non-food shopping brand. Nearly everyone in the UK lives within a 10-mile radius of an Argos store. The Argus catalogue stocks a fantastic amount of stuff including toys, fitness equipment and household goods. Why use Argos when Amazon is far better for delivery and range of goods

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A Little About

History of Argos

The Argos shopping catalogue was created in 1972 by Londoner Granville Richard Francis Tompkins. He was the founder in 1958 of the Green Shield Stamp. This scheme allowed shoppers to collect stamps that could be used to purchase gifts out of a catalogue or from related retailers. Richard Tompkins as he is commonly referred to rebranded the Green Shield Stamp catalogue shops into Argos stores in 1972. This was brought about by the fact Jack Cohen of Tesco’s ceased to use the stamps in his stores after being a big advocated of them. In 1973 Tompkins opened more purpose-built Argos shops. The success was immediate and the catalogue retail concept transformed the way we shopped in the UK. BAT Industries the tobacco company purchased Argos for £35 million in 1979 and continued to grow the high street shopping chain. Argos was sold or taken over as some say in 1998 by GUS (Great Universal Stores) a giant mail order catalogue company based in Manchester. GUS was later to change its name to the Home Retail Group. Argos was taken over again in 2016 in a deal worth in the region of 1.4 billion by the Supermarket Sainsburys.
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Questions Asked

The Argos card allows you to purchase items not only from Argos but also Sainsburys. The credit plan lets you buy now and pay later with no interest as long as you pay back within an agreed time. You can apply for an Argos card on the internet or in any Argos store. If applying you will be subject to a credit check. Its good if you are desperate for a new washing machine for instance and not got the money till pay day.

Richard Tompkins the founder of Argos came up with the idea for the name after holidaying in a placed with the same name in Greece. Not just that it began with A and would feature high alphabetically on business listings.

They are famous for their glossy catalogue where you can buy a myriad of products at cheap prices. The UKs second most popular retail catalogue shop and described by customers on the Yougov website as good value reliable and useful for everyone.

Gift cards can be purchased for as little as £5 and up to £500 or e-gift cards up to the value of £250. E-Gift cards are the digital version that can be bought online and sent as a gift by email. In store or online you can use e-gift cards and physical Argos gift cards to purchase goods on the high street or on the internet. They are great gifts because Argos sell things everybody wants and needs from practical items like kitchen appliances to garden trampolines.

Argos have been pioneers of schemes like click and collect for years. With literally hundreds of Argos shops around the UK. It is a really convenient way to shop ordering online and collecting from your local store. You can secure your order on the internet and pay online or pay in store when you come for collection. A code will be sent to your mobile making it easy to track your item when you collect from the shop. Either way paying up front or in store it is a great way to shop.

Argos offer a thirty-day returns guarantee on nearly all items. If you need to bring your item back you will need the receipt or proof of purchase. The item will need to be in unused condition with original packaging intact. This does not affect your consumer rights and bringing stuff back that is not working or has a manufacture fault is still within your rights.

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Buying From Catalogues and Mail Order

Buying from catalogues in times gone by would mean flicking through a thick glossy book bigger than the ones Argos are phasing out. It was also a way of buying things on a credit basis and paying weekly or monthly for items you could not afford to cover in one big lump sum. If you did not have the credit rating to own a catalogue yourself you could buy through an agent. This would normally be a family member or a friend who would run the catalogue. They would receive a small commission for the sales and would have to collect the weekly payments. Goods would normally be shipped out by post. Argos is the hybrid of catalogues they have brought the concept into the online world while still remaining accessible on the high street. Buying items in Argos stores can be done by the digital display screens with an easy checkout process. Now Sainsburys have bought the Home Retail Group which owned Argos they are going to open stores within the Sainsburys grocery shopping supermarkets. The Argos product range literally boasts 10s of thousands of items for the home and general merchandise. They are one of the biggest and most successful non-food retailers in the UK.