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      29.09.2013 14:40
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      Super-cheap pillows for super-occasional use only

      INTRODUCTION Hubby and I like to change our pillows fairly regularly, and we also have to supply our spare room with bedding for when my Dad visits. Consequently we've gone through a LOT of pillows over the years. One of many types I've tried is these Argos hollowfibre double pack which is part of their Value (i.e. cheapy) range. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION A pack of two hollowfibre pillows measuring 71cm x 46cm (according to www.argos.co.uk) cost us around £3. The price fluctates frequently so it's worth checking before purchase. The pillows themselves have a quite rough, meshy fabric surface, with the stuffing made of polyester hollowfibre. The pack of two pillows comes packed in a plastic bag, and the packaging is generally vacuum-sealed, meaning that the pillows take up far less room when being transported. USER EXPERIENCE As I have asthma I always purchase hollowfibre and/or hypoallergenic pillows, so these Argos ones fit the bill. The price is too tempting to miss so I've purchased a pack of these on several occasions. When first opened these pillows are plump, bouncy and really comfortable for sleeping on. My Hubby sleeps on his back; I sleep on my tummy and these pillows suit both positions. At least at first... It's true that you get what you pay for. After just a couple of weeks we always find these pillows have squished down to around 2/3 of their original size, and with further use they're not far off as flat as pancakes! I also made the mistake of trying to wash one once - it was a disaster as the stuffing solidified into big lumpy splodges! CONCLUSION For occasional use these pillows are adequate, so they're ideal for our spare bedroom, but for regular use they really don't hold up. I've found 'value' range pillows in several supermarkets for just a couple of pounds more and they have lasted far better than these Argos ones.

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        13.09.2013 14:29
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        Just ok

        Another item needed when decking out our spare room was pillows. I'm one of those people who loves a comfy bed and for me, pillows are what do that. However, as cheap as this may sound, I didn't want to spend a lot on the pillows for the spare bed as I know they won't get used very much. So, on top of everything else I was ordering from Argos, I added a set of Argos Value Range Pack of 4 Pillows which cost £5.88. These pillows are also available in pairs. The pillows, like anything else from the Value Range, comes in plain packaging. The four pillows are wrapped in white plastic which fits tight to the product. The packaging has on it a light blue box on the front with the Argos logo in the top left hand corner along with the name of the product. Although the pillows are wrapped quite tightly, the plastic rips really easily and I didn't need to use scissors or a knife to get into the packet. These pillows are made from 100% polyester hollow fibre and are non-allergenic which means they are suitable for everyone. They are also machine washable at 40C as well as being suitable for tumble drying. As I took the pillows out of their packaging, I was a little disappointed with how thin they were. However, after giving them all a good shake and plumping them out a little bit, they were much better. If I were to have bought only two of these pillows, I would have been very disappointed because they would not have been comfy at all for a double bed. These pillows are L71 by W46cm in size so they're pretty average when it comes to size. They fit nicely into the pillowcases I have for the spare bed and they filled each pillowcase nicely. I have to admit though, the pillows do feel much nicer once in pillowcases compared to when they aren't. The added extra fabric help to make the pillows feel much softer so it might be worth paying a bit more for a nice bedding set if you're going to buy cheaper pillows. Overall, these pillows are fine for my spare bed but I certainly wouldn't buy them for my own bed.

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          24.02.2013 23:50
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          Lose their bounce almost straight away

          mmmm what to buy with the dreaded £5 gift voucher from Argos when they have that 'spend £50 and get a £5 voucher' promotion on. I can never find anything I want in time and inevitably end up buying something that I don't want and having to add money to it- not last time I got a couple of pillows which were under a fiver, £2.94 at the moment for two or £5.88 for four. I've had cheap value pillows before and didn't think much of them these are the same. These pillows are non-allergenic so that's good. They have a 100% spun bonded non-woven polypropylene cover, 100% polyester hollowfibre filling, are anti allergy and machine washable at 40°C again which is good. They're smaller than normal pillows at 71cm by 46cm but about average for value branded pillows. The pillows come tightly packed but pop up when opened, these are surprisingly light in weight. They are too small for normal pillow cases but that doesn't bother me, it doesn't hamper their performance (they do that themselves). On first use they are nice and plumped up but just aren't comfy they feel too 'light' there's no support at all in them. Each time you sleep on them they get flatter and flatter, I like quite a high pillow so need two anyway but even two of these doesn't create 'one' pillow height. After say a few weeks they're totally flat and lumpy and aren't even relegated to going underneath a better pillow. On the plus side they do wash okay, I put them on a normal wash which makes them lumpy but then in the dryer they do regain a bit of shape but are still flat in my opinion. I wouldn't buy these again and have infact invested in some dear pillows, they're worth the extra expense because they last a lot longer. Perhaps they'd be okay for occasional use on a spare bed or for camping.

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          02.10.2012 01:09
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          I wouldn't recommend these

          As a student just moving out of my parent's house I did my best to cut costs when it came to buying the essentials for student halls as I had an awful lot things I needed. So I was glad when I came across the Argos Value Range Hollow Fibre Pillows. They are available for sale in packs of 2 and pack of 4. They are packaged in a very basic plastic bag with the Argos logo; it's nothing fancy but keeps the pillows covered whilst you get the home. I bought 2 packs of pillows that cost £2.94 a pack. Having read reviews beforehand I knew they were pretty thin but thought it would be okay once they were doubled up. Once I took them out the packaging, fluffed them up and put them into their pillow cases they looked great but when I tried sleeping on them it was a different matter. Even with the 2 pillows doubled up in a case once you lie on these pillows they might as well be flat. They don't offer a lot of support and a few times I've woken up with a sore neck. I've also noticed the pillows are a bit smaller than my pillowcases (which I also bought from the Argos Value Range) and they often slip out which can be rather annoying after a while. As it's something I need to fix most days. Overall I'd say these pillows are only good for the short term. They aren't comfortable and don't offer a lot of support but they are (slightly) better than nothing. They're also very cheap so they can do the job until you're willing to pay a bit more for something better.

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            13.04.2012 22:02
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            Good for minimal use but if you looking for an everyday pillow I wouldn't suggest.

            I learnt with getting these pillows that its not always good to be cheap. The pair of pillows are from the Argos value range of products and cost 3.49. The pillows are Non- Allergenic. The pillows are suitable to wash at 40c in the washing machine and are suitable for line dry only. I didn't wash these pillows when I had them but from the quality of them I wouldn't suggest it as I couldn't seem the coming out it a good enough quality to sleep on, they would probably flatten out. I think that the only good these pillows is the price. The pillows when first opened out of the packet seem to feel soft and puffy as if they will be good to sleep on but when tested it was a different case. The pillow was OK for the first week or so but after that its started to go very flat. When sleeping on the pillow my head moulded into the pillow and it felt very very soft I like this so for me it was OK when I first started to use it. After 2 weeks or so the pillow began to become flat and start to hurt my neck when sleeping on it because my neck would bend really far down as I sleep on my side. Two pillows come in the pack so I started to use both of the together after about 3 weeks. That did the job for a little while but after about 2 months or so I got rid of them and got new pillows. The pillows fit nicely into a regular sized pillow case which is good but after a while when the pillows start to ware then start to become small because the polyester hollow-fibre filling its filled with starts to become clumpy making the pillow go out of shape. Then I started to notice that the pillow wouldn't fit the pillow cases well. A good thing I could say about the pillows is that I didn't have any trouble with the stitching coming open. These pillows arnt completely useless because if you intend to buy for a long journey or for guest rooms then they are suitable because they was good quality at first and for those purposes wont be used regularly. But for everyday use they are really not suitable as they become useless and bad for your neck very quickly. Better off spending money when it comes to pillows.

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            06.03.2012 23:48
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            You really get what you pay for.

            After recently purchasing two lovely single beds for my 4 year old and my 2 year old I came to the decision on bedding. Do I buy cheap and cheerful or do I get something to last a long time. Now both the kids were just getting over a sickness bug so I went for the cheaper option as they may get ruin and it wouldn't really matter. I purchased these Argos value range 2 pack of pillows, costing the cheap price of just under £3.50. And I really thought this was a good buy. They came in a hygienic sealed packet and looked like they were air tight. Upon opening the packet I thought they would rise into nice, comfy, bouncy pillow. I left them on the side in hope that they would increase in size. They did, but it was only slightly. I found that I needed both these pillows to fill a pillow case. And there was still room to spare. I noticed that these pillows were slightly smaller than the average pillows. The pillows are made of 100% polyester hollow fibre and feel very cheap. They are also hypoallergenic. They also state that they are washable. I have put one of the 4 that I purchased into the wash and the insides became lose and clumped together. This pillow was then unusable and only worthy of the bin. They are also not suitable for tumble drying. Have children of such a young age I thought they would support there little head's nicely and not go flat. After the first few nights I noticed the pillows looking a bit lifeless so after giving then a little plumping they looked ok. A couple of weeks on and they are flat and pretty useless. They have become Pointless even to have them on the bed. For such a cheap price maybe I had my expectations too high. But I am not pleased with this product and really think it is worth paying an extra couple of pounds for a reliable comfy pillow. A good night sleep is essential to a healthy lifestyle.

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              06.03.2012 22:21
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              OK for display only

              I have recently been buying some new bed linen for my bedroom and have bought quite a few bits from Argos, I wanted some more pillows as the ones we had been using were from Tesco and although they were nice to start with they were starting to look a bit flat and worn. Not wanting to spend too much I decided to give the Argos value range pillows a try, at a mere £3.49 for a pack of 2 I hadn't a lot to loose. The Argos value pillows come tightly packed in a plastic bag which is very small, making them easy to carry home or to your car. Once the bag is opened the pillows puff up nicely and I was pleased with how they looked. The pillows are covered with a 100% spun bonded non-woven polypropylene cover the same as the Value duvet. The pillows appear very well made with nice neat straight seams. There were no bits of cotton hanging from the seams which is always good. The pillows measure approximately 71 x 46cm's, not the largest of pillows but big enough. They are non allergenic so shouldn't pose too many problems foe people with breathing problems or allergies, of course I am only going by personal experience here, I am asthmatic and had no trouble using these. The filing is 100% polyester hollow fibre and has a lovely soft feel. The pillows are machine washable on a 40oc wash but are not suitable to be tumble dried. I haven't washed mine so I cant comment as to how they hold up in the washing machine. When we first used the value pillows we had 2 each and they were lovely, very comfortable and pliable, I didn't experience any neck ache or shoulder problems, I was pleased with them. However after a couple of weeks they started to feel decidedly flat, there was no substance there. I did now start to feel uncomfortable sleeping on them and we were both waking up with an aching neck every morning. It was time to abandon the Argos value pillows and pay out for something better. If you are looking for some new pillows that are cheap then these certainly fit the bill but unless you like to lay quite flat then I wouldn't recommend these, they can be used for children over 2 years old and may well be fine for them but in my opinion these are no good for adults. Having said that though I have actually bought another pack of these since, we never sleep on the pillow cases that come with a duvet set, I like to save those for display during the day along with a few other cushions. These pillows are ideal for this. Being a bit on the small size some of my pillow cases are slightly too big for them but generally they don't fit too bad. The pillows look nice on the bed during the day and providing you remove them before bed and don't sleep on them they are fine.

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              08.06.2011 19:33
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              you only get what you pay for

              I purchased these pillows a few months ago. Browsing the Argos store online I saw this pack of value ones at just £3.49 for 2. Having had Argos value range products previously and being pleased with them I decided to buy these. Picking these up in the store I did think the pack looked rather small but convinced myself this was just due to the fact they were vacuum packed. This was a good method of packaging as it made it less bulky and awkward to carry also a carry handle at the top of the pack was useful. However taking these out of the packaging back home I was rather disappointed with the size of these. They were very thin and smaller than the pillows I'd had before. When I put these into pillowcases the size difference became even more obvious as there was excess pillowcase material. Going to bed that night I found these offered very little head support and put the 2 pillows together but even with this it still didn't reach the desired thickness that I'd been used to previously. I used these for a few days and they got flatter even in that space of time. I then decided these were no use for me and went to buy better quality ones from Asda at £7 for a pack of 2. These pillows may be ok for young children or to use in a spare room but they're definitely not good for everyday use for adults. Buying products like this you think you're saving yourself a few pounds but in the long run you end up spending more when you throw these out and have to buy better quality ones. Quality polycotton covers: * 100% spun bonded non-woven polypropylene cover * 100% polyester hollow fibre filling * Non-allergenic * Machine washable at 40C * Size L71, W46cm / L28, W18in

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              18.04.2011 10:55
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              not worth it at all

              Before I even start, dont buy these pillows! They may be cheap at under £4 for 2 but believe me when you have had the nights sleep that I had on them then you will be wishing you hadnt been so tight. These pillows from Argos value range (which is normally very good for toasters, kettles etc) have really disappointed me. I thought at £3.87 for 2 I was getting a complete bargin. I was wrong. They come in a handy bag with a handle, and looked quite squishy and large before I unpacked them. They are scratchy, thin, loose their shape after 1 nights sleep, dont support your neck and head at all, and even with both of them it doesnt even compare to my old pillows. They are fibre polyester and dont really smell that great, also they dont look plump when the bed is made and in a pillowcase. I went straight out the next day and bought another pair from Argos which are much better. I still use my Argos value ones for guests on the sofa, and I plan on throwing them out shortly. Save yourself the time and hassle, and neck pain and spend a bit more. I feel like Ive paid for a bit of fluff.

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                18.04.2011 09:55
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                Put these Pillows Back and buy something else!

                Being in need of extra pillows when we had visitors a few weeks back, I nipped into Argos while out shopping and picked up a couple of these. Normally for pillows I'd go to somewhere like John Lewis and pay quite a lot more, but at the time we were somewhat short of cash, and as I only wanted them as spare pillows I thought they'd probably do the job ok - Umm well yeaaaahh. They cost £3.49 and come in a pillow size and shaped plastic bag with a handle so you can carry them home without needing extra bags the same way a lot of pillows today are packed. The problem with Argos of course is that they don't have these things out on display, so you don't really handle the product before you buy it, so it really wasn't till I got these home that I saw just how cheap and nasty looking and feeling they really are. These are hollow fibre construction which I've used before, but I think it would be fair to say that these are not pillows to buy if you want anything lasting. They feel quite flimsy initially, and when you press them have an almost papery feel to them that doesn't feel nice and soft as a pillow should do. Anyway, as our guests were due the next day and we would have a houseful I just bunged them into pillow cases and hoped for the best while at the same time thinking maybe I'd made a mistake. It was the day our guests had left that I realised just how bad my mistake really had been in buying these. When I was stripping beds and getting ready to do a massive pile of washing, I realised that one of our guests had actually put a cushion from the chair in the room into the pillowcase along with the pillow, and on actually trying laying my head on the pillow I really did feel bad about having offered this to my guest in the first place. The filling which isn't hugely thick just squishes completely out of the way when you lay on it so that it's virtually not worth having the darn thing there at all. It was also (after just 3 nights use!) all out of shape within it's casing, and a bit lumpy. The cover on it still felt slightly papery and as I moved my head it sort of scrunched slightly almost like tissue paper does which isn't a great noise to go to sleep with. The second pillow had fared slightly better and didn't seem like the contents had been pummelled so much, but it was used by a child. Now I know these are budget range pillows, and to pay £3.49 for 2 of them means they're not going to be brilliant but I'd thought they'd be ok at least for a while. I was mistaken and to be honest I would say don't waste your money as these really are pretty poor. I think even putting two of these together you wouldn't get a decent nights sleep if you like a nice pillow under your head, and I have now replaced them (a month after buying them, and before any more guests have been to stay) and passed these onto someone to use for their pets. It was definitely false economy to buy these in the first place and it's a mistake I won't make again. In fact, on reading other people's reviews while writing this, I wish I'd read them before I made my purchase because I'd have been warned off them as it seems all of us who've tried them feel the same way.

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                  17.04.2011 22:11
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                  A very average pair of pillows from Argos but what do you expect for £3?

                  As we are living in our own place now and have had quite a few people coming to visit us it's only right to be able to offer our sofa to those people who have a long distance to travel and may not want to fork out for hotels just to come and visit us. It's for this such occasion that we have a single duvet and some pillows on standby on the top of our wardrobe! Because our money has been a little bit limited we have been careful to try and shop around wherever possible and because we've had guests staying most weeks we've just purchased a pair of these Argos hollow fibre pillows being the cheapest ones we could find at the time with a pair costing just £2.99, however, this price has now gone up to £3.49 so it may be worth shopping around if you want some cheap pillows. The packaging of these pillows was very basic but as they were provided in a bag it was sufficient to carry the pillows home without them getting dirty, however, the first pair that was brought out to me did have a rip in so I had to wait for another pair that were still sealed. There is nothing fancy about this packaging but as it just went in the bin when we get home we didn't really care. It's fair to say that these pillows really are 'value' because you will get what you pay for with something like this. They are not very thick, nor are they very soft but if someone is sleeping on your sofa and has two of these they will certainly serve their purpose much better than the arm of the sofa and that was good enough for us. The filling does not feel like it's particularly well laid out inside the pillow and after just a few uses they begun to look a little worn and used with little patches of stuffing inside quite noticeable. The protection on the pillows is thin but adequate being made from 50% cotton and 50% polyester meaning that these can easily washed in the machine. Also, as they are so thin you should have no problems washing these with a single duvet depending on the size of your washing machine of course. On one occasion we actually found ourselves sharing these pillows when my sibling and his young son came to say and it's fair to say that they are basic. Two pillows would just about be ample for one person and I wouldn't want to spend more than one night using these in a row. The support is not very good and even if you had four of these it would probably only just be about as high as two of the lovely pillows we usually have on our bed. You can tell that they are cheap and fairly poorly made because they are very thin when you lie your head on them. However, as they are so reasonably priced I don't think it's fair to completely right them off. If you budget was very low and this was all you could afford then they would do you a turn for a few months until you could afford something better. As it stands we are about to replace these pillows and I'd be more than willing to offer them on Freecycle but I wouldn't really want to pass these on to someone that I am friends with because they are value at best and it shows!

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                    24.09.2010 19:04
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                    Not for me, I've replaced mine with top of the range pillows now!

                    When I first needed pillows for my bed I needed cheap one's to start off with as funds were incredibly limited indeed to begin with. Having a double bed meant that in my opinion I needed 4 standard pillows for my bed to look comfy and use and when I scouted about for pillows the prices were mental being way too much for my purse! In the end I spotted these pillows from the Argos 'Value' range and decided that for the time being they would serve my needs....or would they?! They are available to purchase in a 2 pillow size or a 4 pillow option both in the same packaging and I went for the 4 pack option of course with high hopes! The Packaging: 2 or 4 pillows are laid out in a white and light blue plastic bag. On the front of the bag we are told that they are Argos 'Value Range' Hollowfibre Pillows and on the back of the bag other information listed again tells me that they are, the materials used are stated and contact details for Argos are stated. Economy looking packaging this is but it serve its purpose of course and is informative enough and simple enough to break into. The Pillows: Well as I have said I got the 4 pack and for me, as soon as I opened these up I was disappointed with them on their appearance alone. Smaller than standard pillows and incredibly thin they looked really economy and felt it too. I shoved my hand under one of the pillows (to the centre) and the edges dipped like the test you do for dust mites and that? Well these flopped totally! They just arnt very filled at all and they are filled sort of patchy feeling inside. Each cover on the pillow is thin and white and made from 50% cotton and 50% polyester and like I say that is thin cover sort of like paper. Inside they are filled with microfibre polyester but again, not thickly or softly. I found with these that I may as well not use them and have my head straight on a mattress. They offer no real comfort of support and my head sinks through them giving me neck and back ache. They simply are too thin and feel rubbish and like I said earlier they are in my opinion smaller than other options on the market meaning my standard pillow cases are too large for them making it all look a bit untidy! They are non-allergenic and machine washable (at 40c) and able to be tumble dried though I did this with a couple of them and through washing the filling within the material clumped up to what felt like hard cotton wool lumps and I never got them to the tumble drier as in my opinion they were knackered and only fit for the bin. I feel with these I wasted my money and the only way they would come in handy is to 'dress' a bed thats never used, as for using them don't bother! Never again will I skimp on my bedding purchases I learnt a valuable lesson with these! Size L69, W46cm / L27, W18in Only available in Argos stores priced at £2.39 for a pack of 2 pillows and £5.19 for a pack of 4 (currently on sale with over a pound off so the usual price will soon go back up to £6.49).

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