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      23.08.2011 09:35
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      Argos Catalogue

      *** This review is about the in store Argos catalogue which I think is a little different than Additions but Dooyoo did not accept my product suggestion saying the link was already in there hence why I am posting this here ***** I remember, every year just before Christmas my brother and I getting very excited about the latest Autumn/Winter collection of the Argos catalogue. Whenever my dad would bring it home we would spend hours pouring over the pages, writing down page numbers deciding what we wanted for our Christmas presents. There was literally anything a little child could want, jewellery and make up for me and toys and computer stuff for my brother, the choice was endless and it was so much fun. According to an article I read, "Argos is the largest general-goods retailer in the United Kingdom and Ireland with over 800 stores. Together with sister company Homebase, it today forms part of the Home Retail Group. It is unique amongst major retailers in the UK in that it is a catalogue merchant." This means that it mostly advertises and promotes its good goods by catalogue, from which customers make their selections to purchase, pay, and then collect the items from an in-store collection desk or have the item delivered to their home. This was always the fun part of going into Argos. They have numerous catalogues around the store which are laminated and set up on viewing stations allowing you to flick through them easily. There is an index at the back of the catalogue which is actually set up very well and allows you to search easily and methodically for what you need. Everything is in alphabetical order and then gives you a page number to view the product. Every product has a photograph which shows you the product. I like this as it allows you to make a decision based on look of the product and not just the vital statistics. The descriptions of the products are good as well though and anything I have every bought from there is well described and true to their wording. At the end of the description is a unique order number which you then write down on a piece of paper. At the viewing station you can firstly input this number into a little computer to see if it is in stock. If it is you take your piece of paper to the cashier where you pay for your item and then pick it up at the collection point. My dad and I always have a little giggle about the collection point every time we are in Argos together. It is basically a counter with four sections titled A, B,C, D. They are all next to each other so it really doesn't matter if you have to pick your item up at collection point A or D, they are so close together you are not going to miss your product arriving if you do not stand near your number! The catalogue is also available to take home so you can view it in the comfort of your own home as I have said above. They are two catalogues produced each year, a spring/summer edition and an autumn/winter edition. Of course they have a lot of the same products but obviously some difference in seasonal goods. Each catalogue has over 1500 pages with like I've said everything but the kitchen sink so you can pretty much find anything you are looking for.

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        26.10.2008 20:39
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        Not recommended stay away

        I am with this catalog and it has always been really good to us until recently when both me and my partner were made redundent from work and couldnt make payments until some sort of regualr money came in they was so unsympathetic and have now whacked the largest amount of charges on our account meaning we are deeper in debt now then we was 6 months ago :(. I finally got them to set me up a payment plan which isnt really much good to us as the charges again stump us. I wouldnt recommmend geting with a catlog any ways but this one was just so awful and the things we pordered are not up to standards although delivery time is double fast and there next day the majority of the time. We got a new bed which is now away broke after only 2 months of being used. Very Unimpressive.

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          21.10.2008 14:45
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          I would never reccomend this company

          Hmm lets see where do I start with this joke of a company?? I went away for a few days and drowned my phone. SO I thought I need a phone and have literally no money so I'll get one from a catalogue and pay it back that way. I went onto Argos Additions and as a pink freak treated myself to a lovely pink phone and it cost a packet. But I dont ever buy things like that and I knew I could pay it off. A few months goes by and one day the phone just stops working. It turned itself off, other times it would be on but the screen wouldnt work. So I called Additions knowing that I still had a few months warranty on it. The man on the phone said it definately sounded like an engineering fault and that I should send it to them, they'd fix it and either send it back, send it back or just refund the money to my account. During the phone breaking the drowned mobile had miraculously sprung to life and I found myself wondering do I really need an expensicve phone-so I told the man on the phone to put the money back into my account. He said it would take 3 weeks at the most for me to see the amount in there. In the mean time, I spent a good hundred quid on clothes and things for my new place thinking although this has run up into a few hundred now, at least the money from the phone will go on soon. HOW MISTAKEN WAS I. I recently received a bill from a credit agency saying I owe them the minimum payment of £70! It wouldnt be that much if I had my money from the phone but oh no, they're quick enough to send you bills but not quick enough to send you money. I have been ringing and ringing and everytime its costing me a fortune being kept on hold and put through to different people. They still havent sorted it and its not 4 months later. I want my money and have no resorted to threats. I have emailed saying I will no longer be spending my money on calling people and being put on hold aswell as being moved from pillar to post, I will be emailing from now on and if they dont sort it like that I am going higher that them. I regret ever using this company, and I urge anyone thinking of joining up-NOT TO!

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          13.01.2008 16:19
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          i still like my littlewoods better

          This catalogue and argos parted company some years ago now, they have now joined forces with littlewoods and are run by the same company. Most of the items in the additions catalogue are the same as littlewoods but they are cheaper if you intend to pay for them earlier. Additions catalogue although it merged with littlewoods still kept its own payment scheem. With additions you get 3 months interest free credit on anything you buy from them so as long as you pay for it in 12 weeks you dont pay any extra. After that they start charging you interest at 29.9%apr. Additions catalogue is ideal if you pay before the interest free period runs out as there items are a couple of pounds cheaper than littlewoods but you dont earn commision with additions like you do with littlewoods. Additions take about 7 days to deliver your order, i dont know why seen as it is coming from the same warehouse and with the same driver as littlewoods items do but it takes 4 days longer and additions also charge you a delivery charge which is free with litlewoods.

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          01.01.2003 21:09
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          Dammit, I thought, I havent written a opinion in a while and here I am perusing the sale items on the Argos Additions website, I dont have a hangover so why dont I combine the two? So here it is, Emma's first op of the New Year. Happy New Year everyone. I'm sure we are all familiar with Argos, those massive queues every Christmas, then the waiting of the products to actually come from the warehouse, passed over to us by harrassed 17yr old students who would rather the government gave them a grant than have to be subjected to the likes of Argos the Saturday before Christmas! Anyway last year Argos decided to expand their empire by offering clothes, but thankfully decided to keep them out of the stores by launching the Argos Additions catalogue, full of mens, womens and kids clothes but also home furnishing and some nursery things as well. So you get the catalogue from the store, take it home and then purchase the products via phone or using the forms in the catalogue OR as I joyfully found out, through their website! Instead of wandering round loads of clothes stores, one for kids, one for men, shoe storest, etc I can know get it all on one site, and what a range it is too! You could quite literally spend hours perusing all the clothes available, or, the brilliant thing that Argos have done is to divide the clothes up into sections (this can get a bit tedious becasue there can be quite a few options to click on, but hey.. goes with the territory). We arent just talking skirts, trousers, shoes, etc, here. This could get confusing so stick with me here, ok? On the very front page you get a choice between, mens, womens, kids, sports and leisure, homestyles and what new. You also get recommended products, sale options and a it of gumpf about the new stuff. Click on one of the options and you are subjected to another huge list! In the case of the women, its tops, trousers, leisure, lingerie, suits, jackets, shoes, trainers, e tc. I'm sure there is a few more, but you get my drift, and dont even start me on the options for the kids! It goes on for hours and hours, if you know what you want its fantastic, otherwise be prespred to settle down with a cup of tea and wile the time away. And its even better if you know how much you want to spend! Argos has a fantastic valur range which is divided up into how much you want to pay, £0-10, £10-15, £15-25 and £25 plus. So if you only want to spend a tenner on a new top its easy to go straight there. The value range I have to say is quite brilliant, 2 pairs of trousers for a tenner for my daughter is an absolute bargain and we are talking up-to-date smart ones here, but then they also do Brand ranges so if I want to get her a pair from Tammy Girl for £25 I can do so. Its quite strange, like having Primark, Tammy Girl and Sport and Ski all in one place. Yes you can get the cheap no-brand trainers here, but also get Nikes at really good rates. Phew so have I made it clear how wide a range of clothes and prices they have, did I also mention that they have maternity clothes, tall clothes, plus sizes and petite clothes at much the same prices as the rest of the clothes, no paying an extra tenner for less material if you are petite. I didnt? Ah well, so much info to give you see.. And delivery?, well this can vary, over £100 its free, other wise its £2.95 for any amount under £100. You can also get next day delivery for a couple of punds more, but unless its an emergency its not really worth bothering with because they usually arrive within a few days. And returning them is quite easy, you can pop them in the post, ring someone to come get them or drop it off in the local store for free. Any problems, they've got a really helpful helpdesk who try and solve any problems as soon as possible. If like me you arent really taken with shopping in loads of different stores to buy clothes, especially when you are on a budget, the Argos Additions definately takes the strain out of it. And if like me you have an Additions Direct Account you can spread the cost without worrying about it! Happy shopping and a Happy New Year!

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            01.11.2002 17:41
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            I have never had a problem with the Argos stores so decided to try Argos Direct Home Delivery. I ordered an all in one office furniture suite at the end of August hoping that i would receive my furniture quite quickly. 9 weeks later i received my furniture only to discover that there were parts missing, so having half built my furniture had to order the missing parts and was told it would be a further 7 days before i received them. 14 days later i received my missing parts to (guess what) discover they had sent me one right part out of the 4 i ordered (aaarrrrrgggghhhh). After contacting Argos Direct to re-order the right parts was told they were going to take, yes you guessed it, a further 7 days to deliver them!!!!!!! 14 days later, you can understand i was getting a little frustrated by now so i decided to contact Argos Direct Head Office (Management). After everything that has happened they have decided to send the furniture out to me again as it is obvious they are incapable of sending out individual parts. So hopefully i should be receiving my goods in another 7 DAYS. Fingers Crossed!!!!!!!!!! Just to add that the money for the goods were deducted from my account the minute i got off the phone 2 months 2 weeks ago. Argos Direct have got their priorities right haven't they!!!! NEVER ORDER FROM ARGOS DIRECT AND EXPECT EVERYTHING TO RUN SMOOTHLY!!!!!!!

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              18.05.2002 03:55
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              I'm not ashamed to say I'm a big fan of Argos. It's convenient, you can get larger orders delivered free, and whilst not always supreme quality in my experience their products are usually of a fair and consistent standard at good prices. So, I was interested when Argos brought out their Additions catalogue. Introduced to further expand the range on offer to include clothes, along with some of the items traditionally found in the ordinary catalogue, but with a greater selection of soft furnishings. *** WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? *** Unlike the original catalogue, although you can order and pay for items from the Additions catalogue in Argos stores, you cannot collect your goods straight away. Rather, you have to either have them delivered to your home, or have them delivered to your local store to collect at a later date. One assumes this is partly due to the logistics of having so much stuff based at the store - not enough space! Like the original catalogue, you can order on the phone (and have your order delivered to either your home or your store) but in addition (ha!) you can also order by post. *** WHAT'S IT GOT? *** ** Clothes ** There's a good range on offer, including casual, tailoring, lingerie and childrens clothes, As is so often the case, there is a greater selection of clothes for women than men. (I'm not sure if this says something about the women or something about catalogues). The prices generally appear very reasonable - not over-inflated as they often appear to be in more traditional mail-order catalogues. Unfortunately, I cannot comment on the quality of the clothes, as I have never managed to find something I liked enough to by in my size (8), although there appears to be plenty available in sizes 10-16, and a reasonable selection in larger sizes. ** Furniture ** The range here is not as extensive as the main Argos catalogue, but some o f the range is different. The type of furniture on offer is similar to that you'd expect from the main catalogue: generally (but not exclusively) flat packed for home assembly, ranging from the ultra-cheap melamine-covered chipboard to some reasonable quality solid wood furniture. The key here is to COMPARE PRICES between the Additions catalogue and the main Argos catalogue. Some items will be more expensive in one than the other. For example, I recently purchased two bedside cabinets that were £65 each in the main catalogue, but only £59.99 in Additions. I also saved £10 on a chest of drawers. It doesn't always work this way round - sometimes things are cheaper in the main catalogue. Make sure you check! *** HOW DOES IT WORK? *** I made my first purchase over the telephone. You cannot place your order using the same phone number as the orderline as the main catalogue. Although they work in partnership, Argos and Argos Additions are two totally separate companies. Argos Additions is in fact part of the Great Universal group. However, you can still pay using your Argos card, and as such collect Argos Premier Points (for discounts on future purchases) and take advantage of the six months interest-free credit option on purchases over £195. I found the staff to be very helpful and friendly during the processing of my order, and it went without any problems. As these were large items, delivery had to be arranged in advance. Just like home delivery orders from the main catalogue, they will telephone you a few days in advance to arrange a convenient delivery date and time. This all went without any hitches, and in fact I found them to be very flexible with delivery dates. *** THE UP SIDE *** The goods all arrived without any problems, and there were no mistakes in the order. The quality is consistent with that which you would expect from Argos - extremely fair given the price paid. Shoppin g through Argos Additions rather than the main catalogue saved me money! *** THE DOWN SIDE *** When ordering home delivery items from Argos, you can usually expect delivery within a week, unless the item you have ordered is temporarily out of stock. With Argos Additions, you are more likely to wait at least three weeks for delivery of larger items (although smaller ones come quicker). The biggest downside, in my opinion, is that Argos Additions do not use Argos' home delivery service, but your goods will be delivered by White Arrow Express (now there's an oxymoron) and that's the subject of a whole other opinion! I've always found it slightly annoying that Argos only give you a choice of 2 delivery times: 7:00 to 12:00, or 12:00 to 18:00. Argos Additions give you only one: 8:00 to 17:00. Thus, if you have to be home for the delivery, it could mean a whole day off work. They refuse to give you a more specific time, although they will give you the number of the depot so you can contact them in the morning to try and establish an approximate time of delivery. *** TO SUM UP *** All in all, I have generally been happy with Argos Additions. The range is good, and if you shop carefully you can save some money on the same items in the main catalogue. You will have to wait a bit longer for delivery, and may have to waste more of your precious annual leave. If they expanded the range of sizes they have on offer I would also give their clothes a try!

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                13.05.2002 20:33
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                The Argos Additons catalogue it is great it has over 500 pages of goods to choose which includes Ladieswear, Sportwear, Menswear, Childrenwear, furniture, upholstry, Bedding, bathroom accessories, jewellery and nursery equipment. The great thing is there is several different ways you can order from the comfort of your own home , you can place order By telephone - (0845) 3060005 , online @ www.argos.co.uk , by post with an order form or order at any till in store. There is three ways to make payments you can pay from home by phone or via the website using credit/debit cards or In store using credit/debit cards, Cash, Cheque, argos gift vouchers, premier points and amex or you can pay by post using a credit/debit card and also but cheque . And if you prefer to pay buy installmentsyou can open an account and pay the balance off in monthly instalments. The other great thing about it is it is run by GUS home shopping but it doesnt have the normal prices like you would except to find in GUS catolouges ( Kays , Choice etc) the prices are more like high street prices as you will find the products in the catalogue are a third and sometimes half the price of the products in GUS's normal catalogues. Delivery is good as well as you can the goods deliverd directly to your house , a friends or even your local argos branch. And if for any reason you dont like any of your goods they can be returned from home by phoning the customer service line and arranging a courier to pick up the goods or you can take the goods to your local postal office and return them free of charge using the returns form enclosed with your parcel. and finally you can return the unused goods to your local store with the packaging and the delivery note and they will give you a no quibble refund or exchange or this at least what they state But ..... But , now here's the but the returns department is terrible . I returned two items via my local argo s branch in the beginning of march and they would not refund my card there and then as the member of staff who served me said they had stopped this now and they only recredit the card once the good are received by the returns team at there head office and they still to this date have not refunded my credit card . I have contacted via e-mail and phone several times and they just keep saying they cant find the products i returned and there is no trace of the return anywhere . But heres the annoying thing i have a signed returns proof form and i have e-amiled them copies of them and they still havent given me a refund to my card and now they dont seem to be replying to my messages ever as i e-mailed them on the 24th april and i still havent had a reply to date . So i would be very cautious when returnting items to them via the store . But apart from that their service is excellent

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                  07.04.2002 01:53
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                  Argos Additions is the catalogue for buying clothes and everything that isn't in the main catalogue, but mostly clothes and home things. What I have noticed while looking through this cataogue and many of the main one's like Freeman's, Look Again, Great Universal etc is that Argos Additions has mostly the same items from these catalogues just one bonus to them they have many cheaper verisons. With Argos Additions I had seen a pair of jeans I liked about £14 cheaper than the other catalogues which is a lot and could buy you somet hing else. I think it's brilliant how they do it. One thing that people will probably say is a let down with Argos is that when it comes to delivery with items you first go to the store fill in the catalogue number for what you want then take it to a desk and pay. I asked if you could get it delivered to your home, you can but you have to pay something like £2.95 but to just have free delivery you have to pick it up and if it isn't a good fit have to hand it back to the tore which means a lot of travelling. Many catalogues usually have free delivery to your door, so that is one problem but it's still nothing big. They usually only take about 4 days to deliver the goods to the nearest store and you pick them up right away and try them on when you get home. I think this is a great catalogue, they have some nice things and all at a good price, so if I find something I want in a Freeman's catalogue for example, I will just check if they have it in Argos Additions before I go out of my way to spend more on something I can get cheaper. You can also look through the catalogue online which is better for those that cannot get out and delivery is still the same. Personally I would recommend online as it is better. To pay for items with Argos Additions you can also use premier points which you can take off the price. I think you get 1 for every pound spent, so eventually you could get a big total and spend them on something really good. If you do not have an Argos Additions catalogue you can either get one by going to your nearest store or going to www.argosadditions.co.uk and requesting a catalogue which should get there quite soon. You get free returns with Argos also, so they are not all that bad. They usually get things right with delivery and I haven't heard of anyone receiving a wrong order.

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                    05.02.2002 21:08
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                    I am always eager for the new catalogue to come out. The clothes are fairly cheap and really fashionable. I usually find lots of things I want to order. Argos Additions is brought to you from Argos and is a clothes catalogue, it also has some household items aswell. It is a lot cheaper than the high street shops and is mail order. You can pick up the catalogue from any Argos store or access it on their website. The last order I put in was for five items! Unfortunately when my order came through I found their sizes a little strange. Some sizes seemed a lot bigger than they should be and drowned me others seemed smaller than they should be and were tight. I ended up taking four items back and was left with one pair of trousers. My second order was more successful leaving me with three pairs of trainers! I have just placed another order from the new catalogue, i could'nt resist there are so many nice things. There is free delivery to the store which I think is nice from a mail order catalogue rather than paying for delivery. It is easy to return items if you change your mind just take them back to the store. I have found out something which was a brilliant revelation to me. When a new catalogue comes out and you did'nt quite get around to ordering something from the old catalogue, log on to the website and search for the item there, you might be surprised to find it still there at a reduced price! I found a top i had wanted that was £11 (should have been £22 in the shops!) for £8 on the website as they were clearing out there old stock, it's worth a look.

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                      09.10.2001 22:51
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                      My friend told me a few monthes ago that I should try shopping with the new Argos Additions catalogue, at first I was a bit apprehensive, but when I looked through it, I was pleasantly suprised. The Additons catalogue has over 500 pages of fashion, a lot of which are designer labels, and a lot of things for the home, all of which are good quality and yet seem to be fairly cheap. They have free delivery if you order from your local Argos store, or £2.95 if you order by phone or on the Internet, and the goods are delivered to your home address. It doesn't matter how large the order is, it is still £2.95 for home delivery, and if you spend over £100 then the delivery to your door is free. They have four different ways to pay for your goods, you can phone them, but you need to have an Argos Card, or some form of credit card. You can pay as before but use the Internet, or visit the store, or by post by using a completed order form. I recently bought a bed from them, it was brilliant I ordered it on line using my Argos Card, and a few days later it was delivered straight to my door. I was really pleased with my purchase, as it has storgae drawers, which I can use for storing clothes in the winter, I was also suprised at the quality, and it is damn good for the money. My niece is pregnant, and nearer the time when she is due, I shall be ordering her things from them, as they are really cheap, they have a 5 piece set for different ages from 0-9 months for only £11, and packs of three sleep suits for only £7. I like this way of shopping as it saves all the hassle of crowds and travelling. I 'll probably try and get as many Christmas presents this way.

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                        Argos Additions is the new supplementary catalogue from Argos containing fashion similar to other catalogues like Grattan, Choice and Kayes. There are also products for the home which I think you'll find in the normal Argos catalogue. So is there a need for Argos Additions? Well I think there is because I really wanted a top that I'd seen in the Choice catalogue, but it was a bit expensive at £35. So I was really pleased to see exactly the same top in the Additions catalogue for £25! Another example are the Kit knee high boots selling for £40 in Kayes and only £24 in Additions. Of course not everything is cheaper but it is worth comparing. The Additions catalogue starts off with the Women's Fashion section which includes leisure, fashion, casual, suits/co-ordinates, evening wear, petite, fashion extra, lingerie/nightwear, swimwear and footwear. There is also a limited jewellery range. Next is Sportswear, Men's section, Kids Section, products for 'Downstairs' in your home, Electrical, and 'Upstairs'. I would describe the clothes as up-to-date 'young' fashion by big name brands like Morgan, Kangol, Levi's, Caterpillar, Teddy Smith etc. at really affordable prices. There are lots of great deals throughout the catalogue like 'Buy-1-get-1-free' and my favourite is a 3-piece set of a really sexy dress, top and trousers all for £19! You can shop from the catalogue by going into any Argos store and filling in an order form as usual. You can also shop from home, by post, by phone or order over the internet. I chose to order online which was really easy to use and I got the added bonus of free home delivery which is a limited period special offer. Normally delivery to your home costs £2.95 regardless of how big the item is, and if you spend more than £100 they will deliver free. If you place your internet order before 10am then goods should be delivered within 48 hours. Alternatively you can get the goods delivered to your nearest Argos store for free, where you go to pick them up. They claim this will take about 3 working days, subject to stock availability. They also have a free 'returns service' which means if you change your mind about what you've bought you can send them back within 16 days for free. They provide all the labels which are pre-printed and it's pretty straightforward. You can either ring them to arrange for them to collect the goods free of charge, or you can take them back to your local store - even if you purchased them on the internet - and they will take the goods and give you a refund straight away. I think the Additions catalogue is well worth picking up next time you're at Argos because it is free after all and you might be surprised at what they have to offer.

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                          Living in the sticks as I do, I was pleasantly surprised to find Argos Additions Catalogue when I visited my nearest Argos Superstore. I have in the past been quite happy shopping at the Argos store because you can return anything (except earrings) and receive a full refund if the item is not suitable. No hassle, no quibbling, no problem. I don't get to the city to shop that often so I was really glad to see they offered a free delivery service if an order totalled more than £100. Payment looked easy too - no need to run an agency - you can just leave your credit or debit card details when you place your order. I thought I would give it a try. When I returned home my daughter looked through the book and found lots of things she wanted to look at. Her birthday was only 2 weeks away so I thought it would save time making the 80 miles round trip to go shopping and she would be getting exactly what she wanted. I phoned the order in and was told the goods would be with me within 5 days (as this was my first order). Good, I thought they would be here in time for her birthday. 10 days later, nothing had arrived and so began my many telephone calls and trips to the nearest Superstore 40 miles away. Each time I phoned I was told how unusual it was for things to take that long and of course they apologised. The goods arrived in drips and drabs, some had to be returned. The delivery chap collected the returns each time he delivered something. 4 weeks after placing the order I was still waiting for some of the goods to be delivered. Payment had been taken out of my bank account as I had paid by debit card. It took many weeks before my account was credited for the returned goods. The most annoying thing was I had been charged for delivery, despite my order being for more than £100. I telephoned yet again and was told this had been an error and my account would be credited. Of course it wasn't I phoned again, visited the store, phoned a gain, visited the store again and each time was assured my account would be credited. I decided as a final attempt to try the Internet. On the web page there is an e mail address to contact them so I put everything down and sent it off. I received a reply immediately asking for more details. I was then contacted again via e-mail to say the writer would pass the information on to Argos Additions. Yeah! I thought, I've heard it all before. 2 days later the refunded postage was back in my account. From the time I placed the first order to receiving the postage refund was 3 months and I still did not receive everything I ordered. I cancelled the remaining items eventually because I was quite fed up with the poor service. I must admit the quality of some of the goods was very good for the price and the choice is exceptionally good. The service however, in my case, was of a very poor standard and with the money I had spent on phone calls and travelling back and forwards to the store, I didn't find it at all convenient. When visiting the store I noticed customers calling in to collect their goods and making their returns and everyone appeared perfectly content with the service. Perhaps that is the best way to buy from the Additions Catalogue but it defeats the object in my case. As I finally had an almost immediate success using the 'net', I just might give them one last chance to redeem themselves by placing an order that way. UPDATE I'm going to sound like Victor Meldrew but here goes "I don't b****y believe it". Yesterday I spent ages online attempting to send off an order to Argos Additions. First of all I typed in all the necessary catalogue numbers and information. I then came to a choice of existing customer or new customer. Well, I've already bought from them so you would presume that would make me an existing customer - erh, erh, (as those awful game show hooter things say) wron g. My details as an existing customer would not be accepted so I went back to the start and had to enter everything again, all the catalogue numbers and so on and so on. When it came to the part where my order comes up on screen it showed twice the number of items I wanted. My first attempt and second attempt had been added together. So back I went again this time to delete 50%. By this time it was getting like a game of snakes and ladders. I climbed the ladder only to find a huge python waiting at the top. I completed all the details again but this time as a new customer but when I submitted the order I timed out and had to reconnect and yes you've guessed it start all over again. But I wouldn't be beaten, it had become some sort of personal challenge to get this bloody company to accept my order. Then Eureka!! my screen was showing an order number and message stating my order would be processed and I would receive an e mail as confirmation. Hooray at last but erh, erh, today the e mail arrived and this is where Victor comes in. I quote" We are sorry we were unable to process your order. If you would re submit it will be dealt with as soon as possible". I hope none of you out there have money invested in this company cos they make it really hard for anyone to buy things from them. God knows I've given it my best shot.

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                            03.08.2001 00:40
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                            Well, I never saw this coming did any of you? ARGOS selling clothes! Well it's happened and its here so what did I do...? I checked it out of course. I went shopping the other day and I nipped into my local Argos store and took an update of there usual book but I also took their new issue of 'ARGOS ADDITIONS'. I didn't really think much of it at the time, I didn't really expect anything nice or special but I was surprisingly wrong because when I got home and opened the book I found quite a lot of nice clothes much to my surprise. The catolouge is for home shopping but you can also access it over the web on www.argosadditions.co.uk. I still haven't got around to buying anything from the catolouge yet but I'm planning to! ~ Mind you I said that in my NON-UPDATED-OPINION!!! Ok, so I STILL haven't got round to buying anything! ~ But this time I seriously am planning to get something! Well, when my money from here comes in of course!!! Not all, but some of the clothes were really nice and also very good value for money. I'm interested in buying many items of clothing and I'm pretty sure some of the small womens items will fit, I'm hoping to get a bikini for when I jet off to Spain in October! ~ Seen quite a few at great prices, I just hope they're great quality too. The selection of items available is pretty good, you can buy top knoth designer labels like, Teddy Smith, Kangol, Ben Sherman, Kickers, Bloggs, Lee, Wrangler and many, many more including all the up-to-date Sports labels. The prices and selection is great, I'm browsing the catolouge now and have noticed that it also sells a small selection of home furnishings and accessories. The book overall has a massive selection of 725 pages!!! At the back of the catolouge there is a HELPING YOU OUT section of pages which help you on, 'How To shop' 'Delivery And Gurantees' 'Services' 'Measuring Guide Lad ies' 'Measuring Guide Men' and 'Measuring Guide Kids.' These are all very helpful. Another great thing is that I can shop online for my items! Whether it's infront of my computer screen like I am at the moment or whether it's in front of my TV screen on the 'interactive' services of digital. It's great, so easy to use, whether your just browsing or buying. The navigation of the website is cool, very simple and stylish too. The bright colours make shopping really fun on the web! ~ Well, thats what I think!. I thought the whole website was fantastic, set out really nicely and was so easy to use! You could search and look at items and then add them to your shopping basket, it was all so easy, one problem that I did approach though was the fact that an item I was interested in was out of stock but Argos handled the situation brilliantly and kindly said that they'd email me when the item came into stock! Great all so simple and all done (Well nearly done!) in just a couple of clicks on my computer mouse! (I could have used my TV remote too!!!) Delivery, seems good too, Argos promise you a 2 working day delivery like many other stores with a 16 day gurantee which is fab. So it all works out really well, so I must say a HUGE well done to Argos and I think that their 'ADDITIONS' magazine is going to be, well it already is a HUGE success!!! Thanks for reading ~M~

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                              10.07.2001 01:35
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                              I've only ever bought 1 item from Argos additions, maybe due to the fact that i'm always skint!! I bought a pair of lilac reebok classics once from a Sports Shop but found when i got home that they were too tight and were literally squashing my toes together! I badly wanted a pair and didn't really care that they weren't even the right size! However, there was no way that i could walk around in them all day, they were worser than going shopping in high heals!! I eventually took time out in taking them back but was very disappointed to find that they were not available in the next size up! :-( That's when i remembered that Argos had released a new catalogue selling clothes. A few days later i visited Argos and ordered my trainers. They were a few pounds cheaper to what i had paid in the sports shop aswell, so that was a bonus!! Me being me thought that they would give me them straight away like they do with the products in their normal catalogue! Duhh! But then i realised they would need a massive warehouse to stock everything that was in the additions catalogue!!!!! So i had to wait a week before i got my trainers! The catalogue has a large variety of clothes and shoes etc and caters for people of all different ages and sizes. The prices are also very reasonable and they offer designer labels aswell. It's also a very good way of shopping compared to ordering from catalogues such as Freemans and Look Again as if you are not 100% happy with the products then all you have to do is go back down to your nearest Argos retailer instead of having to go through the procedure of packing it up and sending it back to the catalogue warehouses. Overall, a very good idea of expansion from the Argos team!

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