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Argos Chat thread #2

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  • Following Government guidance, from Friday 8 January 2021, our Republic of Ireland Argos stores will be temporarily closed until we are advised otherwise.

    We have extended our returns policy. Any purchases made from 18 October 2020 can be returned up to 30 days from the re-opening of non-essential retail in your area.

    https://www.argos.ie/static/ArgosPromo3/includeName/service-disruptions.htm&mvt=ar:features:faq:updates?desktopSiteActive=true

    Does anyone know for sure if they're already closed or closing this evening?




  • twinex wrote: »
    Does anyone know for sure if they're already closed or closing this evening?

    From their website it looks like they’re closed.

    Following Government guidance, our stores in the Republic of Ireland are temporarily closed.

    https://www.argos.ie/static/ArgosPromo3/includeName/delivery-to-your-doorstep.htm?desktopSiteActive=true&mvt=HP1_main1




  • twinex wrote: »
    Does anyone know for sure if they're already closed or closing this evening?

    The store in Dun Laoghaire was closed this morning.




  • ITV2 wrote: »
    The store in Dun Laoghaire was closed this morning.

    Liffey Valley was closed and shuttered at lunchtime.
    Spent a nice half an hour in Halfords instead.




  • Argos have new guidelines up.
    https://www.argos.ie/static/ArgosPromo3/includeName/service-disruptions.htm?mvt=HP1_main1

    In line with government regulation, our Republic of Ireland Argos stores are open for Click & Collect of essential items only.

    &

    https://www.argos.ie/static/ArgosPromo3/includeName/delivery-to-your-doorstep.htm&mvt=HP1_main2


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  • Be nice to know what an 'essential' item is :confused:




  • degsie wrote: »
    Be nice to know what an 'essential' item is :confused:

    A PS4 controller seems be essential- and my 10 year old is relieved to have a new one this evening, his old one had stopped charging.........




  • A PS4 controller seems be essential- and my 10 year old is relieved to have a new one this evening, his old one had stopped charging.........

    None seem to be available to reserve now so maybe they had to remove after , I stand to be corrected tho




  • degsie wrote: »
    Be nice to know what an 'essential' item is :confused:

    So is a fire tablet- then again Harvey Norman are selling most stuff as normal, I noticed Currys had their gaming section cornered off on store - pretty much everything else was avaliable.




  • I have my son doing homework on a fire tablet,you can access Microsoft teams on the PlayStation and xbox so they are kind of essential


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  • Argos open for collection of a reduced range of essential products Just got this email

    In line with Government regulations, our stores are now open for the collection of a reduced range of essential products. These products must be ordered online at argos.ie and then paid for and collected in store. Please ensure you check our opening hours here before you travel.

    The safety of our customers and colleagues is paramount. We have made the necessary changes to continue to trade safely whilst offering the best service to our customers. All customers will need to wear a face mask and use the hand sanitiser provided.

    Our full range of products* is still available for home delivery, so for your safety and that of our colleagues, please ensure you use our home delivery service for all but emergency needs.

    For larger, 2-man deliveries, our friendly drivers will contact you on the day to discuss delivering your order safely. If you're self-isolating, please let us know so we can rearrange your delivery date.

    Delivery costs : €4.95 for small items and €24.95 for large items across the Republic of Ireland

    P.s. I dont work for Argos




  • djo789 wrote: »
    Argos open for collection of a reduced range of essential products Just got this email

    In line with Government regulations, our stores are now open for the collection of a reduced range of essential products. These products must be ordered online at argos.ie and then paid for and collected in store. Please ensure you check our opening hours here before you travel.

    The safety of our customers and colleagues is paramount. We have made the necessary changes to continue to trade safely whilst offering the best service to our customers. All customers will need to wear a face mask and use the hand sanitiser provided.

    Our full range of products* is still available for home delivery, so for your safety and that of our colleagues, please ensure you use our home delivery service for all but emergency needs.

    For larger, 2-man deliveries, our friendly drivers will contact you on the day to discuss delivering your order safely. If you're self-isolating, please let us know so we can rearrange your delivery date.

    Delivery costs : €4.95 for small items and €24.95 for large items across the Republic of Ireland

    P.s. I dont work for Argos

    Yes I got essential items the other day in argos...sd card and wifi extender!




  • Ordering online means orders come from the UK and the delays that brings?

    Luckily I have a store near by.




  • physioman wrote: »
    Yes I got essential items the other day in argos...sd card and wifi extender!

    I got a PS4 controller, a HDMI cable, a Wahl hair trimmer and a Bosch kettle.

    Haven't actually come across anything that you can't buy (yet).




  • can you still reserve online and collect at the store?.




  • bassy wrote: »
    can you still reserve online and collect at the store?.

    Yes but essential items only.

    Seems they have restricted gaming stuff (among others) and the like now.




  • bassy wrote: »
    can you still reserve online and collect at the store?.

    Yes.




  • Ordered an item last week which was due in on Sunday, they said I'd get a text when it's in stock.

    Yet to receive a text, has this worked for others before?




  • Ordered an item last week which was due in on Sunday, they said I'd get a text when it's in stock.

    Yet to receive a text, has this worked for others before?

    It's for stock they don't have in stock in store but can quickly source from the UK and quickly pick and load onto scheduled deliveries

    Once its in store you will receive a text

    The issue now is brexit and deliveries are impacted.

    It will arrive in but delayed , you can ring the store you reserved it from and they should be able to give update.




  • I've had more than one occasion when I didn't get the text, but I still went into the store and it was ready for collection.

    Most of the time you would receive the text, though.


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  • I got loads of calls to organise the delivery and requests to ring them back.
    This turned into emails saying that the item was delayed in transport.
    Finally an email to say that the sale was cancelled and I'd get my money back.




  • corsav6 wrote: »
    https://m.argos.ie/static/Product/partNumber/7187782.htm

    HP V150w USB 2.0 Flash Drive - 64GB - €8.49

    Product code: 718/7782

    Good price for a 64gb USB stick, can't find it cheaper anywhere online, currently £16 on Amazon.

    That's a very old and slow USB drive (and only USB 2.0).

    I'd recommend getting this USB 3.0 drive for ~€6 instead and use the savings towards getting Prime for a month if you don't already have it.




  • Yes but essential items only.

    Seems they have restricted gaming stuff (among others) and the like now.

    Think their service has fallen off a cliff tbh, they're making some strange calls about what's essential and not - eg a guitar is considered non-essential but earphones are fine - great unless your child happens to be learning music - guitar in particular and need to upsize etc.

    Yes it's a moan but still think some of their decisions are a bit bizzare, back to Amazon for me.




  • bladespin wrote: »
    Think their service has fallen off a cliff tbh, they're making some strange calls about what's essential and not - eg a guitar is considered non-essential but earphones are fine - great unless your child happens to be learning music - guitar in particular and need to upsize etc.

    Yes it's a moan but still think some of their decisions are a bit bizzare, back to Amazon for me.

    Headphones can be required for many people who work from home. Guitars wouldn't.

    Not saying that explains everything, but I'm assuming in the items you stated that's the reasoning.




  • Quazzie wrote: »
    Headphones can be required for many people who work from home. Guitars wouldn't.

    Not saying that explains everything, but I'm assuming in the items you stated that's the reasoning.

    I understand that, but there's no reasoning with it, I can call or email the local shop and explain the need is essential but Argos is a brick wall - both items could be described as either essential or non essential depending on how you look at it.

    Btw - music student working from home - just incase it wasn't clear.




  • Looking at some fitness stuff on Argos for weeks now.
    Every time I check anything it has status “currently out of stock” or “home delivery not available”


    I thought this was down to the fact that fitness stuff was in high demand.

    But then I had a gander at other stuff and seems nothing is available.

    Has anybody actually bought stuff of Argos.ie in the last few weeks?




  • obi604 wrote: »
    Looking at some fitness stuff on Argos for weeks now.
    Every time I check anything it has status “currently out of stock” or “home delivery not available”


    I thought this was down to the fact that fitness stuff was in high demand.

    But then I had a gander at other stuff and seems nothing is available.

    Has anybody actually bought stuff of Argos.ie in the last few weeks?

    Fitness isn't deemed essential, neither I or Argos are saying that it's the conditions of what they can sell or not sell. If they were doing click and collect for weights etc other sports stores would argue why can't they do click and collect

    As for delivery they are just doing large items for delivery I'd imagine because of brexit and costs




  • obi604 wrote: »
    Has anybody actually bought stuff of Argos.ie in the last few weeks?

    Canon Pixma printer
    Memory sticks
    Some Switch games
    2 * PS4 controllers
    Blutack




  • obi604 wrote: »
    Looking at some fitness stuff on Argos for weeks now.
    Every time I check anything it has status “currently out of stock” or “home delivery not available”


    I thought this was down to the fact that fitness stuff was in high demand.

    But then I had a gander at other stuff and seems nothing is available.

    Has anybody actually bought stuff of Argos.ie in the last few weeks?

    I can buy a digital photo frame in Argos but I cant buy a regular photo frame ... essential versus non-essential!


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  • holly8 wrote: »
    I can buy a digital photo frame in Argos but I cant buy a regular photo frame ... essential versus non-essential!


    Likely an oversight than intentional, there's probably a few things like that. It's probably listed under office items somewhere in the system and slipped through.


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