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Argos Chat thread #2

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  • Registered Users Posts: 779 ✭✭✭ Eduard Khil


    Argos really should have bought checkargos.com it was a fantastic reservation/stockchecker for their abysmal site.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,705 ✭✭✭ Electric Nitwit


    Argos really should have bought checkargos.com it was a fantastic reservation/stockchecker for their abysmal site.
    Or just continued to pay for affiliate links as they did, I think that would have kept it going


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,437 ✭✭✭ Soarer


    Buy two then!

    Talk about every silver lining has a cloud!


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,562 ✭✭✭✭ Suckit


    cyborg wrote: »
    Buy a refill kit from amazon for €20ish


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,424 ✭✭✭ daheff


    Soarer wrote: »
    Canon Pixma TS5150 for €48.19.

    Must be a misprice as it’s £60 on .co.uk.

    Mightn’t be groundbreaking, but might dig someone out of a hole for the next few weeks.

    €120 in Currys (sold out!)
    €98 with HuntOffice.
    €80 with SoundStore.
    €80 with DID.
    €70 with Canon themselves.

    another phantom Argos deal. Its out of stock, so they can price it at this level. Possible was only at this price for the last one or two on sale


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,978 ✭✭✭ DopeTech


    Argos do have good deals on printers every now and again. I picked up an epson one for €25 down from about €60 a few years back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,809 ✭✭✭ Aristotle


    daheff wrote: »
    another phantom Argos deal. Its out of stock, so they can price it at this level. Possible was only at this price for the last one or two on sale

    There was at least 20 in stock in the few branches I checked when that deal was first posted. More likely a misprice than a phantom deal. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,804 ✭✭✭✭ Quazzie


    daheff wrote: »
    another phantom Argos deal. Its out of stock, so they can price it at this level. Possible was only at this price for the last one or two on sale

    I've one currently waiting to be picked up in Tullamore. So that rules out your theory.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,283 ✭✭✭ enviro


    Same, have one reserved for collection.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 4,839 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sheep Shagger


    Christ, the LEGO10 code is pointless when Argos are way more expensive than the likes of Smyths (let alone Amazon).

    The chappy website that hasn't had any money spent on it (unlike the Uk) one isn't even mobile optimised.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,424 ✭✭✭ daheff


    Quazzie wrote: »
    I've one currently waiting to be picked up in Tullamore. So that rules out your theory.
    enviro wrote: »
    Same, have one reserved for collection.

    you must have got the last 2 :D. now out of stock


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,437 ✭✭✭ Soarer


    daheff wrote: »
    another phantom Argos deal. Its out of stock, so they can price it at this level. Possible was only at this price for the last one or two on sale

    There was 8 in stock in Blackpool Cork when I ordered.

    Maybe it's more the fact you're 3 days late to the party, and they've fixed their error?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,136 ✭✭✭ Harika


    Soarer wrote: »
    There was 8 in stock in Blackpool Cork when I ordered.

    Maybe it's more the fact you're 3 days late to the party, and they've fixed their error?

    Wanted to pick it up yesterday from Blackpool but not delivered yet. Trying again tomorrow. Reserves on the 20th


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,529 ✭✭✭ cena


    one in athlone


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 32,221 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The_Conductor


    cena wrote: »
    one in athlone

    Love to explain to the Garda that I was collecting a printer for critical business reasons.......... Its around 130km from home, think I can rule that one out. Are there any in the greater Dublin/North Kildare/Meath area?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,424 ✭✭✭ daheff


    Soarer wrote: »
    and they've fixed their error?

    what error? still pricing the same, except no stock.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,809 ✭✭✭ Aristotle


    If the people who are chatting away in the no-chat thread are still interested in a printer, this one is in stock in the few stores I checked and has much cheaper replacement inks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,162 ✭✭✭ deiseindublin


    Is it that good a printer? Might see what stock is about other that Dublin if it is.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,437 ✭✭✭ Soarer


    daheff wrote: »
    what error? still pricing the same, except no stock.

    Did you even read my post?


  • Subscribers Posts: 35,690 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Is it that good a printer? Might see what stock is about other that Dublin if it is.

    Not really


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  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 42,932 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler


    Aristotle wrote: »
    If the people who are chatting away in the no-chat thread are still interested in a printer, this one is in stock in the few stores I checked and has much cheaper replacement inks.
    That seller doesnt post replacement cartridges to ROI unfortunately


    Had a quick look on Adverts and theres one guy selling a set for €22


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,809 ✭✭✭ Aristotle


    muffler wrote: »
    That seller doesnt post replacement cartridges to ROI unfortunately

    They will to PM/PW/AddressPal though. :)


  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 42,932 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler


    Aristotle wrote: »
    They will to PM/PW/AddressPal though. :)
    I keep forgetting about that. I get a lot of stuff from Amazon and a lot of it can be delivered to a choice of post offices just across the border from me. For other items I can use a relation's address there so I never have to worry about sellers who only ship to UK addresses.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,785 ✭✭✭ Tom Mann Centuria


    Is it that good a printer? Might see what stock is about other that Dublin if it is.

    Alright for forty odd quid I think. Not terrible, not great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,489 ✭✭✭ One More Toy


    Lads, better off buying a laser printer on amazon if black and white printing is all you need. Compatible toners under a tenner and do 1500 pages


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,562 ✭✭✭✭ Suckit


    Aristotle wrote: »
    If the people who are chatting away in the no-chat thread are still interested in a printer, this one is in stock in the few stores I checked and has much cheaper replacement inks.
    You can also get the refillable ink set. The whole kit is around €30. Most other cartridges don't need the empty reset chip cartridges and ink kits are less than €20 without them
    I didn't look too hard, but it is here for €50
    https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Cartridges-Compatible-Expression-XP-3100-Printers/dp/B088TM2LDS
    That is the first result I saw, but I know it can be bought cheaper - For example, €30 on Aliexpress

    Guide HERE
    I have refilled a few different cartridges, and not had any issues. But I have read of some people getting inferior ink, or forgetting to clean heads. So best to double check before buying (as with the unofficial replacement cartridges).


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I've been struggling to find certain things in Argos recently, and was really missing checkargos, so I decided to download @witnessmenow's code from github and have a mess around.

    So far it's just a proof of concept, but I seem to have the basic mechanics working.

    pK0BhCI.jpg


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 4,839 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sheep Shagger


    Basil3 wrote: »
    I've been struggling to find certain things in Argos recently, and was really missing checkargos, so I decided to download @witnessmenow's code from github and have a mess around.

    So far it's just a proof of concept, but I seem to have the basic mechanics working.

    pK0BhCI.jpg

    Oooooooooooooooh


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,045 ✭✭✭ ILikeBoats


    Basil3 wrote: »
    I've been struggling to find certain things in Argos recently, and was really missing checkargos, so I decided to download @witnessmenow's code from github and have a mess around.

    So far it's just a proof of concept, but I seem to have the basic mechanics working.

    pK0BhCI.jpg

    Always wondered why they couldn't just do that!! I think PowerCity do it too.
    Great Job!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,804 ✭✭✭ matchthis


    Ah that image brings back simpler happier times and it’s for a Christmas tree :D


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