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30-07-2020, 12:01   #1546
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Argos to stop their printed catalogue. End of an era.

https://www.live95fm.ie/news/buzz/ar...ous-catalogue/
I remember being in the Ilac one shortly after it opened, some pure Dub woman shouting to her mate "Maarrgarett, they're giving away free bewks" and people were snatching up loads of them each. When I was next in it the they were behind the counter so you had to ask.
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30-07-2020, 12:20   #1547
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Argos to stop their printed catalogue. End of an era.

https://www.live95fm.ie/news/buzz/ar...ous-catalogue/
Ah the days when the new catalogue provoked much excitement. Needless to say the Christmas ones were the best.

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Long overdue - both they and Ikea should have stopped printing years ago.
Wouldn't be surprised if there will still be some moaning about it though. Coming to a Liveline episode soon. "Not all of us are on the internet, Joe".
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30-07-2020, 13:41   #1548
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Cant understand why they don't invest in an App for the IPhone and Android and bring there website into the 2000s!!
They would double there sales
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Cant understand why they don't invest in an App for the IPhone and Android and bring there website into the 2000s!!
They would double there sales
I'd imagine they will now.
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30-07-2020, 13:58   #1550
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Let's hope they invest wisely to a user friendly site.
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30-07-2020, 14:06   #1551
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I always assumed they expected to go the way of blockbuster because of amazon etc and were just spending as little as possible until theyre no longer profitable. Seems strange for such a large company to have such a brutal website
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I always assumed they expected to go the way of blockbuster because of amazon etc and were just spending as little as possible until theyre no longer profitable. Seems strange for such a large company to have such a brutal website
Gas thing there is still a huge market for the unique grab and go model that they have - Video stores where different
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While the printed catalogue obviously had its limitations, it served its purpose very well for those that wanted to browse products without the headache of using the website (or had access -older generation without smartphones etc).
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Let's hope they invest wisely to a user friendly site.
they could start with finding the person who set up that "check argos" site.

It was like they were some freak eccentric stubborn old shopkeeper.

"I want this item, do you have it in dun laoghaire?"
"NO, I DON'T"
"is it in any other shops nearby"
"MAYBE"
"can you tell me which ones have it"
"NO, NAME ONE, then I tell you"
"ehhh dundrum?"
"NO, HAHAHAHAA, guess again, I'm not even telling you if any shop in the country has it"
"fcuk off ye mental prick"
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I think they did that so there wouldn't be as much of a load on their servers when searching multiple databases
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I think they did that so there wouldn't be as much of a load on their servers when searching multiple databases
Or maybe the developer just sucked at sql queries and struggled with anything beyond SELECT FROM WHERE
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I think they did that so there wouldn't be as much of a load on their servers when searching multiple databases
if they are searching multiple databases they are doing something very wrong.
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