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17-10-2020, 11:49   #1636
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Hi all,

Lowest price ever for Tassimo Vivy 2 pod machines at €36.29

I spotted this bargain on Hotukdeals.

1) Tassimo by Bosch Vivy 2 Pod Coffee Machine - Cream
2) Tassimo by Bosch Vivy Pod Coffee Machine - Grey
3) Tassimo by Bosch Vivy 2 Pod Coffee Machine - Black

Happy shopping!
That is a serious bargain. These are around €120. Just picked one up, many thanks.
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17-10-2020, 11:55   #1637
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That is a serious bargain. These are around €120. Just picked one up, many thanks.
A good bargain yes, but these are usually £40 on Amazon (and currently price matching Argos at £30).

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Taken from another thread. This may help some - If you are burning through any electrical appliances (earphones, kettles, kitchen gadgets), go to argos take out the product insurance ~€5, when the item goes bust, bring it back and they'll replace it. With the new item buy the product insurance again and repeat.
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Taken from another thread. This may help some - If you are burning through any electrical appliances (earphones, kettles, kitchen gadgets), go to argos take out the product insurance ~€5, when the item goes bust, bring it back and they'll replace it. With the new item buy the product insurance again and repeat.
How long does insurance last for?
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Taken from another thread. This may help some - If you are burning through any electrical appliances (earphones, kettles, kitchen gadgets), go to argos take out the product insurance ~€5, when the item goes bust, bring it back and they'll replace it. With the new item buy the product insurance again and repeat.
Sometimes the manufacturer will replace if you are infact burning though multiple of the same product. I had two sets of sennheiser earphones. Both developed a fault in one ear in less than a year. I contacted them and they sent me out a replacement set no questions asked.

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20-10-2020, 07:46   #1641
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I've tried, over the past couple of weeks to give Argos some money in return for some items (which I'm pretty sure is how shops work) but it's virtually impossible.

I tried to buy a dishwasher. They have 3 pages of them on their site, so quite straightforward I thought. Preferred to pickup from store. Tried every single one that could be collected, in four different stores, no luck.

Tried reserving a couple of them, not able to reserve. Then an exciting day came, it wasn't in stock, but I could order for collection! Filled in the phone number, and email, in return I got a lovely reservation email with no reservation details, and when I went to try again I could no longer order for collection.

Finally, I thought I'd just order one for delivery, so I picked a reasonably cheap one with the shortest delivery date, 7 to 14 days and the site wouldn't let me place an order.

So I went elsewhere.

tl;dr Argos is a pain in the hole.

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20-10-2020, 09:04   #1642
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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.
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20-10-2020, 10:51   #1643
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Argos' systems down in Tallaght this morning... Can't honour reservations at the minute as they can't look them up. Unbelievable. They will have six weeks to fix it of course...
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All I see with Argos Ireland is failure after failure. The staff on the ground are excellent, but it seems the business is not well managed. Who is even in charge of their Irish operations?

I still believe we will see them exit Ireland after Christmas blaming C-19 or Brexit as the reason.
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20-10-2020, 11:20   #1645
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Argos' systems down in Tallaght this morning... Can't honour reservations at the minute as they can't look them up. Unbelievable. They will have six weeks to fix it of course...
Don't think they are closing as they have a reservation system for click and collect which allows them to remain open.
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Don't think they are closing as they have a reservation system for click and collect which allows them to remain open.
They will non-essential so likely closed. Probably home delivery only.
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20-10-2020, 11:32   #1647
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All I see with Argos Ireland is failure after failure. The staff on the ground are excellent, but it seems the business is not well managed. Who is even in charge of their Irish operations?

I still believe we will see them exit Ireland after Christmas blaming C-19 or Brexit as the reason.
"Failure after failure" seems harsh. They've been in Ireland for 24 years. If they've been failing they're taking their time at it.

"the business is not well managed", genuinely curious, what are you measuring this by?

I probably agree with you last comment, but I suspect a lot of companies will use this as an excuse to exit Ireland
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website is awful, theres a start
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"Failure after failure" seems harsh. They've been in Ireland for 24 years. If they've been failing they're taking their time at it.

"the business is not well managed", genuinely curious, what are you measuring this by?
It's only in the last few years that I see issues creeping in. I guess it's fallout from the sale of the business to Sainsburys who have no other operations in the Republic of Ireland.

Here’s an example. The new Nest Audio speaker - the Euro RRP for this is €99.99. Google Store will sell this directly including delivery for €98.36 (due to current VAT changes).

If you search the Argos.ie web site for “Nest Audio” you will be presented with 2 correct items with no thumbnail image and 2 unrelated items. The item is listed as €108.89, way above the expected price. No issues on the .co.uk web site, and in fact they have an offer (discount if you buy two) that is not even listed on the .ie web site.

So, in general…
  • The .ie web site has been left on their old system – the .co.uk one was refreshed a few years ago and is kept up to date
  • Occasional system issues - web site down, search down, navigation broken, reservations down etc.
  • Some items have no picture
  • During busy periods, site will be brought to its knees (no excuse for this)
  • No catalogue (good idea) - however web site needs to be solid and user friendly
  • Some stock issues – either no stock for items or item listed as “in stock” when in fact it’ll be a few days wait (might as well order online elsewhere)
  • No reservation system for next gen consoles.
  • Questionable pricing (in excess of the Euro RRP and the GBP to Euro conversion)
  • UK based support only.

I want them to continue operations here, and they are the perfect “Covid friendly” bricks and mortar retailer. However I'm not seeing the business getting the attention it needs.
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20-10-2020, 15:33   #1650
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They will non-essential so likely closed. Probably home delivery only.
They should be able to operate the click and collect service.
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From Gov.ie “ any other retail outlet that operates an online or other remote system of ordering goods for purposes of collection at the retail outlet
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