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09-09-2019, 12:23   #1141
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checkargos has been down for a few days now, anyone have any updates?
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09-09-2019, 12:27   #1142
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I miss it.

This https://pricescanner.ie/ is probably bettter but lacks the charm and instant buzz of check argos.
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09-09-2019, 12:38   #1143
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I miss it.

This https://pricescanner.ie/ is probably bettter but lacks the charm and instant buzz of check argos.
Is it gone completely?
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09-09-2019, 12:42   #1144
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Its been up and down for weeks. Usually back in a day or so.
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09-09-2019, 14:21   #1145
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The guy who runs checkargos posts here sometimes. I know he used to get a tiny bit of money from affiliate links to argos but they stopped that, so I guess it's a lot of work for no reward to keep it going now. It is a great tool though, fingers crossed it will live on
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09-09-2019, 15:23   #1146
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yeah I used to love the checkargos extension that allowed you click on the SKU for the item
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09-09-2019, 16:48   #1147
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I think user (mod?) Witnessmenow owns checkargos and checksmyths
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09-09-2019, 16:50   #1148
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I think user (mod?) Witnessmenow owns checkargos and checksmyths
Pop Sean an e-mail and ask?
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09-09-2019, 16:52   #1149
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Yeah I already sent witnessmenow a PM informing him of the situation on the 31st of August. Previously he's always been very quick and responsive....

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18-09-2019, 08:32   #1150
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Anyone know if there is an alternative site to checkargos?
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23-09-2019, 21:54   #1151
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Hey all,

Checkargos is back online now, apologies for being down for so long.

I have a lot more demands on my time since I was working on checkargos (2 kids, a youtube channel and a bit of a side business) and sometimes it's just really tough to set aside some time to dig into why its down. Even I'm a lot less familiar with the project or even the infrastructure of it so it takes more time than it once did to diagnose.

One of the guys who worked on the 2015 revamp of the site moved most of the site to Kubernetes, so it automatically will recover etc (I'm not fully sure what exactly its doing, but it seems like magic) but this outage was caused by the price history service (which is not on kubernetes) being unresponsive.

I do appreciate the heads up when it does go down as I don't use it as much as I once did myself. Cheers to VanZan who is always quick off the mark. Don't feel like your bothering me or anything with, it actually still means a lot that people use it!

As Electric Nitwit mentioned, I no longer make anything from the site, but I am happy to try keep the lights on when I get time.

The fact that it still works is an absolute condemnation of Argos prioritization of the Ireland website. The stock checking code (the regular expression) has not changed since I wrote the site 8 years ago. It was ported from PHP to NodeJS in 2015, but its the same endpoint, parsing the same fields.

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Not sure if it will apply to Ireland but hukd report that Argos are launching a 50% off toy sale tomorrow, Wednesday.
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Not sure if it will apply to Ireland but hukd report that Argos are launching a 50% off toy sale tomorrow, Wednesday.
Probably will be a sale or a 3 for 2 seeing as Smyths are starting their €10 off €50 spend today.
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24-09-2019, 09:59   #1154
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Probably will be a sale or a 3 for 2 seeing as Smyths are starting their €10 off €50 spend today.
Argos e-mail this morning offered me £6 off £50 and £12 off £100 vouchers for spending in November- for online sales (note- this is UK).
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24-09-2019, 11:01   #1155
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Argos usually rise their prices. You need to check using checkargos if something is actually cheaper.
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