Argos = love

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Graham, Tuesday, 25 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Argos is wonderful. I love the store checker device, I've never managed yet to get an item come up when tapping in random numbers. One day I will succead.

jel, Tuesday, 25 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

you refer, of course, to the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts (commonly: "ARRRRRRRRRRRRRR - GOS!").

They do not = love.

fritz, Tuesday, 25 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I have to buy a friend's wedding present for Saturday from a list at Argos. Probably the only things left will be hideously expensive. Aargh!

I quite like Argos, really. When they got the computerised queuing system with the TV screens in I new we were entering a brave new world. Of course the last thing I bought from them (headphones) fell apart after a week, but that's my fault for not buying the cheapest (= sturdiest) headphones they have as usual.

Ally C, Tuesday, 25 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

waited 20 years for his master to get home, licked his hand and fell down dead = wuv

mark s, Tuesday, 25 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Those sado-masochists are so weird.

jel, Tuesday, 25 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I once spent a night in Argos (the town in Greece, that is). Ally, I think everything on her wedding list will be gone by now - we'll probably have to go somewhere else.

Madchen, Tuesday, 25 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Argos is the best place to buy cheap electrical stuff. OK, so you don't actually get to hear/see desired items until you get out of the shop but you are at least spared clueless Dixon's/Comet/Curry's salespeople trying to foist something you don't want or need on you.

Richard Tunnicliffe, Tuesday, 25 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Argos rocks because when you're little and you're planning what you want for Christmas (this happens in about August/September) Argos is like a handy reference guide.

They also do those ACE adverts with loads of bright colours and OK, so it's the Quo but the adverts ACE.

Argos sells clothes now. If they start selling food as well then I'M NEVER SHOPPING ANYWHERE ELSE.

jamesmichaelward, Tuesday, 25 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Argos rocks because when you're little and you're planning what you want for Christmas (this happens in about August/September) Argos is like a handy reference guide.

Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. (rifle past Action Man pages) Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Pass catalogue to mother. No need to write to Santa. Hey presto!

Madchen, Tuesday, 25 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I need a kettle, but I'm too busy at work to go and get one. Would any of you kind people like to go and buy me a dark green Morphy Richards kettle with all the trimmings, and I'll collect it from you at a gig (and give you the money, obviously)?

ogden, Tuesday, 25 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Argo's Pinbball Clemens == Love, my favorite 3apple high celebrity. For a football player he barely made it to his lineman's kneecaps.

Mr Noodles, Tuesday, 25 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

My ex-housemate once demanded my help to choose a suitable engagement ring for his fiancee from some Argos catalogue. They had an special offer going on: something like two for one, involving engagement and wedding rings. The image of his flicking through the catalogue and pondering the question 'to buy or not to buy' one of the assorted horreurs in platinum deeply affected my ideas about romanticism. Definitely,my type of man is the one who would not choose a wedding ring from Argos,sorry.

Laetitia, Wednesday, 26 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Why am I the best finger. Follow the finger as it burrows in to the stomach. Long finger or anger!

Pennysong Hanle y, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

one year passes...
I like Argos. I got my stereo there. I wonder if I can take it back, cause it's still under warantee. Or does that not cover having white russians poured into it by irate gay boys who wanted to hear Peaches?

kate, Monday, 11 November 2002 12:49 (seventeen years ago) link

Kate, my sister tried that (not white russians though, Vodka and Irn Bru) they can tell....

Plinky (Plinky), Monday, 11 November 2002 13:54 (seventeen years ago) link

hey, Argos are in the Eastern conference finals, whod a guess.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Monday, 11 November 2002 14:18 (seventeen years ago) link

Argos is wonderful. I love the store checker device, I've never managed yet to get an item come up when tapping in random numbers. One day I will succead.

a man after my own heart. i have never succeeded either though :(
i never buy anything, just be a nuisance and play with them things.

g-kit (g-kit), Monday, 11 November 2002 14:28 (seventeen years ago) link

argos is first for all my cubic zirconium jewellery needs

bob zemko (bob), Monday, 11 November 2002 15:18 (seventeen years ago) link

three years pass...
Who the fuck do you think you are, selling desks that dont fit together propeerly? Argos, you're a cowboy...you're a fucking wanker. I didn't rate you as an option, I don't rate you as an shop, and I don't rate you as a desk option. You're a fucking wanker and you can stick your desk up your arse. The only reason I have any dealings with you is that somehow you are the only shop that sells desks near my house. You can stick it up your bollocks

-- (688), Friday, 25 August 2006 22:44 (thirteen years ago) link

I'd waited long enough. I fucking hit it hard. The shelf was there (I think). Take that you cunt. And don't ever stand over me sneering about laptop on the floor

Even in the kitchen afterwards, I had no remorse. My attitude was, fuck it. What goes around comes around. It got his just rewards. It fucked me over and my attitude is an eye for an eye

-- (688), Friday, 25 August 2006 23:28 (thirteen years ago) link

AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSS

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 26 August 2006 00:22 (thirteen years ago) link

When is Richard E Grant gonna get it on with Julia Sawahla in the ads??????

JTS (JTS), Saturday, 26 August 2006 18:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Haha, I like how this thread starts with Ally and Madchen having left buying my wedding present to the last minute (they got me very nice stuff, fwiw, and not from Argos)

ailsa (ailsa), Saturday, 26 August 2006 18:34 (thirteen years ago) link

Argos hilarity! Go to http://www.argos.co.uk and type 'chav' in the search box.

M�dchen (Madchen), Sunday, 27 August 2006 08:49 (thirteen years ago) link

the argos book contibuted heavily to my ability to read

secondhandnews (secondhandnews), Sunday, 27 August 2006 11:40 (thirteen years ago) link

four years pass...

OK boys & girls, it's the laminated book of dreams from your childhood:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38301877@N05/sets/72157619206330728/with/3593461754/

Not the real Village People, Sunday, 12 December 2010 19:37 (nine years ago) link

OMFG

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 12 December 2010 19:42 (nine years ago) link

chillwave cover art needed this discovery

salvia divanorum (nakhchivan), Sunday, 12 December 2010 19:47 (nine years ago) link

To work out the prices today taking into account inflation, multiply the price by 2.3

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 12 December 2010 19:49 (nine years ago) link

p225 - ZX Spectrum was £119, how on earth did we have one?
xp cheers!

Not the real Village People, Sunday, 12 December 2010 19:50 (nine years ago) link

Today's Argos: Xbox with Kinect + game = £250, so cheaper in real terms...

Not the real Village People, Sunday, 12 December 2010 19:51 (nine years ago) link

Casio keyboards: back then - starting at £70, now - £5 at a car boot sale / £70 on eBay (circuit bending hipster dollar at work)

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 12 December 2010 19:55 (nine years ago) link

i remember looking at my nes games and seeing that some of them were £49.99, and we were fairly poor.

À la recherche du temps Pardew (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 12 December 2010 19:57 (nine years ago) link

They still sell those faux art deco table lamps.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 12 December 2010 20:00 (nine years ago) link

i think some SNES games were up to £60, i think my mum musta been running a crack den out of that little cupboard in the kitchen no one ever went in to.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Sunday, 12 December 2010 20:01 (nine years ago) link

Surprised that you could still buy those sun ray wall clocks new in 1985. There's not a lot in this catalogue is there? Not surprisingly, the electronics section is very empty compared to today.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 12 December 2010 20:07 (nine years ago) link

The 1976 catalogue looks really utilitarian. It's amazing how much stuff we're surrounded by now. Also I remember the black cover of the 1986 catalogue - remember thinking back then that it was very swanky!

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 12 December 2010 20:11 (nine years ago) link

1985/1986 is really when they went from 'crummy little catalogue store' to 'crummy big catalogue store', right?

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 12 December 2010 20:18 (nine years ago) link

yeah just thinking that - there are loads more toys and toy brands in the 1986 one.

Not the real Village People, Sunday, 12 December 2010 20:24 (nine years ago) link

It's the year they started selling Yamaha keyboards alongside Casio, including the mighty SK-1 - only £99.00! wait WTF?!

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 12 December 2010 20:27 (nine years ago) link

Matt through. Fuck...

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 12 December 2010 20:30 (nine years ago) link

YES YES YESY YESY EYESY YESY ESY YYESY YESYY YES!!!!
WAND OUT!!!

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 12 December 2010 20:31 (nine years ago) link

lol wrong thread sorry...

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 12 December 2010 20:31 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

Argos catalogue: Life lessons from the 'book of dreams'

That's how millennials and boomers have been lamenting the loss of the Argos catalogue. One Twitter user even wrote that it was his entire childhood.

^^^ I guess us Gen-Xers don't give a fu... oh that's right we don't.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Thursday, 30 July 2020 19:17 (one week ago) link


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