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Argos axes 'book of dreams' catalogue after 48 years
« on: July 30, 2020, 01:59:12 PM »
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Re: Argos axes 'book of dreams' catalogue after 48 years
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 10:54:38 PM »
I'm surprised that Argos have even been around for 48 years. I'd never heard of them in 1972, nor 1982, nor even, I don't think, 1992.
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Re: Argos axes 'book of dreams' catalogue after 48 years
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 09:12:56 AM »
I don't remember Argos all those years ago, I have only been using them from time to time since the 90s.
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Re: Argos axes 'book of dreams' catalogue after 48 years
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 11:14:25 AM »
It's inevitable really. It must cost millions to print the catalogue and then laminate the pages for in-store use. It will be much simpler and more environmentally friendly just to use electronic kiosks.
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Re: Argos axes 'book of dreams' catalogue after 48 years
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 11:54:19 AM »
I don't remember Argos all those years ago, I have only been using them from time to time since the 90s.

I think that it started as Green Shield Stamps - with stamp exchange centres rather than shops. Tesco stopped giving stamps and the company's current business took over.
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Re: Argos axes 'book of dreams' catalogue after 48 years
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 11:56:50 AM »
I must admit to taking the catalogues every six months - and then hardly ever consulting them. I think that the new arrangement is sensible.
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Re: Argos axes 'book of dreams' catalogue after 48 years
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2020, 12:05:32 PM »
I have no interest in any catalogues, and get irritated when sent them, they go straight in the recycling bag.
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Re: Argos axes 'book of dreams' catalogue after 48 years
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 08:55:23 PM »
Me too LittleR but I did use the Argos catalogue sometimes years ago. I remember reading it in bed once when recovering from 'flu, thinking, "To what have I been reduced?". It was handy to have one before internet took over.
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