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ASA bans Argos Xmas ad

The Advertising Standards Agency has banned an Argos TV ad because of its misinformation regarding the retailer’s delivery service. An ad depicting two penguins delivering fish to a walrus claims that: With over 1500 lorries, [Argos] can deliver what you want at a time slot that’s right for you.” However, …

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Toys R Us blames games for low sales

Toys R Us has posted international sales of $965m for its second quarter ending July 31, 2010 – a drop of $26m year-on-year. The retailer said in a statement: Comparable store net sales grew 0.6 per cent in the US and declined 3.2 per cent in the international segment, as …

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Argos hit by challenging game sales

Catalogue retailer Argos has posted a five per cent year-on-year dip in sales to 924m in its fiscal quarter ending August 28th. Argos owner Home Retail Group said this was due to less demand for video games and furniture. A statement read: Video gaming and large ticket home-related areas such …

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Argos brings used games to all stores

All Argos stores will offer a video game trade-in service from Saturday July 24th. The pre-owned offer coincides with the launch of the firm’s 74th Argos catalogue. Customers will have the chance to trade in around 250 different titles for Argos gift cards that can be spent on any product …

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Argos clarifies pre-owned ambitions

Retailer Argos has confirmed to MCV that its pre-owned trial revealed in March has not been rolled out nationwide… yet. However, Argos has selected a number of key titles that consumers will be able to buy at a discounted rate if they trade in a combination of a specific selection …

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Argos sees Wii web hike

Argos has revealed that visits to its website made from Nintendo Wiis have doubled year-on-year, making it the third most popular web browsing device to the retailer. The home catalogue store said visits to Argos.co.uk from Wii consoles increased from 465,000 in 2008 to 805,000 last year. This means the …

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Argos sees Wii web hike

Argos has revealed that visits to its website made from Nintendo Wiis have doubled year-on-year, making it the third most popular web browsing device to the retailer. The home catalogue store said visits to Argos.co.uk from Wii consoles increased from 465,000 in 2008 to 805,000 last year. This means the …

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Argos steps up pre-owned offensive

The pre-owned ambitions of Argos have seemingly taken a big stride forward with a brand new cut-price offer on two upcoming new releases. The retailer is offering either Red Dead Redemption of Split/Second, both of which are out this Friday, for just 9.99 when customers trade in two titles from …

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Argos trials trade-in at 27 stores

As predicted by MCV last week, Argos has begun to trial a pre-owned games service across select stores. The trial will run in 27 of its 735 stores, predominantly in the North-East of England at locations including Durham, Gateshead and Newcastle. Customers will be able to buy pre-owned titles from …

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Now Argos enters pre-owned market

Argos has followed Tesco and Asda by buying and selling used games, MCV can reveal. The catalogue retailer is inviting customers to trade-in Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and DS games in 27 of its 735 stores. However, the firm is only accepting select games. A full list of stores and …

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