HOME Wide Media Unit - £18.99 @ Argos
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HOME Wide Media Unit - £18.99 @ Argos

£18.99£44.9958%Argos Deals
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Found 15th Mar
Available in white, oak or black and has 15 storage sections
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Only white at this price. Oak and Black are both still £44.99
out of stock basically everywhere too
Flimsy build and poor quality materials; barely worth £14, let alone £45.

Better off going to Ikea.


How it can get 4/5 stars in the Argos reviews is beyond me.
Gentle_Giant1 h, 4 m ago

Flimsy build and poor quality materials; barely worth £14, let alone …Flimsy build and poor quality materials; barely worth £14, let alone £45.Better off going to Ikea.How it can get 4/5 stars in the Argos reviews is beyond me.


Have you got one of these? For £14 I'd expect flimsy but it would literally be just sat doing nothing but holding things so I'm sure it would be fine?
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Snakeyes6462 h, 44 m ago

Have you got one of these? For £14 I'd expect flimsy but it would …Have you got one of these? For £14 I'd expect flimsy but it would literally be just sat doing nothing but holding things so I'm sure it would be fine?


I had the larger version, which I bought about 4 years ago; and which, despite me glueing every joint together, still started to fall apart after a couple of years.

Hardboard back held together with packing tape - the glue on the tape starts to fail after about a year.

Poor quality mdf, more like light density, than medium density, so the tacks holding the back in place dont hold very well.

Poor quality dowels, some of mine snapped like twigs, luckily I keep a bag of them in the garage..

Poor fit and finish - air gaps due to inaccurate hole depths, and several were mis-aligned

I broke it up to use as fire lighter, just before Christmas.

I always use a good wood glue when building this type of furniture, and I still have cupboards and drawers I built in the 80's & 90's, but nothing can save it when the products are this poor.

Avoid Argos, and Adli/Lidi self assembly furniture; B&Q is OK, Ikea is usually the best for the money, although they have their bad years (some of last years new products were poorly made)
However, my Ikea wooden bed frame is still solid, 26 years after I bought it; although some amorous behaviour did break one slat about 5-6 years ago.
Gentle_Giant8 h, 33 m ago

I had the larger version, which I bought about 4 years ago; and which, …I had the larger version, which I bought about 4 years ago; and which, despite me glueing every joint together, still started to fall apart after a couple of years.Hardboard back held together with packing tape - the glue on the tape starts to fail after about a year.Poor quality mdf, more like light density, than medium density, so the tacks holding the back in place dont hold very well.Poor quality dowels, some of mine snapped like twigs, luckily I keep a bag of them in the garage..Poor fit and finish - air gaps due to inaccurate hole depths, and several were mis-alignedI broke it up to use as fire lighter, just before Christmas.I always use a good wood glue when building this type of furniture, and I still have cupboards and drawers I built in the 80's & 90's, but nothing can save it when the products are this poor.Avoid Argos, and Adli/Lidi self assembly furniture; B&Q is OK, Ikea is usually the best for the money, although they have their bad years (some of last years new products were poorly made)However, my Ikea wooden bed frame is still solid, 26 years after I bought it; although some amorous behaviour did break one slat about 5-6 years ago.


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If you're buying flatpack cheap furniture don't mess around - you can't beat IKEA!
Besford15 m ago

If you're buying flatpack cheap furniture don't mess around - you can't …If you're buying flatpack cheap furniture don't mess around - you can't beat IKEA!



Whenever I can, I do, but my nearest stores are over an hours travel (one due North, one due South); so I only go when I have an order big enough, or I can combine with the families quarterly trip to WingYip; a couple of miles from the one Ikea store.

My one pet hate about Ikea is their delivery charges; right now I want a small set of shelves, - cost £54, Ikea want £35 to deliver them.
Gentle_Giant17 h, 11 m ago

I had the larger version, which I bought about 4 years ago; and which, …I had the larger version, which I bought about 4 years ago; and which, despite me glueing every joint together, still started to fall apart after a couple of years.Hardboard back held together with packing tape - the glue on the tape starts to fail after about a year.Poor quality mdf, more like light density, than medium density, so the tacks holding the back in place dont hold very well.Poor quality dowels, some of mine snapped like twigs, luckily I keep a bag of them in the garage..Poor fit and finish - air gaps due to inaccurate hole depths, and several were mis-alignedI broke it up to use as fire lighter, just before Christmas.I always use a good wood glue when building this type of furniture, and I still have cupboards and drawers I built in the 80's & 90's, but nothing can save it when the products are this poor.Avoid Argos, and Adli/Lidi self assembly furniture; B&Q is OK, Ikea is usually the best for the money, although they have their bad years (some of last years new products were poorly made)However, my Ikea wooden bed frame is still solid, 26 years after I bought it; although some amorous behaviour did break one slat about 5-6 years ago.


Great review, thanks.
OOS in Manchester and surrounding areas.
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Collection is not available in any of our stores."

Needs to be expired. Argos goose chases have long taken over from Tesco ones!
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