Argos down - Maintenance or worse?

17 replies
Found 27th Feb 2009
Having seen the Woolworths website go down for "maintenance" i am always very suspicious as too whether it is just that, or whether there is a deeper problem.

Has anyone heard of any Argos planned maintenance? I don't think they're in the best financial shape.

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Original Poster

it has closed at midnight in the past, i wouldnt worry

im the same, game website was down last night and i thought it was feeling the "pinch"

homeretailgroup.com/hom…15/

Third Quarter Interim Management Statement
15 January 2009

Total sales at Argos declined by 3.6% to £1,850m in the 18 weeks to 3 January 2009. Net new space contributed 3.9%; there were eight openings, one closure and one relocation during the period, taking the portfolio to 725 (up from 700 a year earlier).
Like-for-like sales declined by 7.5% in the period. Growth was still positive in consumer electronics, driven principally by video gaming. Sales in more traditional gifting areas of toys and jewellery were marginally weaker than the company average. Market conditions continued to make furniture and homewares the most challenging categories. Internet sales increased to over £500m or around 30% of total Argos sales; two-thirds of which was online Check & Reserve orders for immediate store collection, which grew by over 30%.
The approximate 125 basis point gross margin decline reflected a continued adverse product mix, increased promotional activity and the impact of clearance of seasonal stocks.

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i highly doubt there is anything to worry about

Original Poster

wonkey;4502099

im the same, game website was down last night and i thought it was … im the same, game website was down last night and i thought it was feeling the "pinch"



I was gutted when the DSGi group websites came back up after a few days :giggle:

if anything it's home base, first to go before argos.

ahhhh the laminated book of dreams. . . . . . . . if ur a chav of course

foxymissroxy;4502149

ahhhh the laminated book of dreams. . . . . . . . if ur a chav of course … ahhhh the laminated book of dreams. . . . . . . . if ur a chav of course



oi i like to read that book and i am not a chav ( im to old )

ding;4502162

oi i like to read that book and i am not a chav ( im to old )



yeah you read it not dream of owning some of the items!!! :whistling:

foxymissroxy;4502167

yeah you read it not dream of owning some of the items!!! :whistling:



its nice to dream sometimes

i was in there last week and the girls werent happy they are not going to get there bonuses

foxymissroxy;4502149

ahhhh the laminated book of dreams. . . . . . . . if ur a chav of course … ahhhh the laminated book of dreams. . . . . . . . if ur a chav of course


nice bill quote there. still makes me smile!

just matinence. nothing to worry about.

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Mclovin;4502235

just matinence. nothing to worry about.



ahhh Mclovin... not seen your face in a while

The website seems fine now. Argos invinsible :thumbsup:

Banned

Just got this email


"We are making some changes to make it easier to access your account and update your details.
From 2nd March, you will be asked to sign in to your Argos account using your email address instead of your login name. You may not be able to access your account during the next 72 hours while we make the changes needed for this upgrade. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Rest assured, you can still visit the website and place an order during this time without signing in. .
Your sign in name is now: *********************
Your password has remained the same. If you require a password reminder, please click the 'Forgot your password?' link on the sign in page.

My account
It is now even easier to amend your details, add a delivery address or a favourite store by clicking the 'My account' link which is displayed at the top of the page throughout the website.
Remember my personal details
We have introduced new functionality which can save your email address onto any computer you use to sign in to your Argos.co.uk account so you don't have to re-enter it every time you visit our website. To activate, simply access your account and update your registration details by checking the 'Remember me' box.

We hope you continue to enjoy shopping with us.
The Argos Team"
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