Does anyone have a list of argos stores?

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Found 17th Apr 2008
I'm trying to write a script that will automate the process of checking all the argos stores to see if a specific item is in stock. To do this I basically need a list of all the postcodes of all the Argos stores - was wondering if anyone had access to such a thing (maybe a staff member?) or knew of one or could think of a way of compiling one easily?

*Ideally* I'd also have the names and locations of the stores as well (grid reference or long/lat) but the postcodes are the most important thing... Any ideas?
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try ]yell.com for a list of 100
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Really need a list as I just want the postcodes for each store - tried to automate extracting the details using that store locator but its proving a bit difficult/time consuming...
could you adopt this for the pc world/ currys .97 deals? if it helps my nearest store is SR8 1AJ
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PapaSmurf;1912902

try ]yell.com for a list of 100



Excellent, thats a great start. Thanks :thumbsup:
jah128;1912907

Really need a list as I just want the postcodes for each store - tried to … Really need a list as I just want the postcodes for each store - tried to automate extracting the details using that store locator but its proving a bit difficult/time consuming...



it gives you a list of 100 stores, with full addresses and postcodes, exactly what you are looking for
Try calling them and asking? Maybe a long shot, but the simplest answers are usually the best.
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guerilla;1912918

could you adopt this for the pc world/ currys .97 deals? if it helps my … could you adopt this for the pc world/ currys .97 deals? if it helps my nearest store is SR8 1AJ



Absolutely, been playing with 'iMacros' for firefox - it looks so useful, can think of numerous possible uses it would have on HUKD...

I've got it set up so I can automatically search a list of about 10 stores near me at the moment and tell me which ones have a particular item in stock, just need to tweak it a bit...

Would be great to have a complete list of stores with grid-ref, then I reckon you could make a pretty reliable script where the user enters their own postcode and the item they want and the script iteratively searches out until it finds a store with the item in stock - failing that, a script which simply searches every store would be great for certain deals (thinking Sony MP3 player here ;-))
All the adresses are in the back ot the catalogue if I remember correctly!
cuzzy;1912940

All the adresses are in the back ot the catalogue if I remember correctly!



Yeh they used to be,I not picked up a catalogue in years as no point when I can see online.
They have the postcodes ]here Unfortunately there's 599 stores and you'd need to click on next page for more stores...its the closest I could come to postcodes in one place
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thesaint;1912932

Try calling them and asking? Maybe a long shot, but the simplest answers … Try calling them and asking? Maybe a long shot, but the simplest answers are usually the best.



Could do, might pop in to a store later, but I reckon they would just direct me to the list in the back of the catalogue (it lists the stores and numbers but not postcodes...)
jah128;1912933

Absolutely, been playing with 'iMacros' for firefox - it looks so useful, … Absolutely, been playing with 'iMacros' for firefox - it looks so useful, can think of numerous possible uses it would have on HUKD...I've got it set up so I can automatically search a list of about 10 stores near me at the moment and tell me which ones have a particular item in stock, just need to tweak it a bit... Would be great to have a complete list of stores with grid-ref, then I reckon you could make a pretty reliable script where the user enters their own postcode and the item they want and the script iteratively searches out until it finds a store with the item in stock - failing that, a script which simply searches every store would be great for certain deals (thinking Sony MP3 player here ;-))



sounds good, would eliminate lot of the pcworld deals that dont really exist as well. looked at the 'imacros' thing, looks a bit complicated for me. the most ive been able to do with firefox is mod a script so that ive got a quidco search in my top right hand box
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chesso;1912924

https://secure.argoscareers.com/retail/storefinder/results.html



Thanks (and postcard too!) That looks probably the best, should be able to extract what I need from that.:thumbsup:

Thanks all
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/argos.jpg
I have no idea why the link I first posted doesn't work.
Also....what about using satnav data? I'm sure I had Argos POIs which would have postcodes linked to their location? Maybe find a way to extract that?

EDIT: Just had a look at the POI's. They're based on the long/lat co-ordinates so wouldnt work...unless you know how to convert these to postcodes! lol
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PapaSmurf;1912931

it gives you a list of 100 stores, with full addresses and postcodes, … it gives you a list of 100 stores, with full addresses and postcodes, exactly what you are looking for



Sorry :lol: I was replying to the original link you had to the store-locator! This thread was moving much faster than I expected :thumbsup:
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