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Argos put their old catalogues online

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Sunday, 17th November 2019, 19:30

RE: Argos put their old catalogues online

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Sunday, 17th November 2019, 22:48

That's me set for the evening.

http://argosbookofdreams.co.uk/1984-85.html#page=250

Number 16 on the right hand page. Mum & dad got me that lego set for christmas and it was incredible. But £11.95? That would be at least £80 by todays stardards



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RE: Argos put their old catalogues online

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Monday, 18th November 2019, 08:47

I remember getting #22 one xmas, and obsessively building it before xmas dinner.

I wonder what the cheapest prices for these (not counting falling off the back of a lorry!) were and how competitive Argos was at the time. I remember catalogues like Grattans being really expensive.


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RE: Argos put their old catalogues online

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Monday, 18th November 2019, 09:18

Quote:
Robee J Shepherd says...
"I remember catalogues like Grattans being really expensive."

They worked on the basis that, before credit cards got to the stupid levels they're at now, 'I've got to pay my catalogue' was part of a lot of working class folks budget.
Cheap payments so nobody noticed how much they were paying in total.


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RE: Argos put their old catalogues online

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Monday, 18th November 2019, 14:35

We were a Freemans family, which used pretty much the same system. I remember grabbing the Autumn/Winter edition as soon as it came through the door and choosing everything I wanted for Christmas

Of course, as the years went on, it wasn't just the 'back of the catalogue' I spent a lot of time poring over.

The boom-boxes you could get back then were amazing!

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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Monday, 18th November 2019, 15:25

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Pete-MK says...
"We were a Freemans family, which used pretty much the same system."

Used to do a lot of photography for Freemans, not fashion back end of catalogue. Anything from rings to room sets.


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RE: Argos put their old catalogues online

sj (Elite) posted this on Monday, 18th November 2019, 16:48

My mum used to do Kays and Freemans.
I know exactly the sections Pete is referring to....
Don't think it was 'fashion' either..

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RE: Argos put their old catalogues online

admars (Elite) posted this on Monday, 18th November 2019, 19:04

they were simpler times, we had no internet, just that and The Sun

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