I was being charitable re Argos. Yes, I do think it's a great addition from SBRYs point of view (especially if you CAN pick up in store - I couldn't 2 weeks ago in my local). However, and it is a big however, in general anything tech and it is one of the two most expensive options - Dixons / Curry's / Carphone, or whatever it decides to call itself being the other. Probably quite good for toys and maybe homewares (neither of which I would use it for).
So when I said a handful of times in a year, that was averaging out as 2 weeks ago was the first time I used them in about 2 years. We have a range of store options reasonably close by so Argos has to earn its trade, and unfortunately doesn't cut it with me, whether it's owned by SBRYs or not.....(and Amazon doesn't get much more business)
As I said, good from SBRYs point of view to keep things ticking over until things stabilise / improve for them in the grocery side.
PE - "Unfortunately most people only need Argos a handful of times per year.....they need to shop for food weekly - herein lies the problem."
Or not a problem. It's gradually dawned on me n the missus that Argos is really handy. We no longer have to divert to a not-so-local Argos, but can pick-up Argos stuff dead easy at Sainsbury's. As I mentioned earlier, I visit Amazon less frequently because of that. Maybe Amazon might bid for Sainsbury's - lol. (Thought I'd better add the "lol").
SBRY was on the slide and Argos in the ascendancy. The hope was that Argos would help keep SBRY out of the mire until it could get it's house in order for the next cycle of profitability increases when the economy picks up. As such it was, as many said at the time, a good deal for SBRY.
Unfortunately most people only need Argos a handful of times per year.....they need to shop for food weekly - herein lies the problem.
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