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not sure i like this new world we are living in, could be my age  :-[ i would rather prefer the soggy chips in the rain on a day out to southend. I don't think coronavirus finished the publishing industry but online shopping is taking over 

Argos to stop printing catalogue after almost 50 years



Argos is to stop printing its catalogue after almost 50 years as the buying bible once found in three-quarters of British homes is claimed by the inexorable move to online shopping.

Over 1bn copies of the bi-annual catalogue have been printed since its launch in 1973, and at its height it was Europe’s most widely-printed publication, with only the bible in more homes across the UK.

But now Argos is to close regular printing of the title, with the retailer saying that online shopping offers “greater convenience” than flicking through its print catalogue.

The catalogue has had its celebrity moments over the years. The comedian Alan Carr chose it as the one book he would take when he appeared on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, and stars from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tess Daly to Holly Willoughby and Emma Bunton have plugged products in its pages.

“Just as our customers’ tastes have changed over the years, so have their shopping habits. We are seeing an increasing shift towards digital shopping, using our mobile app, website and in-store browsers. Closing the book on the catalogue will help us focus on delivering exciting and inspiring digital shopping experiences to meet the changing needs of our customers.”

full article  msn.com
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

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Re: End of an error - the buying bible ARGOS stop printing catalogue
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 03:55:05 PM »
Yes, it was a big error destroying all those trees.
If the old only could, if the young only knew.

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Re: End of an error - the buying bible ARGOS stop printing catalogue
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 04:16:49 PM »
Yes, it was a big error destroying all those trees.
Yes T.T. worse than destroying statues in a way, but alas they are not alone, Beetles play their part as well and then there's the angry woodpecker, lightning, now look what 5g has done to the conifer  ;)  5g looks like a light sensor



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Re: End of an error - the buying bible ARGOS stop printing catalogue
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 10:48:02 PM »
It is scientifically proven that 5G has the following effects:-

Pigeons fall from the sky
Tom cats become impotent
Cars burst into flames
Sweet old ladies convert to Islam
Children become gender fluid

Definitely time to abandon 5G and return to Morse Code.
If the old only could, if the young only knew.

 



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