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Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« on: September 28, 2015, 04:57:09 PM »
Went into Argos today & bought a battery drill, at the checkout and again at the collection point they tried to up sell an extended warranty for it. Both salespeople tried to tell me that the drill only came with a 1 year warranty, going on past experience with this particular manufacturers kit I didn't bother.
So get the drill home and find, the guarantee is for 2 years as standard but by registering it online you get an extra year added on. So becomes 3 years, i went on the Argos website & found that this is stated on there.
Either the sales staff are just trying to up they're commission & don't care how they do it or Argos tell them to do so.
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Re: Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2015, 09:51:28 PM »
Isn't everything covered by a European 2 year warranty, just not told about it in the UK ?

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Re: Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2015, 08:50:56 AM »
Think the biggest con is the extended warranty though, if you take out say a 3 year warranty & the unit already has a 2 year warranty. All your getting for your money is an extra year.
We bought a freezer from them about 3 months ago & took out 3 years extended warranty @ 40 + . When the freezer arrived it already had 2 years warranty so would take us to 2017, when the extended warranty arrived it shows that the warranty ends in 2018 so all we actually get for the money is an extra year.  >:(
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Re: Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2015, 12:10:51 PM »
I never extend the warranty,

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Re: Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2015, 02:23:18 PM »
I never do it normally, especially with anything electrical. But I don't do refrigeration so have always taken the extended warranty on them, never bought anything like that from Argos before & won't be any time in the future.
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Re: Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2015, 03:01:58 PM »
We bought there table top fridge, long story, and the table top freezer for son to keep snake food in.  Freezer packed up 12 months later so had 2 dozen gone off and stinky mice  :sick0012: and the fridge decided it was a freezer even on the lowest setting after 3 days  :censored: For white goods I always go Beko and usually get them from the co op, they are always cheaper. 

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Re: Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2015, 04:48:29 PM »
Yeo, I like Beko stuff never had any problems with it. Unfortunately we don't have a co op down here any more they closed down years ago. There is 1 about 15 miles from us but all they sell is food at highly inflated prices.
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Re: Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2015, 05:59:12 PM »
You have a pet snake? 😃 Cool!
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Re: Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2015, 06:54:27 PM »
I haven't been in the co op for years, just order on line.

Not me, number 3 son has 4 snakes, 2 corn, 1 king, 1 python (royal)

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Re: Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2015, 08:34:49 PM »
Nice! :) Not a snake fan, but reptiles are cool interesting pets, we had a 17 year old yellow bellied slider turtle :) Gave it away though cos it needed lots of attention (cleaning the pump filters and algae and feeding it and taking it out etc) And we kept goldfish in the same tank and bit one of the tails off and it died a few days later :(
We now have 19 goldfish in a tank :)
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Re: Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2015, 08:36:55 PM »
We should be getting a nice naughty cat soon :)
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Re: Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2015, 08:43:12 PM »
19  :o how big is the tank?

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Re: Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2015, 11:26:17 AM »
I never bother with an extended warranty, we just buy all our 'disposable' electronics from asda/argos/somewhere we can easily drive back to when it breaks within a year, and just put the receipt in the box and put the box in the loft!

We went through this with hose phones. I bought a whizzy Biantone job from Argos for 30, could hook the mobiles up to it via bluetooth too, did look smart but was shit. When they broke after 9 months we went back, and asked for a different set. Within 9 months all the ones that were 50 when we first looked were now 30, so we got more for our money anyway. Had the current Gigaset ones for 3 years now, so can't play that game again but again, when they die (I think the quality is crap but she likes them), we can just buy another 30 set and repeat!

SWMBO bought a new hairdryer at the weekend, the old one stopped being hot after 3 years of service. New one cost 20, if it dies within a year it can go back, if it lasts longer then we'll have had 20 worth of use out of it, and a new one wont be so bad!
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Re: Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2015, 12:42:35 PM »
The tank is pretty big :) I would say it's approx 1 metre by 30 cm and it's height is about 50 cm
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Re: Beware Argos Guarantee scam
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2015, 12:43:22 PM »
I had an Argos value range hair dryer, it blew up last week for some reason, didn't last very long (only about a few months)
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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