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Argos Will Stop Printing Its Beloved Catalogue, A Mainstay Of Every Irish Home

Argos Will Stop Printing Its Beloved Catalogue, A Mainstay Of Every Irish Home

After more than 50 years of circulation, the Argos catalogue will be no more as the online outlet moves towards online shopping.

Granted, this news has absolutely no impact on younger generations, but for anyone in their late twenties and above, the news is bound to be tinged with sadness.

After all, who didn't spend hours trawling through the Argos catalogue while looking for toys, bikes, video games, weird objects for the house.

Truth be told, if you could pick it up with your hands, it was probably available to buy via the catalogue. Sure, even if you didn't use it to make a wish list, those bulky pages made a fine doorstep!

The Guardian have reported that at the height of its popularity, "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.

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The report also states that the retailer saying that online shopping offers “greater convenience” than browsing through its print catalogue.

However, there's some good news for shoppers because the retailer said that it will continue to produce its Christmas Gift Guide, which will still be available in all stores this year.

Farewell, Argos catalogue. You were always welcome in our home.

Paul Moore

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