The Argos bank holiday sale is right around the corner, and if their previous sales are anything to go by, then it should offer some truly outstanding discounts on a whole range of home, garden and tech deals. In this article, we’ll be constantly scanning the Argos indexes for the very best deals and presenting them over to you, so no matter what type of deal you’re looking for, you won’t miss out.
Even though the bank holiday sales don’t officially start until next week, there are actually still some great deals to be had on their store page right now. So, if you’re not in a patient mood, you won’t even have to wait to bag yourself a great deal because we’ve got all the best ones right here.
We’ve rounded up our top Argos sales below, but you can browse Argos’s entire online range as well, or simply jump to where you need to be with our quick links.
Argos online: bank holiday sale quick links
When will the Argos bank holiday sale begin?
Argos online bank holiday sales normally begin on the Friday before the bank holiday weekend. In the UK that’s VE day this year, and we’re certain there’s going to be tons of excellent sales of great home, garden and tech deals coming through almost immediately.
Be sure to bookmark this page as we’ll be constantly scanning the Argos store page to find you the very best deals this Bank Holiday and updating this page accordingly. If you don’t want to wait until then, then we’ve also got some great deals right now for you to check out below, so you don’t have to leave empty-handed.
We’d also recommend checking out our main Bank Holiday sales page, where we’re looking at not just Argos, but a whole range of UK retailers and brining all the very best deals into one handy article.
Early Argos Bank Holiday sales
Home & Garden
Home Gym | 8 in 1 Core training system | £54.99 at Argos
This small form factor multi-purpose training system is perfect if you want to work on your calisthenics but don’t have much floor space. It’s packed with power-assisted spring technology which gives you 3 resistance levels for a range of workouts, it also packs down flat, so it’s super handy for storage.
Home Gym | Everlast 4ft Punch Bag|
£69.99 £58.99 at Argos
Let it all out with this 4ft punch bag from Everlast – because we all know we need some serious catharsis right now. Punch bags in general are a great way to keep fit for less and this 4fter won’t take up too much floor space – perfect for the garage or study.
Home Gym | Twist & Shape exercise machine | £99.99 at Argos
With this Twist & Shape exercise machine you can still burn some calories and work on your toning despite being inside. It’s an easy to use and safe piece of equipment that will allow you to work on several muscle groups while reducing the strain on your knees and joints.
Home Gym | Maxi Climber exercise machine | £129.99 at Argos
This vertical climbing system give’s you a great alternative to jogging and running – perfect for calorie burning at home. It works using your own body weight, providing a high-intensity workout that hits several muscle groups while still being low stress on your joints.
Boredom buster | Monopoly classic | £20 at Argos
Monopoly is truly one of the best ways to while away the evenings with your whole family – arguments over rent aside. If you don’t have a copy in your cupboard or need to replace that old box, then don’t hesitate to pick it up.
Garden Essentials | Spear & Jackson lawnmower | £70 at Argos
No excuses now, it’s time to mow that lawn. Currently hot on Argos is this Spear & Jackson corded rotary lawnmower, which is selling like hotcakes so we encourage you to act quickly if you need a lawnmower. Included with the purchase is a 3-year warranty, which is an excellent reason to buy this over other offerings.
Home improvement | Black + Decker cordless drill | £45 at Argos
Time to put up those pictures that you’ve been meaning to do for ages with this cordless drill from Black and Decker. It’s cheap, it drills things, and it’s cordless – it’s also selling out fast so jump on it quickly if you need some essential home improvement tools.View Deal
Xbox One controller bundle |
£82.99 £57.99 at Argos
Here’s a great little clearance deal on an Xbox One controller, headset and 3 months Live starter bundle – perfect if you’re looking for a player two or backup controller. With a £25 saving, this is a great value buy for any would-be gamer.
Sega Mega Drive Mini Retro Console | £59.99 at Argos
Bring some classic gaming nostalgia into your lockown with this Mega Drive Mini, now at it’s lowest ever price at Argos. With 40 included games, you’ll never run out of classics here. See where it all started for Sonic, with one of the best games consoles ever released.
Nintendo Switch Lite | £199.99 at Argos
There’s still some stock left on the Switch Lite right now at Argos – a cheap way to get into the expansive and massive world of Nintendo. This one is the cut-down version of the Switch, so it doesn’t have docking capabilities, but it’s good for kids that just want a handheld device anyway. You can check out its awesome range of games here.View Deal
PS4 Pro | New releases bundle| £349.99 at Argos
Argos are currently offering the very best PS4 Pro bundle in the UK right now with the choice of a free game among Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Death Stranding, Nioh 2 to name a few. These are all super hot new releases or critically acclaimed titles, so you can’t go wrong here.
ASUS VivoBook 15 | £329.99 at Argos
Our pick for a cheap working from home laptop is this Asus VivoBook 15, which is still currently in stock. You’ll get a 128GB SSD, Pentium 5405U processor, and 4GB RAM – excellent specs for the money which should cover you for most work tasks, as well as media streaming and other home uses.
WD Elements 1TB portable HD | £43.99 at Argos
Running out of space? 1TB should see you through even the direst of circumstances with this portable hard drive from WD elements. It’s cheap, it’s cheerful, and it will last you for ages if you look after it – perfect for work files, movies, photos or anything else you have in mind.
Argos home delivery
Quick delivery is what really sets Argos apart as a retailer as you can get same-day delivery for just £3.95 and Argos will even deliver 7 days a week – super useful if you’re trying to fit delivery around a busy working from home or home schooling schedule.
If you’re buying small items, which can be delivered by one person, then you’re entitled to same-day delivery as long as you get your order in by 6pm. All small items cost £3.95 for delivery, so make sure you’re taking advantage of the fast track same-day service that’s on offer.
If you’re buying large appliances then you’ll get the added bonus of free delivery, although be aware that the fast track same-day delivery doesn’t apply to these items. You can of course still go for the next-day delivery option, which also means you can pick the delivery time slot that’s best for you.
For more information on Argos’s delivery times and charges, you can visit their delivery FAQ here.
Are any Argos stores open right now?
Certain Argos stores that are part of Sainsburys supermarkets remain open for business currently, meaning you can make use of their click and collect policy if you’re on your way to pick up essential food items. We’d of course strongly advise against this, as it’s essential that everybody puts the health of themselves and others above any other considerations right now. Thankfully Argos has some of the best home delivery in the business – it’s fast, cheap, and above all else convenient – so there’s no reason to not use it under current circumstances.
Former West Indies cricketer and Jamaica Tallawahs assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan has dismissed all the allegations levelled by Chris Gayle.
The big-hitting Gayle blamed Sarwan for an alleged fallout with Tallawahs, who did not retain him for the 2020 season. The opener claimed that Sarwan was behind his ouster and wanted to take control of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise.
“I categorically deny any involvement in the decision, or the decision-making process, which led to Gayle’s non-selection to represent the Jamaica Tallawahs in the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Tournament,” Sarwan was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo on his Facebook page.
“In that video, he has levelled false allegations and tarnished the good name and reputation of a series of persons.
“I was the focus of most of the onslaughts. I reply, not because I feel that Gayle’s rantings are worthy of it, but because I feel that the public’s record must be set straight and also, to protect the character and careers of so many people, whose image he sought to besmirch,” he added.
In a video uploaded on his YouTube channel, Gayle had earlier referred to Sarwan as “a snake”.
Sarwan, in response, said that he respected Gayle but was utterly surprised by the Jamaican’s allegations.
“Let me make this abundantly clear that I played with Gayle since the inception of my career. I have always respected him as an extraordinary talent, a colleague and most importantly as a close friend. Hence, my utter shock at these allegations,” said Sarwan.
In a statement, Jamaica Tallawahs had also clarified that Sarwan had no role to play in Gayle’s ouster from the squad and added that the decision of not retaining Gayle for 2020 was based on “business and cricketing reasoning”.
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Recently, it was reported that Instagram is soon going to add a memorialisation option for the account of someone who has passed away. This was discovered by reverse-engineer Jane Manchun Wong.
Replying to her tweet, the account of Instagram’s PR team confirmed that this feature is indeed in the works. “Yes, we’re making changes to help people identify if an Instagram account belongs to someone who has passed away. We’ll have more to share on this at a later time,” reads the tweet.
Recently, Instagram rolled out the web support for sending Direct Messages (DMs) along with supports for viewing Instagram Live videos.
The live video streaming happens in the same portrait mode — and in the same size — as it does on users’ smartphones. However, thanks to the bigger screen space, you get to see the comments on the side of the ongoing live video instead of how you see them at the bottom on a smartphone on a transparent window making the viewing experience a little better on the web.
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This week, our research team tracked 70 tech funding deals worth more than €600 million, as well as under 10 M&A transactions, rumours, and related news stories across Europe, including Russia, Israel, and Turkey.
Meanwhile, here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week (subscribe to our free newsletter to get this roundup in your inbox every Monday morning):
1) Israeli smart dashcam company Nexar announced the completion of a $52 million Series C financing round led by Corner Ventures with participation from Samsung NEXT, La Maison, Micron Ventures, Sompo, Atreides Management, and previous investors Aleph, Mosaic Ventures, Ibex Investors, and Nationwide. This brings the vision-based software company’s total funds raised to date to nearly $100 million.
2) Paris-based VC Partech has announced a new $100 million fund, Partech Entrepreneur III, for seed-stage investments in post-COVID trends in health, work, commerce, finance, mobility and computing. Forty investments have already been made, including ten since the start of the pandemic.
3) Compass Pathways’ work on treatment-resistant depression received a big backing from investors. The London-based mental health care company closed a funding infusion of $80 million as part of a Series B investment round that included participation from existing investor ATAI Life Sciences, as well as new investors.
4) Norwegian videoconferencing company Pexip, whose technology is used by the US government, Spotify and PayPal is seeking to raise $200 million in what could be the largest software IPO in Scandinavia.
5) SkyCell, the Swiss manufacturer of data-driven temperature-controlled smart containers for the pharmaceutical industry, has raised $62 million in an oversubscribed growth funding round.
6) Deliveroo is letting go of 367 of its employees as it struggles with demand during coronavirus lockdown. Fifty Deliveroo employees have also been furloughed as part of the decision.
7) Hungarian competition watchdog GVH has fined online reservation operator Booking.com 2.5 billion forints (€7 million) for unfair business practices, including misleading advertisements and psychological pressure on consumers.
8) Deliverect, a Ghent-based software that manages online food orders for restaurants, has raised €16.25 million in a Series B round led by OMERS Ventures, with contributions from Newion, SmartFin, and the company’s own founders.
9) Templafy, a Danish startup that helps anyone in a company create new documents while adhering to branding and legal guidelines, has raised $25 million in a series C round of funding led by Insight Partners.
10) Swiss quantum technology company Terra Quantum has raised about €10 million, with a company valuation at around €50 million. The investment was led by Lakestar and supported by several business angels.
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Raspberry Pi enthusiasts or those looking to start using the awesome mini PC, will be pleased to know that the latest official Raspberry Pi magazine issue 93 is now available to download. This month’s issue features the new Raspberry Pi High Quality camera launched yesterday, explaining everything you need to know about the interchangeable lenses and new Raspberry Pi camera module. As well as plenty of other features and articles including how to work from home with a Raspberry Pi.
“Raspberry Pi 4 is seeing a boom in use as a desktop computer for the home. Whether you’re working with Raspberry Pi, or learning, or looking to do video chat; Gareth Halfacree’s Work from home feature has all the information you need.”
MagPi magazine issue 93 features :
– Make a Sense HAT rainbow display. Bright colours put a smile on most peoples’ faces. Join the rainbow parade with a light display.
– Get started with the High Quality Camera. Find out how to set up the new Raspberry Pi camera, connect it, and take your first shots and videos.
– Make an Etch-A-Sketch. Use rotary encoders to create a special Etch-A-Sketch device.
– ZX Spectrum Next reviewed. Raspberry Pi Zero adds audio and realistic loading to this reimagined ZX Spectrum computer
– Learn Java and Electronics. Let’s get started with Java 11 with Raspberry Pi and some basic components
– Explore the Internet of Things. Upgrade your home – or just have some fun – with these amazing IoT projects
– The 10 best upcycling projects. Have some old tech lying around your home? Get inspired to recycle it…
– Win! HQ Cameras, 6mm lens kits and our new Official Raspberry Pi Camera Guide 132-page book.