ARGOS shoppers can snag up to 50% off toys ahead of Black Friday and Christmas.The discounts include half price on popular brands including Barbie, Ho
ARGOS shoppers can snag up to 50% off toys ahead of Black Friday and Christmas.
The discounts include half price on popular brands including Barbie, Hot Wheels and Thomas the Tank Engine.
The sale could be a good chance for parents to stock up on Christmas presents with the big day just seven weeks away.
However, buying anything close to Black Friday – which falls on November 27 – is always a gamble as you never know what could be included in sales later this month.
That being said, there is also no way to tell if prices could go up between now and Black Friday.
We don’t yet know what Argos has planned for its Black Friday sales.
But the best way to tell if you’re getting a good deal is to compare prices – we explain how to do this below.
How to compare prices to get the best deal
JUST because something is on offer, or is part of a sale, it doesn’t mean it’s always a good deal.
There are plenty of comparison websites out there that’ll check prices for you – so don’t be left paying more than you have to.
Most of them work by comparing the prices across hundreds of retailers.
Here are some that we recommend:
- Google Shopping is a tool that lets users search for and compare prices for products across the web. Simply type in keywords, or a product number, to bring up search results.
- Price Spy logs the history of how much something costs from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and the supermarkets. Once you select an individual product you can quickly compare which stores have the best price and which have it in stock.
- Idealo is another website that lets you compare prices between retailers. All shoppers need to do is search for the item they need and the website will rank them from the cheapest to the most expensive one.
- CamelCamelCamel only works on goods being sold on Amazon. To use it, type in the URL of the product you want to check the price of.
The Argos toy sale is available online now with the discounts finishing tomorrow, November 4.
You can view everything included in the sale online now.
Argos hasn’t said whether its standalone shops will remain open in England when the country enters a second lockdown this Thursday, November 5.
Stores within Sainsbury’s supermarkets are expected to stay open for both click and collect and new orders. The same applies to shops in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
In Wales, standalone shops are closed and you can only collect pre-paid for items inside Argos Sainsbury’s stores. Customers aren’t able to place a new order in stores.
Click and collect is free from Argos, or delivery charges start from £3.95.
If you’re tempted, the below are some of our top picks from the Argos toy sale:
Barbie Fiat car and doll
- Was: £60. Now: £30. Save: £30 (50%) – buy now
Barbie has been given her very own Fiat 500 car to drive around in – and it even comes with working controls and rolling wheels.
The number plates are also personalised with the famous pink Barbie logo.
This is the cheapest we could find Barbie and her Fiat, with online retailer OnBuy.com charging £49.99 with free delivery.
Thomas and Friends super station playset
- Was: £100. Now: £50. Save: £50 (50%) – buy now
This mega Thomas and Friends set holds over 100 engines and has over ten meters of track.
It features iconic locations including Tidmouth Sheds, Brendam Docks, Knapford Station, Blue Mountain Quarry and Harold’s helipad.
The same set costs £74.99 plus 99p delivery from Amazon.
Hot Wheels trackbuilder triple loop kit
- Was: £35. Now: £17.50. Save: £17.50 (50%) – buy now
Three graduated sized stunt loops – which measure 20 inches tall – make up this Hot Wheels stunt kit.
It also includes one toy car to race with.
The Entertainer has the same Hot Wheels triple loop set for £29.99 plus free click and collect.
Thomas and Friends all around the world figures
- Was: £40. Now: £20. Save: £20 (50%) – buy now
Thomas and Friends fans get Thomas, Ashima, Victor, Nia, Hong-Mei, and Percy figures in this collectable set.
That works out at around £3.33 per figure.
This set is exclusive to Argos, but elsewhere a Thomas the Tank Engine figure will cost you £3.50 from The Entertainer with free click and collect.
Barbie princess adventure doll
- Was: £23. Now: £11.50. Save: £11.50 (50%) – buy now
Your little one will feel like royalty thanks to this Barbie princess doll.
Barbie comes with a princess outfit, a tiara, accessories and her own pet chihuahua.
On eBay, the same doll is selling for £14.82 with free delivery.
Hot Wheels ultimate city track set
- Was: £90. Now: £45. Save: £45 (50%) – buy now
The Hot Wheels ultimate city track contains four sets, four cars and six track pieces – perfect for kids who like to race.
Each set challenges kids to avoid perils and steer their cars to safety.
We couldn’t find this set being sold elsewhere, but for a cheaper alternative, take a look at the triple loop set included in this round-up.
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For more toy discounts, Disney has just launched a 48-hour flash sale with up to 62% off.
Smyths Toys has slashed prices by up to 50% with discounts on Barbie and Lego.
Sainsbury’s shoppers recently also shared bargain toy hauls as the supermarket launched a half-price sale in stores.