Argos explicitly warns Brexit uncertainty could raise prices

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The retailer has periodically changed its catalogue prices in the past
// Argos warns on Brexit uncertainty resulting in increased prices
// Argos has advised customers to check product prices online before visiting a store to purchase an item

Argos has warned its customers on the possibility of Brexit uncertainty resulting in higher prices.

The British retailer warned customers on this possibility on the first page of its Christmas catalogue.

“At the time of printing we intend to maintain our prices at or below the printed price, however, given the uncertainty around the UK leaving the EU we reserve the right to change our prices,” Argos told customers.


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Argos has advised customers to check product prices online before visiting a store to purchase an item.

The retailer has periodically changed its catalogue prices in the past but these prices would be reduced in order to overtake competition.

The warning is thought to be the first time a retailer has categorically cautioned on the effects of Brexit uncertainty.

On Friday, Argos became the first retailer in the UK to release its Christmas advert, which put the print catalogue centre-stage for the first time in 10 years.

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