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Argos trials first-ever Minute-Past-Midnight Fast Track deliveries for Xbox One X launch

Argos releases further Xbox One X pre-orders alongside a new Fast Track delivery trial

p>Avid gamers now have the chance to get their hands on the highly-anticipated Xbox One X hours before anyone else, thanks to an innovative new trial involving Argos’s market-leading Fast Track delivery service.

Customers who take part in the pre-order trial will receive the Xbox One X at exactly one-minute past midnight on the day of the console’s launch on Tuesday 7 November. What’s more, the gaming device will be delivered directly to their doors by Argos’s Fast Track team, allowing customers to be amongst the first in the UK to enjoy the console.

The trial will be offered to customers living in London Zones 1-5. To apply for limited pre-order slots available, customers need to visit @Argos_Online on Twitter after 8am on Wednesday 25 October where details on how to get involved will be announced.

Darren Frost, Fast Track Delivery Lead at Argos, said: “The launch of the Xbox One X is a momentous occasion in the gaming calendar and fans have been waiting patiently in anticipation of its release.  We’re delighted to offer a selected number of our customers the ultimate in convenience, with a delivery right to their doorstep just after midnight – making them the very first in the UK to get their hands on this coveted console.

“Our Fast Track same-day delivery service is already market-leading, offering customers nationwide same-day delivery in just four hours, and we’re excited about getting customer feedback on this latest trial in evolving the service.”

Those who miss out on a minute-past-midnight delivery will be able to purchase the Xbox One X through Argos’s existing Fast Track delivery service shortly after its launch which offers same-day delivery in as little as four hours if customers order by 6pm.   The Argos Fast Track delivery service covers more than 90% of UK postcodes and costs just £3.95.

The Xbox One X goes on sale across the UK on Tuesday 7 November 2017 at a retail price of £449.99.  With six teraflops of graphical processing power allowing it to support 4K gaming, Xbox One X is the world’s most powerful games console and is guaranteed to be a big hit with those looking for a next-generation gaming experience.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

The minute-past-midnight delivery trial is an additional pre-order opportunity by Argos. Therefore, the 12.01am delivery slot is only available for customers who purchase and pre-order an Xbox One X as part of this trial, rather than customers who have taken part in previous pre-order offers from Argos.

For more information, please contact the Argos Press Office on 0845 120 4365, by email media.relations@argos.co.uk or on Twitter @Argos_News

Visit our online media centre at: https://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk/great-products-and-services/argos

About Argos

Argos is a leading UK digital retailer selling more than 60,000 products through its website, mobile channels, 850+ stores and over the telephone. Argos is the UK’s number one toy retailer and a market leader in homeware and electrical products. 

Argos.co.uk is the UK’s third most visited website, with around a billion hits a year. More than half of Argos sales originate online and around 120 million customer transactions take place in stores each year. Its market-leading same-day Fast Track delivery service is available across more than 90% of UK postcodes, seven days a week, and Fast Track Collection offers free-of-charge pick up from any store in as little as 60 seconds. 

Argos is part of the Sainsbury’s Group, one of the UK’s biggest retailers of food, general merchandise, clothing and financial services through the Sainsbury’s, Argos and Habitat brands. J Sainsbury plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

 

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