As one of the most noted firms in British retail, Argos is still a popular company amongst many people due to its wide variety of reasonably priced products.
The company's origins actually reside in the Greek city of Argos (hence the name). Richard Tompkins - who had previously established Green Shield Stamps within the UK - came up with the idea of allowing people to purchase goods from a "Green Shield Gift House" using cash rather than the savings stamps. He opened the new catalogue shops in 1973 using the name of the island that had inspired him, with the first store opening in Surry Road, Canterbury.
Launching with thousands of new staff, the business was an immediate success and in 1979 it was purchased by BAT Industries. It has subsequently become part of the Home Retail Group.
Those looking for an Argos TV stand have a range of different options. Most of the stands sold by Argos are made using either wood or glass. Both are equally effective, so this is largely an aesthetic choice. Glass portrays a more contemporary air, whereas the wood tends to suit rooms decked out with traditional furniture.
The wood used is another key choice, with both light and dark timber TV stands available within the catalogue. Harder, darker woods tend to suit classic designs, with the lighter material in keeping with more modern rooms.
In budget terms, there are a range of different TV stands to suit various price points. Those prepared to go second hand can pick a cheaper stand up for under Â£10, whereas those with a higher budget could find a more luxury model for around Â£100.