Argos is to launch its own tablet computer ahead of Christmas following in the steps of Tesco, Samsung, Amazon and Apple.
The MyTablet, which costs £99.99, is aimed primarily at eight to 13-year-olds.
But MyTablet requires a small blue pencil stylus, available at Argos stores at £250.99.
'The stylus, which is an exact replica of that found in Argos stores, is a great idea as long as your kid is prepared to wait while his number is called,' said one retail analyst.
But early reports suggest that some tween users may order large amounts of white goods at interest rate of 29.99% APR Var.in error.