IKEA madness

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  1. ColinM

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    A new Ikea opened up in the Minneapolis area. The wife was hot to trot so we packed up the daughter and went over. Sunday, 2 PM.
    I have NEVER seen so many people in any one place at any one time - including the last concert I was at.

    Nuts! The way some hotties were dressed, I thought some people were on dates!

    (We will be re-doing our entire house, it appears...I need a third job.)
     
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    one opened here by us too, same deal. MHO, cheap furniture priced cheaply.
     
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    I don't think it's cheap but inexpensive. It's just plain and functional so it's not expensive.
     
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    Coming from a country (Sweden) where pretty much every home is furnished in large part by IKEA, I can't say enough good things about them, and I'm happy that they'll be opening in Phoenix soon. [​IMG] OK, I can say one bad thing, that sometimes assembly is a pain. But they make good products!

    Thanks for the heads up though, I think I'll be staying away the opening weekend. [​IMG]

    The Onion had a funny articdle about the IKEA phenomenon a while ago. I put it on my website (without pictures):
    "IKEA Claims Another 10,000 Lifestyles"
    http://hometown.aol.com/mickes70/page1.html


    [​IMG]



    /Mike
     
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    I wish there were one closer to where I live, but I did take a roadtrip in January to Seattle's. I really had no clue about the size of the place. What a surprise!
     
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    I wish they'd open one in Denver too.
    I'm poor, I need cheap furniture.
     
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    We don't have them in the South either. We went to one in N.J. 2 years ago when we visited family. If your ever in Miami though go to El Dorado. It's like an amusment park..[​IMG]
     
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    I've been to the big one in Elizabeth, NJ (3% sales tax) the one you can see from Newark Airport over the NJT, however, IKEA just opened up one in Paramus not too long ago. However, I've never been to that one yet.

    Agreed, big store, inexpensive stuff. However, not everything is well made, you do have to be a little bit of a detective in there and pick your items wisely. But for the most part, you can find good deals there.

    Jay
     
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    Very true.

    Agreed that it's also a good place for girl watching, at least that one day and one location I visited [​IMG]
     
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    You went to IKEA on a Sunday afternoon? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Only IKEA amateurs go on a Sunday afternoon.

    Seriously, Sunday afternoon at IKEA is something else (though here in sunny Wales I've never noticed anyone dressing up for the occasion). We've found the best time to go is when the store first opens on Saturday mornings.

    BTW, do the food stores in American IKEAs sell alcohol? If so, try the pear cider; it's amazing stuff.
     
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    I don't know if they do, but pear cider is one of my favorite drinks. The only brand I've seen/found locally is Wyder's, made in Canada. Any idea what is sold at the Ikea?
     
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    Got me on the cider part - but the lines for Meatballs was out of the diner and into the bedroom furniture. Absolutely stupid that anyone would wait 1 hr for a meatball...
     
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    As stupid as going to an IKEA on a Sunday? [​IMG]
     
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    They're pretty decent, actually. As a college student, IKea is perfect for me. Functional and space saving. That being said, I HATE having to assemble the parts myself.
     
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    I think one can learn Swedish if you spend enough time in one too. [​IMG] I like trying to translate some of the names on the tags into English without looking at what the object is.

    Jay
     
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    One is opening in Atlanta (Midtown area) soon, if it hasn't already.
     
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    I've always found the best time to go is during the week, especially later in the evening. Going at the weekend is for masochists.
     
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    The best thing about IKEA, the tea-light candles, 100 for $3. I like candles :b
     
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    You mean you guys don't go to IKEA to check out the latest audio/video "racks"??

    (In self-promoting mode) here's a recommendation by yours truly.
     
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    wonder how much it would cost to ship a sofa [​IMG]
     

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