first visit to Ikea...

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  1. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    man, that place ROCKS!

    We went shopping for a loft bed/desk set for our 7th grader, but we also walked out with two big cushion/pillows, some wicked horseradish sauce, some tasty cookies and chocolates, a coupla old-style glass jars, a potpourri, a bamboo I-Phone stand, a dish scrubber brush with a suction cup on the end, one of those round screen things that stops oil spattering the stovetop, and a big blue shopping/laundry bag!

    Swedish meatballs and berry cheesecake for lunch, too!

    Our 9-grader was grumpy about getting dragged along, but as it turned out it was a nice little excursion for everybody.
     
  2. AAT65

    AAT65 Friend of Leo's

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    So long as you got the meatballs you’re doing Ikea right!
     
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    It’s quite the adventure. We always do the cheap hotdogs and slushy and take a couple bags of meatballs home.
     
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    Don't forget to get a jar of lingonberry jam. My grandma always used it on
    Swedish pancakes~yum:)
     
  5. Lefty Addams

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    Jeez where you been for the last 20 years?
     
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  6. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Um, in Japan...
     
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    Steve 78 Friend of Leo's

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    You did well. On my first visit to IKEA I think it took me 5 hours to find the exit. I think I prefer Tokyu Hands :D
     
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    Love IKEA. We've got loads of their stuff and it's reasonable quality. Over here some folk dress smart and make a day of a visit there. And meatballs are a must.
     
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    Oh right.
     
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    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    Only been there once years ago. Should go again.
    Looked like too many project type of furnitures.
    I have enough projects.
     
  11. Chuckster

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    These Ikea Eket boxes make great amp stands. They sell them in singles (as shown), doubles, and quads. I have two under my AC-15 and it brings it to the perfect height. You can store cables, pedals, and other things underneath. They also hold albums perfectly.

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    The crazy part is that they are super stable, and after assembling a few, I popped one together in less than a minute with no tools. Singles are around $20 USD.
     
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    And amazingly, here in Japan they pronounce it right, unlike us Brits.

    Never been myself, but when my wife goes she always comes back with some mean chocolate, and that's good enough for me...
     
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    You should try their cinnamon rolls too!

    My studio table was made of loose spare parts from the "as is" section. I was able to make 2 tables for less than $15 I think...

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    AAT65 Friend of Leo's

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    You mean they pronounce it like the Swedes do? Something like “EE-kya” if so, I guess. But no one can pronounce a Swedish name like a Swede...
     
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    Wow, if nothing else, it sounds like a great place for lunch!
     
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    Yeah, pretty good!
     
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    Ikea is astonishing. Brilliant organization and design and marketing.

    A lot of the stuff is junk, or rather, cheap but not durable. Don't get the pressboard wet. The non-wood shelves will tend to sag, and if you move just leave them--they don't take to moving well. The solid wood stuff is great--I've been using the IVAR shelves for thirty years now. The mattresses are good. It's all a little hit or miss in terms of durability, and it's easy to knock them for being disposable, but it is what it is--it's not meant to be furniture for the ages.
     
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    We have been looking at an entertainment system console there for years. Every time we have gone, it has been out of stock. Maybe it is just our area (Pittsburgh and Columbus), but stock is an issue. We just go for "little stuff" and the fun regardless, but stocking is an issue for us. We figured out how to check online, although their web site is a bit of a challenge sometimes.
     
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    Hey, Donna....
     
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    When I say 'right', I mean 'closer to the Swedish pronunciation than the dodgy British one' rather than 'perfect', obviously!
     
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