first visit to Ikea...

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  1. drf64

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    Every Ikea should have a monkey. I'd go more often.

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    Would that be the particle board? :) I once assembled and installed some IKEA kitchen cabinets. They looked great, but unfortunately a major component was missing, so I had to go back and waste a couple hours standing in line to get it. Fortunately, it was around lunch time so I took advantage of the Swedish meatball special. They're awesome!
     
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    They're opening one here in a month or so. Ill wait until the hard core types have a few weeks to do their thing before I try it
     
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    I installed a couple of complete kitchens bought from Ikea in houses I renovated to sell. They go together very easily and are a bargain if the cabinets fit within your space limitations. Not sure how the door finishes would hold up over 10 years plus though. They need a separate enclosed lane for the kids with the tiny shopping carts though. They love taking skin off the back of your heels when shopping.
     
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    Beats me! I just pronounce it as I assume any Japanese would when they see the logo:

    いけあ

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    The "Guy" rule of knowing what you want, buying it, and walking out in 5 minutes is non existent in Ikea.

    I walk in with $100-200 budget (say, I'm buying new pans, and bed sheets) and I walk out $400 poorer.

    But it is awesome.
     
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    So you're saying IKEA's overall marketing scheme is working perfectly???? ;)
     
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    It’s fun and amusing exactly once... then return visits are just depressing.. You need to know the secret shortcuts through to the lukewarm rendered meatballs and soggy, cold fries to make it bearable.

    Real men go at 2am midweek.

    We call it ‘the hell that is Ikea’. It is truly dystopian with its antiseptic lighting, tortuous cattle market paths and channels and seasoned with the subtle aroma of filled nappies and screams of children as you sit at a sticky plastic table on a sticky plastic chair eating plastic food from plastic plates.

    Go to any recycling centre or dump in a couple of hours drive of one and there, filling the skips, are piles of identical Ikea cabinets and shelving units dropped off with sagging shelves, loose joints and snapped pot metal fixings. Seriously if I see another Billy f****ng Bookshelf I will scream.

    The softwoods used are the softest of the fast grown stuff that dents, splits and splinters, most fixings are inadequate for real household weight stuff and most large panels are warped in a few months.

    You have to get lucky or spend a lot of time and money there to find the odd item that is built really well.

    For newlyweds the Ikea stuff can get them something that looks good for a few months in their starter home but it is truly throwaway quality most of the time.

    Every weekend you spend on Ikeaeering you have to spend again a couple of years later disassembling it all and taking it to a skip and then going out to buy or make some real furniture made from hardwoods and real, mature pine.

    It truly feels like the end of the world... Ikeacorp is our future.
     
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    Not so well. The one under our sink is about 7 years old I think, and needs replaced. They don't make that size any more. My wife asked what does this mean in regards to our warranty? We now have to go back another day to ask the question again, as it broke the store the first time she asked...
     
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    This really bugs me - I'm supposed to be the fount of knowledge when it comes to foreign words :rolleyes:. But yet again I have gone something like "No, no, it's pronounced ~," only to later find out that I'm wrong and katakana pronunciation is closer. Oh well...
     
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    Go here - The Men Who Made Us Spend. The Ikea section starts around the 37 min mark. The whole three part documentary is worth watching actually. Along with the companion one, The Men Who Made Us Fat.



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    Wow, dark.

    :lol:

    I walked through there thinking that every space was really invitingly lit and I could be comfortable in almost every one of the model rooms.

    And the fries were fresh and crispy! We ate a lot of em!
     
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    I got a kick out of that as I’m headed to Tokyo in June..!
     
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