first visit to Ikea...

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  1. Sleepyscholar

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    That was me, too, which was why I thought I'd mention that the Japanese pronounce it right (it's such a rarity!).
     
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    Actually, yeah, the chips at Ikea have always been good to me.

    Maybe it's Japan? Starbucks here seems so much nicer...
     
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    I think it's entertaining when people bring those massive IKEA bags in to shop for groceries. You can't possibly lift the single bag full, yet they still try.
     
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    I have been to Ikea twice , never again
    The wimmins of the family go there from time to time , and make a trip out of it.......they really look forward to going
     
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    My local Ikea opened in 1987, the second in the U.K. I think, so I’ve been pretty familiar with it. Hellish at weekends and in school holidays.
    I used to work with a Swedish woman and she liked it it, she used to go just to walk around it if she was feeling homesick.

    One of the Ikea stories is that they don’t use Ikea marked lorries ( trucks) because we would be freaked out by how much of their stuff is being moved on the roads.
     
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    Eek - keh - ah?

    I generally go for a Finnish pronunciation where the Eek is short and you don't get the feel of an extended "k".

    Those bags are pretty good for moving around laundry.
     
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    That's what we use it for!
     
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    Mt wife talked me into going for the first time a couple months ago.

    I hate it.

    She kept going on about how the Sweeds are all about efficiency.

    I hate that too.

    She kept saying how I was going to like to eat there, but there was hardly anything left in the little glass cases. No desserts at all.

    I hate when there is no dessert.

    Lots and lots of people all shuffling through like cattle, excited to be consumers I guess, excited to have clear plastic drawers that slide into stainless steel frames, excited to have sensible affordable solutions to first world problems.

    Guess if I like that? Well, I don't, plus I'm already far too busy trying to decide if I like the flanger before or after phaser.
     
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  10. Mike Eskimo

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    Kitchen cabinets ?

    Great for the money and if you have trouble putting them together , I’ll be over later to tie your shoes.

    If you have to go on a regular basis because you’re working on, let’s say a kitchen remodeling project, make sure you learn the shortcut route to where ever you need to go.

    It’s vital.

    No moooooooo...
     
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    The meatballs, chocolate cake, and cinnamon rolls!
     
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    I have to admit, when the kids were small and I was looking after them on a day when it was gross outside, I would take them to IKEA, let them play in the ball room, run around (within reason), play in the kid's toy section, then eat meatballs. Dad-style parenting! Thanks, IKEA.
     
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    It’s actually where most people get to try rheindeer and horse meat for the first time .:eek::lol::eek::lol:
     
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    I would be super thin, if I lived in Sweden and this was what they ate. Stuff smells disgusting.

    But I would guess that somehow, the food would come out different in Japan.

    The best thing you can bring to an Ikea, is a positive attitude and resist the inclination to buy everything you see, the first time. Leave something to buy when you're visiting for the 35th time, 25 years from your first visit there. Ikea burnout is a real thing.

    Used to be, people smiled knowingly if you pulled up at the Loading Area in a Saab. Now, the employees don't know what it is or where it was made. IMO there is desperately little Swedish made stuff at the typical USA Ikea.
     
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    Yeah, IKEA is kinda like going to Guitar Center, but for furniture.
     
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    IKEA : where the screws need assembly...
     
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    My only visit to Ikea resulted in the purchase of a 7 foot tall bookcase and was followed by a visit to home depot for some extreme high strength construction adhesive and longer fatter screws. It's held up pretty well. If you intend to assemble anything higher than your knees, you need more than what they give you.

    Sweedish meatballs or pancakes are the main reason to go there anyway!
     
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    Yeah, that particle board gets a little soft and spongy under leaky pipes. If you don't install a genuine IKEA pail under the leaky pipe, you will void your IKEA 10 day warranty.

    I did buy some sturdy aluminum shelves there, and they have held up well for over 10 years.
     
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    Hi.

    Actually, for practical DIY photography, Ikea can be good. Their various roller blinds make nice backdrops (I have a light grey one mounted out of sight in my tokonoma*) and some of their cheap wee semitransparent blinds make good softbox / softlight type filters if you build a frame for them. I also have a nice black glass coffee table top from there for product type photography.

    Pax/
    Dean
    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokonoma
     
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