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Poll: Do you like IKEA?

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Ikea's great. It's cheap, relatively stylish (at least a simple kind of style), and it doesn't last too long, but long enough. Meaning you'll never have the problem of feeling guilty about tossing a 10 year old piece of furniture because you want something new and different.
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I used to love Ikea and had all my furniture from them. I used to covet so many things from that store.

Now? I have a more antique taste so my main pieces are usually from antique shops. I'm always hard pressed to find something I actually want to buy at Ikea when I pop in for a look.

I did, however, buy my desk from Ikea not too long ago and the simplicity of it was EXACTLY what I was looking for. I have the Vika Amon corner table with a short Vika table attached the the side. Tons of work space (for my nerdy obsessions) and simple without a hutch, drawers, etc. The whole rig was maybe 140 bucks.

I also pick up potted plants and picture frames there because they are way cheaper than anywhere else.
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May 13th, 2011 3:55 pm
The setup was a B@%^# and we had to deliver it ourselves so I can see why people hate this store. Also, why can't they put a price on the entire display instead of having everything separate. A small plastic flower and small vase does NOT have to be priced separately.

I'm kinda interested to know what you think about IKEA.

That is the idea behind ikea, you pick it up yourself and assemble it yourself. Thats why it costs so little. :lol:

The plastic flower and the vase need to be priced separately if you want to buy them separately :lol:

Anyway, I love me some cheap particle board furniture and cheap meatballs.
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My whole bedroom consists of IKEA furniture.
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I've been working at IKEA for the past 2 and a half years part time during school, and now even when I have a full time job. Decent pay, benefits, and a decent discount (15% before taxes). I still wouldn't fully renovate my house with IKEA furniture, some furniture maybe, but not alot of them. They're literally beaverpuke thats waiting to disintegrate. Of course, prices reflect what they are, so I'm sure people don't mind. But I'm definitely keeping my eye out for some items that are solid wood, and keeping my eye out for IKEA gift cards in BST (mostly from people who buy kitchens/furniture where they get 15% in gift cards back as rebate), then combo it with my discount. I've furnished a mancave (errr.....den) with a couch, poang chairs, coffee tables, carpets, floating TV stand, DVD/CD shelves, LED lighting, and curtains for under $500 after the discount on both the gift cards and employee.


Also, in this economy, watch for the prices, I've been told that prices for food and furniture will go down(hotdogs will be less than 50 cents, unsure what it will be but seriously, how low can it go?). Yeah seriously, as if its not busy enough anyways. You come in, walk around a busy maze, to line up to get food from the cafeteria, then to line up again to pay for that food, in which you walk some more in that maze, then you line up to pay for your items. Of course, for big items you have to line up to pick it up from full serve, then if you need it delivered, you line up for it too! After thats all done, and you feel like a $1 frozen yoghurt or 50 cent hotdog, you line up for that.
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IKEA is recycling every bit of the wood for bookshelves and stuff. Bad quality, etc. I have a bookshelve ripping in half right now
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Aug 23, 2010
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ikea is literally pretty crap

i like em
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I think IKEA is everything a retailer should be. From their knowledgeable staff to their tools to help you make your purchase (rulers, pencils, plans, computer stations, accessible carts, clear instructions on where to find the item), shopping at IKEA is always my most pain-free experience.

I also love how they don't rely on 3rd-party suppliers for their products. If any issue arises with their products, IKEA will take care of it for you and stand behind it. Almost everything is in stock most of the times.

Plus, no kids/gangsters/low-incomers clogging up the isles and creating BS. A great atmosphere overall.

Basically, I view IKEA as the opposite of Walmart.
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Nov 9, 2010
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May 15th, 2011 11:43 pm
I think IKEA is everything a retailer should be. From their knowledgeable staff to their tools to help you make your purchase (rulers, pencils, plans, computer stations, accessible carts, clear instructions on where to find the item), shopping at IKEA is always my most pain-free experience.

I also love how they don't rely on 3rd-party suppliers for their products. If any issue arises with their products, IKEA will take care of it for you and stand behind it. Almost everything is in stock most of the times.

Plus, no kids/gangsters/low-incomers clogging up the isles and creating BS. A great atmosphere overall.

Basically, I view IKEA as the opposite of Walmart.

Are you serious? Wow.....
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Half of my home furniture are from Ikea.

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From a business perspective, their layout is brilliant. Unless you want to be a rebel and go against the arrows, you have to walk through the store in order to get out. This creates impulsive buying and thus is part of why IKEA is successful.

However, I voted "no" and the reason is that a lot of their stuff I find to be of poor quality. Their furniture like tables, dressers, night stands are horrid. We bought a dresser from them a few yrs back and the thing is an absolute piece of junk that we literally tossed it in the garbage in pieces. The dresser literally broke itself down into pieces.

As for the other stuff, I simply don't see the appeal. Like their beds, lighting, drapes, etc all looks like crap. Heck even the full kitchen makeovers that you spend $2 or $3k+ on doesn't even look that great. The kitchenware stuff is actually kind of decent for the most part.

Maybe it is just me but when I think IKEA, I think cheap junk. Don't get me wrong, there is some decent stuff in there, but is it enough to have me drive 2 hrs to Ottawa to get it, probably not.
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As long as you understand what you are buying, IKEA is great. For what you are actually paying, the quality is incredible. Coffee table for $29 that I have been using for 7+ years? Check! Of course it is cheap garbage, but I knew that going in. It doesn't make it non-functional.

Also, they have a lot of very high quality non-furniture items for amazing prices. Check out their lighting and kitchen sections for what I mean.
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Feb 5, 2007
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Icky=Eurotrash....cheap junk that you'll dump in a flash when you finally realize you're "all growed up" :razz:

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