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illuminati30
17-04-06, 22:20
:confused:

jarhead
17-04-06, 22:21
YES- I LOVE IT> its the best place t o get really cheap and simple stuff.

xMiSsCrOfTx
17-04-06, 22:21
Never been there. They have lots of them by my house, but I've never went.

JasonDavies15
17-04-06, 22:21
Never been LOL! :D

RoseTyler
17-04-06, 22:21
I love it :D I've never shopped there but my friend likes it and he's bought me some really interesting & cool stuff from there!

Kamrusepas
17-04-06, 22:22
No preference, really.

Catlantean
17-04-06, 22:22
I like IKEA. Their furniture looks very cool and stylish, and yet doesn't cost a fortune.

jarhead
17-04-06, 22:22
No preference, really.

is that because its swedish??

Kamrusepas
17-04-06, 22:23
No. I'm just not furniture-obsessed :p

jarhead
17-04-06, 22:26
i am. i cuddle my sofa's and bed everynight before giving them a rinse in the bath and drying them thoroughly with a towel and then apply varnish to them to ensure there spick and span

Lavinder
17-04-06, 22:27
Never been. But my friends dad works in an IKEA shop. :D

Pipolinne
17-04-06, 22:28
I really doubt someone furniture-obsessed would buy something from Ikea,but that's only my opinion.

jcpren
17-04-06, 22:32
I either love or hate their products, and I don't think much of the staff...

Jacob x5
17-04-06, 22:39
It's a torture house. All that furniture...walking for hours and hours and hours. I can't take it!

But when I was little I liked to follow the arrows. :D

illuminati30
17-04-06, 22:42
I either love or hate their products, and I don't think much of the staff...

Dont listen Lavinder :D

illuminati30
17-04-06, 22:43
It's a torture house. All that furniture...walking for hours and hours and hours. I can't take it!

But when I was little I liked to follow the arrows. :D

You cant get bloody out once your in!

jcpren
17-04-06, 22:50
Dont listen Lavinder :D
For a minute I thought Lavinder worked in Ikea until I checked back... :o

Don't do that to me! ;)

Lenochka
17-04-06, 22:56
what is this ikea? i have heard about it when someone on VH1 said the last place they heard " Ace Of Base " was in ikea... is it a furniture store? it sounded like a car dealer to me XD

illuminati30
17-04-06, 22:58
what is this ikea? i have heard about it when someone on VH1 said the last place they heard " Ace Of Base " was in ikea... is it a furniture store? it sounded like a car dealer to me XD

Furniture store yeah, with kinda modern furniture. Not to everyones taste. Some good stuff, some awful stuff.

Welcome back Lenochka!

Lenochka
17-04-06, 22:59
Furniture store yeah, with kinda modern furniture. Not to everyones taste. Some good stuff, some awful stuff.

Welcome back Lenochka!

oh im not back yet my dad thinks im working on a project and i decided to sneak on XD

Tramp
17-04-06, 23:01
Their stores are the biggest pain in the ass to negotiate and most of their furniture is too ultra modern for my taste. But I think their kitchens are really super. The design I got was the Stat which is white gloss but not the ultra high shine white. This looks more like gloss paint. It has slatted doors on the base cupboards and the top ones are glass panes. It is a real country style kitchen. My kitchen area is huge and I got 20 cupboards, including 2 big corner units with the lazy susans. I have 2 pantries, one with shelves that I will use for all my electrical appliances and the other is a pantry with pull out sliding baskets. One large cupboard is for brooms, vacuum cleaner etc. and the other large cupboard is for the wall oven.

At the time I bought mine they were giving a $100 rebate for every $1000 spent, my kitchen was $7000 and with the rebate I got all the legs, knobs and handles, all the wall brackets and shelves etc. for hanging utensils, knives, spice rack, drawer inserts and other bits and pieces. I got the most expensive legs which are stainless steel as they are exposed and not covered up.

My father's kitchen is around a quarter of the size of mine and his cost over $12,000. Ikea's quality is great and very good value for money.

SUGARPIE
17-04-06, 23:07
I used to go to the one in Germany but like some have said, once you're in, you can't back-track and you have to walk up two flights of stairs at the end of each section and all the way to the end then eventually down again through other sections until you are back on the ground floor and thereby entering the danger zone where people are picking up the items they want from the in-store warehouse :D

Then you have to squeeze past everyone to get out if you have not made a purchase but invariably you walk out with a bag of tee lights and a cushion and have to wait in the queue for about 20 mins. Way to tiring.

It's the only store I knew that had a ball pool for the kids because the parents were likely to be two hours - even if they were running a marathon through it without stopping to admire an MDF table :vlol:

jcpren
17-04-06, 23:08
oh im not back yet my dad thinks im working on a project and i decided to sneak on XD
Your secret is safe with us! ;)

illuminati30
17-04-06, 23:10
oh im not back yet my dad thinks im working on a project and i decided to sneak on XD

hehe i like it :tmb:

Paperdoll
17-04-06, 23:25
That's where I got my tarantula :D so of course I like it :p

SUGARPIE
17-04-06, 23:31
That's where I got my tarantula :D so of course I like it :p

You got a tarantula from IKEA? :confused:

Paperdoll
17-04-06, 23:33
Yes...it's sort of a toy, it matched a witch that I have in my bedroom so I bought it :D it's sooo soft :p and I also bought a vase once, how can I describe...it's curvy :p

SUGARPIE
17-04-06, 23:34
Oooh I thought you meant a real one LOL :vlol:

Belfastard
17-04-06, 23:36
Oooh I thought you meant a real one LOL :vlol:

Bless! :)

ELEN
17-04-06, 23:55
I haven't been there yet. I know it has some nice stuff, but it's quite far away from where I live. I haven't had the time to go and take a look.

SUGARPIE
18-04-06, 00:18
I haven't been there yet. I know it has some nice stuff, but it's quite far away from where I live. I haven't had the time to go and take a look.

Do yourself a favour Elen, stay at home and do something marginally more inteteresting like paint the toenails of a dead beetle that you found in the bottom of last year's yoghurt, courtesy of Lidl :D

nomedo
18-04-06, 00:34
i really like ikea. and have always done. when ure little u can be dropped of and be in the play ground or just explore the store on your own jumping in beds and stealing pencils. that was lots of fun as a kid :D
now i really enjoy their furniture, very stylish even though its cheap. and i like the idea of putting it together when u get home. its a bit like building LEGO for adults. but i dont go to IKEA more then a few times a year.

Ampersand
18-04-06, 09:51
IKEA? We got a lot of furniture from there - it all fell apart of course, but it was alright while it was standing. :p

Freebie pencils! :cln:

Lenochka
18-04-06, 10:02
That's where I got my tarantula :D so of course I like it :p

zomg even a toy spider would make me faint :p i dont think i want to see this ikea XD what exactly is it? Is it like high style modern stuff? like a oddly figured chairs? ( like an art museum )

scion05
18-04-06, 10:33
seems like ikea is like marmite...

but ive not chosen as i havent been :p

rachkitten
18-04-06, 10:38
I only like it because i always get an ice-cream bought for me at the end :tea:

scion05
18-04-06, 10:44
I only like it because i always get an ice-cream bought for me at the end :tea:

is it mint ice cream ?

Raydai
18-04-06, 10:47
Ikea here is pretty small and narrow and often there is not many room to move around. Those pencils they got are hip somehow. :p

_Mica_
18-04-06, 11:20
Yes, I do like IKEA. :) But only because I nick the pencils. :D I have millions in my house now. :p

Jack Croft
18-04-06, 11:20
Great Place :wve:

Greenkey2
18-04-06, 15:12
For some things, yes I like it. I bought my shelving unit from there and it's a godsend :D


But I wouldn't say I exactly fall on my knees and worship Ikea - those low sofas are storing up a tide of back problems for the next generation IMO :ohn:

Thorir
18-04-06, 15:22
In short: I hate IKEA.

BlackGrey
18-04-06, 16:17
Love it :p

illuminati30
18-04-06, 16:25
I used to go to the one in Germany but like some have said, once you're in, you can't back-track and you have to walk up two flights of stairs at the end of each section and all the way to the end then eventually down again through other sections until you are back on the ground floor and thereby entering the danger zone where people are picking up the items they want from the in-store warehouse :D

Then you have to squeeze past everyone to get out if you have not made a purchase but invariably you walk out with a bag of tee lights and a cushion and have to wait in the queue for about 20 mins. Way to tiring.

It's the only store I knew that had a ball pool for the kids because the parents were likely to be two hours - even if they were running a marathon through it without stopping to admire an MDF table :vlol:

I know, once your in you are bloody trapped and cant get out. Imagine you were someone who could not walk far, or you were pushing someone in a chair or something!

riprse
18-04-06, 17:31
yes just got a new kitchen there .it went together easy & looks like it cost thousands. well it did, but, it looks like it cost double that

Geck-o-Lizard
18-04-06, 17:35
I enjoy accompanying people there so I can nick the free pencils and paper tape-measures, and try out all the furniture in the displays. :p

I mainly associate Ikea with flat-pack furniture puzzles that even Lara couldn't solve, and everything I've bought from there got worn out within a couple of years, so I have to keep buying new things (like futon frame, futon mattress, set of free-standing shelves, and a chrome desk lamp - no idea why I keep buying from there)

illuminati30
18-04-06, 17:45
I enjoy accompanying people there so I can nick the free pencils and paper tape-measures, and try out all the furniture in the displays. :p

I mainly associate Ikea with flat-pack furniture puzzles that even Lara couldn't solve, and everything I've bought from there got worn out within a couple of years, so I have to keep buying new things (like futon frame, futon mattress, set of free-standing shelves, and a chrome desk lamp - no idea why I keep buying from there)

LOL

Betal
18-04-06, 17:46
I love it. The first Ikea come from sweden:D

Dingaling
18-04-06, 17:47
Everytime I hear IKEA I think of Lidl which happens to be a cheap, but quite good quality food store, LOL!

I've never been, but didn't a couple name their baby IKEA and got lots of free baby stuff from the store? :D

Wonder if Asda would give me free stuff if I called my kid that? Hmmmm...

larasfrend
18-04-06, 17:54
YES

I adore them. They make good, comfortable, stylish things which remain practical and most important: affordable.

Great Great Great.:D

Thorir
18-04-06, 17:57
IKEA is an evil commercial empire!

Kitch and bad taste! It makes me sad when I enter a room filled with IKEA stuff. I know it's cheap, but it's just... Sad.

IKEA is to furniture and design as McDonalds is to food.

illuminati30
18-04-06, 18:00
IKEA is an evil commercial empire!

Kitch and bad taste! It makes me sad when I enter a room filled with IKEA stuff. I know it's cheap, but it's just... Sad.

IKEA is to furniture and design as McDonalds is to food.

Cant really say i am a fan either.

i have never really seen anything there i like much.

Geck-o-Lizard
18-04-06, 18:14
Anyone here knew that the founder of Ikea - Ingvar Kamprad - overtook Bill Gates as the richest man in the world? All those sofas really add up!

Tramp
18-04-06, 22:11
As I said I don't really go for their furniture. Their sofas do look uncomfortable and their styling is too modern for my tastes. Not surprising when I love antiques. But I asked around alot and checked with other places and their kitchens are very well designed and are very strong. One of our biggest Kitchen Companies over here that are quite expensive had the problem that the fronts of the drawers used to separate from the drawer itself within a couple of years. Ikea don't seem to have that problem. I also asked a few builders about their quality and they were really impressed at the value for money.

My furniture came from Fantastic Furniture. They specialise in reasonably priced package deals. Their lounges/sofas are extremely comfortable and very practical with a huge range of fabrics to choose from. Their beds are also very good too. The lounge that I bought I priced the exact same style and fabric elsewhere and they wanted more than twice what I paid for mine. The construction is very strong and is made locally. Mine was $1300 (and its a sofa bed as well) and elsewhere more than $3500.