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Ikea is "unknown" to most people. Anyways, I haven't been to Ikea since there is only one Ikea in the outskirts of a state where I live, and only my father goes there. But my question is, how is it different from Home Depot? Do they sell the same "stuff"?


In Europe, I think, everyone knows Ikea. I don't think that there's a single person in my country that never heard of Ikea. And I think that there are almost no people here that never went to Ikea.

Anyway, I love Ikea. I don't know if they got it in the US, but they had this day on Wednesday, which they called Woonsdag (That means Livingsday in Dutch, though it isn't a real word). It wasn't every wednesday, but once a month or so. When you went to the restaurant you could turn in your restaurant receipt later, and then you got that money as a refund on the stuff you bought. I can't explain it due to my lack of proper english words, but for example:
Dinner costed you $40
Your new furniture costed you $60. When you pay for your furniture, and turn in the receipt from the restaurant, then you only had to pay $20 for your furniture.

Oh, I loved Woonsdag. They were like, my favorite days ever. We went to the restaurant and ate as much delicious stuff as we liked (the apple pie is.. amazing!). And then we had to pay less, or in some cases nothing, for the things we bought in the store.
Too bad Woonsdag doesn't exist in this country anymore.

God. I forgot something really important about Woonsdag! When you went to the Ikea, you could find a secret code there. If you sent that code to Ikea per SMS, then you might win a cheque which you could use in Ikea. I think we won it like, twice. Not a lot of people knew about it, I guess. It was so awesome. I think you could win over €100, but I don't think we ever won THAT much.

If you have children Ikea also is pretty nice, you just drop em of at Smaland. Or whatever it's called.

I pretty much.. love Ikea.
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haha ikea's cool here its only a ten minutes drive away, of a half an hour drive away, considering it takes only one hour to get from one end to the other end.....
Posted 1/30/08
"One in 10 Europeans is allegedly conceived in an Ikea bed." according to the BBC

so its pretty popular in europe.
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Ikea? Yep, been there b4. There is one just nearby my house.
My friend loves to go there. Because the furniture is affordable and nice. And I heard that it is design by professional designer.

Oya, forgot to mention. The curry puff there is nice!
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raitothereaper wrote:

I love Ikea.



i hate ikea with everyfiber of my being(except for taylor).
its trendy and things are cheap(hell i loved it back then when all i was buying were small things),
but when your stuck in a traffic jam for 2 HOURS waiting to return what you thought was a t.v. stand but was in fact one half of another table and then come back realizing that you only obtained 2 outta the THREE FREAKIN COMPONTS youll understand my feelings.


Aren't we being Mr. Grump? That's not really that big of a problem. You should've looked into it more before purchasing the item, and they should have a display out to show you what it'd look like and what all it needed. So don't just say you were being decieved. It's also your fault if you'd stand in line that long. You should've waited for a better time when it wasn't so crowded. Believe me, there are times when there is no one in Ikea. I've witnessed it before.
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ikea sells self-fix items... so if u r not very good in fixing furniture urself... then just go to other furniture stores... =)
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Hmm, the stuff is cheap. But not much varieties right?
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Yesterday!
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raitothereaper wrote:


dj_catmix wrote:


raitothereaper wrote:

I love Ikea.



i hate ikea with everyfiber of my being(except for taylor).
its trendy and things are cheap(hell i loved it back then when all i was buying were small things),
but when your stuck in a traffic jam for 2 HOURS waiting to return what you thought was a t.v. stand but was in fact one half of another table and then come back realizing that you only obtained 2 outta the THREE FREAKIN COMPONTS youll understand my feelings.


Aren't we being Mr. Grump? That's not really that big of a problem. You should've looked into it more before purchasing the item, and they should have a display out to show you what it'd look like and what all it needed. So don't just say you were being decieved. It's also your fault if you'd stand in line that long. You should've waited for a better time when it wasn't so crowded. Believe me, there are times when there is no one in Ikea. I've witnessed it before.

umm.. i said traffic as in road,
and also they put the parts into 3 different packages, with only a vague memorization of the product and the fact that they didnt say it was devided into 3 parts we assumed that it was only one(and at its size so would you).


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Omg they're so cute, o_o; and I only sometimes go to IKEA, I believe I live like 30 Min drive away from one ._. i was there this sunday because my family members that doesn't live in the same city as I, came to town and they liked IKEA so our whole family had to go.

its actually a pretty big place for the one I have around my area, we have a big food court and stuff, the ice cream was pretty cheap too xD its always packed with people though ._.
Posted 1/30/08
My room and my big bro room is only Made In IKEA!!!! They got style for young people. Older people dont like it...[meaning around 40s+]
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After rummaging my belongings I came across an Ikea product book, as I flip through the pages I came across the bookmarked page; the image of the TV table was still burning radiantly in my head. Ikea’s tortuous self help center was where the object was stored, but in 3 parts, we at that time thought it was only one part(they even separate them into different sections of the store), sadly we were gullible enough to suffice with the mere numbers given to us on those treacherous little tags. Needless to say our hopes were crushed and after 3 more trips (once a week since the trip there takes 1 AND A HALF FREAKIN HOURS!!!) In where we continue our obligatory efforts (we had already built one half and if we wanted to return it we would have to disassemble and repackage everything). when we were done I had vowed never to set foot into another Ikea till they fix the self-help so that a person with down syndrome and missing limbs can operate things there(yes we are really stupid at following plain and simple directions) the only highlight I had in the article was that I obtained a small, plastic, light-up spoka which I fondly(if this was portal it would be the companion cube) named Taylor for no obvious reasons other than the fact that I have an obsessive fetish with naming everything that has a face(I even take the time to name my pokemon on diamond).
Sitting here pondering where we had gone wrong, my simple question is has anyone ever run into trouble with the self-help or in any case Ikea at all?
(Hopefully you had a better experience than I did)

Taylor


My friend and I have that! Since we always have parties, and we have like 7 close friends, we have to use it. Otherwise it is hard to walk around my big basement for them and they'll bump into things. It's totally cute!

Actually no, it's pretty simple for me.
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I love it there it is so much fun. It's almost better then Disneyland.
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hmm .. i guess its nice my cousin also says that!
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I love Ikea. They have all kinds of cool stuff. I haven't been to one since I was little though.
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