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Do you find shopping for furniture at Ikea a pain?

by Happy Mom (follow)
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Ikea may be an economical way of shopping for furniture. However, shopping at Ikea is 'involved' to say the least. After selecting the item you wish to purchase, you must pick up your own furniture from its designated location, have it delivered or bring it home yourself, assemble it and get rid of the cardboard yourself. The end product that you assembled may not be in the perfect condition you want it to be as it may have suffered some scratches, etc. while assembling.

In contrast, you could go to any other furniture shop, and select the item you like and have it delivered or picked up. The same item will be delivered to your door, ready to be placed where you wish.

Do you like shopping at Ikea or do you stay away due to the hassle of it all?

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I love Ikea and its furniture and I think the attitude of the company is great. Because they save money on delivering, assembling, picking it out of store etc, the customer gets a decent quality product for a low price. I am happy to do all those things myself so it works for me. And we get to eat meatballs and play in the toy area too - double bonus! The problem I find is leaving the store....
I kind of like it BUT I am not sure if I like the assembling part. Well, that can be called a general case I guess. It takes so much time and then there are just boxes, booklets and accessories all over. Apart from this I like Ikea and have no problem going through the aisles to collect all parts of the furniture or whatever it is.
by BK
I have to say I Love IKEA.


One day we bought a bed.
All in the box, and got home and ''NO'' bed Slats.

Then I phoned them, ''Oh came the voice you needed to buy the 'slats' from another area, in the store.

So had to get back into the car, drive another 45 mins one way! and yes buy the slats!

Now it didn't seem to me, that in the box, one very important part would be missing.

If any consolation...the staff member said a lot of people make the same mistake.

IKEA...maybe that's because.......?

Not many people think the bed is incomplete.

How about putting the slats in the box, and put the price of the bed to included both.

Cost me one and a half hrs driving time, petrol and yes gave me a bad attitude, about the bed.

Sadly it also had to be replaced, it was not as strong as it should have been and one of the legs broke off.

Normally their stuff is wonderful, and yes I do still love the company....they just need to lift their game a little more.

Yep that is the bed in question!
I hate Ikea furniture and the layout of the store - looks cheap and tacky.
Our nearest Ikea is quite a long drive or way so it's a bit of a pain to get to. The products are fairly cheap and useful but I don't really like going there because I find it a hassle getting there and home, finding all the stuff we want and keeping an eye on the kids while we're there.
Yes I agree it is a pain -everything about Ikea is a pain for me, starting with the parking.

Their products are not good quality anyway, and I would rarely shop here any more.
by Finy
I have not been to Ikea in years as the closest store to us is well, not close. I like looking at their furniture as it is often creatively designed, but I can't say I have actually made a purchase there, so I can't say.
by Vee
Just trying to find one item is a pain. The place is cavernous & trying to get out once the item has been selected, I have actually felt claustrophobic & sick. It's an awful place to shop, like being on a conveyer belt - once you are in there is no escape! I guess my answer is NO.
I just get tired walking around the store. and am pleased to get out and sit down to recover, not really fussed about their food, like all fast food not really very good
We are ikea members, but hardly ever go there to look at anything, because it takes us 1/4 of the rest of the day to find our way out of the place!
We like the cafe though!
Only been there once, as I HAD to! Hated it! Got quite anxious about finding my way around; so confusing!

Will never go again, & the fact that they don't pay the billions $$$$ Tax in this Country that they should, yet another reason to avoid them. Disgusting.
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