IKEA!! WTF??

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  1. Tek

    Tekkytyke Well-Known Member

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    Reports of people queuing for hours to get in - some arriving as early as 5.45 am!!

    Why??!! Are swathes of the population living in rooms devoid of furniture, sleeping on and eating off the floor?
     
  2. Ton

    Tonjytyke Well-Known Member

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    No, it’s because not only have they no common sense, they’ve no taste either
     
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    The restaurants still shut and you can't pay with cash either.
     
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    Only one adult (+ one child) per family allowed too.

    Although not going near for quite a while.
     
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    I've never been to IKEA what's the fascination?
     
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    Lucky you!!
     
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    Farnham_Red Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    Oh dear better make sure the Mrs knows that there a long queues and so we wont be going there for a bit :)

    slight tangent but I drove to our local homebase on Saturday took one look at the queue going round the car park and just drove straight home again. Ordered the one thing I really needed from screwfix and went there and picked it up in 2 minutes with their click and collect.
     
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    Farnham_Red Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    If you want some idea of what Hell might be like make a visit sometime - Id rather go clothes shopping with the Mrs than go to Ikea with her thats how bad it is
     
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    Don't. Its labyrinthine :confused:
     
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    Redhelen Well-Known Member

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    the meatballs are the best thing about a trip to IKEA.
     
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    That's a plus. The one at Leeds always stinks of hot dogs when we go there - as does much of the surrounding area.
     
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    Dont agree I think its the car park exit thats the best thing. You can get just as good meatballs without having to endure Ikea itself
     
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    Who goes to IKEA and pays with cash?
     
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    It's suppository furniture. You put it up yourself.
     
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    Tekkytyke in outrage at something that doesn't directly affect him shocker.
     
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    I've smashed all the wine glasses during lockdown, if I'd known it was open l would have got there for 5am.
     
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    After our experiences with Ikea's "home delivery" system last year i"ll never set foot in the place again.
    Three failed deliveries with no notification. The fourth was actually on route but the driver admitted he was bringing the bed frame but no mattress.
    After telling them to stuff it after waiting a month for them to f**k up four times it then took us three attempts and another month to get our money back.
    Disgusting service and if you check their customer ratings you'll see that's the overwhelming norm.
     
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    Hot dogs and meatballs. It's worth going just for that.
     
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    SuperTyke Well-Known Member

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    I'm an hotdog guy myself but I can't fault you for your meatball love.
     
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    I went today (Sheffield) with wife + 1 child. Got there 10:15 Got into store at 11:45, felt like there was only us in, letting in 40 at a time, stress free stroll no situations of congestion they’ve done a great job. Ikeas like marmite to most people, personally never had a problem and ideal for people like me who’s not very handy but can deal with a flat pack.
     

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