(Closed) I hate IKEA, seriously!!

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was so excited to get the Trollsta (sp?) sideboard about two years ago.  I drove 2 hours to Ikea, grabbed the tag, paid, and went to the pick up location (it’s so big they don’t let you load it onto the cart yourself.

The sideboard has two boxes.  One of my boxes was labeled “2” so I assumed the unmarked one was “1”.  Wrong.  They gave me two “2” boxes!  They were very nice to me and told me they drive a #1 down to trade out the boxes, but that took two weeks.  My living room was a disaster area during that time. 

 

The staff is nice as can be, but I agree with you.  There always seems to be a problem with the products.  I shop locally now.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That stinks!  I’ve never gotten furniture from there but I love how cheap their little items are.  I’ve started trying to build some my own furniture instead!  =)

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

IKEA is a love/hate relationship for me…but I think in the end it is best if I just never go there again. 

This was one of the things we talked about when getting married: now we will have things that aren’t from IKEA and we’ll never get stuff from there again. 

I’m sure I’ll be back there in good time, but I’m trying to balance out my house so that most things aren’t from there.  At this moment, we’re at about 50 percent IKEA.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Usuki: I never thought I’d be able to do it either, and then I found this website: http://ana-white.com/.  It makes it look so easy that Fiance and I decided to give it a shot!  Our first project was the outdoor dining table and it maybe took us a weekend to put together.  Most of these are really simple, but if you check out some of the reader brag blog (i think) a lot of people post easy modifications that make it look even better.  If you look at hose these things are put together, then look at the simple ikea furniture, you will start saying, wow, i can build that cheaper and better and with real hardwoods.

Post # 8
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3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@babyfever: Yeah I agree. I have a love/hate relationship with Ikea.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Usuki: since the sales person mis informed you, you should be able to take it back.. I would go back and look for that person and say you gave me wrong information about this door and insist that they let me exchange it for something else

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@pinkshoes: I’m so bookmarking that page when I get home. Thanks.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ikea is evil. After hours of cusing trying to figure out how to put things together from the little pictures.. my bookshelf way finally put together. It was sturdy enough at the time, now its ready to fall over on the next person that breathes on it.

I always end up with way more than I ended to buy at that store too.. I think I get brainwashed when I walk in there.. I always end up with stuff that I don’t even know what it’s for.. it just looks cute.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i feel like you are cattle being pushed through there. I too have a love hate relationship with them

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