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Hate the place . Not suprised to read the article below.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filt ... donts.html

The only good thing about my local branch is the licensed bar which I inevitably get sent by my wife and mother in law after manufacturing a row.
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I have only been once, got proper lost. Its not for me
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On my rare visits I amuse myself by using the trolley to move the shuffling hordes along by smacking them on the ankles every time they stop in the middle of the aisle in front of me. It makes an otherwise miserable experience almost tolerable.
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I've only been once, but it's hard not to follow the arrows when literally every one else is and the shop is laid out like a maze.
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Never been. Pretentious over priced flat pack wankery IMHO.
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c69 wrote:Never been. Pretentious over priced flat pack wankery IMHO.
Over-priced?

Christ, what do you furnish your house with? Upturned milk crates?
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4071 wrote:
c69 wrote:Never been. Pretentious over priced flat pack wankery IMHO.
Over-priced?

Christ, what do you furnish your house with? Upturned milk crates?
Having never been I am happy to be corrected on the matter :thumbup:

I tend to buy antiques and period furniture.
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4071 wrote:
c69 wrote:Never been. Pretentious over priced flat pack wankery IMHO.
Over-priced?

Christ, what do you furnish your house with? Upturned milk crates?
Hardly pretentious either, when their philosophy is to produce well designed furniture for everyone, kind of the opposite of their erstwhile British imitator Habitat.
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camroc1 wrote:
4071 wrote:
c69 wrote:Never been. Pretentious over priced flat pack wankery IMHO.
Over-priced?

Christ, what do you furnish your house with? Upturned milk crates?
Hardly pretentious either, when their philosophy is to produce well designed furniture for everyone, kind of the opposite of their erstwhile British imitator Habitat.
:P
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Only time to go to Ikea is a weekday morning. In Dublin anyway it's never busy, pretty easy to browse painlessly and get out of there quickly enough.

Still buy too much crap in the market area though!

I have never been on a weekend and hope to never have the pleasure.
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Must admit, I really like IKEA's principles and its founder, who seems a good guy.

Some really great parents I know have a film-obsessed older kid. They go to Vue Cinema* maybe once a week, bringing the youngest in tow.

The meatballs are the only thing that can keep the children out of McDs, but come with veg. McD's is right next door. Must admit they are tasty, very cheap and reasonably healthy.

The £1 garlic crusher is my most used kitchen gadget. I don't know why all crushers aren't like this -- even £30 ones. I cook with garlic a lot.

*Purley Way for S Londoners.
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c69 wrote:
4071 wrote:
c69 wrote:Never been. Pretentious over priced flat pack wankery IMHO.
Over-priced?

Christ, what do you furnish your house with? Upturned milk crates?
Having never been I am happy to be corrected on the matter :thumbup:

I tend to buy antiques and period furniture.

That must get some use because you seem 'on the rag' most of the time!! ;)
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It was an absolute shambles of a store but they do have some good design ideas that are well executed.
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Do they still use child labour?
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camroc1 wrote:
4071 wrote:
c69 wrote:Never been. Pretentious over priced flat pack wankery IMHO.
Over-priced?

Christ, what do you furnish your house with? Upturned milk crates?
Hardly pretentious either, when their philosophy is to produce well designed furniture for everyone, kind of the opposite of their erstwhile British imitator Habitat.

Quite wonderful ...... Don't ever change cammy.
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CM11 wrote:Only time to go to Ikea is a weekday morning. In Dublin anyway it's never busy, pretty easy to browse painlessly and get out of there quickly enough.

Still buy too much crap in the market area though!

I have never been on a weekend and hope to never have the pleasure.
:thumbup:
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Tschussie wrote:
CM11 wrote:Only time to go to Ikea is a weekday morning. In Dublin anyway it's never busy, pretty easy to browse painlessly and get out of there quickly enough.

Still buy too much crap in the market area though!

I have never been on a weekend and hope to never have the pleasure.
:thumbup:

It is one of my ambitions to shuffle off this mortal coil without setting foot in an Ikea store.


not that I have anything against them.
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In terms of value it's hard to beat. Nicely designed and easily assembled. The store is very annoying to navigate though and as stats said, is to be avoided at weekends.
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The place gives me claustrophobia. Now if Mrs F wants something from there, she selects what she wants online, we get the row and shelf number and go in through the exit to collect. I refuse to go into that rat's maze.
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bimboman wrote:
camroc1 wrote:
4071 wrote:
c69 wrote:Never been. Pretentious over priced flat pack wankery IMHO.
Over-priced?

Christ, what do you furnish your house with? Upturned milk crates?
Hardly pretentious either, when their philosophy is to produce well designed furniture for everyone, kind of the opposite of their erstwhile British imitator Habitat.

Quite wonderful ...... Don't ever change cammy.
Which bit do you have the problem with Bimbo ?

The fact that Conran stole the idea of well designed flat pack furniture from IKEA ?

or the fact that he sold it at smart prices to the smart middle classes ?

The other British IKEA clone, MFI, sold flat pack furniture to the masses, but it did not tend to be well designed.

And that's the difference between the Brits and the Swedes.
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do you ever stop
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Openside wrote:
c69 wrote:
4071 wrote:
c69 wrote:Never been. Pretentious over priced flat pack wankery IMHO.
Over-priced?

Christ, what do you furnish your house with? Upturned milk crates?
Having never been I am happy to be corrected on the matter :thumbup:

I tend to buy antiques and period furniture.

That must get some use because you seem 'on the rag' most of the time!! ;)
:lol:
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JM2K6 wrote:do you ever stop
I'm amazed he's got enough shoulders for all his chips
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camroc1 wrote:
bimboman wrote:
camroc1 wrote:
4071 wrote:
c69 wrote:Never been. Pretentious over priced flat pack wankery IMHO.
Over-priced?

Christ, what do you furnish your house with? Upturned milk crates?
Hardly pretentious either, when their philosophy is to produce well designed furniture for everyone, kind of the opposite of their erstwhile British imitator Habitat.

Quite wonderful ...... Don't ever change cammy.
Which bit do you have the problem with Bimbo ?

The fact that Conran stole the idea of well designed flat pack furniture from IKEA ?

or the fact that he sold it at smart prices to the smart middle classes ?

The other British IKEA clone, MFI, sold flat pack furniture to the masses, but it did not tend to be well designed.

And that's the difference between the Brits and the Swedes.
Why are you a moron? Serious question, I'm curious.
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What a bunch of f**king jessies...Can't even boss a trip to IKEA, needs a f**king newspaper article...
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Drove to Birmingham. A five hour round trip with associated accidents here and there.

Here's the object of desire. It's not great but it was cheap.

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camroc1 wrote:
4071 wrote:
c69 wrote:Never been. Pretentious over priced flat pack wankery IMHO.
Over-priced?

Christ, what do you furnish your house with? Upturned milk crates?
Hardly pretentious either, when their philosophy is to produce well designed furniture for everyone, kind of the opposite of their erstwhile British imitator Habitat.
OUTSTANDING
Truly only cammy could stick the boot into da Brits in an IKEA thread
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You drove 5 hours for a cattle stop? :roll:
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c69 wrote:
4071 wrote:
c69 wrote:Never been. Pretentious over priced flat pack wankery IMHO.
Over-priced?

Christ, what do you furnish your house with? Upturned milk crates?
Having never been I am happy to be corrected on the matter :thumbup:

I tend to buy antiques and period furniture.
:lol:
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While not everything they do is perfect, sometimes they absolutely knock it out of the park.

The IKEA high chair is perfect. Does exactly what you need. Easy to clean. Costs about £10.

Is there a student in the country who doesn't have a Billy bookcase?

That they can do this while demonstrating the stupidity, unoriginality and frankly the malevolence of the British is frankly amazing.
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The Expedit and now KALLAX range, particularly the basic 4 cube one are very good value and look good. I got a load of the Expedit ones for €20. They're up to €45 now as Kallax and not as good value but still decent.
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Winnie wrote:
camroc1 wrote:
4071 wrote:
c69 wrote:Never been. Pretentious over priced flat pack wankery IMHO.
Over-priced?

Christ, what do you furnish your house with? Upturned milk crates?
Hardly pretentious either, when their philosophy is to produce well designed furniture for everyone, kind of the opposite of their erstwhile British imitator Habitat.
OUTSTANDING
Truly only cammy could stick the boot into da Brits in an IKEA thread
Only pointing out that only a Brit would or could think that IKEA furniture was in any way, manner or means pretentious. A point you have just reinforced Winnie.

OUTSTANDING.
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Only pointing out that only a Brit would or could think that IKEA furniture was in any way, manner or means pretentious. A point you have just reinforced Winnie.

OUTSTANDING.
Oh ffs you are the only one taking this thread seriously ffs you miserable bastard.
You do realise why this this thread was posted ?
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I just like dressing up as a lion and hiding in the wardrobes waiting for people to open them...
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I hate self-checkout, and ikea is all like this these days. I AM NOT PAID BY IKEA TO WORK WHEN I GIVE THEM AWAY MY f**king MONEY.

On a general note, i'll walk away of any self-checkout store.

So, bar the "restaurant" or food stuff at ikea, there's no way i go there unless i f**king f**king need something... and i'll spend 2h looking for a human checkout where i WILL NOT WORK FOR IKEA FOR FREE. But i'm sure there isn't anymore there.

f**king swedish.
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jolindien wrote:I hate self-checkout, and ikea is all like this these days. I AM NOT PAID BY IKEA TO WORK WHEN I GIVE THEM AWAY MY f**k MONEY.

On a general note, i'll walk away of any self-checkout store.

So, bar the "restaurant" or food stuff at ikea, there's no way i go there unless i f**k f**k need something... and i'll spend 2h looking for a human checkout where i WILL NOT WORK FOR IKEA FOR FREE. But i'm sure there isn't anymore there.

f**k swedish.

*hugs jolindien

It's ok. Let it all out.

* wipes tears from shoulder
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jolindien wrote:I hate self-checkout, and ikea is all like this these days. I AM NOT PAID BY IKEA TO WORK WHEN I GIVE THEM AWAY MY f**k MONEY.

On a general note, i'll walk away of any self-checkout store.

So, bar the "restaurant" or food stuff at ikea, there's no way i go there unless i f**k f**k need something... and i'll spend 2h looking for a human checkout where i WILL NOT WORK FOR IKEA FOR FREE. But i'm sure there isn't anymore there.

f**k swedish.
Um, self checkout lowers expenditure and therefore lowers the cost of goods. In a save a penny make a penny way, you're not exactly working for free when you use one.
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So we're all agreed, Ikea is great value for money, C69 thinks a chippy counter is a period piece and Cammy has slight obsession issues.
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Moving out into my own bachelor pad necessitated a few trips to the dreaded IKEA. ON my last one I found myself walking around in a virtual daze, thinking I have no idea what else I need, but I must surely need something else from this place.

I have concluded it is some Satanic gateway to hell, and the pathway those arrows tell you to take must spell out some dread Demon summoning chant. IKEA - the Demon Lord of Middle Class Consumerism.
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