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A Scandanavian furniture outfit that sells assemble-it-yourself furniture for interested customers.

Wikipedia Link: http//en.wikipedia.org/wkik/IKEA#Furniture
eBay Link: View IKEA Furniture on eBay

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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3 In store restaurant. Cheap furniture AND food? WTF?
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4 Very expensive For cheap Chinese products and furniture?
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1 I've been here before. The Swedish meatballs they serve at the cafeteria aren't so bad. If you don't like housewares, bed, bath, or kitchenware, IKEA may not be the place for you. Another word of caution: If you don't like large stores, IKEA dwarfs home depot at least four times over. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 4, 2010, 1:14 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
2 OK, neo, I guess since someone else who claiming to be European posted a somewhat sarcastic post the day after I attempted to explain mys position to you, I let my temper get the better of me and not notice that it was someone different from you. That was unfair of me to you and I apologize for that. However; I myself still have no use for IKEA Furniture. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 10, 2009, 2:39 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
3 You're done with me? I never even responded to you after my original post. Perhaps some reading lessons are in order. -- Submitted By: (neo11) on October 9, 2009, 10:08 am - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 There's no point in trying to have a dialogue with someone who considers what the other person has to say to be nonsense and ignorant so I'm done with neo as I have much better ways to spend my time than continuing that or putting together furniture from scratch. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 14, 2009, 11:24 am - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Oh, and to make it clear: I can't speak for the whole Europe, but in Germany, the cars are not smaller because of the smaller streets (isn't really an issue here...after the second world war, the bigger city were in ruins either way, there was no reason not to make some improvements when they got built up again) or the lack of parking space (if this is an issue or not depends on where you are living.) Yes, the gas price is one reason, but it has also a lot to do with concern for the enviroment. Do you have any idea how much crap a SUV puts into the atmosphere? Why should someone who doesn't have to transport lots of people or lots of things regulary drive such a monster? Plus, the German cars are designed a little bit different. Even the smaller ones have normally a lot of trunk space compared to an american road cruiser...so why drive a bigger car if you can transport everything you need in a smaller one just fine? -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 14, 2009, 4:59 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 That's the biggest nonsense I ever heard. The only difference between Europeans and Americans concerning the use of cars is the money avaible (there may be one car in one family insteat of two if money is an issue), the age (American teenagers are allowed to drive from the age of 16 onward, in Europe the more common age is 18 and the teenagers normally have to be content with using the car of the parents once a while until they can pay their own car...if american shows are to believe, every teenager there gets an own car as soon as possible) and the fact that some people don't use cars because of envirement issues. Normally, the question "car or not" gets decided on factors like the place someone lives, the money avaible aso. The very idea to buy ikea furniture and transport it in a train is simply riddiculous...that may work if you bought a small table or something like that, but have you any idea how heavy the parts for something like a wall unit are? Everyone with just an unze of brain would never try to transport ikea furniture with public transportation. Even if someone doesn't own a car, he would either borrow one or use the ikea "send at home" service. Or simply order something from another supplier...Ikea is not the only one who offers furniture which has to be put together by the customer, you know. IKEA is successful because they offer quality furniture for a good price...not furniture build for the eternity (although there are some "Billi" boards from my childhood I still use), but especially young people like to buy their first furnitures there, because they normally only have a small budget. Later, when they earn more money, they may or may not exchange the Ikea furniture for something even more sturdy, but in the first years, when one is changing the place to live more often, Ikea is normally the best solution. In addition, the design of the furniture is very practical. I don't think that it looks cheap, either. (Perhaps Europeans simply have a different tast concerning furniture?) And some people even have fun putting the furniture together. -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 14, 2009, 4:48 am - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 No, neo 11, I do NOT think that folks in Europe ONLY get around via bicycle or train but for many reasons (e.g. gas prices more than double in US, extra narrow city streets built centuries before cars' invention, a tiny number of available parking spaces,etc.) a LARGER proportion of Europeans use those modes of transport instead of cars than do folks in the USA (which isn't the ONLY non-European nation where folks use cars). Many folks who have cars only use them for road trips where there are no passenger rail lines and the cars themselves are often much smaller than US models due to the above-mentioned high gas prices and narrow city streets . Yes, there are also folks in the USA that opt not to use cars but, so far, they don't seem to have the same proportions as their European counterparts. I'm sorry if the phrasing of my first post made it sound as though I thought that NO Europeans had cars or that NO US Americans went without cars but, for folks who don't own large vehicles to transport bulky items, IKEA Furniture has tapped a very viable market so that's why they've been more of a hit in Europe. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 13, 2009, 1:43 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 You really think that people in Europe only get around by bicycle or train? Or that everyone in the good ol' US of A has a car? I'm amazed at your ignorance. -- Submitted By: (neo11) on September 13, 2009, 12:10 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 If one's a European who has to transport everything by bicycle or train, it makes sense to get unassembled furniture that takes up as little bulk as possible during transport. However; if one lives in a country where one has a car or truck, about the only reason to get this furniture is to be able to impress your friends that you were able to take hours to put together furniture that looks exactly like. .. furniture non-professionals put together. Me, I'd rather find a pre-assembled piece of antique furniture at a thrift store! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 27, 2009, 1:53 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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