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Old 08-25-2018, 05:50 AM
 
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We moved down from Connecticut four years ago. Friendly folks, inexpensive waterfront homes and the new IKEA will only be an hour away. It was the right move for us and have decided to retire here.

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Old 08-25-2018, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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What new IKEA?
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:31 AM
 
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What new IKEA?
Norfolk, VA?
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:25 AM
 
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Norfolk, VA?
Apparently....https://www.wavy.com/news/ikea-annou...day/1099983197
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Old 08-26-2018, 04:11 AM
 
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We visited Elizabeth City 2 years ago when considering retirement places near the water. Found it very depressing. There were many closed stores in the downtown area , close to the waterfront and the entire down downtown lacked any sense of vibrancy.

There were definitively nice affordable homes, close to the water...but again, we found the area to be remote, generally poor and depressing.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:09 PM
 
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Do people really move to an area to be close to an IKEA store? How often does one need to shop at IKEA, or any furniture store for that matter?
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:20 AM
 
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Default Ikea?

My wife and I almost got divorced over a 5-hour assembly debacle of an IKEA product! LOL
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Do people really move to an area to be close to an IKEA store? How often does one need to shop at IKEA, or any furniture store for that matter?
If one MANAGED the Ikea store, one might want to live close to it! If one WORKED at the Ikea store, one would want to live even closer, I reckon.

But, yeah, once your place is furnished, how often are you going to need a nearby Ikea? I'll admit they have some cool stuff; but they turned me off by posting 30.06 here in Texas. Even though DW is an ASID certified designer, I haven't been in their store in a few years.


Even though we've driven Volvos since 2000, I haven't moved close to our local Ikea.


Then, there's THIS:
https://mashable.com/2018/05/03/swed.../#KuIpmN9eFgq3
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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My wife and I almost got divorced over a 5-hour assembly debacle of an IKEA product! LOL
My ASID certified DW was helping a young mom set up their new house...Hubby was deployed and baby was just a few weeks old. DW offered for ME to put together the three pieces of Ikea furniture for the mom.

I got to the house...no power yet...no A/C...no internet service on my phone...no pictures of the furniture on the boxes, no indication of what went with what...Box #1(three of those), Box#2(three of those), Box #3(two of those)...all the same color and style!!! Only the kitchen counter to use as a work bench

Yep, 5 hours is about right!!!
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