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View Poll Results: IKEA or American Furniture Warehouse
IKEA 30 47.62%
American Furniture Warehouse 33 52.38%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-17-2015, 04:59 PM
 
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I've never bought anything at AFW because their service sucks. I've walked into the Arvada store a few times, and their salespeople seemed to have been trained in ignoring customers. Wouldn't it be nice, if in such a large showroom, someone presented themselves to ask if they could help you find something, rather than stand around doing nothing? And the one time I did ask for help, the guy pointed me in the direction and continued doing nothing.

Re these stores that have a political message to force on people, like Hobby Lobby and Chick Fil A, those are two places I will never do business.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:08 PM
 
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Won't shop IKEA because it's part of the pollution in Puke Meadows, where I used to dove hunt in the 70'sand 80's.
IMO, Jake Jabs has done a lot more for local humanitarian causes than IKEA ever will.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I would rather save my money, getting something a bit better quality. We got my son a corner desk for his computer. After a couple years, he outgrew his furniture, and instead of putting it on Craig's List, we broke it up in chunks (being pressed wood) and put it in the garbage.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:10 AM
 
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I would rather save my money, getting something a bit better quality. We got my son a corner desk for his computer. After a couple years, he outgrew his furniture, and instead of putting it on Craig's List, we broke it up in chunks (being pressed wood) and put it in the garbage.
IKEA tends to have better quality build-your-own furniture, especially with regards to tables and chairs. A lot of it's solid wood. I bought a whole apartment's worth in college in 2006 and sold it in 2013 for a decent price.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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We have one recliner from AFW, a more modern looking fake leather one. If I get 5 years out of it, I'll be happy. But yeah, most of their furniture isn't my style. Like they had an "extra wide" rocking recliner with camouflage fabric and built in cup holders lol! Perfect for your double-wide

We did splurge on an Ethan Allen sectional sofa about 8 years ago and it still looks and feels like new. But it cost the same as a used Honda
That. Is. Awesome.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Won't shop IKEA because it's part of the pollution in Puke Meadows, where I used to dove hunt in the 70'sand 80's.
IMO, Jake Jabs has done a lot more for local humanitarian causes than IKEA ever will.
Wah! People moved in and it doesn't look like 1970 any more!
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I've never bought anything at AFW because their service sucks. I've walked into the Arvada store a few times, and their salespeople seemed to have been trained in ignoring customers. Wouldn't it be nice, if in such a large showroom, someone presented themselves to ask if they could help you find something, rather than stand around doing nothing? And the one time I did ask for help, the guy pointed me in the direction and continued doing nothing.

Re these stores that have a political message to force on people, like Hobby Lobby and Chick Fil A, those are two places I will never do business.
I think Jake Jabs is a big Republican donor... I saw a picture of him with George Bush in the store. Although I've never heard about him donating company profits to conservative causes (as did CFA) or advertising that against this or that. And I forget the specifics, but I recall an article about his charitable donations to good causes that anybody would probably agree with.
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