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Old 10-19-2007, 01:53 PM
 
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You're right, Sweden, it's spelled "add"!

I love IKEA and we're FINALLY getting one down her in Florida...YIPPEE....! Now we can go into a store and see something besides palm trees, flamingoes, and patio furniture...!!!!
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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They just had an IKEA grand opening in a city not too far from me (in south florida). People waited in line for 2-3 days for this! I had never been to one but I checked out the website to see what the hoopla was about. Well....good advertisement, I guess. The prices were decent (really inexpensive) but I'm not one for the minimalist look. I wouldnt mind purchasing a few pieces here and there (say, an end table for a first time home or apt or maybe buy some cool looking chairs for the den) but I wouldn't furnish my entire home with their products.
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:26 PM
 
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A new IKEA store is opening in early 2008 in West Chester, OH (a Northern suburb of Cincinnati) I rather enjoy their restaurant and the furniture/furnishings are pretty neat (but I'll echo the sentiments about it being somewhat less sturdy). Have delivered to their store in Schaumburg, IL (Chicagoland), too.
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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Do you have one in your city?
Yes.
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Opinions?
It exists.
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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i always see cute things at my friends apartments, but i think that store is way too big!
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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None here, but have been curious about Ikea. Have never been to one, maybe will drop by next time in the DFW area. I have heard there are alot of nice kitchen items. Is everything made in Sweden?
No, but a lot of it is made in China.

Ikea is OK for some things; if you want to get a bunch of kitchen gadgets cheaply, get thee to Ikea. If you want a good sturdy inexpensive bookcase, the Billy range is a good option.

However, most of it is (I feel) poor quality for the money, and I don't care for most of the styles on sale there. I owned an Ikea (klippan) sofa and the thing was a piece of garbage...it literally fell apart over the course of four years. Plus, beware of the slipcovers; I don't know how they ever fit those on the floor models but no Ikea slipcover I've ever owned fit properly, even BEFORE they were washed. I followed all the washing instructions to the letter but the slipcovers still shrank substantially in the wash.

Oh, and that Lack coffee table we had...HORRIBLE. The bottom of it was cardboard and the top of it was the most razor-thin veneer I'd ever seen. It was a piece of garbage.

I would not recommend it for most things.
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Old 10-26-2007, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Yes there is one that just opened near my city about three months ago. Dont' care for the style that they offer and I'm not much of a shopper. I prefer country/amish furniture and furnishings. I have no desire to go there. I looked through the catalog they mailed me and nothing, not one thing caught my eye.
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Old 10-27-2007, 04:42 PM
 
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I LOVE Ikea. I was so happy when I found out the city we moved to had one an hour away. When we lived in NY, the closest one was in Jersey and that was 3 hrs away.

Ikea is great for people looking for affordable, decent furniture. We are hopefully buying a house soon and I bet you most of our stuff will come from Ikea. I don't think their quality is superior, but it is decent and will last your a few years. We will probably get some staples at high end, nicer furniture stores but for guest rooms and the like, we'll decorate with Ikea stuff (like our guest room now!)

I can spend hours at that store, much to my husbands delight, I'm sure.
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:32 AM
 
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At IKEA u get what u pay 4! I have one opening down the road from me in 3-4 yrs. I can't wait for the swedish meatballs.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:09 PM
 
Location: New England
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I can't wait for the swedish meatballs.
How much do you pay for those?
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