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Old 10-29-2007, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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How much do you pay for those?
$8 for a frozen bag of them.
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (most of the time)
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$8 for a frozen bag of them.
LOL! I'm sorry, but what??!! I can get two bags for that price, or maybe even three here! (or I can make my own for less than that)

We seem to have different quality of the IKEA products. I've never heard of any poor quality in Sweden, and most people here has A LOT of IKEA furniture, hm... So, we have better quality and cheaper meatballs. Life is great

(My bed for example, was bought at IKEA 17 years ago as was the mattress, and I've slept on them both ever since)
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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LOL! I'm sorry, but what??!! I can get two bags for that price, or maybe even three here! (or I can make my own for less than that)
LOL I'm sorry, but that is what Ikea Frisco charges for them. I've never bought one, since I make my own Swedish meatballs too. I guess that's an advantage of having a Swedish great-grandmother. Runs in the blood, I suppose.

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We seem to have different quality of the IKEA products. I've never heard of any poor quality in Sweden, and most people here has A LOT of IKEA furniture, hm... So, we have better quality and cheaper meatballs. Life is great
*shrug* I bought Ikea furniture in Europe and the USA; all of it is made in the same factories, so I'm not buying that line. I did notice that furniture overall in Europe was of a lower quality than furniture in the USA, though. Maybe Ikea's poor quality is just less noticeable there.

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(My bed for example, was bought at IKEA 17 years ago as was the mattress, and I've slept on them both ever since)
I'm surprised you can still walk. I would NEVER buy a bed from Ikea, and I wouldn't advise anyone else to either. Their sofas and upholstered chairs are also abysmal quality-wise.
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:48 PM
 
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The Ikea cafe is dirt cheap. I suppose they are copying the strategy seen in casinos- cheap food so that people spend it on other things. It does provide fuel for the trek through their store.
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:20 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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There is an IKEA near my inlaws. I love the look of IKEA, but the durability isn't that great. Its inexpensive, which is great for young people. But I prefer more durable furniture that will stand the test of time and children. I do love their housewares section. They have inexpensive drinking glasses, serving dishes etc that hold up very well. I have a list of glasses, serving dishes, and food storage containers that I need to pick up on my next visit to the inlaws.
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:47 PM
 
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One just opened in Portland in July, its a nice store I enjoyed visiting it. I did think it was built in a rather ridiculous area though. It is built right at the entrance to the airport, the planes are just about to hit the runway when they go over the roof of Ikea.
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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Do you have one in your city? Opinions?
I love IKEA they have the best accessories, housewares department...and their shelving, entertainment units and book cases are just great and durable. They are also one of the few places that when you buy something it ACTUALLY assembles easily! I've bought a few of their futons for the family room and they held up beautifully but I've not bought any of their sofas and such because they seem small to me...like more for studio apartments. But I love the store...nothing but good experiences and purchases there.
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Old 11-01-2007, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I love IKEA they have the best accessories, housewares department...and their shelving, entertainment units and book cases are just great and durable. They are also one of the few places that when you buy something it ACTUALLY assembles easily! I've bought a few of their futons for the family room and they held up beautifully but I've not bought any of their sofas and such because they seem small to me...like more for studio apartments. But I love the store...nothing but good experiences and purchases there.
I would invite you to assemble the dresser I bought at Ikea and then tell me it's easy.
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:37 PM
 
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haha ... actually, I think it just depends on the person. For every furniture we've bought, DH has always assembled them with ease. Me on the other hand, I give up before even starting. It really depends if the individual has a knack for these kinds of things. I surly do not!
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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What we like about Ikea is their 99 cents breakfast - eggs, bacon and potatoes! Can't wait for the one in Orlando to open up in a couple of weeks!
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