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Old 07-03-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Sturgis
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Im stuck in South DAkota and I dont even know what IKEA is....You guys think you have it bad. No shopping here.
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Old 07-04-2009, 04:59 AM
 
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You know what.........I am European and in all my years there (27) I've never been to an Ikea, nor any of my friends did! I still don't know what this fuss is about? is this another one of those "because it's European" thing? must be good? like with the Italian shoes? that sell in Italy for $5 bucks and once they come here they sell for $800!??? (to justify shipping?) Trust me Dallard, you're not missing anything.....I buy almost everything minus food online.........why walk around for hours and waste gas to get there? when I can find, compare prices online and get the best deals???? it all comes to my door.....can't beat that....really!
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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You know what.........I am European and in all my years there (27) I've never been to an Ikea, nor any of my friends did! I still don't know what this fuss is about? is this another one of those "because it's European" thing? must be good? like with the Italian shoes? that sell in Italy for $5 bucks and once they come here they sell for $800!??? (to justify shipping?) Trust me Dallard, you're not missing anything.....I buy almost everything minus food online.........why walk around for hours and waste gas to get there? when I can find, compare prices online and get the best deals???? it all comes to my door.....can't beat that....really!
I am European as well and I have been to IKEA here and in Europe. I don't specially like it.
But I don't think that its success is "because it's European". It is because it is cheap and it does not look bad. Not great quality though, but at hard to beat prices.
As for $5 Italian shoes that sell for $800 here, you have to give me your sources. Last time I went to Italy (or anywhere in Europe), good Italian shoes were as expensive there than here (which is NYC for me at the moment).
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:13 AM
 
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That was my point, (a bit sarcastic) the shoes they bring here from there are not the highest quality, because if they did bring those they would sell here for $10,000 a pair! The good shoes in Italy will only be affordable to stars here.........

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Old 07-07-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Sturgis
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It sounds like the economy has hit Florida pretty bad and wages are not good. Is this the general consensus. I know it's hot there. It's cold here for 3 months. Everywhere except a few places have a few months when you have to stay indoors. I don't mind the negative comments they are just as valuable as the positive ones. As long as you average out the comments and then form your own opinions. I would be very concerned if all I got was the good comments. I do understand that we don't want the sarcastic ugly negative. i don't want that either. Those people can all go to a colony to live far away from civilization.
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