IKEA Disappointment (Rant)

On 18/02/2017 22:19, TheChief wrote:

If your family survived the ordeal intact, you're pretty lucky! See http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/02/why-so-many-couples-fight-at-ikea.html?mid=twitter-share-scienceofus
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On Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:19:02 +0000 (GMT+00:00), TheChief

Only been once, got exactly what we went for, but decided it was such an awful experience we would never repeat it.
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On Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:57:50 +0000, Graham. wrote:

SWMBO has been (once); I escaped.
We nearly went together back in 1999. I wanted to investigate Costco (across the other side of the car park) and we went there first. We ended up staying, joining, and shopping (and had pizza instead of meatballs or whatever). Then we went home.
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On 18/02/17 23:57, Graham. wrote:

I have never entered an IKEA store in my life, and I hope I never do.
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On Sunday, 19 February 2017 07:52:39 UTC, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

I went in once. To see if it was all true. It was.
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wrote:

depends on what you need
I have an awkward dog-leg in my hallway which precludes getting a sofa into the house horizontally.
the only way to get it around the bends is to stand it on one end
But three-seat sofas are too tall to fit through the doorways like that (and I had got fed up with being uncomfortable trying to lounge on a two-seater).
Of all the shops that I looked in for a new sofa, only Ikea's came in parts with the arms separate so that it would fit through the door and round the corridor that way. The fact that it was 600 pounds cheaper was not a factor in my decision!
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Pretty similar to me. I have a double bed I bought at IKEA just outside Geneva in 1980. Since then it's been to California and back to the UK. That it came as a kit has meant I've been able to dis- and re-mantle it a dozen or more times quite easily, and not had to worry about narrow staircases and the like. Still going strong.
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Yes. It's the sort of place you either love or hate. I hate the idea of not being able to go straight to what I want then straight to the checkout having found it.
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*applause*
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On 19/02/2017 11:39, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

I go probably once a year. Head down with a plan, and get what I've basketised online. Free coffee going in and out, and a meal if the queues and enormous families aren't too bad.
Last time I went, a mate had a pretty nasty panic attack. We were in the middle of the maze and he asked the way out. No easy answer. I dread to think what would happen in a fire.
I'd swear some people think of it as recreation.
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The recreation - when I was last there - seemed to consist of people returning things they'd bought earlier - just because they'd changed their mind. With a queue to do this a mile long. And all I wanted was faulty goods replaced. Which involved the same queue. Took something like two hours to get to the head of the queue.
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On 18/02/2017 22:47, Roger Mills wrote:

If their relationship risks failure over a shopping trip, even to Ikea, they really should still be living with their parents and teddy bears.
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We chose what we wanted and went in the *exit*, into the warehouse section, picked up what we wanted and left.
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On 19/02/2017 10:24, Huge wrote:

Yes, that can work.
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Was it not this crowd who put in a one way system at selected stores and stopped customers heading back around the wrong way to collect goods they realised they wanted, instead having to walk to the end and come back in again? If that is the ethos generally I hardly expect service to be the byword. Brian
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Their Croydon store has lots of shortcuts.
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what on earth is a "kitchen cart"?
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wrote:

Posh trolley with wine racks,drawers ,chopping board on top etc.
were you expecting something to go with a clothes horse?
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On 18/02/2017 22:19, TheChief wrote:

Would you on minimum wage?
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On 18/02/2017 22:51, Max Demian wrote:

That is the problem. They know they are unlikely to get sacked and, even if they do, can get benefits.
If they want brain surgeon salaries, they should have worked to gain the qualifications. Being lazy isn't an excuse to be rude.
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