Yebbut you're not called "Huge" for nothing, are you ?
There are usually a couple of short-cuts in the(*) store, and last time
I was in I think these were actually signposted. I also observed
opening hours are extended to midnight, so relative peace should be
achievable from about 23:30 onwards. I used to aim to arrive at half 7
for 8 o'clock closing. Any earlier and my sanity was at serious risk.
(*) One basic floor-plan for all stores, someone once claimed.
"Honeymoon: time between "I do" and "you'd better""
Just been to Ikea at Lakeside. Another improvement they've introduced
is being able to take your trolley out to the car park.....Perhaps they
have started to listen to some of the complaints.
The downside of their expansion at Lakeside is that you have to drive
over to another unlit warehouse complex next to a crummy lorry park to
pick up items that are not self service.
Same at Brent Park store in all respects (except the external
warehouse a mile up the road has been there for ages).
When I have been picking up kitchen parts in the evening, I
would order them in the store, and then go to the resturant
for a meal. Afterwards, I would drive over to the warehouse,
walk in and pick up my order almost immediately. Couldn't
help noticing the same customers who were in the kitchen
department earlier had been sitting in the waiting area all
that time ;-)
On my way over to my brother's place last weekend, I stopped off
at IKEA to pick up some things he wanted. Only when I got back
to his place did I notice the catalogue I had picked up said
"STORE COPY - RETURN TO CHECKOUT DESK ON THE WAY OUT".
Did I pick it up from the wrong pile (it was a giant pile inside
the door), or aren't you allowed to take any catalogues from the
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