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Anyone want a corner unit?
But it's so good for stuff you can't get anywhere else. CURSE THEM!
Only a quid a pop too.
i don't get the massive hate for ikea as a shop. what annoys people about it?
They have a habit of missing bits out of your order.
They can be total arseholes about telling you xxxx is in stock and then informing you they made a mistake once you've spent an hour+ getting there or (this is good) that they can't get to it because there are no forklift drivers.
Their organisation is also kind of irritating.
if you go with a list of 12 things you need, chances are you'll come away with 5 of them if you're lucky.
and got them all. maybe i just got lucky. but i'll give theo his "fucker to get to" thing. who the hell puts four stores in one city, but puts them in places like wembley, edmonton, croydon and chafford hundred?
the meatballs make up for all ikeas faults though.
...cheaper commercial rental space I assume.
Also - there probably aren't actually any vacant plots of land big enough in Zones 1 and 2 to actually fit an ikea in!
still fucker to get to though
The Neasden one is FAIRLY close to a tube
but the others are a complete arsehole to get to. It's not about the zone it's about building them so you can only get there reasonably by bus, thus meaning you generally need to take a taxi home even if you could carry what you've got fairly easily.
going there used to be so exciting. i remember being young enough to use the ballpit in the wembley ikea
Just perfect display room after perfect display room, and the cards and the pencils and the planning and the furniture replicated a thousand times over to the same colour and the same measurements in the same locations. The big walkway down the middle, everything in order, order, so much order, and finding the items at the end in even more order. Being able to buy enough of each thing to make your room symmetrical and balanced, everything stored away in shelving with the proper dimensions.
It;s probably the most amazing place on earth.
actually it is pretty ace really. especially compared with buying things from, say, MFI (or equivalent store that's still in business)
Lingonberry runs through my veins. My bones are MDF. When I throw up, it's Kopparberg.
Seriously. Bad tummy for two days.
Some CD storage effort
The inevitable meatballs (Large portion, naturally)
A Billy bookcase (white) - to replace a horrid Argos 'beech effect' one.
4 x Lack tables (square, white) - to replace existing garish multi-coloured versions.
2 more Benno CD towers.
A chest of drawers.
Circular ryebread that looks like discs for a grinder.
Still need: all of the above.
ANOTHER REASON TO LOVE IKEA
They don't care about snow! Hurrah.