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User Topic: Curse You Ikea
jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 6:09 PM, April 5th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

We went in to kill a little bit of time while waiting for FWSO who was at an event....

I came out -$275 later...

I got two bath towels, two hand towels, a stuffed fish pillow, two small DVD bookcases and one larger 5 shelf bookcase.


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

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little turtle
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Default  Posted: 6:50 PM, April 5th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I've never been, but I could see this happening if I went!!


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mainlyinpain
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Wink  Posted: 7:21 PM, April 5th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

But you really NEEDED the stuffed fish pillow.


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Default  Posted: 7:32 PM, April 5th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

^^^^^^


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Gemini71
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Default  Posted: 7:33 PM, April 5th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just wait until you put those shelves together. Then you really will curse Ikea.


Edited to correct stupid typos.

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Posts: 1733 | Registered: Jul 2013 | From: Illinois, USA
jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, April 5th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

But you really NEEDED the stuffed fish pillow.

Yes... Yes I did. (actually it was for the kid... he wanted it)


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

Posts: 24495 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 8:12 PM, April 5th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just wait until you put those shelves together. Then you really will curse Ikea.

Sadly... this won't be my first ride at the Ikea put-together rodeo!!

We have several bookcases already from Ikea and most of my son's bedroom furniture too.

I think I need to stop buying books... at least I'm keeping the Swedes in business.


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 8:48 PM, April 5th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I've never had a problem putting together furniture from Ikea, but I have needed a hand. Thank goodness for my buddy Crescita . Without her I would not have had a couch or a bed.


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Posts: 20133 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
scaredyKat
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Default  Posted: 8:55 PM, April 5th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

And just think, now you have THREE MORE of those wonderful little tools they package with the furniture! What a bonus!


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Damn autocorrect is responsible for the silly errors, sorry!

Posts: 3517 | Registered: Sep 2009 | From: In my head
jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 9:37 PM, April 5th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

And just think, now you have THREE MORE of those wonderful little tools they package with the furniture! What a bonus!

You mean the things I throw away while I'm getting out my REAL tools???


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

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Default  Posted: 9:59 PM, April 5th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Ikea sells little tool kits now, and some of their newer furniture doesn't include tools.

Caught me by surprise when I helped My Lady move her mom into a new place. Had to leave something in pieces until we could come back with tools.

[This message edited by TrustedHer at 10:00 PM, April 5th (Saturday)]


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Posts: 5151 | Registered: Mar 2009 | From: DeepInTheHeartOf, TX
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Default  Posted: 3:20 AM, April 6th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Ikea is a mans best friend. You get to play with your tools putting the shit together. And when you tire of the furniture you throw it away. They actually have started getting better built pieces. I purchased 2 bedroom sets for my mountain house and they are very sturdy. I also love the cafeteria. I'm not one for shopping, but the place has everything you need, all in one store. Gotta love shit like that......


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 6:50 AM, April 6th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The year after I graduated college, I lived 4 blocks from an Ikea. My roommate and I went like it was Target - and probably spent just as much money.

I did have an Ikea first though this year - the first time I've ever (seriously, ever) gone to Ikea and not bought something! It was because we were in Cairo and I only have a small carry on duffel bag to get home. Boyfriend had to practically pry a wooden step stool out of my hands and convince me that there was no way in hell it was going to fit in the overhead bin.


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Kajem
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Default  Posted: 3:38 AM, April 7th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Jrc - you got away cheap!


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Default  Posted: 8:24 AM, April 7th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just wait until you put those shelves together. Then you really will curse Ikea.


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Posts: 501 | Registered: Mar 2014 | From: Indiana
lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 8:57 AM, April 7th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yeah, I don't know how my S/O is still alive after we put together an enormous IKEA closet.


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Posts: 7202 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Toronto, Canada
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Default  Posted: 10:56 AM, April 7th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I've never had a problem putting together furniture from Ikea, but I have needed a hand. Thank goodness for my buddy Crescita . Without her I would not have had a couch or a bed.

My version of that bed has been passed along to my sister and I have to put it together again on Tuesday. It's been years. You might be getting a call if I can't remember how.

We should sticky a "How to assemble Ikea furniture" thread and make them an official sponsor of SI.


Posts: 3372 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: The Valley of the Sun
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Default  Posted: 5:59 PM, April 7th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

We have several bookcases already from Ikea and most of my son's bedroom furniture too.

I think I need to stop buying books... at least I'm keeping the Swedes in business.


OMG yes!
When we moved into our house, I finally got my "library" area, in which one wall is wall-to-wall with the tall (5 or 6 shelf) bookshelves. There are also a couple of comfy chairs for reading/relaxing. Now, several years later, it is has gone from wall-to-wall, to wall-to-wall, in the hall, in the bedroom, in the garage, etc bookshelves.

DD is also a reader, so her room is similarly plastered from wall to wall with those darned Ikea shelves.


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Posts: 6440 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: California
itainteasy
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Default  Posted: 10:19 AM, April 8th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have never been to an Ikea store.

*tiptoes out*


Posts: 3370 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: NWPA
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Default  Posted: 12:26 PM, April 8th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The first time I ever went to Ikea...was the one in Schaumburg, Illinois.....

After 3 hours in the store, they sent out a search party for me!

It was the funniest day of shopping I have ever had!

I mean, let's face it, a store with an escalator for you, and one for your shopping cart....how in the hell could you go wrong...


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