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    I love IKEA!

    First of all, I love IKEA for buying Eastern European goods. Those guys have been crapped on for a 80+ years, now, and deserve the capital infusion that IKEA gives them.

    Second, I like them for their cheap stuff, that comes packaged in boxes for me to put together with my two teenaged daughters.

    My 14 and 17 year old spent Sunday putting together a bed we bought on Saturday at the Regensburg IKEA. Turns out my 14 year old is a mechanical whiz, while my 17 year old is a little more artistic, but together, we managed to get the bed together.

    All-in-all, it was a great day, and I got to spend some time having fun with my daughters. (Not going to be much more of that, at this age.)

    I think one of my favorite things, is the smell of the freshly cut wood when you open the boxes.



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    Re: I love IKEA!

    Do you work for IKEA? That's quite a pimp job you just did



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    Re: I love IKEA!

    I lile Akea also.


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    Re: I love IKEA!

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Lastuvka View Post
    Do you work for IKEA? That's quite a pimp job you just did
    Thank you! (I'm looking for my "pimp" emoticon...) But no. Don't work for them.

    Though we always wonder how it is possible that there is always "just enough" screws and other fittings in the box. Seriously. I always figure there isn't enough, and we'll run out, but there's ALWAYS just enough.

    Plus the fittings are cool. Even a caveman could put the stuff together.



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    Re: I love IKEA!

    I'd say Iowa is about 20 years away from having an Ikea. I've been to the one in Minneapolis twice and each time went home with the car packed.



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    Re: I love IKEA!

    JUST bought a whole set of dishes at IKEA (Minn-apples) sunday and we LOVE them and they are much cheaper and better qaulity than the stuff we used to have from Target.


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    Re: I love IKEA!

    I thought there was supposed to be a IKEA at the Jordan Creek Towncenter



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    Re: I love IKEA!

    I went to the one in metro Chicago almost 2 years ago. I got a complete real pine wood (not that particle board crap) bedroom set for under $1000 (head/foot boards, 2 nightstands, and 2 dressers). I don't really like their sofas or beds (way too contemporary for my taste), but they have a lot of interesting gadgets and pretty much all of their wood furniture is very nice.


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    Re: I love IKEA!

    They have cheap good food also! It is a trip that I can actually agree with my wife and say that we both love to shop there.


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    Re: I love IKEA!

    And don't forget the free while-you-shop childcare!

    Drop your kids off and gorge on Swedish Meatballs and Lingonberries!


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    Re: I love IKEA!

    Got some good deals when we were up there a couple months ago. :)



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    Re: I love IKEA!

    I can't wait for football season... wait what?


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    Re: I love IKEA!

    IKEA stuff last about as long as it takes you to put it together.



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    Re: I love IKEA!

    That hasn't been my experience.



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    Re: I love IKEA!

    Now, at our Ikea, there is an automatic ice cream cone maker. You buy your cone at the Sweden shop, and take it to the machine, where it makes a perfect little cone, everytime. I am such a sucker for robotic crap, I buy the cones for my kids, just so I can watch the machine work.

    They even have detailed explanations, with video, of why you have to wait to get your box o' furniture delivered to your car.

    And, as it is only 20 minutes from your house, we loaded up on frozen Swedish meatballs, the noodle thingies, and krakkers.



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