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Spent last night...

...queuing in Ikea.

Finally gave up when they said it would take an hour to get a tap, when we'd already spent nearly two hours waiting to return some shelves and get an incorrect piece in a bedside table replaced.

Grr. At least I did get the bedside table finished.

(Oh, and I have a spare Gmail invite if anyone wants one).


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Aug. 24th, 2004 06:26 am (UTC)
IKEA? The prosecution rests. Should have gone to a proper furniture store.
Aug. 24th, 2004 06:41 am (UTC)
Yes, but CHEAP!
Aug. 24th, 2004 07:00 am (UTC)
Cheap, yes. And now we know why :-)

Aug. 24th, 2004 07:14 am (UTC)
[Insert standard spride "I work for the competition" disclaimer]
Aug. 24th, 2004 06:55 am (UTC)
i'm always up for stuff....
go on then :P
Aug. 24th, 2004 07:10 am (UTC)
The best time to do IKEA ...
... is about 10am, Tuesday through Thursday, during school term-time.

For reasons which should be obvious, once you consider that almost everything they sell is targeted on the flat-pack DIY-er market, which is predominantly at work during those hours.

(The school warning is simple: during term-time you get a handful of bored housewives looking for domestic widgets in the kitchen store. During school holidays to get a handful of stressed-housewives looking for domestic gadgets while failing to ride herd on a much larger number of pre-pubescent anarchists ...)
Aug. 26th, 2004 05:37 am (UTC)
Re: The best time to do IKEA ...
Yup. Going to Ikea is really all about timing. Avoid bank holidays, Saturdays, Sundays, weekdays after 4pm, lunchtimes...

But if you pick your time right, you can do the whole store *and* pay *and* return stuff *and* have meatballs in the restaurant in under an hour and a half.

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