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Old June 7th, 2006, 01:22 PM   #1
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Ikea

I donít get it. It just looks like a store that sells furniture you have to put together. The news coverage is wall to wall. Is it just an IKEA thing and I donít understand?
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Old June 7th, 2006, 01:23 PM   #2
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IF you live in Ferndale you'd probably understand (I don't)
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Old June 7th, 2006, 01:24 PM   #3
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It's good design...cheap...some crap, but mostly very nice stuff and selection changes constantly.
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Old June 7th, 2006, 01:25 PM   #4
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I heard that there were people camping out there since Sunday before the opening WTF! Were the giving away free stuff or what. The guy I work with (who lives in Ferndale) loves that place.
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Old June 7th, 2006, 01:27 PM   #5
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My question is.. what kinda person waits three days in line for a free chair that is a $75 dollar value? I mean.. thats like a dollar an hour.... My time is worth more than that. :miff:
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Old June 7th, 2006, 01:29 PM   #6
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There are plenty of people that spend someone elses hard earned money doing shit like this. I'm just glad that my wife isn't one of them
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Old June 7th, 2006, 01:39 PM   #7
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I could understand camping out for a week for the grand opening of a new Déjà vu or Hooters. But a furniture store?

WRIF (Drew and Mike) were offering people $100 to get out line and most people didn’t take it. I think the first 100 people got a $70 chair and some pillows. Probably safe to assume that the people in line the last couple of days waiting for this store to open were not missed by anybody.
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Old June 7th, 2006, 02:04 PM   #8
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Ok, I don't think I live under a rock, but WTF is ikea?
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Old June 7th, 2006, 02:10 PM   #9
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Ok, I don't think I live under a rock, but WTF is ikea?
I think it's a new thing like a pet rock, or chia pet...
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Old June 7th, 2006, 02:11 PM   #10
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That is what I said until I watched the commercial.
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Old June 7th, 2006, 02:14 PM   #11
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I first learned about ikea from fight club
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Old June 7th, 2006, 02:15 PM   #12
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Ok, I don't think I live under a rock, but WTF is ikea?

Think CostCo but furniture only
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Old June 7th, 2006, 02:43 PM   #13
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My question is.. what kinda person waits three days in line for a free chair that is a $75 dollar value? I mean.. thats like a dollar an hour.... My time is worth more than that. :miff:
Damn thats ridiculous! Get in line 12hrs at best buy the day after thanksgiving and get a $600 laptop free! That seems more worth it to me!
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Old June 7th, 2006, 02:45 PM   #14
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Hey Bitch - First rule of Fight Club...
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Old June 7th, 2006, 02:46 PM   #15
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Ok, I don't think I live under a rock, but WTF is ikea?
neat stores
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Old June 7th, 2006, 02:57 PM   #16
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the traffic due to that place really really really sucked today. I do not understand do those people in line not have jobs? If they had to wait that long in an unemployment line or welfare line they would have bitched like no other. The things retarted people do for free stuff is mind boggling.
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Old June 7th, 2006, 02:58 PM   #17
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The chair isn't free either. The person has to purchase the $30 pad for the chair to get the chair "free".
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Old June 7th, 2006, 04:05 PM   #18
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We have shopped at the IKEA in Virginia (Near DC)

The products were originally designed for people with minimal floor space, such as European homes. Everything is portable, from one dwelling to another. YOu can almost completely equip a home through them. Cabinets, refridgerators, cupboards, counters. Furniture for every room in the house. Plenty of other things to fill the cabinets, use on the tables, organize belongings.

It is a Swedish concept and a Swedish company.

In our opinion: Decent product at good prices. Interesteing concepts. Good lunches. Great Cinnamon buns.

Do I like everything they have to offer? No. But there is plenty there that I could find a use for.

We had planned on going there today, but there is no way we will deal with the crowds. We don't like the store THAT much. We will wait for a better time.
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Old June 7th, 2006, 04:09 PM   #19
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Think CostCo but furniture only

Haha, I see you put it in terms CC could grasp!!

Those people are in line to have their 15 minutes of fame! How else are those losers going to get on TV (besides Jerry Springer)???
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Old June 7th, 2006, 04:15 PM   #20
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I lived near the one in Connecticut...went there after a few months so all the nut-job line-sleepers were out of the way...pretty much crap, but it is cheap...good for dorms and first apartments, I guess...if you had high expectations, you'ld be disappointed.
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