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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 Jun 2010 2:03 pm

Similar story, Saint. Except my wife no longer cringes, but often instigates it herself. I taught her well!
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Post by JR8 » Fri, 25 Jun 2010 4:21 pm

Poor service from IKEA (nay, their sub-contractor). All a bit 'dog bites man' isn't it?

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Post by BigSis » Wed, 01 Sep 2010 10:24 am

The thing I always wonder with Ikea is that while they have a good returns policy - how do you get a bed or a sofa back to them once they've delivered it and you've decided you don't like it - do they come back and collect it and charge you another $40-$50 delivery charge or is it included in the original delivery charge?

I've had stuff delivered before but there's never been any mention of whether they'll pick it up again if not suitable - fortunately, I've never had to go down that avenue..........yet!!!

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Post by curiousgeorge » Wed, 01 Sep 2010 5:07 pm

JR8 wrote:Poor service from IKEA (nay, their sub-contractor). All a bit 'dog bites man' isn't it?
Yeah hardly a shocking out of the ordinary experience.

It's funny the Singapore/Ikea relationship. Where I come from, Ikea is regarded as cheap pre-fab crap that you assemble yourself. The theory is that if you are so poor that you have to purchase Ikea products then you cannot afford anyone to assemble them for you.

Mostly bought by university students and newly weds. A student will usually regard the bed/bookcase/candles as disposable and unlikely to last any longer than the school year. No point trying to dismantle and rebuild Ikea furniture, in my experience it will wobble forever more. They are not designed to last, they are designed to sag and warp over time. An Ikea sofa will NEVER be comfortable after the first week of purchase.

When you go to purchase you have to walk a maze to get to the right department, queue to speak to someone who can input the order and tell you it isn't available, then return a month later to try again. Eventually you follow the maze even further until you have to queue again to pay. Then you queue AGAIN to collect, or arrange delivery or GOD FORBID assembly by a 3rd party.

Ikea is the earthly embodiment of my ideal of purgatory. The colours blue and yellow make me physically angry.:mad: :x

IN fact, does any nation on the planet aside from Singapore offer in-home assembly? I'd never seen it before I came here.

These are the facts of life regarding Ikea.*










* Allegedly. In my opinion, etc etc..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 01 Sep 2010 5:42 pm

CG, don't forget, you are in the land of males, of which 92.7% , do not have a clue how to change a spark plug or even how to find or recognize one. In fact, the women here probably have a better chance of finding one than they do. If they don't get IKEA to do it, the maid will have to.
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Post by QRM » Wed, 01 Sep 2010 5:53 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:CG, don't forget, you are in the land of males, of which 92.7% , do not have a clue how to change a spark plug or even how to find or recognize one. In fact, the women here probably have a better chance of finding one than they do. If they don't get IKEA to do it, the maid will have to.
Its cheaper and easier to get another maid to stand there holding the books or TV at the right height.

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