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Postby cicatrix » Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:25 pm

Hey,

Is IKEA the place to get cheapest furniture in Singapore? Or can one find cheaper and better sofas/bookracks in Singapore?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:50 pm

Let's put it another way.....

It's probably the best value for money spent.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 8:49 am

Not to mention, it offers the best furniture shopping experience for everyone - parents, kids, elderly, singles, just-married, etc

IKEA makes everything very easy for shoppers.

I can't recall the last time I felt so happy shopping for furniture in places other than IKEA.

Note: If you think you're gonna be a regular there, get the IKEA card on your first visit, which gives you good discounts on purchases after purchases on both furniture and food. And oh, free beverage too!

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 9:20 am

Does the Ikea in Singapore have the 99 cent breakfast like they have in the US? :D

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:30 am

But they do cheap hotdogs, icecreams and sodas!

Lynx, do you work for IKEA? ;)
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Postby nutnut » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:32 am

oh, but remember to pronounce it EE-KAY-AH not EYE-KEY-ER...

Otherwise people don't know what you are talking about ;)
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Postby the lynx » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:50 am

nutnut wrote:But they do cheap hotdogs, icecreams and sodas!

Lynx, do you work for IKEA? ;)


Er, nope? Why? Did I sound like a desperate marketing executive of IKEA back there? :P :lol:

But hey, if it is good, why not?

nutnut wrote:oh, but remember to pronounce it EE-KAY-AH not EYE-KEY-ER...


OK you got me there, which one is the CORRECT one actually?

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:10 am

Yeah, you did a little!
I can't recall the last time I felt so happy shopping for furniture in places other than IKEA.


Lol.

I never know which is correct, although, I tend to favour the latter, even though I am forced into the former in Singapore.

Surely there are more ways to pronouce it.
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Postby the lynx » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:24 am

Actually both are correct.

But if one is to be anal about how it should be pronounced from the source, the Swedish pronounce it as EE-KAY-UH (or AH).

Nevertheless, the slight tongue of Singlish in general would have had it at EE-KEY-ER instead.

EYE-KEY-UH is from the Americans................. just like EYE-ran and EYE-raq :P

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:36 pm

the lynx wrote:Actually both are correct.

But if one is to be anal about how it should be pronounced from the source, the Swedish pronounce it as EE-KAY-UH (or AH).

Nevertheless, the slight tongue of Singlish in general would have had it at EE-KEY-ER instead.

EYE-KEY-UH is from the Americans................. just like EYE-ran and EYE-raq :P


I love British snobbery over English. I guess you guys have to keep *something* from slipping away forever, right? :P

As an American, EYE-key-uh or EE-key-uh is OK. Not "-ER". :)

And I've always said ee-raq and ee-ranh

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 5:08 pm

I will ensure that I avoid the Americanism then ;)
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Postby laker » Sat, 10 Mar 2012 11:47 pm

get the Saturday newspaper, there are advertisement here and there for furniture.

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Postby curiousgeorge » Sun, 11 Mar 2012 8:03 am

the lynx wrote:Not to mention, it offers the best furniture shopping experience for everyone - parents, kids, elderly, singles, just-married, etc

IKEA makes everything very easy for shoppers.

I can't recall the last time I felt so happy shopping for furniture in places other than IKEA.


Are you kidding?! Ikea is the single most stressful shopping experience of any store ever...it is the only place that is guaranteed to make me angry and want to kill people by the time I get to the checkout. I hate that place with a vengeance.

To the OP -
As an alternative to icky-urgh, try the Furniture Mall on Beach Road behind the Park Royal Hotel. Lots of small independent places as well as recognised chains/major brands. Furniture across all budget ranges and you can haggle too.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 11 Mar 2012 10:14 am

I have to agree with CG about IKEA. Especially if you don't happen to own a truck. Whatever savings you get, their contract with the delivery company sure to eat up. AND you will have to probably have to wait 5 to 8 working days to get the stuff you bought as well.

Best thing to come out of ikea is stuff you can carry ONLY.


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