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“This morning, the call came, and I was told matter-of-factly there
would be no free delivery, as it is Ikea’s policy to not use the
forklift during business hours. I asked why I was told the mattresses
were in stock if in reality they were not available for purchase. I
swear this is what she said: that was the “risk” I took. I also
inquired why the first person I called led me to believe that free
delivery would not be a problem; she had “no idea” why I was told that.
So I asked for her manager, was given a number, left a message, and
have heard nothing since, and am not expecting to hear anything
So you make the call. Am I whining? I kinda feel like I’m whining.
But if I’m not, how do I balance the need for a quality, affordable
mattress with boycotting Ikea, the only place with quality, affordable
Gerald, quoted at The Consumerist
A later comment on the same post:
“I worked for IKEA for a long period of time. Sadly the policy on the
books is that, “No fork lift or other floor pallet jacks can be present
on the sales floor during business hours.”
Now knowing that the person Gerald called should have checked placement
of the stock items. The program utilized to determine stock lists
number in the self serve BIN and the number in the RISER/Shelf or Hold.
It comes down on that note to the first person he talked to not clearly
declaring what the “stock” was.
But I can tell you, if you find the Area Manager for the Warehouse and
you calmly but with enough authority in your voice they will close a
whole section of the warehouse to bring out the forklift and get you
what you need. I saw it many times, and as a Designer for them
sometimes we would have to get items in the RISER during business hours
and that’s what we would have them do…”
[via Jen @ OH!IKEA]
Ikea is to become the UK’s first major retailer to regularly charge customers for plastic bags, to try and tackle waste and environmental damage.
The Swedish firm will charge shoppers 5p for every bag with immediate effect, rising to 10p in September.
It believes the move – accompanied by a switch to biodegradable bags and lower prices for reusable bags – will cut total bag use by 20 million next year.
The Environment Agency praised the move as a “great example” to other firms.
In the News
From my MALM bed to yours – happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
“Anybody else get a kick out of pointing out IKEA products on TV shows? They show up on sit com sets all the time. My husband is quite impressed with my talent! I can’t think of a particular show at the moment… but I go to IKEA so often that I recognize and know the names of a lot of their stuff. I thought it would be fun to see if all you IKEA lovers could keep an eye out for IKEA products on the sets of TV shows, see where they show up, and post them here..”
YES!! I so do that!!! My husband is good at it too! IKEA stuff is on decorating shows, TV, and movies!!! I can’t help but notice everything. lol
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Television and Video
We’re looking for bed-making maniacs who aren’t worried about what Mom
says. If you mix and match sheets, have a special blankie for the
Shih-tzu, or the craziest of quilts this contest is for you.
“Break The Rules Bed Making”
Jules over at IKEA Hacker is having a contest:
“i’m so happy to announce ikeahacker’s first contest in collaboration with the good folks at arash and kelly. woo! can you tell that i’m excited?
best thing is, you don’t need to have scored an ikea hack to take part. just your ideas, your brainchild, juice, the eureka! i’m sure that’s wonderful for all you “some day” people who may have an ikea hack idea brewing but never got round to actually doing it. now is the time to put it down on paper and win some goodies in the process…”
Check it out
[Disclosure: I'm one of the judges:]
ARCHBOLD – By mid-year, Sauder Woodworking Co. plans to start manufacturing frames and shelves for kitchen cabinetry sold by the Sweden-based home-furnishings retailer Ikea, under a contract Kevin Sauder, president and chief executive officer, said he hopes will be “the first of many.”
Mr. Sauder said the contract, announced yesterday, resulted from seven months of working with Ikea on specifications for the components, made until now in Eastern Europe.
The additional work won’t boost the firm’s employment of about 2,800 in the Archbold area, but it will stabilize the work force, said Mr. Sauder.
“It’s an excellent new relationship,” he said. “I think it’s just the beginning.”
Related link: Sauder Corporate Site
In the News
“As Dublin closes in on its 25th birthday, the city continues to grow demographically and economically, Mayor Janet Lockhart said.
At the annual State of the City address, delivered Wednesday, Lockhart told business and city leaders that in the past 10 years Dublin’s revenue from property tax has increased by 400 percent. Revenue from sales tax has risen 92 percent during the same time, and the population jumped from 25,544 to 41,907, Lockhart said….
The city has suffered a loss last year when Ikea decided not to build,” Hildenbrand said, reading Lockhart’s speech.
Blake Hunt Ventures, the development firm that originally planned to build a “lifestyle center” next to Ikea, has agreed to purchase Ikea’s property to add to its project. Those plans are expected to come before the City Council in the early part of this year, and the project may be built by the end of 2009.”
January 18, 2007
[Thanks to Penandra Pennington]
In the News
“It was always confounding to me that during visits to German IKEA stores I noticed that they had appliances way before US stores did. And mind you, the appliances were made by Whirlpool. Maybe they were made in Germany (front-load Whirlpool Duet washer and dryers are German-made).
Anyway, during a Thanksgiving weekend visit to the IKEA Canton (MI) store I noticed that the gentleman helping us locate stock was the store manager. I spent about a half-hour talking with him about all things IKEA. He did say that we’re (US) is slated to get more large appliance items. He was talking in terms of cooktops, refrigerators and dishwashers. Items that have been available in the European market.
I’ve found if you visit other IKEA country webpages and look through their catalog, you’ll see what we’re slated to get in a year to two down the road. They’re always ahead of us. Can’t navigate in a foreign language? Try the UK site. We don’t always get what they have due to US regulations, but if you have contacts in that country and really want something you see and either can’t wait or are afraid they won’t offer it the next year, have friends or relatives air-freight it to you. IKEA does not offer this service.
The item has to clear US customs. Really no hassle….”
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