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Claire
18-01-2009, 07:19 PM
On the 12th Feb Ikea Southampton opens and I am rather looking forward to being able to buy cheap stuff I don't really need and storage boxes to keep it all in for only a few quid without having to drive all the way to Bristol or Wembley for the privilege! Meatball anyone?

Dawn
18-01-2009, 07:30 PM
Down to my last 2 million tea lights. Can you pick me up a few thousand please and I'll send you the 2. :D

Britchick
18-01-2009, 07:40 PM
i have actually run out of tea lights! :jawdrop:


i am out of meatball sauce too, my nearest is either nottingham or leeds in travel time

mumof2
18-01-2009, 07:56 PM
oooo i get a choice now....Croydon *or* Southampton - yippee!

Claire
18-01-2009, 07:58 PM
Don't forget your lightbulbs.

josh.p.
18-01-2009, 08:01 PM
Ikea is great- I can always get stuff for the torts from there!! (Light fittings and the likes!)

Poohtle
18-01-2009, 08:07 PM
I'm almost out of tealights too!!!

Don't forget to join the Ikea family and get a card. If nothing else you get free drinks each time you go.

Claire
18-01-2009, 08:09 PM
Not once have I remembered to take my card with me!

lisaw
18-01-2009, 08:40 PM
I have a whole bag of stuff here that I bought after christmas that I desperately needed while I was there -they are all still in their brown boxes.:lol:

Still we had a nice lunch :D

josh.p.
18-01-2009, 11:19 PM
My bedroom is like an ikea showroom, everything down to the quilt and pillow cases are ikea. Look;
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/6074/1043119gp5.jpg
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/1074/1043120yp0.jpg
(Ignore the random monitors on the floor... we had just been emptying attic when I took these pics)
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6578/1043121ts1.jpg

And a lovely little piccy for dawn....
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/josh7456/DSC02642.jpg
LOL (The desk is from ikea... I only wish they sold iMacs at ikea prices too!)

Dawn
19-01-2009, 07:44 AM
OOh Josh - Steven has that wardrobe in the wood finish. :lol:

Claire
19-01-2009, 08:18 AM
You have the same furniture range as Owen! Aneboda but we call it omeba.

Disneybumble
19-01-2009, 10:15 AM
plastic cups for the kiddles.

Tink
19-01-2009, 06:30 PM
Ugh. IKEA. :( Fine for small things (for organizing and the like) but trust me when I tell you that we spent far too many hours, days, weeks! putting together IKEA bookcases. :(

Never, ever again will we purchase any furniture type stuff from that place. :(

The meatball cream gravy packets are nice though. :D :D :lol:

Deb
19-01-2009, 07:06 PM
Oooooo....Ikeas hotdogs......mmmmm :D

Claire
19-01-2009, 07:21 PM
Funny thing is Ikea is the only flat packed furniture I've ever been able to assemble! And I've never had an Ikea hotdog. Am I missing much Deb? :D

Britchick
19-01-2009, 07:25 PM
our wardrobes are ikea and we spent a whole day there buying the bits for them, two big trolleys and i couldn't steer mine! Jon spent the next 2 weeks putting the wardrobes together- they are very good quality and value though- if we had bought them elsewhere it would have cost 3 times as much

Deb
19-01-2009, 07:38 PM
Funny thing is Ikea is the only flat packed furniture I've ever been able to assemble! And I've never had an Ikea hotdog. Am I missing much Deb? :D

Well, if you like hotdogs I think they are lurvely!!!! Excuse me if this sounds like sacrilege...but as tasy as Caseys!! Without all of the toppings of course. You've got to have two though :D

Ikea is the only flat pack I can assemble too - the magic allen key!! I really like Ikea's rugs, and their plants and pots are good too. If they have their pet things in they're usually fun and unusual.

Tink
19-01-2009, 08:07 PM
See? Our experience was just the opposite. The bookcases are not of good quality. They dent and mark at what seems the slightest pressure. They didn't go together nicely at all, and the doors on two areas still aren't right. Ugh. Once we got them up, I said never again, and meant it! :eek:

Fine for many things, but no more flat pack from there! :sigh:

daveann
19-01-2009, 09:00 PM
we got a cataloge through the door...............now all i need is a house to put it in :) we will be on our cruise when it opens by the time we get back it should have died down a bit from all the crowds and claire of course :)

Britchick
19-01-2009, 09:07 PM
See? Our experience was just the opposite. The bookcases are not of good quality. They dent and mark at what seems the slightest pressure. They didn't go together nicely at all, and the doors on two areas still aren't right. Ugh. Once we got them up, I said never again, and meant it! :eek:

Fine for many things, but no more flat pack from there! :sigh:

see we have book cases we got 15 years ago - ok they are in the study now but they were in my lounge up until last summer and they look ok and you know how much we have moved! Wonder if it's just the range.

Tink
19-01-2009, 10:33 PM
There is no way these are going to last three years let alone 15! I get that impression though, that IKEA was once a good product. Perhaps it's just the quality that they send here? Not sure, but the furniture really isn't well made, all composite and no (or at least very little) real wood furniture much (some random shelves...).

We did find a countertop that we loved though. (Kitchen). Not that we need a new one yet, as our house is only five years old, but it was a pretty one! :yes: