Post by krw
I have never yet been to an Ikea and hopefully will continue in that
I started shopping at IKEA when there were only a couple of
stores. Because of stock problems, and aided by an assistant who
was willing to cross a few software barriers, I bought the basic
parts of my living room units in Neasden, and all the doors
drawers and shelves in Warrington the following day.
I visited Wednesbury on its opening day, to return a spare roll
of wallpaper - also meant I could get in through customer
services and avoid the queues at the main entrance :-)
I once had a bizarre visit to Nottingham, which is now really
handy for me, on a day when breakfast was free to those turning
up before 9 am in nightwear.
I like their continental bed sizes and don't have a problem with
getting the matching bed linen from them. ES lampholders work for
me. The old Sten shelving is a real workhorse, there is more
choice of storage solutions than most folk could want. Most of my
house is furnished by IKEA.
Overall I find their stuff to be well designed and good value,
and look forward to my shopping visits, usually taking advantage
of their very affordable restaurant.
Knowing the shortcuts is certainly useful. Once upon a time
Neasden also had a quick way back to the entrance from the
checkouts, and it may have been there that the quickest way to
the marketplace was to walk straight through the lift.
Chris J Dixon Nottingham
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