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Old Nov 5th 2009, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by manamama
There is an IKEA up here in Asturias as well.

The Asturianos seem to love IKEA as when we went it was so busy (no different to the UK's Wembly store).

If you go to another furniture store (say Boj) it's empty.

Modern life eh?
Ikea has become as much a part of Spanish culture as it has become a part of British culture ... or German culture or American culture etc

It's truely international and doesnt feel like it is imposes onto national values in the way that some people may think McDonalds or Coca-cola does
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Old Nov 5th 2009, 3:08 pm
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I honestly don't understand what some of you are talking about with assembly problems, if you can read you can assemble, it's that simple. I rather enjoy assembling the furniture, maybe I should go and build a ship in a bottle to keep myself ammused while I'm waiting to go.
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Default Re: 50,000 Apply for 300 jobs at Ikea in Jerez

Originally Posted by Madridboy
I honestly don't understand what some of you are talking about with assembly problems, if you can read you can assemble, it's that simple. I rather enjoy assembling the furniture, maybe I should go and build a ship in a bottle to keep myself ammused while I'm waiting to go.
You should take a look at the display kitchens in Seville .
Ikea themselves cannot in many cases assemble them correctly.
They then fit dangerous / illegal electrics.

Total sh1te
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Old Nov 5th 2009, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
You should take a look at the display kitchens in Seville .
Ikea themselves cannot in many cases assemble them correctly.
They then fit dangerous / illegal electrics.

Total sh1te
"Ikea themselves cannot in many cases assemble them correctly.", "Dangerous / illegal electrics" I must google that, must have missed that article in the newspaper or on the radio. I do hear however that the word gullible is to be removed from the dictionary.
I would go and look but Seville is a tad far and I'm still trying to figuree out how to get these sails to slot through the bottle neck.
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Originally Posted by Madridboy
I rather enjoy assembling the furniture, maybe I should go and build a ship in a bottle to keep myself ammused while I'm waiting to go.
Maybe you should get out more, if you find assembling furniture entertaining! It's not whether people can do it, more why would they want to do it. Did you know you actually buy furniture ready assembled nowadays, much better product, much less hassle.
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Originally Posted by agoreira
Maybe you should get out more, if you find assembling furniture entertaining! It's not whether people can do it, more why would they want to do it. Did you know you actually buy furniture ready assembled nowadays, much better product, much less hassle.
Thanks for your concern but I do get out most nights. Coming from a nation of DIY enthusiasts as we clearly are if all the DIY shops in the UK are anything to go buy why wouldn't one find enjoyment or entertainment in assemling furniture? You can buy ready built furniture now? Thanks, I'll run out and buy a huge wardrobe for my salon......oh wait a minute......I don't think it'll fit in the lift!
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Old Nov 5th 2009, 5:14 pm
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I bought some Ikea bedroom furniture last week and was impressed with how well it went together.
Being a plumber for over 40 years I have had a bit of experience of flatpack kitchens and bathroom furniture and Ikea stuff was far superior to a lot of it.
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
Go to your local rubbish dump, the quality will be better.
What worries me is that in coming years there will no longer be any quality to be found at the rubbish dump,...... only genuine throw-away rubbish from Ikea.
At best it may make a few sticks to light the fire.
I see hard times ahead......
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Old Nov 5th 2009, 11:33 pm
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What worries me is that in coming years there will no longer be any quality to be found at the rubbish dump,......I see hard times ahead
Do you make a habbit of shopping at your local rubish dump?
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Old Nov 6th 2009, 12:33 am
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Default Re: 50,000 Apply for 300 jobs at Ikea in Jerez

Originally Posted by jdr
I bought some Ikea bedroom furniture last week and was impressed with how well it went together.
I get the distinct impression that there is a lot of snobbery going on here: "Oh, it's cheap so it can't be any good". Plus reinforced by snidey comments that people might have heard from so-called friends, and ill-remembered experiences from their inability to follow the simple instructions thesleves - so blame the product.
My personal experience of IKEA stuff is that there is a lot of good quality furniture to be had. If you want, you can buy tat, but it's quite easy to be selective and get good value, high quality furniture too. I've bought a real wood kitchen table & chairs, a few beds with high-quality frames and a chest of drawers that is on a par with anything else you'd find in a "proper" furniture outlet - the one's where you have to wait months for delivery and get charged twice the price, but where the sale person is "awfully nice".
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Originally Posted by pete_l
I get the distinct impression that there is a lot of snobbery going on here: "Oh, it's cheap so it can't be any good". Plus reinforced by snidey comments that people might have heard from so-called friends, and ill-remembered experiences from their inability to follow the simple instructions thesleves - so blame the product.
My personal experience of IKEA stuff is that there is a lot of good quality furniture to be had. If you want, you can buy tat, but it's quite easy to be selective and get good value, high quality furniture too. I've bought a real wood kitchen table & chairs, a few beds with high-quality frames and a chest of drawers that is on a par with anything else you'd find in a "proper" furniture outlet - the one's where you have to wait months for delivery and get charged twice the price, but where the sale person is "awfully nice".
Like many others in Spain I do keep an eye on the local basura,only in passing as it happens, as it never ceases to amaze me what turns up there.
Some actually make a living by constantly going around them to see what turns up and moving it on.
Whilst you may have had the good fortune to actually find "real wood" in Ikea,I doubt it would be high quality hand crafted hardwood or anything out of the ordinary, which myself and many others come across occasionally,having been dumped.
No, I dont furnish the house from the basura, though I've come across many useful articles there, mostly to use in outbuildings and the odd one even good enough to take inside after careful inspection, such as a superb old oil painting on canvas in excellent condition c/w a lovely frame,as an example.
If its regarded as snobbish to pick up a piece of quality crafted timber or whatever from the basura, in preference to the mass-produced Ikea throw away stuff ,then so be it.
Guess that makes me a snob......
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Well chaps there's snobbery in both directions at the moment. I believe, as with Lidl, Aldi or in fact any shop including Waitrose, El Corte Ingles & £/100 shops, that you can find good quality and tat. Ikea is no different. And it is possible to find tat (no surprise there then) but also good quality stuff whether for the sheds or the house, at the basura, if you're prepared to remove your blinkers. Which applies to everything, no?
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Originally Posted by fionamw
Well chaps there's snobbery in both directions at the moment. I believe, as with Lidl, Aldi or in fact any shop including Waitrose, El Corte Ingles & £/100 shops, that you can find good quality and tat. Ikea is no different. And it is possible to find tat (no surprise there then) but also good quality stuff whether for the sheds or the house, at the basura, if you're prepared to remove your blinkers. Which applies to everything, no?
I agree, pure snobbery. The cheaper products at Ikea are not very good quality I have to say, but they are furniture that isnt meant to last so long anyway. However, the mid to high range of products at Ikea is excellent quality. A friend recently bought an Ikea kitchen with oak surfaces and integrated fridge and diswasher for £3k and it looks great. Non-Ikea places may want to charge you £15k for a similar kitchen.
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The people who are knocking IKEA shouldn't lose sight of the fact that IKEA are not even attempting to provide high quality furniture. They provide cheap, stylish furniture aimed predominantly at young first time buyers or people who can't affort to spend a fortune furnishing their apartment. They fill that gap in the market superbly well.

Criticising IKEA for not providing high quality furniture is a bit like criticising MacDonalds for not providing a 5* culinary experience. It's not what they are trying to do.
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Default Re: 50,000 Apply for 300 jobs at Ikea in Jerez

Originally Posted by Veleta
The people who are knocking IKEA shouldn't lose sight of the fact that IKEA are not even attempting to provide high quality furniture. They provide cheap, stylish furniture aimed predominantly at young first time buyers or people who can't affort to spend a fortune furnishing their apartment. They fill that gap in the market superbly well.

Criticising IKEA for not providing high quality furniture is a bit like criticising MacDonalds for not providing a 5* culinary experience. It's not what they are trying to do.
Fair comment.You pays your money and take your choice.
Ikea provide what todays housewife wants,mostly cheap and cheerful,which quite often will be chucked out and replaced every few years,in the long term maybe working out more expensive than something longlasting and a bit special.
The furniture job has gone much the same way as the clothing job,mostly wear a few times and chuck away imported stuff.
Not so many shops left supplying clothes made from top quality materials.
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