Is IKEA crap ?

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IKEA sells crap as well as some good stuff... but yeah, mostly crap. Still good for college though...
 

ElFenix

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though their dishes seemed ok and they're by the piece, so you don't end up with saucers and things you don't want.
 

loup garou

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I'd say 50/50. None of it is great, but their kitchen stuff isn't bad and every now and then they have a piece of furniture that isn't entirely pressboard or a lamp I like.
 

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Lol, I was born in Texas, moved to New Mexico, moved back to Texas, then back to New Mexico, then Colorado, and am now in Virginia. Im 18 and still with the parents so I or we have never had to buy anything "budget" quality as far as furniture goes.
 

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Originally posted by: ElFenix
though their dishes seemed ok and they're by the piece, so you don't end up with saucers and things you don't want.
Yep, my gf has a set of glasses she bought there 5 or 6 years ago in college and not a single one has broken. Pretty impressive for the price. She bought them because she figured they were semi-disposable.

Actually, they're the glasses that are on the front page of the US site right now.
 

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Originally posted by: bootymac
Originally posted by: PCTweaker5
WTF is IKEA?
Don't go out much?

Exactly, been home all day for the like past 2 years. Seriously! You dont understand the situation so it isnt as sad as it seems but then again for me it has driven me close to suicide.
 

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Originally posted by: PCTweaker5
Lol, I was born in Texas, moved to New Mexico, moved back to Texas, then back to New Mexico, then Colorado, and am now in Virginia. Im 18 and still with the parents so I or we have never had to buy anything "budget" quality as far as furniture goes.

Where in Virginia are you? There is an IKEA at Potomac Mills. Near Williamsburg. 45 minutes to D.C.
 

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ikea has 2 ends of the spectrum... really really cheap home accessories and really exspensive home furniture... you can spend $2k on a couch from ikea depending on what its covered in

as for quality - i know a bunch of people w/ their beds and coffee tables and they are all decent quality, nothing that looks like it came from walmart or anything

im actually planning on buying one of their bed frames soon
 

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Originally posted by: PCTweaker5
Manassas, about 30 minutes from DC.

dude you are less than half an hour drive from IKEA. you know where potomac mills is, right?
 

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Sounds familiar but I just moved here the Friday before last so... Is this a good place to get furniture if you are like moving out or something? Ive heard of IKEA but didnt know WTF it was.
 

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I heard the big furnitures (beds) they make kinda crap. but boy they look contemporary and young... :)
 

some of their stuff is really great
some of their stuff is real crap

don't buy online, don't pick and choose from the catalog and go in to pick up
to buy from Ikea - you MUST go there, check the stuff, buy only good stuff

their desks are the best, i own 3 JERKERs
 

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I have to agree with jntdesign, I simply love a lot of their Office and Work furniture. Planning on getting a lot of things from Ikea when I move out (won't happen anytime soon) :)