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There's a riot going on...at IKEA

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snafu Thu 10-Feb-05 08:33:01

One of those news stories that makes me think 'Do I live on another planet to everyone else?' I mean, I like a bit of bargain flat-pack shelving as much as the next woman, but...

Man stabbed at IKEA opening

nasa Thu 10-Feb-05 08:37:53

the world has gone mad

hercules Thu 10-Feb-05 08:39:22

Crazy [shcok]

winnie Thu 10-Feb-05 08:39:41

heard this earlier... the world has indeed gone mad!

Ameriscot2005 Thu 10-Feb-05 08:42:59

Why on earth did Ikea see fit to offer £40 sofas?...Ikea openings don't need incentives - a free cup of coffee would probably have been enough.

Roobie Thu 10-Feb-05 08:49:19

Surely the stuff there is cheap enough in the first place?!

pixiefish Thu 10-Feb-05 08:52:39

agree. ikea wanted loads of people there- i know they couldn't have known this would happen... this is such a sad inditement of our society

Kelly1978 Thu 10-Feb-05 09:08:53

On GMTV now

lilibet Thu 10-Feb-05 09:10:51

People are very strange - who in their right mind would abandon a car in order to get a cheap sofa - how would they get it back to the car???

Hausfrau Thu 10-Feb-05 09:19:36

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WideWebWitch Thu 10-Feb-05 09:20:55

Whaat?! Has the world gone mad?

Fimbo Thu 10-Feb-05 09:32:37

Would you really go to the opening of an Ikea in the first place? Its bad enough to trying to get into the one at Lakeside first thing on a Sunday morning!

marthamoo Thu 10-Feb-05 09:34:45

The only time we go near Ikea is early (as soon as it opens), preferably in the week, and without the kids. Some people are just insane It's a shop, FGS, not the Second Coming.

biglips Thu 10-Feb-05 09:36:55

i thought it was silly coz they only had one little door open as there werent expecting the volume of people that came at midnight and it was shut half an hour later..

DaddyCool Thu 10-Feb-05 10:20:03

weird people! I heard about this, this morning on the news.

I don't go near ikea on the weekend. It's nuts. Even when i go during the week, I still can't find a decent parking space! I take DS though because it's very child friendly and he likes the swedish meatballs.

misdee Thu 10-Feb-05 10:21:33

hehe. madness. though i would've loved a cheap sofa. was gonna go to edmonton store soon as its fairly nearby to me (as far as the wembly one is) but think i'll just stick with wembly.

sweetkitty Thu 10-Feb-05 10:24:09

I'm not suprised what is it about sales that send normally sane people into raving lunatics that would barge and push anyone to get a bargain.

The first time we went to Lakeside on a Sunday there was a 40 minute wait to get into the store DP was like "is it Alton Towers?" no we didn't wait it's only a shop FFS and not that great IMO some stuff looks nice but some of it looks cheap and nasty.

sobernow Thu 10-Feb-05 10:29:04

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bundle Thu 10-Feb-05 10:30:57

gosh, and i was thinking of going up to the edmonton one tomorrow. might leave it for a bit...

gingerbear Thu 10-Feb-05 10:31:26

(pm mid week - best time to visit Ikea IMO.

And take a hacksaw for those bleedin' barriers!!

gingerbear Thu 10-Feb-05 10:31:47

9pm that should say.

Bozza Thu 10-Feb-05 10:34:05

Ooh those barriers really annoy me gingerbear. To avoid weekends I go with DS and DD on my own and its a nightmare to get the things back to the car.

emmatmg Thu 10-Feb-05 10:38:28

Plus, if they are lucky enough to get through the door, the world and his dog will already have their houses "ikea-ized".

In a 10 mile radius from the shop every sitting room/lounge/front room (whatever you call it) will be the same. All the kitchen accessories will be the same....it'll be like being in some wierd twilight zone!


We live near the croydon and my family only come to visit on the promise that I escort them to the bloody place. The thing is 99% of the time they come at the weekend.....that last time they came it was bank holiday. I told them they must be mad, there's no way I'd got on a B.holiday even if they were giving stuff away.

They went home sad and without a single wiff of the place.

Cam Thu 10-Feb-05 11:13:08

I've added Ikea to establishments "I will never go in" along with Argos,Little Chef and QS

bundle Thu 10-Feb-05 11:14:16

oh Cam, i love a little flirt with Argos, keeps me in touch with "the rest of the world"

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