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twoboots1 Thu 28-Jul-16 07:30:26

has anyone had any experience with this range? and what is your general experience with argos bedroom furniture comapred to ikea?
I understand the quality and value from ikea. I have not had any experience with argos furniture, I am thinking of this for DD (8)

normally we would consider something like stuva

Or can someone suggest another set/system?

LineyReborn Thu 28-Jul-16 09:10:28

I've had a wardrobe from there for my teenage DD and it fell apart after a year. We rebuilt it, with more screws and proper glue for the drawers, and it's just about holding up now.

I would buy one from Argos again.

puggymummy1 Thu 28-Jul-16 09:19:00

We had these years ago for both girls and they were fine.

HarryPottersMagicWand Thu 28-Jul-16 14:58:12

No don't touch the Malibu range. We had some drawers and wardrobes from there and they were pretty crappy. wDWardrobes ended up boarding out out lift after we took them apart to move and they were really rickety when we put them back together. has the desk and it's ok but the drawers aren't great.

We have the Nordic range in both DCs bedrooms. Rubbish and I won't buy Argos furniture again. When it gives up completely I'll be getting Ikea.

HarryPottersMagicWand Thu 28-Jul-16 14:58:58

Boarding out our loft that should say!

SnowBallsAreHere Thu 28-Jul-16 14:59:05

I've always found Argos drawers to be very flimsy. Anything heavier than a couple of pairs of socks and the bottoms would give way.

InformalMother Thu 28-Jul-16 15:07:14

I had 3 sets of this for my DCs.

Do not touch them!!! They've all fallen apart.

The bottom of the drawers have all sagged and a couple of drawer fronts have come off too.

They were never overloaded or treated badly, just shit quality.

I've just redone one of my DC's room with the Malm range from Ikea and it's much more substantial.

PigletJohn Thu 28-Jul-16 19:20:48

I find Argos furniture is smaller than it looks in the catalogue, and is made cheap to sell cheap. If you are handy you can add wood glue to all the joints during assembly (or after it falls apart if you prefer).

Have a look around, there may be a furniture importer in your town with a warehouse in some out-of-the way industrial estate. You can have a look at the stock, they will probably not have much of a showroom or sales staff. There's one near me, I don't know how common they are. Don't buy unseen.

PotatoBread Thu 28-Jul-16 19:23:42

I wouldn't touch Argos furniture again with a barge pole. Poor quality, flimsy and looks cheap.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Thu 28-Jul-16 19:25:45

I bought an Argos desk once. It was proper crap. Really amazingly crap.

onceuponadream2016 Thu 28-Jul-16 19:31:33

Nope don't do it! The instructions are pants and the quality isn't very good sad the bottoms fall out very easily. IKEA instructions are so much better and such good quality

ilovesprouts Thu 28-Jul-16 19:32:32

No I would not buy from Argos its crap I go to IKEA now.

CowVersusMouse Thu 28-Jul-16 19:37:56

NOPE get Ikea

PlotterOfPlots Thu 28-Jul-16 20:28:09

Drawers fall apart and are too shallow for their height at the back, so stuff falls down behind. Ikea much better value.

Argos great for many things but Malibu is their most most basic. We have a Malibu desk and it is too flimsy to move, drawers are too shallow to hold much and the bookcase has no back, so nothing to give it strength or stop the books falling out. But at £50 all in for desk with bookcase and drawers, there is a place for it.

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