I’m just gonna put this out there…

I have a secret. Something I’ve been carrying with me…holding it in for fear of becoming an outcast amongst not only my friends, but every other person in the metroplex.

But I can’t hold it in anymore. I have to say it.

So here goes.

….I don’t care about Ikea.


7 Comments so far

  1. christie (unregistered) on August 8th, 2005 @ 1:10 pm

    I don’t get it either. It’s only a store. And they do have a catalog if you really need some cheap furniture.

  2. Amy (unregistered) on August 8th, 2005 @ 1:37 pm

    I am looking at specific pieces – couches and sectionals, and the field narrows from there. I know it’s just a store and that they have a catalog, but there is something about doing a test drive before you buy. It gave me some things to think about between now and the time that I do get something. I received a flogging over the weekend as punishment for having gone out there Wednesday. I am moving though (paying lots if $$$ to do this), and their stuff is simple, cheap and some of it is actually comfortable. Affordable + comfortable + simple style = new couch/sectional for Amy!

  3. suzanne (unregistered) on August 8th, 2005 @ 2:13 pm

    You, too?

    Wow! I thought I was the only one!

  4. christie (unregistered) on August 8th, 2005 @ 10:52 pm

    Amy, I get that – you need specific furniture and you want to see it in person. What I don’t get is the battalion of folks who’ve marched on up there with no real need. If they’re just there to lookieloo isn’t the catalog just as good?

  5. Marisa (unregistered) on August 9th, 2005 @ 11:17 am

    I understand that it’s just a store, and that there is a catalog, but for me, there’s something really appealing about Ikea. You can go there and imagine a whole new life. I saw a really strange movie during the Philly film festival last year called “Niceland” and the best part was the very beginning, when the two main characters are sitting on a couch, talking, and then you realize that they are in Ikea, pretending that they are in their living room.

  6. kristen (unregistered) on August 9th, 2005 @ 12:50 pm

    being a poor college student is no excuse. i fit the same profile. college furniture has character that’s as unique as its smell. why trade that for mass-produced breakables?

  7. Amy (unregistered) on August 10th, 2005 @ 8:18 pm

    I was poor college student… actually, last year I was just poor. Then I caught a huge break and have a good job now, and have had so for almost a year. I just like good deals and things that don’t smell. I have had the smelly college furniture – I left it when I left Denton, to be donated to someone who needed it. Many things that are old and stinky were once new, and quite possibly, they were mass produced too. I totally adore my solid wood, garage sale bought, then painted, then stripped, then clear coated, USED coffee table – first by someone I don’t know, then by my sister, and now me. I have never had a new couch, and I want one – I am well past college-student-age, I am about to be living in a nicer place than I am in now, and a new couch would be a nice touch.

    Christie, as for the “lookieloo” people that herded up there, it was terribly obvious that many of them were buying just to buy something. There was no purpose to their shopping. I am sure Ikea makes a ton of money with their openings alone, just off people like this.

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