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A solution to the Ikea dilemma?

By johnboy - 25 November 2008 21

Thanks to for the tip.

An enterprising bunch have found a way to make a business from Ikea’s shameful neglect of their huge Canberra fan base. are taking a truck up to Ikea and bringing back the bits the Ikea nuts can’t live without.

It’ll be fascinating to see how they go.

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21 Responses to
A solution to the Ikea dilemma?
Skidbladnir 10:21 am 25 Nov 08

Wasn’t an Ikea mean’t to be happening here eventually?
The business model can probably hold up for a while until then, and good luck to them.

Jazz 10:17 am 25 Nov 08

I think its a very clever idea and i wish them luck

Ernie 10:09 am 25 Nov 08

Don’t forget that Ikea don’t do home shopping so you still have to drive to Ikea to order and pay for your stuff and then organise Kings to deliver it back to Canberra. A very expensive and time consuming adventure.

toriness 9:50 am 25 Nov 08

my partner won’t let me buy an ikea kitchen 🙁 so i have to be happy with things like bookcases and dvd storage units which were too prohibitive in terms of delivery cost from ikea, but from these guys is perfectly priced.

Thumper 9:44 am 25 Nov 08

I’d rather move to Jervis bay…

Primal 9:39 am 25 Nov 08

seekay said :

What Canberra needs is to be shut down and moved to Sydney.

Can’t we move to Melbourne instead?

Thumper 9:36 am 25 Nov 08

It may cost you but compared to hiring a truck and driving down there to pick up the stuff, it’s worth it.

Beisdes, what’s $400 when spending $6-7K on a kitchen?

toriness 9:30 am 25 Nov 08

yep niftydog (and thumper) – ikea DOES charge a fortune to deliver, i looked into it myself recently and was gobsmacked by the charges. this new service could be my saviour!!!

seekay 9:25 am 25 Nov 08

What Canberra needs is to be shut down and moved to Sydney.

farnarkler 9:13 am 25 Nov 08

What Canberra needs is Tchibo!!!

niftydog 9:13 am 25 Nov 08

Ikea delivery (Via Kings Transport) costs an absolute fortune, that’s the problem. I vaguely recall something in the order of $400+ when I enquired.

poptop 8:56 am 25 Nov 08

Ikea can keep their furnishings and flatpacks, they just need to open a Daim shop in the ACT

Thumper 8:56 am 25 Nov 08

Ikea will deliver so I can’t see the problem….

seekay 8:54 am 25 Nov 08

John, you normally have an intelligent and robust attitude towards capitalism. Why bag Ikea for not having a store in an area that lacks a sufficiently large customer base?

Holden Caulfield 8:38 am 25 Nov 08

I’ll have a serve of meatballs please. :p

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