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Weekend Part One: An IKEA Story

September 21, 2008

It’s Sunday and that means exactly what you think it means.  Football.  However, this morning we veered from our normal routine of a pre-football Starbucks run.  Instead we headed to IKEA to load up on some necessities, like food, water, and shelving units. They opened at 10:00 so Chad and I assumed that we would be almost alone arriving at 10:30 but don’t underestimate the power of IKEA, even on a Sunday morning.  The parking lot was surprisingly full but still nothing compared to a Saturday afternoon (that’s just shear madness).

Here is the thing about IKEA furniture. I have been to probably every modern furniture store in the metroplex in the past two weeks – Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware – you name it and I have either been or looked on line.  They are expensive and when I say expensive I mean that most of their pieces look EXACTLY the same as IKEA only $2,000 more.  Because let’s face it furniture from any of the above named locations is market up about 200% because the tag bears the name.  Now I know that IKEA may not carry real wood but ya know, it’s just more green not to kill trees for something as trivial as a dresser or a bed frame.  So my point is that Pottery Barn is overpriced and it looks almost the same as IKEA, and what’s more Pottery Barn furniture doesn’t come with a handy pen to erase imperfections and nicks.   The sad thing is I am perfectly aware that there are stores priced WAY above any of those stores, but  those that decide to spend $20,000 on a couch doesn’t realize that nobody can tell.  And darn it all, if I am spending over $100 on anything people had better be able to tell.






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  1. September 22, 2008 3:27 pm

    Don’t forget the $0.50 hot dogs! I heart IKEA.

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