Furniture Shopping

@flapiz (4155)
Australia
July 15, 2016 10:13pm CST
After 2 years here in Australia I bought my first piece of furniture. But it's still not for my own consumption. It's a cabinet for my friend's upcoming baby. Went to IKEA to buy it as a gift and oh boy I was amazed. I never expected IKEA to be so huge. And it's very fun that you have to shop each part of the furniture by yourself. Back home when we buy a furniture it's already assembled so that was something interesting for me. How about you guys have you gone furniture shopping lately?
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@moffittjc (43010)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Jul 16
I remember the first time I ever visited an IKEA store, I got lost in there! The place was huge! But I didn't mind, as I spent hours browsing every section of the store. When I finally found my way out, I couldn't believe how much time had passed!
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• United States
16 Jul 16
Yes, IKEA is a huge store! It gives me a headache usually because it's filled with so much stuff. I went furniture browsing a few days ago!
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
16 Jul 16
Ahahaha I just stare at the items and the sample bed rooms wishing I have my own house.
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• United States
16 Jul 16
@flapiz I get that feeling wishing I had a home when I go into furniture stores too! One day right?
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
17 Jul 16
@infatuatedbby One day. I hope it's soon.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
17 Jul 16
Did you follow the "path" all the way in there? My first piece of baby furniture was also an IKEA white 3-drawer cabinet that my husband assembled a week before our first born came... nearly 22 years ago!
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
17 Jul 16
Oh wow. Yes we followed the path and frankly I found myself daydreaming that I live there.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
17 Jul 16
@flapiz Yeah, I love their 5mx5m showroom that has everything, completely furnished rooms fit in such a small space - bedroom, bathroom, dining room, living room, kitchen, and even a laundry room...
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
17 Jul 16
@sishy7 The show rooms do take up a lot of the store space. But I reckon it attracts more customers as it gives them an idea and some inspiration to start of with.
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
16 Jul 16
We bought a new chair last December, that was the most recent furniture purchase.
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
16 Jul 16
I hoped the next time I buy a furniture, it will be my own.
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
16 Jul 16
@flapiz That will be nice when it happens.
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
17 Jul 16
@paigea I just can't wait :)
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@JudyEv (123388)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Jul 16
Going through Ikea is great fun isn't it? I'm sure you know you can buy assembled furniture as well - but it probably won't be as cheap.
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
16 Jul 16
Ahahaha my friend and I wanted an assembled one but the bloke just told us to find the pieces in the warehouse. Lol. If it's more expensive, I'd rather assemble. I'm stingy that way.
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@JudyEv (123388)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Jul 16
@flapiz Ikea stores are very popular for that reason. And the quality is quite good too.
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
17 Jul 16
@JudyEv Yes I'm impressed by the quality.
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@JustBhem (37314)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Jul 16
The last time I think was 8 yrs ago. I bought myself a plastic cabinet and a sofa bed.
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
16 Jul 16
Well are those purchases still usable up to now?
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@JustBhem (37314)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Jul 16
@flapiz Nah. When I moved back here to Davao. I sell them. I cannot bring them here in davao you know.
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
17 Jul 16
@JustBhem well I could understand that. Too hard to move heavy things and it might break along the way.
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@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
16 Jul 16
Yes, that store is huge! I have been there numerous times for furniture and home goods, and they have some good deals there.
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
16 Jul 16
They have a lot of good deals. But even if they didn't I'd still go because they have a lot of options.
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@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@flapiz Yes, they have a vast array of options.
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• India
16 Jul 16
Cool to know. i made my furniture shopping nearly seven months back.
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
16 Jul 16
What did you get then? I haven't done personal furniture shopping yet.
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• India
16 Jul 16
@flapiz just bought a table teapoi
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@toniganzon (49989)
• Philippines
16 Jul 16
I love Ikea. When I visited Bangkok IKEA store was huge there too.
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
16 Jul 16
I am also a new IKEA fan. I think it's huge everywhere because they sell huge products.
@toniganzon (49989)
• Philippines
16 Jul 16
@flapiz Yes. I have always been an IKEA fan.
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@hereandthere (31141)
• Philippines
16 Jul 16
it's fun to look at the pieces, but i'd rather buy stuff already assembled.
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
16 Jul 16
Same here. I was actually expecting them to give us an assembled one but we were just asked to find the pieces lol. But it was a lot of fun looking for them.
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@shivamani10 (11232)
• Hyderabad, India
16 Jul 16
very interesting to know about it.
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
16 Jul 16
It's very good fun to find all the pieces.
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@sol_cee (15529)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
16 Jul 16
IKEA and its DIY home decors and furniture.
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
16 Jul 16
I love the place. It's like heaven. Seriously though I was amazed at how big it was and of how much variety they have.
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@nomus24g (22975)
• India
16 Jul 16
IKEA is a good brand name in furniture space...
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
16 Jul 16
Yes and it's not too pricey too considering that it sells good quality products.
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@Teep11 (7067)
• United States
16 Jul 16
I've shopped in IKEA one time. There's some interesting pieces in that store. That's great that the furniture will already be assembled.
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@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
16 Jul 16
Indeed I found a lot of interesting things. It makes me wish I had my own house.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
16 Jul 16
We are looking for a new coach for the TV room, so far no luck.
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