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Where in Geneva or near buy lightnening [lighting/lamps]

Could anybody advise where I can buy lightening for the apartment, the one we rent seems a bit dark for me. Which shops best to go for lightnening don't mind to go to France for it, as need quite a few and not very expensive thanks
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Re: Where in Geneva or near buy lightnening

Ikea in Aubonne is your best bet for simple and reasonably priced.
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Re: Where in Geneva or near buy lightnening

Thanks for your reply, will try IKEA on weekend
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Re: Where in Geneva or near buy lightnening

Aubonne??? We have our own Ikea now in vernier
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Re: Where in Geneva or near buy lightnening

Just wait for a storm, and you can have lightening for free.
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Re: Where in Geneva or near buy lightnening

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Thanks for your reply, will try IKEA on weekend
Go on an evening.

Weekends at Ikea are like going to the dentist
A blind dentist
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Who uses a hammer
And who you just insulted
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I need a free standing smth, will I find it in IKEA?

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Go on an evening.

Weekends at Ikea are like going to the dentist
A blind dentist
Who isn't very good
Who uses a hammer
And who you just insulted


What is the closing time; everything seems to close so early...

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I need a free standing smth, will I find it in IKEA?
Jumbo, Conforama, - and maybe Landi or Aldi (I've seen them there in the past, but not always stocked), may all be more convenient for uplights, then going to Ikea.

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What is the closing time; everything seems to close so early...
Thursday evening tends to be late closing for some larger stores - 8.00 or 9.00pm, depending on store and location.
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What is the closing time; everything seems to close so early...
Have you tried typing the following into google?: Opening hours Ikea Aubonne

Give it a go - you'll be amazed at the information available on the internet.

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Have you tried typing the following into google?: Opening hours Ikea Aubonne

Give it a go - you'll be amazed at the information available on the internet.





I will. Thanks, that's very kind of you.
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Have you tried typing the following into google?: Opening hours Ikea Aubonne

Give it a go - you'll be amazed at the information available on the internet.

Except, as mentioned earlier she doesn't really want to go all the way to Aubonne. There's an IKEA in Vernier (GE) next to the big Co-op in Blandonnet. There's also Luminart all over the place - but next to MediaMarkt is the one I have used where the staff are suitably unhelpful.
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Ikea in Aubonne is your best bet for simple and reasonably priced.
There's an Ikea in Geneva, is it that more expensive given he has to (presumably) drive there and back?
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Re: Where in Geneva or near buy lightnening [lighting/lamps]

OP Location: Geneva

It is more expensive in vernier. You have to pay for the parking!
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It is more expensive in vernier. You have to pay for the parking!
You do at the Ikea in Lyssach in Bern canton as well. I wouldn't be surprised if you have to pay at all of them these days. Been a long while since we went to the one at Aubonne though.
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You do at the Ikea in Lyssach in Bern canton as well. I wouldn't be surprised if you have to pay at all of them these days. Been a long while since we went to the one at Aubonne though.
It was still free at Aubonne a couple of weeks ago.
The store is a mess at the moment though with all the building work going on so personally I think they should be paying me to go there.
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Re: Where in Geneva or near buy lightnening [lighting/lamps]

No one needs to go to Ikea, just for a stand light - there are enough suitable alternatives already given in this thread.
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It is more expensive in vernier. You have to pay for the parking!
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You do at the Ikea in Lyssach in Bern canton as well. I wouldn't be surprised if you have to pay at all of them these days. Been a long while since we went to the one at Aubonne though.
The official reason Ikea Vernier decided to start charging for parking was to stop pesky frontaliers using the huge underground car park as free all-day parking.
Miserable capitalists, depriving working folk of a wizard wheeze.

Anyway, it's only a franc or two for a normal length visit or if you pop in for lunch, not my scene but I understand some CERNites go there to eat!
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Re: Where in Geneva or near buy lightnening [lighting/lamps]

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No one needs to go to Ikea - EVER.
Fixed that for you
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Fixed that for you
Unless, of course, you like meatballs.
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Jumbo, Conforama, - and maybe Landi or Aldi (I've seen them there in the past, but not always stocked), may all be more convenient for uplights, then going to Ikea.



Thursday evening tends to be late closing for some larger stores - 8.00 or 9.00pm, depending on store and location.


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