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I found I can actually rent a van from IKEA. And if you have spent over 500 CHF during this promotional period, you can actually rent it upto 2 hours for free. Since I am looking to buy heavier bulk items that I can't move in public transportation, the van would be a perfect option.

When paying, it's per hour which works out great because it is still more cost effective than having them deliver all these items and charge you delivery fee per item.
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I found I can actually rent a van from IKEA. And if you have spent over 500 CHF during this promotional period, you can actually rent it upto 2 hours for free. Since I am looking to buy heavier bulk items that I can't move in public transportation, the van would be a perfect option.

When paying, it's per hour which works out great because it is still more cost effective than having them deliver all these items and charge you delivery fee per item.
Is this a van with a driver? Or you drive it yourself?
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Is this a van with a driver? Or you drive it yourself?
Self drive. You'd have to check if they accept a non-Swiss license if you haven't converted.
Thing to bear in mind also is when you get the stuff home, if you have an upstairs apartment, the boxes are too heavy to take upstair alone, so you need help. Alternatively you can open the boxes and take the pieces up individually. And you have to get the van back.

When I did it (and I clearly remember the stress I was under) I dragged it all to the cellar.

I'll also never buy the tall wardrobes again, I think they are 2.4m tall. very heavy and not easy to assemble when the ceiling is 2450cm.



Meantime, second hand Ikea furniture is basically worthless. I had to give most of mine away, and deliver, the rest went to the tip.
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Oh CodPeace you have awoken a very bad memory from last year. Me and my Son bought a 2.4 metre wardrobe and diligently skipped page 1 of the instructions and assembled the carcase on the floor. Several hours later, on page 780 of the instructions we came to put the thing vertical and, well you can guess the rest.
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Self drive. You'd have to check if they accept a non-Swiss license if you haven't converted.
Thing to bear in mind also is when you get the stuff home, if you have an upstairs apartment, the boxes are too heavy to take upstair alone, so you need help. Alternatively you can open the boxes and take the pieces up individually. And you have to get the van back.

When I did it (and I clearly remember the stress I was under) I dragged it all to the cellar.

I'll also never buy the tall wardrobes again, I think they are 2.4m tall. very heavy and not easy to assemble when the ceiling is 2450cm.



Meantime, second hand Ikea furniture is basically worthless. I had to give most of mine away, and deliver, the rest went to the tip.
Ah thanks, I actually do have a Swiss driving license, but never drove in Switzerland as I am used to driving at the correct side of the road instead of the wrong one the rest of the world does I need a few driving lessons to get me used to driving on the wrong side of the road, and having trams chasing me down the road
In addition I would need help carrying stuff as you mentioned anyway, cheaper to pay the 100chf and get it delivered, and I must admit aid for assembly too !

yes I know most of Ikea funiture maybe throw away ... but if you want something fast, and good customer service its the best place... in fact I myself wanted to buy second hand Ikea, but the cost of having someone moving the furniture from one place to another was more prohibitive than ordering new !
Probably in a year's time I will be also taking the new furniture to the tip - will need to find out about that
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I don't know your story, but if you live alone, consider chests of drawers and those metal clothes racks and skip the PITA of wardrobes.
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I don't know your story, but if you live alone, consider chests of drawers and those metal clothes racks and skip the PITA of wardrobes.
This is exactly what I decided to do !
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I don't know your story, but if you live alone, consider chests of drawers and those metal clothes racks and skip the PITA of wardrobes.
I miss having a proper chest of drawers. At the time, the wardrobes seemed like such a good idea since most places here don't have built-in closets.
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