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Old 23.11.2006, 20:03
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IKEA - more trusted than the church

I read today an article stating that a poll taken recently in Sweden mentioned that 80% of the Swedes polled trust more in IKEA than in the Swedish Church. Volvo, Ericsson, Saab and Aztra Seneca all follow IKEA in the trust factor before the Church - which finally makes it at 14th place.

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Old 23.11.2006, 20:09
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Yep! Up with IKEA.........
That's where we get what deserves our money.
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Re: IKEA - more trusted than the church

Sweden is simply not a god-fearing nation, I spent a couple of years there and quite frankly I like the fact that they trust IKEA more than they do the Chruch. Hell, I trust McDonalds more than the Church.

In Billy bookshelves we trust.
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Old 23.11.2006, 20:57
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Re: IKEA - more trusted than the church

We have been waiting for a bed for the last 8 weeks, they keep giving us delivery dates and not keeping to them!! We will have to cancel the order, have had enough with Ikea! Apparently they have no central warehouse in Switzerland!
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Old 23.11.2006, 21:37
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Re: IKEA - more trusted than the church

Have Faith !
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Old 24.11.2006, 10:35
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Re: IKEA - more trusted than the church

maybe IKEA assembly instructions are easier to follow than the Bible?
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Old 24.11.2006, 11:31
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Re: IKEA - more trusted than the church

8 weeks ? Is that all ? How long do you think we have been waiting for the Second Coming ?

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Re: IKEA - more trusted than the church

We are actually awaiting the second coming of our IKEA sofa. The first couldn't fit through our front door. Sofa salvation's just round the corner ...
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Re: IKEA - more trusted than the church

Well, the Church has to change its customer service slogan... "The customer is always a damned lying sinner" just doesn't cut it with your average Swedish consumer.
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maybe IKEA assembly instructions are easier to follow than the Bible?
The bible is less ambiguous, has less hidden meanings for sure...
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Maybe, but the Bible doesn't come with a Hex screwdriver.
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Re: IKEA - more trusted than the church

For sure i'm not such a IKEA fanatic as most seem to be. Their poor materials, compressed wood, ensure that you will find most IKEA products on the curb after a few years.

Pay a little more and have something that won't up in a landfill in a handful of years.....

Though, i dig those big bags of meatballs they sell and with a nice gravy,,,ahhhh yeah..
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For sure i'm not such a IKEA fanatic as most seem to be. Their poor materials, compressed wood, ensure that you will find most IKEA products on the curb after a few years.

Pay a little more and have something that won't up in a landfill in a handful of years.....
Pay a little more and buy something up the range not cheap tat.
Ikea has cheap stuff, it has more expensive better quality stuff.

Go somewhere else and pay a lot more you mean`?

Unless you're a snob of course... wouldn't be seen dead in Ikea/Skoda/etc
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Re: IKEA - more trusted than the church

Haha,,, sorry, i'm not looking to offend the church of Ikea,, you're right, it will last as long as solid wood furniture. I'm only pointing out that it falls from the furniture one might find in your grandparents house, where its lasted for 40 years.

I just buy what i need and slowly accomodate furniture, or buy second hand, instead of furnishing an entire apt at once on a dime.
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Re: IKEA - more trusted than the church

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We have been waiting for a bed for the last 8 weeks, they keep giving us delivery dates and not keeping to them!! We will have to cancel the order, have had enough with Ikea! Apparently they have no central warehouse in Switzerland!
Ordered online? We had the same experience. Bed finally came, delivery date was advised (no choice) on a date we were away, so advised them to deliver to my office. Arrived at 12 (although pm after 14:00 delivery was announced), so colleague with the cash (you cant pay by card) wasnt there. They refuse to leave bed and took it away. Etc etc etc. In the end brought bed back from IKEA myself as bro in law and new girlfriend were arriving that evening and felt a bit harsh to make them sleep on parquet... amused much of zurich since double mattress and double bed loaded on roof rack of a porsche (and not a cayenne). The shop manager at dietlikon was helpful, but it is clear their system is SNAFU.

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Ordered online? We had the same experience. Bed finally came, delivery date was advised (no choice) on a date we were away, so advised them to deliver to my office. Arrived at 12 (although pm after 14:00 delivery was announced), so colleague with the cash (you cant pay by card) wasnt there. They refuse to leave bed and took it away. Etc etc etc. In the end brought bed back from IKEA myself as bro in law and new girlfriend were arriving that evening and felt a bit harsh to make them sleep on parquet... amused much of zurich since double mattress and double bed loaded on roof rack of a porsche (and not a cayenne). The shop manager at dietlikon was helpful, but it is clear their system is SNAFU.
Uh oh! I have just ordered some stuff online. I must say I was surprised that I was given no indication of a delivery date. I called their help number, but my German is not so good, so I hung up while trying to meander through the automatic menu thing. I received an e-mail a few minutes ago, but it does not mention a delivery date or time.

Can anyone point me to something written about delivery times on their web site?

Am I in time to cancel the order and go there myself and use Warentaxi.ch to get me back instead?

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Re: IKEA - more trusted than the church

beastofbodmin, you didn't try very hard on the phone. I've ordered 3 times on line, spoke to an operator in english twice to change an order.
I think if the stock is available in your nearest warehouse then it'll be delivered within 2 weeks. Mine was from Lyssach and that was about the time frame.
Also you can pay using credit card even on the day of delivery. Ikea rang to tell me estimated time on the day, and I paid then. I also did pay cash another time.
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beastofbodmin, you didn't try very hard on the phone. I've ordered 3 times on line, spoke to an operator in english twice to change an order.
I couldn't understand the menu options, though I went through them 3 times. I am embarassed to speak German as my vocabulary is very limited .

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I think if the stock is available in your nearest warehouse then it'll be delivered within 2 weeks. Mine was from Lyssach and that was about the time frame.
How far in advance were you informed of the delivery date?
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Re: IKEA - more trusted than the church

Does anybody else find it extremely annoying and ridiculous that IKEA Switzerland doesn't have a website in English? I mean seriously, they have all the same items I'm sure in other english speaking countries. Would it be so difficult for them to have it in english in switzerland as well?
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Does anybody else find it extremely annoying and ridiculous that IKEA Switzerland doesn't have a website in English? I mean seriously, they have all the same items I'm sure in other english speaking countries. Would it be so difficult for them to have it in english in switzerland as well?
It’s a question of economics. They already do the Swiss site in 3 languages and to go to a 4th would be very expensive to set-up and maintain. Also, if they did the site in English they would probably have to have English speakers to deal with questions. All very expensive. Would it bring in sufficient extra trade to cover the cost and make it profitable ? Probably not as most English speaking people manage it as it is.
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