Ikea: Love it or Leave it?

Granted, I didn’t have to stand in a horrendous line at checkout the way I did back when Ikea first came to Canada. Like every model citizen of the twenty-first century, I ordered online.

And was presented with the option of delivery or instore pickup

Please, that’s a question? I’m sixty-four years old and at 4’10” I’m about the size of your average Smurf. My days of hauling boxes off a warehouse shelf and trundling them around Ikea are long gone.

Assembly? Yes, please.

Just as I was congratulating myself on a job well done, a notice popped up on my screen.

We apologize, but we do not provide assembly for your item.

You don’t provide assembly for a bookcase—with shelves, lots of shelves???

Okay, not good, but I own a Phillips screwdriver and a hammer. How hard can it be?

Not hard at all.

Frustrating, yes, especially when you get the damn thing together only to realize you’ve put one of the shelves in upside down. Frustrating, but not difficult.

Even more frustrating?

In Canadian Tire today…

I found a much nicer bookcase—ON SALE 🙂

Aimer at Amazon

11 thoughts on “Ikea: Love it or Leave it?

  1. My only experience with assembly was putting together an entertainment center for my TV and DVDs. Not all that difficult, but the “wood” I found in the box was something like laminated composite board. It wasn’t from IKEA but a similar store.

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  2. “I’m about the size of your average Smurf.” LOL!!! I’m not a whole lot taller, so at least I like blue.

    Last year we had a lot of furniture to put together for our daughter’s new apartment at college. It all took way longer than it should have.

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