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    • grace2much
    • By grace2much 24th Jan 08, 10:16 AM
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    How long to walk around all of ikea
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    • 24th Jan 08, 10:16 AM
    How long to walk around all of ikea 24th Jan 08 at 10:16 AM
    Hi, Thinking of going to ikea next week for some browsing. On average, at a leisurely speed how long would it take you to see all the stands/products?

    Ikea have a grey path marked on the floor (or something like this) that you can follow to take you round the complete store and this is what I looking to get a idea of time.

    Thanks in advance
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    • Idiophreak
    • By Idiophreak 24th Jan 08, 10:20 AM
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    • 24th Jan 08, 10:20 AM
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    • 24th Jan 08, 10:20 AM
    If you really want to *look* at everything, browse quite carefully, you're best off allowing yourself around half a day - by the time you've wandered, bought stuff, had some meatballs etc - even the quickest of dashes into Ikea to get a couple of bits always takes
    me and hour or so...
    • zfrl
    • By zfrl 24th Jan 08, 10:22 AM
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    • 24th Jan 08, 10:22 AM
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    • 24th Jan 08, 10:22 AM
    Even if I go for 1 thing I always allow 3 hours for a visit to Ikea!

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    • belfastgirl23
    • By belfastgirl23 24th Jan 08, 4:19 PM
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    • 24th Jan 08, 4:19 PM
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    • 24th Jan 08, 4:19 PM
    I was wondering this too - thanks!

  • jamesey07
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    • 24th Jan 08, 4:27 PM
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    • 24th Jan 08, 4:27 PM
    i've been a few times to ikea and everytime i've been it's taking about 3 hours, you don't see the time going in though as every time i've been when i looked at the clock i've been like :-O 3 hours, but it's class, and will be back again tomorrow
    • belfastgirl23
    • By belfastgirl23 24th Jan 08, 4:47 PM
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    • #6
    • 24th Jan 08, 4:47 PM
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    • 24th Jan 08, 4:47 PM
    Y'know I think tonight might just be the night for me to finally try it Been meaning to go for ages but every time I drove past there was a tailback. Surely thursday night wouldn't be that popular!

  • Ty Tarz
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    • 24th Jan 08, 6:59 PM
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    • 24th Jan 08, 6:59 PM
    Walked around it for an hour - didn't see a single thing I would like in my house. I know this forum is about money saving, but i would rather spend more on some quality furniture rather than some of the flimsy cheap stuff in IKEA.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 24th Jan 08, 9:33 PM
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    • 24th Jan 08, 9:33 PM
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    • 24th Jan 08, 9:33 PM
    3 hours, but it's class, and will be back again tomorrow
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    • LilMissEmmylou
    • By LilMissEmmylou 24th Jan 08, 9:41 PM
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    • 24th Jan 08, 9:41 PM
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    • 24th Jan 08, 9:41 PM
    Walked around it for an hour - didn't see a single thing I would like in my house. I know this forum is about money saving, but i would rather spend more on some quality furniture rather than some of the flimsy cheap stuff in IKEA.
    Originally posted by Ty Tarz
    see i love their sofas and those chairs that bounce lol. I figure i paid way too much for my sofa (even on sale and display model!) and next time ill go for a cheapy because this one is already going out of shape after less than 2 yrs. I got an ikea desk last week - love it i guess u have to look to differentiate between their crappy stuff and ok stuff
    • dmxdave
    • By dmxdave 24th Jan 08, 9:45 PM
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    3 hours, but it's class, and will be back again tomorrow
    Originally posted by jamesey07
    NICS Lunchbreak ?
    Dave
    • belfastgirl23
    • By belfastgirl23 24th Jan 08, 10:47 PM
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    I got around it in about 90 mins. Wouldn't want to spend too much longer, those floors are really hard on the feet, think they must be concrete. I thought the sofas and beds seemed like pretty good deals, also the dining tables and chairs etc. But the only area I was interested in really was bathrooms (we need to replace ours) and wasn't impressed at all by them. The other thing was that I had had a real fancy for a pax wardrobe but a lot of the basket etc attachments felt really flimsy and rubbish...was pretty disappointed with this.

    TBH overall not that much better or cheaper than Dekko...but worth a look if you want something in particular.

    • tanith
    • By tanith 24th Jan 08, 10:53 PM
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    I can do it in about 15 mins......... if it wasn't for my bad hip I would go faster...

    Don't you just hate it that you can't see daylight when you go in Ikea.... its soooooooooooo claustrophobic...
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    • Witless
    • By Witless 25th Jan 08, 6:56 AM
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    NICS Lunchbreak ?
    Originally posted by dmxdave
    :rolleyes:
    Why not?

    NICS lunchbreaks aren't paid; the salary is based on a 42 hr gross week with conditioned (net) hours of 37 hrs.

  • Reddragon
    Life is too short to walk round Ikea
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    • woofwoofwoof
    • By woofwoofwoof 25th Jan 08, 9:25 PM
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    We went last Friday teatime and even though we didn't look into every cupboard, chest of drawers, didn't have anything to eat at the restaurant, etc it took us 2 hours. Bought some brilliant glasses for £1.49; smashed one on the floor when I got home so I'll have to go back for some more - may go alone next time though as I felt a bit rushed by the OH!!!
    • nuttywoman
    • By nuttywoman 25th Jan 08, 9:35 PM
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    and don`t forget basic survival techniques as well! a mobile phone, a proper tape measure, and last but not least tell someone were you are and the time you`ll be back!
    Enjoy! lol
    We went at 7.30 last night cos its quieter at night, but don`t tell anyone or they`ll all be going ,lol
    • dmxdave
    • By dmxdave 25th Jan 08, 9:49 PM
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    Bought some brilliant glasses for £1.49; smashed one on the floor when I got home so I'll have to go back for some more -
    Originally posted by woofwoofwoof
    Temper temper
    Dave
    • grace2much
    • By grace2much 27th Jan 08, 4:59 PM
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    Thanks everyone for the info i think I'll park the caravan in the carpark and make a week of it
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    • icookalot4u
    • By icookalot4u 28th Jan 08, 12:58 PM
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    at least you wont have to cook breakfast in the caravan , go for the 95p breakfast and free tea/coffee monday to friday.in the cafe and you might even develope an interest in plane spotting!
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