News IKEA is coming!

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  1. Aragorn

    Aragorn RAID Rookie

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    see... IKEA is cheap ... hell cheap. And at those prices, even if it lasts for 2-3 years, I am just not going to complain.
     
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  2. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Everyone hates Microsoft.
    Everyone Hates Apple
    And now..
    Everyone hates Ikea.

    Yet all 3 are market leaders of their fields. :)
    Tell me friends.. If the Americans hate Ikea.. and now apparently even the Europeans do.. And they have a Zero to limited presence elsewhere..
    Who exactly is buying all their products to make them the world's largest?

    Granted, Ikea is Not the ultimate authority in either design or quality.. but they excel at their niche.

    I personally am thrilled to see them coming here. Unable to locally find a lot of the stuff I want..
    I have been resorting to using Ikea (and similar) catalogs to have local carpenters replicate.
    I can post pics of some stuff if you want.. they look good enough..
    But everyone claiming shoddy Ikea quality should come and see the finishing of the products these carpenters made..
    jagged edges, wrongly cut black lacquer being painted, misplaced expensive imported knobs, gaping holes on the wall.. the list is endless.

    It's easy to criticize, my friend, but I defy any of you doing so to offer up a single better brand. (design/price/performance)
    There isn't one, these guys are the market leaders for a reason, non? :)
     
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  3. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    i think ikea's entry would be a very good idea.

    i am rather fed up with 70% of kirti nagar market being packed with assembled chinese mdf. and the rest, partially indian stuff being in ridiculously expensive showrooms. also, the actual wood work shops sell you all sorts of junk in the name of quality wood.

    hence the need for a seller who sells standard stuff at low rates. and i am sure, ikea would also help us gain access to more modern furniture items.

    Luciffer , i dont think the carpenters 'lost' the stuff. they most probably took it away.
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    share the ikea catalogs?
     
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  4. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    great news .... anishka will love it :)
     
  5. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    why her in specific?
     
  6. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Every women in India will love to hear Ikea come, and men included.
     
  7. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    The main point is that I would also love to see Ikea here ! but why wasn't Anishka tagged?
    anishka, are you here ?
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    There I tagged her right, so harryneopotter, you tagged her wrongly ;)
     
  8. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    because she absolutely loves their designs ... !
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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  10. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    very cheap stuff there!
     
  11. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    Luciffer, very cheap and practical stuff there !! and as there product range is same all over the world, I will be waiting for them more now :D
     
  12. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Having been shopping with these guys in 4 countries. :)
    Essentially the same base product line + Some country specific items.
    (Americans love Black Lacquer more than Europeans do.. etc)

    But for India the line will be slightly different ..
    Since the Govt requires them to source 35% of their products locally.
    We still will get all the international designs :)

    Prices however ARE NOT the same worldwide.. influenced by higher costs, duties, taxes & transportation costs.
    Indian prices are going to Probably be APPOX 20% higher than Regional smaller EU Ikeas.
    So look at this catalog.. it's the catalog for POLAND:
    Prices are in Polish Zloty (PLN) : Multiply by 16.8 for INR.

    And for those of you criticizing Ikea...
    Let me show you something.. I bought a German Glass TV stand here for over Rs25K
    In Less than that price. look at Page 75 of the Polish catalog for what I could have gotten instead :cry:

    Polish Ikea Catalog:
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    Excellent !! amd don't worry Ikea is already getting stuff gtom India so we will not be getting lower category stuff coz of 35% guideline.. and there are various ways to not follow that. ')
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    I know... I've personally bought a lot of stuff from Ikea, only to go home and find the 'Made In India' tag...
    And banged my head, knowing I could have gotten it soo much cheaper here :)
     
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    No you would not have got the same stuff here, it is exclusive licensing or something like that !!
    just lke the harley davidson merchandise which is made here but not sold here !
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Soo true.. I forgot that.
    The general quality of all the Indian products were far better than what's generally available here.
    But the prices dictated that..
    Remember buying this splendid big picture frame for the wall.. for appox $120. (made in India)
    Here.. I'd scream if someone wanted me to pay Rs7,500 for a frame! :)
     
  17. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    they are selling a nice pair of steel frame tables for $29.99 CAD! you wont get them for that money here.

    i stopped browsing the catalog. cant bear the torture.
     
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  18. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Well.. you will soon get them for appox Rs 2,500
    (30CAD X 55 X 1.5) Giving them a 50% premium over CAD prices.

    Please go to Page 75 of the Polish Catalog. Look at the entertainment centers. Making me wanna cry!
     
  19. JD666

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    Luciffer - brought back some old memories when you displayed the catalog! We used to enthusiastically collect all the IKea catalogs for furture purchases and interior design suggestions/ideas! damn!
     
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    They may be cheap or may be not in India...but I like their simplistic designs.

    Copied one of their bed designs once and got it made from the local furniture factory :D
     

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