IKEA - Downgrading Quality - service (In TW) ?

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IKEA - Downgrading Quality - service (In TW) ?

Postby headhonchoII » 29 Apr 2012, 18:58

Taichung has tonnes of furniture stores but cheap they ain't. Quality varies a lot too.
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Re: IKEA - Downgrading Quality - service (In TW) ?

Postby TheGingerMan » 29 Apr 2012, 19:19

Deuce Dropper wrote:highly underrated place for lunch.

Their menu has been dumbed down, and the cost dumbed up.
Same with the deli selection.
Far better 4 or 5 years ago.
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Re: IKEA - Downgrading Quality - service (In TW) ?

Postby Deuce Dropper » 29 Apr 2012, 20:44

TheGingerMan wrote:
Deuce Dropper wrote:highly underrated place for lunch.

Their menu has been dumbed down, and the cost dumbed up.
Same with the deli selection.
Far better 4 or 5 years ago.


probably true, but the Salmon with potato cakes and asparagus is tough to be for the price.
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Re: IKEA - Downgrading Quality - service (In TW) ?

Postby Craig0928 » 27 May 2012, 12:38

I'm NOW listening to a new radio documentary made by the BBC...
It mentions that IKEA Cafe/Restaurant in Shanghai has become an 'elderly persons singles club' where old people (usually widowed) can find a girlfriend/boyfriend... IKEA Shanghai have now officially embraced the idea and created 'the IKEA singles club' for the old people. Sweet...

ceevee69 : what is 'Homy'... Is this a store in Taiwan? I know Hola and B&Q...

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Re: IKEA - Downgrading Quality - service (In TW) ?

Postby Belgian Pie » 27 May 2012, 16:30

In Belgium Ikea is the place to go for pensioners and poor people to have a cheap breakfast ... and sometimes steak, mussels and other ...
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Re: IKEA - Downgrading Quality - service (In TW) ?

Postby ceevee369 » 28 May 2012, 01:59

Craig0928 wrote:
: what is 'Homy'... Is this a store in Taiwan? I know Hola and B&Q...


HOMY is the furniture store - same group of Hola & B&Q. Most is expensive import. No DIY.
One is to be found above Hola in Neihu.
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Re: IKEA - Downgrading Quality - service (In TW) ?

Postby FurTrader » 31 May 2012, 05:48

I also remember buying stuff from IKEA as early as 1984.

Back then, the quality was decent and the price was fair.

These days, other furniture manufacturers have found ways to lower their costs and match IKEA quality.
Don't get me wrong, most of IKEA's stuff are still pretty nice, but the rest are junk.(to put it politely)
Prices are no longer competitive.

Off the top of my head, I can think of these IKEA products that I purchased in the last 10 to 15 years.
All are what I'd consider to be junk after just a year or two of normal use.

Mattress & box spring set
Fabric sofa
Leather sofa
Entertainment center
Table lamps
Drawers
Office desk
Fake plastic plants
Filing cabinet
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