Before I purchased the Besta TV entertainment center wall unit, I asked
about assembly, because I knew I could never do it myself. I was told by an IKEA employee, who had my "shopping list" in front of her, that it would be 10-20% of the purchase price. Okay, I could handle that, so I made the purchase, loaded the flat-bed carts to save on delivery charges, loaded my car, and drove home. I was too pooped to unload the car, so I got out the two business cards the IKEA employee gave me - little blue and yellow business cards that IKEA had an "arrangement with." When I got through to them, I was informed that it's NOT a percentage of the purchase price, you're charged by the PIECE. He said it would cost $385 for them to assemble the wall unit that cost $868. When I called IKEA to complain about being misled about the costs of assembly, they said, oh, you should have looked into that before you made the purchase. I guess speaking to the IKEA employee isn't checking into it? I got, oh, we don't have any control over those outside assembly people. Funny, the little blue and yellow business cards are passed out at IKEA and say "IKEA-certified installer" on them and I was told at IKEA that I would be charged 10-20%. I think it's a scam. They know darn good and well that if they told you it would cost HALF of the purchase price to get the darn thing assembled, you wouldn't buy their complicated furniture items in the first place.
oh IKEA, is the worst customer service, even the manager on the showroom they have at palo alto, ca, she i...
They advertised a stock pot, regularly $40 for $10. One per household, while supplies last. Store opens at 10 AM - they offered free breakfast between 9 - 10 AM so I got there about 9:30. I noticed they were giving something out at door, looked like a flyer about the breakfast but I already had the ad from Sunday paper. Had breakfast, then waited in the line to get in store. 10 AM I enter and look for stock pot. None in the kitchen supply area. The other item I was looking for from the ad was there and I got my limit. Someone said you had to have a coupon to get the stockpot and they were up by the checkout counters. Strange I thought. The paper ad nor the TV ad say anything about a coupon or first so many customers. I go to checkout and see the stockpots being held hostage on the far left wall by the clerks. They would not sell me one without the coupon they gave out before the store opened. I had to make a scene but I got my stockpot ("someone gave their coupon up"). IKEA practices deceptive advertising and I will not let one of their ads lure me back to their store again.
I will no longer purchase anything from your store again! Your commercial with the woman putting together a dresser and the elderly woman saying she could go find a nice man (Or woman)... Was shocking!
To be a parent that is careful about what her children watch on tv, and then have no control over the type of commercials that are shown are truly unbelieveable. Your ikea company will no longer be a place where I purchase my family items. You were able to show your liberal point of view and gain the gay and lesbian costumers, but you have lost a conservative costumers! I can't understand why it was even necessary to put that in one of your commercials!
My family will no longer be a costumer of yours!
I ordered a chair from ikea online on 27/01/2009 and took delivery on 03/02/2009 to find the height/rake levers snapped. As I needed a chair urgently I put it together never the less. Then requested a replacement be sent out. Then advised delivery/collection on 17/02/2009. I attempted to dismantle chair and found a bolt has cross threaded so I can't dismantle for the courier to accept it. They now want to send a truck to collect as assembled on 04/03/2009. What rights do I have? Do I have to go through all this? Can't I just dispose of the faulty chair? Does anyone have experience of taking this further due to inconvenience caused?
In September 08 I bought an Aneboda bed frame and Lilliker Bed slats from Ikea. I didn't put it together...
I bought book shelf at IKEA for $100. and since it was my 1st time in one of their stores I looked at many...
I bought a stand alone cabinet from ikea, like 95% of your their products required assembly. I bought it home...
I have a4-part wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors that I purchased from IKEA several years ago. The closet...
I bought a bed from ikea, carson, california. When we get it home and start to assemble it we realize it i...
The worst kitchen experience ever!!!
Ok, so. Bought a $3, 000 kitchen for my new office. Still waiting for it! I paid for it in may. I hired ikea's installation company to install it. They booked a date and didn't show up. No call, no apology. They rescheduled 3 weeks later. They installed half of the kitchen. Turns out ikea sent the wrong upper cabinets. Called ikea to ask them to send the proper cabinets. I was told it w0uld be fixed right away. Nothing happened. After countless calls, emails through their customer service site and much frustration, nothing happens. 4 months later they tell me the cabinets are discontinued and I could have a $100 gift certificate for my troubles (Whooopty - doo). I asked for them to be replaced by another type of cabinet. They assured me that would be taken care of immediately. Nothing happened. Another 2 months go by. I call to find out what is happening and nobody could give me a status.
Whatever you do. Do not purchase a kitchen from this store. Completely incompetent service staff. Horrible installation company.
Btw, they didn't even give me the lousy $100 gift certificate.
today I watched a commercial about a woman putting a red dresser together with and elderly woman making...
I'm sure you have seen those ikea ice trays that come in funny shapes and are made of a rubbery like substance. Perhaps you have purchased them, maybe for the kids, or maybe because you like the idea of your ice cubes coming in funny shapes and this appeals to you in some sort of aesthetic way.
Well, either way. the ikea ice cube trays really suck. It's so hard to break the ice out of the tray, because of the fact that they are in funny shapes, AND because the rubber that they are made out of is complete crap. The cubes are too small. Altogether I just wanted to voice my opinion that these ice cube trays needs to cease being sold. At best, I would hope that they stop using the rubber to make them as I think that is the major problem.
I bought a chair. Got home with it, ready to put it together and guess what, the last piece in the... Severely damaged. Needless to say the whole frame is scratched. Now I have to drive again 50 miles to bring it back. And the stupid chair doesn't even fit back in the box. Stay away from ikea. How can they sell such crappy products in the us? I can't believe that I even bother to buy something from them. I have heard that their products suck from many people. I did not believe it. Now I do.
I returned a sofa I bought from ikea. It has been over a week now and they have not refunded my money back. I visited their store several times, filled out the same form many times with my credit card info!!!, every time the associate goes back to talk to some one and then returns saying"it will be refunded tomorow" and "some one" will call you about this. Also "there was some complication, some one failed to log in and this and that..." when tomorrow comes, no one calls. I then call the store and they tell me I have to visit the store to get refund. This has been going for a week now. I am tired of this mental torture. Can any one please advise what can I do. Shall I go to the police fro help.
We purchased plates, cups, bowls and other assorted glassware from Ikea. The products were described as lilac hand blown glass. When we began to wash the plates and remove the stickers, we noticed that the clear spots were showing up on some of the plates. We were shocked to learn that the glassware is not really lilac, but instead it is made of clear glass and has some sort of plastic film covering. We checked the bowls and cups and found them all to be the same. Since the products are made in China we were a bit concerned that flakes of this plastic coating could get into our food and we have no idea what types of chemicals might be in the product. Not to mention, that after a few months, the dishes were going to blotchy messes of clear and lilac as the film continued to scratch or wear off. We called Ikea and told them we had traveled from a long distance to pick up the dishes, we told them that we were very unhappy that the plates were not advertised as
coated and we told them we wanted to be compensated. They expressed shock and said they had no idea that the glassware was not solid glass. We were told we would be refunded our money and compensated with coupons or store credit for our time and mileage. We returned to the store and our money was refunded, but they refused to give us any other type of compensation. They changed their story from what they had said on the phone and claimed they new the dishes were coated, but they were safe for use. We told them to post a sign so other consumers were aware, but they refused and told us they did not want to deal with our concerns. We want others to know that this film could flake and it could get into food products and beverages.
i purchased a set of chest of drawers from ikea on sat 16th august 2008.i built them up on sunday night and as i was building them the wood started to split were the screws fitted in leaving the holes to big for the screws.once the drawers were fitted up i noticed that one of the drawers slants to one side and doesn't close properly.plus the chest of drawers isn't very stable now that there up.i am not very happy with the purchase as i paid £55 for them.i can not bring them back as they are built up, the reason why i managed them home is i got a taxi.i would either like a refund or someone to come and pick them up and give me a new set.
i would like an answer to my complaint.
I purchased over $1, 600 worth of goods on july 27th and they debited my account on the 29th. Since then I have heard nothing, zip, zero, zilch. I have spoken with several different people who assure me that someone will get right back to me and then nothing again. I e-mailed them through "contact us" and 5 guesses as to what happened. Do not use this company. It's a rip-off!
To whom this may concern,
My name is alex giesige. Today (01/08/08) my mother and sister went shopping at ikea, innaloo. What they told me shocked and disgusted me and;
I will be expecting a formal reply to this letter.
After shopping for a fold out couch (Parts of which were not in stock), a number of bookcases and various other wares my mother and sister were then expected to lift these huge heavy boxes into one of your trolleys without help.
My mother has a condition called fibromyalgia a serious muscle and nerve condition which means she is not meant to do heavy lifting.
Then after struggling with the loose mattresses, the trolley and other items, they were finally able to get to a register, pay for the items and then make their way to a lift and stairs with no help. My mother and young sister tried to figure out how the would get two heavy boxes, three mattresses and a number of other items down the stairs and down the elevator.
A female employee passing by offered to help carry one of the mattresses down the stairs for my mother and sister. Once down the bottom my mother asked if it was possible to pull her car up and load all the items in from the door, the employee said that they had no choice they had to pull the car up as trolleys were not allowed out in the car park. She told them that someone would come to help them load the items into the car. Then she left.
My mother then had to leave my sister will all the purchased items at the door while she went and got the car. On returning another two separate female customers had come to the door also with their own purchases. With no staff to help them they had to wait as they couldn’t just leave they’re purchased items also un-attended.
My mother and my sister waited for about 10-15 mins for a staff member to come, as well as the two other customers. My mother became fed up with waiting and her and my sister loaded the mattresses and the large heavy boxes and the other items into the car by themselves.
Finally after a good half an hour or more a male staff member passed by. One of the female customers asked him for help. He replied that he was a trolley boy and was not meant to help customers. However out of the kindness of his heart, did offer to watch the female customer’s belongings while she went to get her car.
The other lady also waiting by this time was so fed up she asked the lady and the trolley boy to look after her purchases, an went in search of staff for help. She returned after making a scene and demanding help and finally three staff members appeared to help. However for my mother and sister and the other customer it was too little to late.
I am beyond appauled
I will in no uncertain terms be seeking advice from legal counsel.
My mother’s details are as follows:
I expect that a written apology be sent to her.
Alex r. Giesige
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