HOWTO: Get an IKEA Catalogue

Jessica Coen, one of our chaste sisters kept cloistered in an attic room over at Gawker.com, had a very strong reaction to our IKEA catalogue review. To wit:

omg, how did you get a catalogue? i
ve requested them a thousand times, never get anything…

Dear Jessica: All we did was fill out this form on their website. But we’ve had to do so, like every time we’ve moved.

Has anyone else had difficulty with IKEA’s fast-as-a-fjord catalogue mailing system? Maybe The Consumerist can sponsor a IKEA catalogue reading slumber party.

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  1. Paul D says:

    For a while there (I don’t know if this is still true), they wouldn’t even bother to send you a catalog if you didn’t live near an IKEA store.

    I do not. But my parents do, so I would just swipe their catalog…

  2. christy says:

    Last year I never got one and had to steal my brother’s since he is an actual city dweller. This year I had one sent to me – I think they got a clue and printed more.

    I have heard of people actually buying the catalogues on eBay, too, which seems insane, but you can’t really quantify the craziness that is Ikea.

  3. Bubba Barney says:

    For some odd reason, my family in Houston started sending me Ikea catalogs along with Xmas and birthday presents.

    I only bought some replacement pulls for a dresser drawer once. I would only shop at Ikea in person because I would want to see the quality of the item before I purchased it as ‘quality’, and durability, are suspect there.

    Drawer pulls, yes.
    Like someone posted earlier, a refrigerator, no.

  4. Aoife says:

    On Ebay? Psh.