Undercover IKEA Receipt Checker Detained Me, Manager Threatened Jail

Undercover IKEA Receipt Checker Detained Me, Manager Threatened Jail

Andrew ran into an IKEA receipt checker who seemed to have used Paul Blart: Mall Cop as a training video. The un-uniformed shopping cop demanded to see his receipt, threatened his arrest if he didn’t comply and made him sweat out the shakedown as he took an unreasonable amount of time. [More]

IKEA's Blue Screen Of Death

IKEA's Blue Screen Of Death

Snapped this picture last night at my local IKEA of a blue screen of death afflicting their product finder kiosk. Since it’s IKEA, they also expect customers to do their own tech support. [More]

Burned By A Defective IKEA Oven Mitt, I Seek Justice… But What Kind?

Burned By A Defective IKEA Oven Mitt, I Seek Justice… But What Kind?

Scott tells Consumerist that he used some new oven mitts from IKEA last night, and found out that one of them is defective. Unfortunately, he learned this the hard way: by burning his thumb. Now, he’s not really sure what to do: the store is a few hours away, and he’s not really sure what he wants from the store in return for the incident. What would you do? [More]

IKEA Phasing Out Tris Flame Retardants From Furniture

IKEA Phasing Out Tris Flame Retardants From Furniture

A Slate reporter was bowled over by the pungent chemical aroma her new IKEA sofa emitted after she took of the package. She carved off a little piece of the mattress foam and sent it to a lab, which found it contained a funky flame retardant called “chlorinated tris.” This is interesting as brominated tris was banned from children’s sleepwear in 1977 after studies showed it was a skin-absorbable carcinogenic. [More]

Ikea Made Me Go On A Treasure Hunt For Bed Parts

Ikea Made Me Go On A Treasure Hunt For Bed Parts

All Matthew wants to do is go to sleep, but Ikea is keeping him up at night by making him search far and wide for several extra pieces he and his partner need to complete their bed. [More]

Ikea To Put Dimmer Switch On Incandescent Light Sales

Ikea To Put Dimmer Switch On Incandescent Light Sales

If for some reason you have a truly heartfelt attachment to the incandescent lights sold at Ikea, you might want to get your hoard on ASAP. The Swedish furniture change has announced plans to begin phasing out sales of the energy-chewing bulbs starting Aug. 1. [More]

See The Ikea Ad That Was Too Naughty For Texas TV

See The Ikea Ad That Was Too Naughty For Texas TV

For some reason, a few TV stations in the Houston area have a problem with the date of June 9, or at least the way Ikea decided to portray the date in a new ad promoting the reopening of their local store. [More]

Ikea Recalls 3.36 Million Blinds Over Strangulation Risk

Ikea Recalls 3.36 Million Blinds Over Strangulation Risk

After receiving a report that a 1-1/2 year old child nearly strangled to death on a loose cord, Ikea — along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada — has issued a recall on all Roman and Roll-up blinds, as well as roller blinds that do not have a tension device attached to the bead chain, sold between Jan. 1998 and June 2009. [More]

Email To IKEA Results In Free Delivery Of Functioning Closet Doors

Email To IKEA Results In Free Delivery Of Functioning Closet Doors

The ever-popular EECB (Executive Email Carpet Bomb) scored another direct hit with reader “Generic_Username.” He and his wife bought some closet doors from IKEA, but didn’t install them until some renovations were complete. When it turned out the doors were defective, G.U. and his wife were told they’d have to pay to have new doors shipped to their house. Ugh! [More]

Score Free Breakfast At Ikea This Weekend

Score Free Breakfast At Ikea This Weekend

Now through Sunday, April 4, Ikea is giving away free small breakfasts at most of its locations nationwide. [More]

Paris Subway Platforms Transformed Into Large, Very Loud Living Rooms

Paris Subway Platforms Transformed Into Large, Very Loud Living Rooms

Have you ever secretly wished that the subway platform you were waiting on could be transformed into a comfy living room? Or at least a living room furnished by IKEA? For another week, you can experience just that in four stops on Paris’s Métro system. Instead of molded plastic seats, have a seat on an Ektorp couch! [More]

Tenants Sue Landlord Over "Ugly" Ikea Kitchen

Tenants Sue Landlord Over "Ugly" Ikea Kitchen

For anyone that thought Ikea made something you can be proud to have in your home, a new lawsuit filed in New York City has some bad news. The former tenants of a Gramercy Park building are pursuing legal action against their onetime landlords for, among other things, installing an “ugly” Ikea kitchen. [More]

The IKEA Song

The IKEA Song

You’ll never get the ladies with those milk crates! You need to sex up your pad with some choice items from IKEA, the furniture that helps a boy become a man. Riegel and Blatt show you how in this comedic ode. Beware, there is some NSFW language and guy in boxers humping Swedish furniture. [More]

IKEA Wouldn't Sell Me An In-Stock Item, But It Did Ship It To Me For Free

IKEA Wouldn't Sell Me An In-Stock Item, But It Did Ship It To Me For Free

Responding to last week’s post about a guy who couldn’t get IKEA to sell him a desk it had in plain view because the store does its restocking overnight, Ross writes in with a story of how he found himself in a similar situation. Only Ross came out a winner by guilting the staff into shipping the item to him for free. [More]

IKEA Wouldn't Sell Me One Of The Many Desks I Saw In Plain View

IKEA Wouldn't Sell Me One Of The Many Desks I Saw In Plain View

Brian says IKEA wouldn’t sell him one of the desks he wanted because it was “sold out,” despite the fact that he could look around and see a bunch of his desired desks stacked near the customer service area. The reason: A customer service dude told him they only restock at night and Brian would have to come back tomorrow. [More]

Whatever This IKEA Couch Is, It Must Be Good For Napping

Whatever This IKEA Couch Is, It Must Be Good For Napping

This demonstration of couch napping took place at the IKEA in Brooklyn. Must be comfy.
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IKEA Starts Checking Receipts

IKEA Starts Checking Receipts

Party time is over at the Red Hook IKEA where, taking a cue from their big-box brethren Walmart and Home Depot, the Swedish maker of flat-packed furniture has instituted some intense receipt checking procedures.

Ex-Merrill Lynch CEO: Whoops, I Should Have Gone To IKEA

Ex-Merrill Lynch CEO: Whoops, I Should Have Gone To IKEA

Former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain is famous for, among other things, spending $1.2 million to redecorate his office as the company was going down in flames. For some reason, Thain’s shopping spree of $87,000 area rugs, a $18,000 desk, and a $35,000 chest of drawers didn’t go over well.