Yeah, But You Have To Admit It Was Kind Of Overpriced Last Year

Reader Matt says, “Just writing to share the fantastic deal we got on a lampshade last night at IKEA.”


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  1. rpm773 says:

    And so it begins….runaway deflation!

  2. Angus99 says:

    Apparently the lampshade somehow also got you high last year.

  3. Draygonia says:

    Sign error. Funny. Haha. Good one consumerist!

  4. aintgotone says:

    Erserud sounds like a lampshade’s name.

  5. mykie says:

    Did Ikea merge with Target?

    Are they going to start “Instant Substituting” wobbly CD racks for particle board bathroom cabinet doors?

  6. Smashville says:

    To be fair, last year’s model came with 3 ounces of heroin and a wish.

  7. obits3 says:

    Maybe last years model had big, small, and ginormous light bulbs =)

  8. NarcolepticGirl says:

    I wish I could shop at IKEA with no more than 6 other customers in the whole store.

    Last time, I wanted to look at desks and chairs and apparently thats where parents dumped off kids. Half a dozen kids on the chairs spinning each other around and yelling.

    The line downstairs took about 45 minutes.

    Couples were arguing.

    • Talisker says:

      Going to IKEA on a Saturday helps me to understand the high suicide rate in Scandinavia. It isn’t bad if you go on a weekday evening.

    • Smashville says:

      I love IKEA, but for some reason I always want to punch people when I’m there.

      I’ve only been in Atlanta and San Diego…I will say Atlanta’s seemed to be A LOT worse in terms of people that didn’t look to see if there were people in the space that they were walking into.

      • Awesome McAwesomeness says:

        Try going to the one in Frisco, Texas. It is the land of the self-entitled, Hummer driving, debt-ridden, McMansion whatevers. Truly an exasperating experience.

      • mac-phisto says:

        oh, dude – that’s my big gripe w/ costco. i seriously want to pour 512-oz. bottles of bleach in people’s eyes when i’m at that place.

        & god forbid i get to an aisle where their giving away free samples of pete’s anchovy peanut spread. that’s like fighting rush hour traffic over the GWB.

    • rpm773 says:

      Couples were arguing.

      Yeah, it’s a newlywed proving ground.

      Is your marriage strong enough to take the Ikea challenge?

    • JMILLER says:

      I am not advocating murdering anybody at Ikea or anywhere else, but I know it only takes on sympathetic juror who has been there to get me a hung jury,

  9. Awesome McAwesomeness says:

    $20 for an Ikea lampshade? Last time I went, I noticed their prices had gotten much higher. I know the point is that is used to “cost” $2000, sheesh, $20 for that? Really?

    • rpm773 says:

      Indeed. I’ve seen that too.

      I was in there a couple months ago looking for a quick, cheap nursing chair for my wife while the glider we had ordered elsewhere came in.

      As it was for temporary use, I really didn’t want to spend more than $200, but anything that reclined with some cushioning was well over that..$350..$400..etc. Finally I settled on something around $120 that expected one to buy a $80 covering…which I didn’t.

  10. Martha Chang says:

    IKEA (IKEA)/Just a boat and some chairs and a handful of Norsemen/IKEA (IKEA)/Selling furniture for college kids and divorced men…

  11. rahntwo says:

    What a deal! They cut the price by 00.

  12. quirkyrachel says:

    Last year’s model came with diamonds. But you had to affix them to the shade yourself using a non-standard screw driver.

  13. CyGuy says:

    But don’t you feel ‘shade’nfreude for anyone who bought one for $2k last year? I know I do.