Ikea, What Are You Thinking?
Posted on Feb 2 2013 at 08:29:05 PM in House & Garden
My husband and I are in the process of updating my son’s bathroom. We’re repainting the walls, replacing the fixtures, and giving the bathroom a more modern look. We had found a great mirror at Ikea that would be perfect for the design, but when we went to order it online we were blown away by the cost of shipping. Keep in mind we are talking about a wall mirror that weighs less than a sack of flour, about as much as my laptop, and less than a teacup Chihuahua. Ikea wants to charge $300 to ship a $50.00 mirror. Not a $500 mirror, not a 40 pound mirror, but a 4 pound mirror. Unbelievable. So I thought to myself “no way am I going to spend that kind of money on shipping.” We’d be better off driving to the nearest store four hours away and picking it up ourselves. How much business is Ikea losing because of their outrageous shipping policy?
But luck would have it there is a company in town that takes regular trips to Ikea and makes purchases for customers for a percentage of the cost of the total items purchased. Genius if you ask me. You don’t have to get suckered into Ikea’s trap and still get the items you want for a small fee. The local store in Nashville is called ModerNash. Do your research in your area and see if there is a business like this one that can help you get the products you’d like without the high shipping costs. If you can’t find one, maybe think about starting one.