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CS Chua
21-01-2010, 03:27 AM
Has anyone bought Ikea sofa before? How is it after 5 years? They were having an offer for a 3 seater sofa for RM1200.00 Usually I prefer branded ones like Fella Design but I am thinking of trying Ikea out. Any comments?

fcloh
21-01-2010, 06:34 AM
I'm thinking of buying Ikea sofa too for my house.....Ikea sofa quite trendy. Will buy it soon.... any comments on it ?

jan tomaswaki
21-01-2010, 07:38 AM
I have bought one 3 years ago,after 9 mths the goose faether came out,i made a complain ,they refund only 70% of purchase,deduct RM60 transport and a staff come to examine it to determine the defect for RM30.After that they gift you a voucher

expat1609
22-01-2010, 11:11 PM
from looking at those sofas i dont think they make it 5 yrs, no need to ask how they look like then

open your eys wide (not the trendy eyes) and you will see it

seems that jan has exactly the experience i expect from that stuff

p.s. even my kids know: the most colorful packing got the worst rubbish inside ;)

CS Chua
23-01-2010, 02:09 AM
One bad experience does not reveal anything except that IKEA was ethical enough to offer 70% to jan. We need more responses to be conclusive. I bought IKEA's things from time to time but they are usually small items. The biggest item is a DIY shelf using solid pine wood. They are about 10 year old and they are still as solid as when it was new. No regrets about that. Lately I bought a stainless steel kitchen table and I am very impressed with its quality. But I have never bought a sofa from them and I am very fussy about my sofa. It is not about seating on it only, it is also for afternoon naps. When I test a sofa, I have to lie down on it to be sure. :D

jan tomaswaki
23-01-2010, 07:33 AM
I had a set of Fella design sofa the structure still last after 15 years :) .Two years ago bought a sofabed from Lorenzo for RM900 before was RM2000.Very satisfied :) When open up 4'x6'

currymee
23-01-2010, 07:54 AM
Best furniture to buy from IKEA is always the SOLID WOOD type - really lasting - had a coffee table (solid pine) since 1997 - been though everything and still the most reliable table in my house - solid as a rock !! Same also for the dining table which I used as a desk !! :D

CS Chua
23-01-2010, 08:46 AM
I am planning to drop by Fella Design's Factory Outlet next week to see if they have any promotion. Their furniture is nice and durable.

Hiliary
23-01-2010, 10:05 AM
Ikea stuff has it's place, i find their steel table bases are worth the money when finsihed off myself, and i like the Poang chairs.
But i have looked long and hard at the bookcases, beds and the lower priced sofa's and decided for me there are cheaper and better alternatives. (cheaper in terms of i know something more expensive will last longer :) )

jan tomaswaki
23-01-2010, 11:29 AM
i must confess that i am a great fan of Ikea as the thing are trendy and i like anything white.Indeed every corner of my house is fill with their things worth RM30K.Another thing is i can roam freely as i like under other shops they follow you as if they are your bodyguards. :D

bslee
23-01-2010, 01:06 PM
Amazingly, there are some things from here that may "sound" cheap or affordable but not really. I believe much of the bulky furniture and most items there are heavily taxed without anyone realizing it. People and customers are just sold on its attractive inventions and pragmatic approach to home furnishing that there's practically no other competition to speak of. Morever people here just like the sound of "imported" stuff over local produce.
Some points.
1. A recent (rough) check shows the price of its flooring is cheaper at S'pore than here by a HUGE percentage. I can only imagine the price of other items there compared to here..morever IF YOU EARN IN SING DOLLARS!..
2. Much stuff is now Made in China, especially timber, steel and plastic products. You're NOT going to easily find "Made in EU or Made in Sweden"
There are exceptions of course.
3. I think they lump their entire company sales volume so they charge 5% gov tax at their restaurant to your bill. Not exactly the cheapest restaurant in town, yet people dine there by the droves.
4. Their bookshelves still sag after some years if the bookshelf is filled entirely.
5. I know EU made MDF or particle board like from IKEA is 10X better than any local produce for numerous reasons of build quality and reliability.
6. Take advantage of sales promo period for savings.
7. Scandinavian cheese sold there is potentially cheaper than your Kraft or other brand block cheese. I've tasted both and I believe its somewhat of a swiss cheese variant with a nice nutty flavor. Try it with some jam in a sandwich. Forget processed cheese...YUKKK!
8. Hot dogs sold there in the snack area. I think its non-profit center, more as a benefit to customers.

expat1609
27-01-2010, 08:57 AM
One bad experience does not reveal anything except that IKEA was ethical enough to offer 70% to jan. We need more responses to be conclusive. I bought IKEA's things from time to time but they are usually small items. The biggest item is a DIY shelf using solid pine wood. They are about 10 year old and they are still as solid as when it was new. No regrets about that. Lately I bought a stainless steel kitchen table and I am very impressed with its quality. But I have never bought a sofa from them and I am very fussy about my sofa. It is not about seating on it only, it is also for afternoon naps. When I test a sofa, I have to lie down on it to be sure. :D

yes, you are absolutely right saying: One bad experience does not reveal anything except that IKEA was ethical enough to offer 70% to jan.

it was also not my intention to shoot ikea, but as the question was on their sofas, i was talking about their sofas only (i look at those sofas just as obstacles to pass, on my way to other departments)!!!
i do have a lot of ikea furniture and most of it is still fine after many years.

just keep your eyes open before buying things...if they look trendy, one often overlooks that they are flimsy and fragile at the same time, NOT at ikea only, but everywhere !!!!

jan tomaswaki
27-01-2010, 10:30 AM
yes, you are absolutely right saying: One bad experience does not reveal anything except that IKEA was ethical enough to offer 70% to jan.

it was also not my intention to shoot ikea, but as the question was on their sofas, i was talking about their sofas only (i look at those sofas just as obstacles to pass, on my way to other departments)!!!
i do have a lot of ikea furniture and most of it is still fine after many years.

just keep your eyes open before buying things...if they look trendy, one often overlooks that they are flimsy and fragile at the same time, NOT at ikea only, but everywhere !!!!
Ikea products are made to appeal the young with an environmental theme and buy back policy.But if you buy any furniture from any furniture mall ,do you think they will refund at least 50% to you?