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People Queue for Hours to Go Shopping in IKEA

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'Coronavirus: Customers queue for hours as Ikea reopens 19 shops'

Personally, I don't have a problem going shopping in stores when they eventually reopen. But, I still wouldn't queue for hours or get to the store before 6am. What are these people buying that they are willing to waste so much time.

- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52874615

ACR
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
rls
rls1 month ago

I queue for hours to get out the place.

Maybe the call of the meatball is too strong..........

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ACR
ACR
Original Poster
1 month ago

It would be funny if they were all queuing to buy meatballs ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

ACR They queued for KFC, they queued for McDonald's and they queued for the tip. Do not under-estimate the Great British public.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

I almost posted in various places about this but thought, whatever. If people really find that to be a productive use of their time, there's no telling them. I've never paid full price for one piece of Ikea furniture. There are enough muppets on Gumtree etc either selling cheap or giving it away for free when they realise they bought too many shelves.

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rls
rls1 month ago

I tried to buy a bed for my daughter and they sold the bed without the base. Needless to say I didn't get it

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

rls What, just the mattress then?

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

Do you reckon if this was 30 years ago, people would be queueing for MFI? I just can't imagine that.

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Pjran
Pjran1 month ago

They have spent 10 weeks at home and realise they need some IKEA storage boxes after all that cleaning and tidying.

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lornaae
lornaae1 month ago

Seems absurd to me, then again I wouldn't queue for hours for a McDonald's or KFC either

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hspexy
hspexy1 month ago

No, I wouldnโ€™t travel to such a place and then queue for ages and have to pay for my goods. If they were offering freebies, then thatโ€™s another story

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ACR
ACR
Original Poster
1 month ago

The only time I'd get up very early to join a long queue is to purchase an extremely limited edition item or gain entry to a very special event. Not to purchase a mass produced product I could easily order online or still get in store next month.

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox1 month ago

No, IKEA can wait. Plus for like 3 to 10 quid or so you can order and they bring it home. Most of the stuff you can watch YouTube videos about as well...

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sabz1
sabz11 month ago

What are people buying from there lol?! I wouldn't queue up like that either.

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

I saw this yesterday and couldn't believe the number of people willing to queue in this heat and in a car park! Mad dogs and Englishmen...........

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 month ago

Insane

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rararachel
rararachel1 month ago

Crikey! That's crazy. I mean what is so desperate that people need to queue for hours for? It's not like it isn't going to be in store in a week or two?

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Mummy18
Mummy181 month ago

Seriously!? Have people felt so deprived that they have to queue for over 3 hours for some furniture ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Have they not had any online options?

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Getsome
Getsome1 month ago

When bathroom cabinets are life! Sad

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