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Old 05-28-2014, 04:33 PM   #11
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If you want one, I've read Ikea is " discontinuing" them. It's my understanding they will be replaced with something similar.. And the new item Ikea will be able to ship it in 2 boxes, so that shipping costs, are not rocket high!
I read that on another forum as well that they are to be discontinued and replaced with a new titivated item. This is just like what they are doing with the expedit.. bringing out a new "kallax"! x
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:39 PM   #12
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Delivery charges do make relatively inexpensive items appear costly. However if you consider that if you did have a car you are talking about a160 mile round trip. In my small old vehicle that would be over 20 in petrol. So the 35 is understandable when it has to cover admin, labelling/packing, despatch, transport, insurance, delivery & (nasty word) profit for the courier.

Do you have a friend with a car who would like to make a day out of it with you? Mind you, once you get inside IKEA there is just so much temptation!!
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:46 AM   #13
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I once enquired about delivery of a `Billy` bookcase and nearly fell over at the delivery charge! I didn`t bother...

A friend of mine (who has a car) delivered me an Expedit unit last year though which I was most greatful for as I had found a second one on ebay for 25.00 locally and the seller delivered it for me, which was great. So I managed to get two the same birch colour and stand them together to make one long unit. Looks great....but now I`m into retro 50`s/60`s furniture so my decor is going to look rather odd!

I agree about looking for one second hand though. They DO come up from time to time. I think people buy them and then fall out of love with them. So keep looking. I imagine it would look fab sat on a long sideboard.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:50 AM   #14
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I have found one for 25 pound near my area in perfect condition (apprantly). I've asked my girlfriend to ask her father if he could pick it up. He owns a big van! fingers crossed!!
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:54 AM   #15
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Our local Ikea doesn't do online delivery so you go down to the store. I was buying a wardrobe and live maybe 2 miles away from the Ikea. As it was too big for the car we arranged for home delivery. 20. To go 2 miles. Their delivery system needs a major rethink.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:28 AM   #16
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I have found one for 25 pound near my area in perfect condition (apprantly). I've asked my girlfriend to ask her father if he could pick it up. He owns a big van! fingers crossed!!
Good luck!
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