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Old 05-28-2014, 03:58 PM   #1
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Hello!

I've really been trying to get a Detolf from Ikea to use as a cage, but I think this is bad!




Ikea wanting almost the same price just for delivery? Anyone else think this is wrong.

I would goto the store but it's 79.5 miles away and I have no car
Has anyone seen any cheaper places that sell a simlar product?

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Old 05-28-2014, 04:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ikea Detolf Ripoff?!

I know, we've had the same problem except IKEA is even further away We have one but we just did a day trip to get it and found lots of fun stuff to do while out.

I don't know of anywhere that does anything similar I'm afraid, I have just remembered that they sometimes turn up secondhand on ebay and the like though
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:04 PM   #3
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Check preloved as well, I bought a second hand one in mint condition for a tenner! x
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:04 PM   #4
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I know, we've had the same problem except IKEA is even further away
I just done a google map search and found out it's 79.5 miles away.. alot more than I thought.
They are such a pain, but there is no way I am paying that much for a slow delivery.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:08 PM   #5
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I felt exactly the same I assure you! No way am I paying that much to get one delivered. Could you go for a different cage instead? Or yeah, look for them secondhand - they turn up way closer to us than IKEA is
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:15 PM   #6
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Hello!

I've really been trying to get a Detolf from Ikea to use as a cage, but I think this is bad!




Ikea wanting almost the same price just for delivery? Anyone else think this is wrong.

I would goto the store but it's 79.5 miles away and I have no car
Has anyone seen any cheaper places that sell a simlar product?

Cheers




- Dave

Dave, I checked with Amazon and the Ikea website.. I just about fell over!! To ship 1 to where I'm at, the shipping was over $100!! Lol. Yes, for an $40 item. I understand its heavy to ship, but I won't pay 3tx what it cost for the item to be shipped to me.

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Old 05-28-2014, 04:15 PM   #7
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I felt exactly the same I assure you! No way am I paying that much to get one delivered. Could you go for a different cage instead? Or yeah, look for them secondhand - they turn up way closer to us than IKEA is
Yeah I've been looking on some sale websites such as Ebay, gumtree and preloved but I am unable to find one yet, in my area.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:20 PM   #8
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To be honest, the detolf is an amazing cage due to its size but I don't like it. The stupid metal bars either side of the cage really get on my cheese when I am looking in the cage or cleaning it out(very hard job)! My thoughts are rather petty when considering its size though.. x
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:22 PM   #9
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You might try asking around if anyone is going to make a trip there. Because I live on an island but the Ikea on the mainland is extremely popular people have started funding the cost of their trip by offering to pick up items for others who don't want to make the trip for a small fee.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:27 PM   #10
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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!
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