Jag kan inte stå med min tid slösas bort. No, I can not stand having my time wasted!!
It seems I'm not the only one who has a strained relationship with IKEA.
Kate over here and April here have also had their issues with the large Swedish store.
Me? I love visiting IKEA from time to time to browse and see what they have in-store and see what ideas they can give me, but there are times when I find the place extremely frustrating!
IKEA encourages us to check their website for stock availability, to make sure we don't wander in for a specific item and get disappointed when it's not there. Well that would be marvelous if their website was accurate and if, knowing that it wasn't operating correctly, they actually fixed it!
I'm not the only one who has studiously checked stock availability and turned up to find the item well and truly sold out. I was in there a couple of weeks ago and heard two other women stating the same thing to one of the stores' workers.
The stock prognosis function of the website wasn't accurate for weeks...and, as was said to me in store, they've known about it for ages....also, the website doesn't list all products available in store either.
So, the advice I give to you....don't rely on their website or that cartoon Anna thingy live help desk. Frankly, it's useless.
If you're after something specific, always ring the store and stay on the phone until you speak to someone...otherwise you could be given the runaround too.
Translation thanks to Google...(apologies if you're Swedish and the translation has made you laugh out loud and snort coffee through your nose)