Ikea Furniture Shopping Tips From A Former Employee

Ikea Furniture Shopping Tips From A Former Employee

I wanted to write a post about Ikea, but I couldn’t decide what to write, and I didn’t had enough information, but today searching for materials for this blog I’ve found some tips that can be useful for those who want a new piece of furniture, and Ikea is the store from where they will purchase the furniture. These tips come from a former IKEA worker.

  1. IKEA lives on add-on sales, and where they make their money. The stores are designed to get you though every department, but there are shortcuts. Use them liberally; ask for the fastest way to where you need to go. There’s a ton of cheap stuff along the way for you to grab, and it adds up fast. Before you check out, evaluate what’s in your cart and if you really need/ want it and you’ll save a good chunk of cash. Also, in the first showroom area, avoid what’s called the ‘open the wallet’ area- tons of small, cool, cheap stuff you can grab- it gets you in the buying mood, and ‘opens your wallet’. Everything there is duplicated later on, so if you see something really cool, write it down and look for it later.
  2. The 30-day return policy is (sort of) a lie. IKEA will generally return stuff like wal-mart (but should not be confused with that evil place), so keep receipts if at all possible. And if anything is wrong with the product, take it apart and bring it backw. Be sure to check the boxes for damage before you check out.
  3. IKEA sells tons of cheap crap, but the higher priced stuff is well worth the money, lasts for a long time and usually carries a warranty.

If you want to find out more tips before buying something from IKEA continue reading on Consumerist.


  • Sleaves July 18, 2007 at 19:17 PMLogin to Reply →

    Do Ikea employees get drug tested when they are hired or do they just do random? I figured they might not even have drug test being a European company…

  • Michael July 18, 2007 at 20:33 PMLogin to Reply →

    I didn’t heard IKEA to make drug tests, only if you have problems after you work maybe.

  • Sleaves August 12, 2007 at 01:56 AMLogin to Reply →

    I was finally hired by the Ikea in Draper, UT. and they drug test with a saliva drug test. Once there sure there gonna hire you. The funny thing is I take Methadone, Klonapin, and a type of adderall. and they didn,t blink a eye at hiring me.They didn,t even ask for my prescriptions. I think they just care about the illegal drugs, Cannabis, Coke, Heroin, Ect.

  • Sleaves October 20, 2007 at 01:32 AMLogin to Reply →

    Screw Ikea! They hire a bunch of people and have them work for a few weeks. Then they lay em off because they hire to many people. After that they lower your hours until your below 20, so you’ll quit. Just to be cheap and avoid all the money that they should be paying for lost wages, because we thought we had a job and quit our old ones. (That way they don’t have to pay out to the unemployment department, because you quit and they didn’t lay you off!

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