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Ikea Opens In Michigan What's The Big Deal  
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

I don't get what the big deal is. Yeah, when I was 21 and living in Germany I went to Ikea once. It was cheap do it yourself furniture and stuff I didn't buy then, and wouldn't buy now.

But listening to the local TV News and papers, the opening of Ikea in the Detroit area is almost as newsworthy as the second coming.

I don't get it!


Shoppers line up two days before Ikea opens **

June 5, 2006

Email this Print this By GRETA GUEST

FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER
It's all about the free stuff.


Ikea doesn't open its first Michigan store until Wednesday, but more than 50 people were lining up outside the store at Ford and Haggerty roads in Canton Monday afternoon. About six of them had tents and the rest had their sleeping bags for the two-day camp out, said store manager Mark McCaslin.


Audrey Seilheimer, a 28 year-old mother and professional photographer from Canton, was the first in line at 8 p.m. Sunday.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...icle?AID=/20060605/NEWS99/60605007


**not yet reported by Non-Pulitzer Prize wining RTE.

[Edited 2006-06-05 23:52:39]

[Edited 2006-06-05 23:53:30]

77 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

IKEA, Starbucks, Wal-Mart...all part of an evil plan


You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

The idea of a clean, modern living environment is foreign to Detroitians. That's what the big deal is.  Wink

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

What's a

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 2):
Detroitians

?


User currently offlineBoeinglover24 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

It's free stuff....No matter how crappy, useless etc. It's human nature to like free stuff!!!... Smile


Uhhh What?
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

Mmmm, IKEA. Westy hearts IKEA.

They have a lot of fun accessories and stuff, besides DIY furniture. I've a gorgeous mirror from there in my bedroom that floats on two disks. And an anatomically correct valet stand.  ziplip  I don't have any real furniture from IKEA, but when I needed an extra worktable, it was cheap, convenient and I didn't have to worry about it if it got damaged, and it looked sharp, too.

And don't forget the meatballs!  yummy 



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineGVWOW From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 168 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3894 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter):
Ikea doesn't open its first Michigan store until Wednesday, but more than 50 people were lining up outside the store at Ford and Haggerty roads in Canton Monday afternoon. About six of them had tents and the rest had their sleeping bags for the two-day camp out, said store manager Mark McCaslin.

LOL!!! It's good stuff for the money, but not THAT good? Those armchairs are sort of flimsy, I wouldn't wait outside for 2 days for one!


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3894 times:

Well in all honesty it is no where near the city of Detroit! It is actually closer to the area of Ann Arbor Michigan.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

The best part about IKEA is you get to go back every year, after you throw all your broken, shitty IKEA furniture away.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 3):
What's a

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 2):
Detroitians

?

It's a word I made up to decribe a person from Detroit. I thought it sounded better than Detroitite or Detroitan. Which would you prefer?


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 7):
Well in all honesty it is no where near the city of Detroit! It is actually closer to the area of Ann Arbor Michigan.

I know, but when talking about S.E. Michigan to non-belivers, they need a point of reference.


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 9):
It's a word I made up to decribe a person from Detroit. I thought it sounded better than Detroitite or Detroitan. Which would you prefer?

The correct term for a resident of Detroit. I let you look it up.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

Well your title makes it sound like they opened next to the Ren Cen!


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

IKEA has some pretty nice stuff. I bought three things from them so far. I bought a really nice desk 50% off this past weekend!


A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3517 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

My father still tells me how he bought furniture at IKEA in cologne, only to drive to the Ruhr area afterwards to get the screws there... Yet they went to Ikea over and over again.

I must admit: IKEA is great. Everytime I am there I regret going there, but still I always spend lots of money. The axis of evil Burger King - McD - IKEA is threatening my pockets...


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 12):
Well your title makes it sound like they opened next to the Ren Cen!

If they opened next to the RenCen that would have been great, we could have had a use for Ford Auditorium!


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 5):

And don't forget the meatballs!

The meatballs...ROCK!!!!!!!!!! I have 2 bags in my freezer, awaiting a mushroom sauce and a plate.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 16):
I have 2 bags in my freezer, awaiting a mushroom sauce and a plate.

::nab::



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 17):
::nab::

when making the IKEA sauce for the meatballs... decrease the water by a 1/4 cup, stir in the packet, add fresh mushrooms and a DOLOP of sour cream.

crap...was making pizza tonight...may have to crack the bag of meatballs open.

DAMN YOU, IKEA!!!!!!!



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 18):

Am I coming over for dinner?!



A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3838 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 11):
The correct term for a resident of Detroit. I let you look it up.

Thanks for 'letting' me. But I'm really not that interested.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

I think IKEA is part of a diabolical Swedish plan to take over the world. Once they have entered enough of the major markets they will attack. Since everyone will be too damn busy trying to put their new entertainment centers together and will easily submit b/c the Swedish meatballs are laced w/ mind altering drugs.


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3807 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 21):
Since everyone will be too damn busy trying to put their new entertainment centers together

The instructions are so weird! Its all in pictures, no words whatsoever! WTF?!



A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineSoyuzavia From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 11):
The correct term for a resident of Detroit

Ghetto dweller?


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3795 times:

Quoting Soyuzavia (Reply 23):
Ghetto dweller?

LOL! I didn't want to say it...


25 Post contains images LY744 : Detroit is a funny place to stop if you're on your way to conquering the world. LY744.
26 FriendlySkies : I used to hate IKEA...but now I can't resist...I've been to the one in Chicago (Schaumburg) 6 times and the one in Atlanta 3 times already...
27 FSPilot747 : I like IKEA. Got a couple of things from there when visiting Chicago, as it's great for students who only need the stuff for a few years and don't fee
28 Dtwclipper : IFE et al, again this thread was not about South East Michigan, but about Ikea. I find it sad, that you people take the opportunity to bash a populat
29 IFEMaster : Find it sad, but you're wrong again. I'm not bashing a population of 5 million. I'm bashing a city that is, frankly, an undesirable place to live. My
30 DC10GUY : Same thing happened here in PHX when they opened. The place was mobbed for weeks, when I finally went in the place I came out of the store with a " di
31 Dtwclipper : That is your opinion, and you are entitled to it. Considering that Oakland County, is one of the weathiest areas in the country, there are plenty of
32 IFEMaster : I'l say it again...I'm not talking about any of those places. I'm talking about the city of Detroit. Don't know, did they? This must be the same Oran
33 Post contains links Dtwclipper : Yup! http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/rb/RB_498MBRB.pdf
34 Post contains images IFEMaster : " target=_blank>http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/rb/...B.pdf Interesting reading. Thanks. Although I wouldn't class 14 year ago as 'a few years ago'.
35 LTBEWR : The line up before the store opens is probably due to a grand opening promotion where the first ones get gift cards worth $100 or more or ultra cheap
36 Dtwclipper : I'm sorry that you feel the need to insult people, and have taken every opportunity in two threads to show little maturity. The city of Detroit itsel
37 Post contains images IFEMaster : I haven't. Can you show me where I've insulted people? If you've taken insult at something I've said, that's different. But to say I feel the need to
38 Dtwclipper : Only after you started the entire schtick!
39 Post contains images IFEMaster : What was that maturity comment you made? Interesting how you haven't answered any of my questions though. Nevermind, we'll agree to disagree. You lik
40 Dtwclipper : What questions?
41 IFEMaster : I'm really not that interested, but you can read my previous replies in the two threads concerned and PM me if you want.
42 Post contains images Dtwclipper : Nah, still looking for those question marks...but I'm off to Ikea now.
43 Misbeehavin : I've neved been in one, but I hate it with a passion. You should have seen the Atlanta when the first one opened here recently. The whole city was a
44 Post contains images IFEMaster : Shop 'til you drop, man. Don't jump the 2-day queue though
45 Max999 : The food is very best part of IKEA. It may be cheap and plebeian, but that's the way we all like it. Us New Yorkers can't wait for the Brooklyn super
46 KingAir200 : I was going to post this- One word- Detroiter. But apparently, Airliners.net deemed that it was quote "too short and probably not of any higher value
47 MKEdude : Well Damn can you blame them? I like IKEA as well, I have a bunch of things that came from the store in Scumberg, outside Chicago.
48 Maury : All those posts and nobody got around to listing the Real Big Deal about IKEA: Go to IKEA with friends, all under the influence of your favorite thing
49 Bill142 : Its known as a hard launch. Ikea will go and make a song and dance to drum up awarness. It will all settle down in a few days and you will go back to
50 Post contains images Kay : It's just the place to go for people who care more about functionality and to a certain extent, looks, rather than the brand and prestige. I wouldn't
51 Doona : So what? At least you will all have good looking furniture. Go IKEA! Go Ingvar Kamprad! Cheers Mats
52 Post contains images Senorcarnival : IKEA is ok for somethings, like little kitchen knick-knacks, but anything major I've had from there has been disappointing. To wait in line for days b
53 Luv2fly : It would make sense for them to go to the one just outside of the city of Toronto then the hassle of crossing the border and not to mention the excha
54 Flyjetstar : IKEA is way cool. We don't have one here in NZ but each time I make a trip to Australia I pay a visit to one. Marabou chocloate! Yeah!
55 Post contains links Dtwclipper : Sorry, now they're giiving us hour by hour info....this is nuts. http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...icle?AID=/20060607/NEWS99/60607001 8:15 a.m. T
56 Mhodgson : I'm not sure if it was in the UK, or elsewhere in Europe, but there was an occasion where a riot broke out when an Ikea opened. I just don't get why p
57 Luv2fly : Someone with such a strong dislike for IKEA this is really consuming you! What number in line are you again?
58 Post contains images FOMEA : indeed. I am going to pretend they havent opened yet and wait a week or two before attempting to go. Dtwclipper, I thought you were waiting in line?
59 Post contains images Dtwclipper : No, I was just amazed that it's the top story in the Freep! I don't do lines...
60 Post contains images FOMEA : Too Funny.
61 Post contains images Malmoaviation : IKEA here in Sweden is synonymous to long waiting-lines, "bokhyllan Billy", useless staff, BIG parking's, meatballs, cheap batteries and a wannabe Don
62 Post contains images Solnabo : I wouldn´t mind being in Ingvar´s clothes, according to Forbes he´s the 4th richest man in the world........and very very stingy, buying falukorv a
63 Post contains images Doona : "Wannabe Donald Duck"? Care to explain what that means? Cheers Mats
64 Post contains images Malmoaviation : Sorry, I mean wannabe Uncle Scrooge. My fault!
65 Doona : Haha, I get you now. I never thought about it, but he does drive a Volvo 240, if I'm not mistaken... Cheers Mats
66 Malmoaviation : Yes, He drives a used Volvo 144. When he was visiting Russia, he drove around with a mini-buss instead of using a private jet. Well, some people have
67 Post contains images Senorcarnival : I'd love to see someone drive a Gulfstream V around Moscow
68 Post contains images JCS17 : Ikea is great! In fact, every piece of furniture, and nearly every decoration I own is from there. I love Scandinavian design. And, since there are no
69 LOT767-300ER : Scumberg? I happen to live in Schaumburg and Chicago/Schaumburg sure beats the hell out of that dead lifeless craphole that Milwaukee is. Your a crap
70 Fumanchewd : Christ man chiil out. I don't find it sad. Its funny. Even more funny is that you've posted more than ten times defending a city. I can make fun of a
71 Post contains images MD11Engineer : I've been an IKEA customer since I moved out from my parent's house (about 20 years ago) . I especially like that they have certain product lines they
72 Blink182 : I don't know if anybody read it, but there was an article in The Economist within the past two months or so that talked about IKEA's odd ownership. I
73 AndrewUber : Easy dude - I'm from Detroit too (although I rarely mention that in public). The term "Michiganiac" seems fitting in this case. I live in Indiana, an
74 Lnglive1011yyz : I don't know, but I know what a Targitian is.. it's obviously reptillian. (Any stern fans out there will know what i'm talking about HAHAHA) Ikea is
75 JCS17 : The bottom line is that Dutch (and overseas territories) tax law is fairly lenient compared to Swedish tax law. Good for Ingevar! Keep up the excelle
76 Post contains images FOMEA : You mean Schaumburg ? Lets hope LOT767-300ER doesn't see this post. 1-I Highly doubt you will get shot in One of the Safest and fastest growing Commu
77 Post contains images AndrewUber : FROM that area - but haven't lived there in about 15 years. I guess the area has grown a bit since then! Based on your comments - I will visit the ne
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