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Badar Bin Bada Boom



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
Great advice binthere

bin There wrote:
Wise to buy used furniture - often 10-20% of the price of IKEA stuff. Especially seeing as you don't plan to spend too long in Dubai.


VS


For what it's worth, I was in Dubai for 5 years with a family of three and we wish we hadn't gone to Ikea for furniture. It's shoddy stuff that doesn't hold up well to normal family abuse...more suitable for little Danish apartments.
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bin There



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IKEA is best for multi-plug adaptors - the ones you buy from Carrefour break. IKEA's ones don't, and they're only 14 Dhs.

Also, consider buying a fold-up mattress / pillow set from Carrefour for 100 Dhs - I used one for months and I slept as well as on any bed. Again, if you're not planning on staying, it's better than spending over 600 AED on the cheapest IKEA bed + mattress.

PS IKEA is from Sweden.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBBB... I agree that much of the IKEA stuff isn't made for long term use by active kids. But it is perfect for the average single person or couple who only plan to spend a few years... and can happily abandon the stuff in a few years.

That said... right now in my flat in the US I have about 6 pieces of IKEA furniture that I bought in the mid-90s that have been moved cross country in the US and between homes a total 4 times. Still does its job... looks fine. Only one piece was damaged and it goes in the garage anyway.

VS
(IKEA is from Sweden, but found everywhere these days. Cool)
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