The Anonymous Widower

Infuriating IKEA

In Sorting Out IKEA, I said this.

Ever since Summer 2015, I’ve been unable to purchase anything on-line from IKEA. It is very difficult trying to build a kitchen in phases to have to go to the store to buy or order everything. Especially, when you can’t drive. I am lucky, that I can get a 341 bus to IKEA from about two hundred metres away and can even catch a bus from closer, that uses the same stop as the 341 at Manor House station. So it might take about an hour, but it’s not an arduous journey.

I think that the reason for non-delivery, is that that don’t like my home address, as they use a system that checks it against a list of ones with a large number of problems in the past. These were long before I bought the house.

Things have not changed, and I still can’t buy anything on-line, despite having high credit scores that show no problems.

As I need one cabinet to fill a space, I went to the store at Tottenham to buy one.

But you can’t pick it up, as it has to be delivered. So I ordered it in the store and then had to walk miles to get out to pay for it.

How was my shopping experience? Unnecessary and f**king awful, would be the best description.

I now have something small to buy and I shall have to repeat the process for something that I can hold in one hand.

June 5, 2016 - Posted by | World | , ,


  1. Ikea is hell on earth. I detest the place. Neil detests it even more. However, we do like their stuff. The new one in Ashton is nearer and quieter than the Warrington one, but once you are in you walk for miles and can’t get out of the b****y place!

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | June 5, 2016 | Reply

    • I agree. I’d avoid all that if they’d let me shop on line. But they refuse to accept my orders.

      Comment by AnonW | June 5, 2016 | Reply

  2. Our latest purchases were with Helen when she wanted bedroom furniture for her apartment. And she wanted to look and touch and measure and look and touch again! And there were several visits!

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | June 5, 2016 | Reply

  3. […] But then I’ve always had trouble with IKEA’s computer system, as I wrote about in Infuriating IKEA. […]

    Pingback by IKEA Make A Mistake « The Anonymous Widower | August 20, 2016 | Reply

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