Saturday, December 13, 2008

Oh, IKEA, Sometimes you Confound Me...

So I've been looking into expanding my work/desk space for some time now. A simple 4ft desk/table can run $50 at the local mix n' stuff shop, but for the same price, I could get this great table/bookshelf combo from Ikea that even matches my current desk.

Just $50! Yay!

Excellent, I thought. $25 in shipping makes for $75, which isn't so bad for what is, basically, a whole new desk that will expand my workspace.

So I clickity clackitied and went to check out and then...

Shipping charges were $140.

No, no, seriously:

My order total, with tax was over $200.

From a store that's half an hour away.

Ikea, sometimes you confound me.

5 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

alexandralittle said...

You might want to watch out for this bit too:

"good to know:
Must be used with EXPEDIT bookcases (sold separately)."

steph said...

OR YOU COULD ASK YOUR FORMER ROOMIE WHO OWNS A TRUCK TO TAKE YOU DOWN TO BUY IT, AS SHE LOVES IKEA TOO...sometimes *you* confound *me*

tyim courts said...

I would help you pick it up as well. we have a jeep.

now get back to work you slacker.
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Kameron Hurley said...

Sold separately?? Nooooo!

Well, thanks for catching the fine print on that one... Screw those beans!

alexandralittle said...

Yeah, there's always a catch.