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#181 SpongeG

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 09:15 PM

haha. I live 5 minutes away from one now and I go at least once a week, mostly to pick up things I need like light bulbs, batteries, chocolate :P and of course the as-is.

 

The IKEA in Coquitlam and the IKEA in Richmond have both opened warehouses in other buildings not too far from their main store where customers pick up large items like couches etc. And both stores are huge. 



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 02:51 PM

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#183 pennymurphy2000

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:15 PM

The old Sears location would be perfect fit for an Ikea. 


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#184 RFS

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:19 PM

IF it ever happened it would be Westshore or Nanaimo. And that's a big 'if'

#185 Nparker

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:22 PM

The old Sears location would be perfect fit for an Ikea. 

Isn't that "guaranteed" to become the next Walmart in the region?



#186 AllseeingEye

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 05:58 PM

Dunno maybe its because I lived in YVR on two different occasions from the late 80's to the early 00's and became generally indifferent to the subject, but is there really all that much buzz about an IKEA 'yes or no' in Victoria? Do people here really care one way or the other? I went all of twice over the nearly 9 years I lived over there and certainly haven't felt like I'm missing anything in the seventeen years since I moved back. 


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#187 Cats4Hire

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:04 PM

Dunno maybe its because I lived in YVR on two different occasions from the late 80's to the early 00's and became generally indifferent to the subject, but is there really all that much buzz about an IKEA 'yes or no' in Victoria? Do people here really care one way or the other? I went all of twice over the nearly 9 years I lived over there and certainly haven't felt like I'm missing anything in the seventeen years since I moved back. 

it's great for if you're moving somewhere on your own for the first time as they have almost everything you might need and the food's pretty good but I don't think I'd go very often if there was a local one.


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#188 pennymurphy2000

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 07:24 AM

Isn't that "guaranteed" to become the next Walmart in the region?

Ugh. Do we really need a 3rd Walmart in the area? 



#189 todd

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:07 AM

How about just a meatball outlet?
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#190 Jackerbie

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:19 AM

The old Sears location would be perfect fit for an Ikea. 

 

It would be a very small Ikea... Hillside lists the space as 148,803 sq. ft. The Richmond Ikea is 348,212 sq. ft. The showroom and restaurant are 112,375 sq. ft., and the market hall and warehouse are 216,236 sq. ft.

 

That said, smaller Ikeas do exist. I remember going to one in Singapore when I moved there, and it was very compact but still what could be considered "full service," i.e. you were able to walk out with your purchases rather than pre-order for delivery.


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#191 todd

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:27 AM

I just need the meatballs everything else I can get online.

#192 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:39 AM

screenshot-add2cart.ca-2019.11.07-13_36_08.png

 

looks like this local company is still doing mainland ikea (and other store) runs.  pick-up here has not put them out of business.

 

https://add2cart.ca/vancouverisland/


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#193 todd

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:34 AM

Seen some pretty nice IKEA kitchens by this Victoria company http://www.ikaninstallations.com

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:38 AM

Seen some pretty nice IKEA kitchens by this Victoria company http://www.ikaninstallations.com

 

Why have an Ikea kitchen when you can just have Ikea meatballs though


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#195 todd

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:54 AM

Don’t think they work in a regular kitchen.
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#196 todd

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:04 PM

Always remember had a british hotel room closet opened up into an IKEA kitchen everything was just perfect must’ve had a dozen scotch eggs in it that week.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:20 PM

screenshot-add2cart.ca-2019.11.07-13_36_08.png

 

looks like this local company is still doing mainland ikea (and other store) runs.  pick-up here has not put them out of business.

 

https://add2cart.ca/vancouverisland/

I've used them multiple times. Have to pay a fee for the service on top of the cost of the items, but it's still cheaper than paying to drive on the ferry, to Richmond, and back again.


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#198 pennymurphy2000

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:41 PM

I've used them multiple times. Have to pay a fee for the service on top of the cost of the items, but it's still cheaper than paying to drive on the ferry, to Richmond, and back again.

I have used add2cart as well and I was very pleased with the service. We didn't pay extra to have them set up the couches we bought for the family room downstairs but it is nice that they offer that service as well. They also shop at Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn too. 


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#199 Danma

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:08 PM

I've used them multiple times. Have to pay a fee for the service on top of the cost of the items, but it's still cheaper than paying to drive on the ferry, to Richmond, and back again.

 

Yes, we've used the fruGals for this purpose and it was well worth it. $100 on top of a $1000 couch but they brought it to our door, it was great.

 

(Edit: didn't realize add2cart took over the frugals clientele!) 


Edited by Danma, 07 November 2019 - 03:09 PM.


#200 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 04:25 PM

what if we buy temporary swedish meatball production franchise rights from ikea.  open it in the old sears in a bit walmart doesn't need.  operate it with skip the dishes only using the back door so mike can't see them.  is todd in a 10-minute radius for delivery?



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