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Ikea queues

  • 11-06-2020 8:56am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 204 ✭✭


    Hi

    Anyone know what the Ikea queues in Dublin are like?
    I know it was mental at the start of the week, just wondering if it has calmed any?
    Thanks


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  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 1,809 ✭✭✭conor_ie


    Myself and my oh arrived about 2:20 yesterday and it took about an hour to get to the front door


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,621 ✭✭✭djan


    Thanks for the update, hopefully it begins to clear up a bit this week as I do need(ish) a table to make WFM easier :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,070 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    In general, queues for shops are much quieter near closing time. Ikea closes at 8. If you know what you want (ie no browsing), then you could be lucky. If you’re not too far I think it might be worth a look at 7:30 or so...


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,416 ✭✭✭scarepanda


    conor_ie wrote: »
    Myself and my oh arrived about 2:20 yesterday and it took about an hour to get to the front door

    What was it like inside once you got in? Worth the wait to get in?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,070 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    Friend of mine went today. Joined queue at 6.15. Took exactly an hour to get in. They were out with their shopping at 8.15


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  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 1,809 ✭✭✭conor_ie


    scarepanda wrote: »
    What was it like inside once you got in? Worth the wait to get in?

    No different than normal apart from screens around all of the ikea counters and the restaurants and play areas closed off


  • Registered Users Posts: 121 ✭✭80sbaby


    What are the queues like this week? 7 months pregnant and don't know if I can stand in a 2 hour queue.. Are the bathrooms open?


  • Registered Users Posts: 204 ✭✭wtd2008


    80sbaby wrote: »
    What are the queues like this week? 7 months pregnant and don't know if I can stand in a 2 hour queue.. Are the bathrooms open?

    I went today at 12.15 and got to the door at 1.50..
    Very disorganised inside with stock in piles with no price tags.. Not a normal Ikea experience
    Check out queues were quicker than normal
    Doing it heavily pregnant would be a challenge.
    Everyone's 1st stop was the loo..


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,253 ✭✭✭Chiparus


    tuesday 10 am , queued for 50 mins.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,597 ✭✭✭dan1895


    djan wrote: »
    Thanks for the update, hopefully it begins to clear up a bit this week as I do need(ish) a table to make WFM easier :)

    You'll be lucky to find a desk you want. They haven't been in stock since they reopened. Check stock levels online first, although if your then queueing an hour outside there's no guarantee the item will still be there when you get in.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭Go Home Paddy Cat!!


    dan1895 wrote: »
    They haven't been in stock since they reopened.

    Not true. They had some desks restocked during the week. I went up to try and buy one yesterday, around 1.30pm and there were hundreds of people queueing so I just turned around and went home. The desk I wanted, there isnt an option to order it online from Ikea it seems.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,621 ✭✭✭djan


    Has anyone made their way out just before the 10am opening time? Hoping to do so tomorrow to avoid the worst of the ques.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,920 ✭✭✭Cash_Q


    You can use the priority time at 10am when they first open, I've heard of several pregnant women just walking up and straight in or waiting in a very short priority queue, partners included.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,253 ✭✭✭Chiparus


    djan wrote: »
    Has anyone made their way out just before the 10am opening time? Hoping to do so tomorrow to avoid the worst of the ques.

    10 am Tuesday , 50 minutes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,597 ✭✭✭dan1895


    Not true. They had some desks restocked during the week. I went up to try and buy one yesterday, around 1.30pm and there were hundreds of people queueing so I just turned around and went home. The desk I wanted, there isnt an option to order it online from Ikea it seems.

    Which desk was it?

    Was told the desks won't be back until July.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,253 ✭✭✭Chiparus


    dan1895 wrote: »
    Which desk was it?

    Was told the desks won't be back until July.

    I was looking for a desk, everything seemed to be gone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 221 ✭✭Anjunadeep


    Thinking of making a trip this evening. How have the queues been the last few days would anyone know?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,457 ✭✭✭MOH


    If anyone is stuck for a desk, I ended up getting one off these guys after IKEA shafted me in March:
    https://www.alineofficefurniture.ie/office-furniture-for-sale-in-ireland-category/office-tables/

    They worked out a bit dearer but only tenner delivery, I ordered on a Sunday afternoon, delivered Monday lunchtime.
    Came flat pack but easy to put together

    Note that prices are ex VAT as they're primarily B2B.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,973 ✭✭✭Caranica


    Anjunadeep wrote: »
    Thinking of making a trip this evening. How have the queues been the last few days would anyone know?

    I was there today. Queue was 2 hours and a lot of stuff is out of stock. I'd give it a few weeks if you can.


  • Registered Users Posts: 221 ✭✭Anjunadeep


    Caranica wrote: »
    I was there today. Queue was 2 hours and a lot of stuff is out of stock. I'd give it a few weeks if you can.

    wish I seen your message before I left.
    Queued for only 45 minutes, but left with nothing.
    Everything I was interested in was sold out.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,973 ✭✭✭Caranica


    Anjunadeep wrote: »
    wish I seen your message before I left.
    Queued for only 45 minutes, but left with nothing.
    Everything I was interested in was sold out.

    I'm so jealous of your 45 minute wait. My back is in bits after all the standing around. I'd checked stock before I left home but some things were gone before I got in. Some stuff I got alternatives that aren't quite what I needed, other stuff is due back in stock on the 25th but there's no way I'm going back for at least six weeks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 532 ✭✭✭dfdream


    Online is no better.

    Want to order a few electrical bits that I have ordered before.

    I get this message.

    Sorry! One or more articles are not available for delivery to your area. Please review your basket and try again. What kind of a message is that ?

    One Item has 30 in stock and it hasnt changed in 3 weeks.
    The other has 48 in stock and that cant be delivered either.

    I check on the UK site and they are both in stock and OK to deliver but it wont accept parcel motel.

    Is the online site in a bit of a mess ???


  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭Go Home Paddy Cat!!


    dfdream wrote: »
    Online is no better.

    Want to order a few electrical bits that I have ordered before.

    I get this message.

    Sorry! One or more articles are not available for delivery to your area. Please review your basket and try again. What kind of a message is that ?

    One Item has 30 in stock and it hasnt changed in 3 weeks.
    The other has 48 in stock and that cant be delivered either.

    I check on the UK site and they are both in stock and OK to deliver but it wont accept parcel motel.

    Is the online site in a bit of a mess ???

    I gave up with ikea and just ordered a desk from a different provider altogether!


  • Registered Users Posts: 532 ✭✭✭dfdream


    This seems to be a Dublin ikea problem only. See loads of references in uk, Europe and even in US none of this queuing craic no issues with stock or online or delivery delays.

    Like all these big chains ireland will pay more and are a soft touch.

    I gave up with ikea and just ordered a desk from a different provider altogether!


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 66,402 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    dfdream wrote: »
    This seems to be a Dublin ikea problem only. See loads of references in uk, Europe and even in US none of this queuing craic no issues with stock or online or delivery delays.

    Like all these big chains ireland will pay more and are a soft touch.

    IKEA are not really dearer here than other Euro countries; or even the UK. For every item dearer here than Belfast there's something dearer in Belfast.

    They are, however, insanely popular here. Thats why there's queues. They have virtually no rivals either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,515 ✭✭✭Outkast_IRE


    Have a baby due in september was hoping to get alot of the nursery furniture from ikea via online delvery to Cork . Hopefully it comes back in stock soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 532 ✭✭✭dfdream


    Its gas.
    Went onto site and all my items in stock and ordered with 2 week delivery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,582 ✭✭✭✭rob316


    I don't think the online stock is picked from the Dublin store. The rival jysk pick stock from there IDC somewhere in Europe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,070 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    rob316 wrote: »
    I don't think the online stock is picked from the Dublin store. The rival jysk pick stock from there IDC somewhere in Europe.

    We talked to someone in store last week. Online orders are picked in the UK and delivered from there. In store orders (furniture etc) are picked in Dublin and delivered from the store

    She said online may take 5-6 days (if I’m stock) while deliveries ordered in store take 1-2 days usually


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  • Registered Users Posts: 532 ✭✭✭dfdream


    Will that change with brexit ?

    Dodge wrote: »
    We talked to someone in store last week. Online orders are picked in the UK and delivered from there. In store orders (furniture etc) are picked in Dublin and delivered from the store

    She said online may take 5-6 days (if I’m stock) while deliveries ordered in store take 1-2 days usually


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