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IKEA - Unpredictable Shipping Costs?

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  • 05-05-2021 12:52pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 899 ✭✭✭


    Hi everyone,

    Can someone please shed some light on this:

    Add three of these heavy items into your basket:
    https://www.ikea.com/ie/en/p/omar-1-shelf-section-s69829083/

    Get your shipping costs estimated (I live in Dublin).
    It's 15 EUR for me (I did buy these and I paid 15 EUR as well)
    Note, this is 6x 9.23kg packages = 55.38kg in total
    Total volume: 6x 37x10x94cm = 208680 cm3
    Shipping cost: 27 cents per kg OR 71.88 EUR per m3


    Remove these items now to start with an empty basket again.

    Add a single very light item to your basket:
    https://www.ikea.com/ie/en/p/vidga-single-track-rail-white-70299153/
    Get your shipping costs estimated for the same Eir Code

    It's 35 EUR for me
    0.44kg in total
    Total volume: 5x3x165cm = 2475 cm3
    Shipping cost: 79 EUR per kg OR 14141.41 EUR per m3


    I pay 292x more by weight when trying to get the small plastic rail
    or
    I pay 197x more by volume when trying to get the small plastic rail


    Is there any way to get the shipping cost on the small plastic item to a sane amount?
    35 EUR is just insane when you can get 55kgs delivered for 15 EUR to the same address..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 40,285 ✭✭✭✭ohnonotgmail


    different delivery options. It could be that the rail is too long for their parcel delivery service. the shelving unit probably breaks to a much smaller parcel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,817 ✭✭✭Darc19


    With so many items, the delivery calculation is automatic.

    So this reads as a package over 90cm.

    An package over 90cm gets delivered by contracted vans rather than a parcel deliver service, thus a €35 cost.

    They'll be open for click and collect from tomorrow and open fully from 17th.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Any package with a dimension greater than 1.5 metres cannot be shipped by An Post so an alternative option must be used.


  • Registered Users Posts: 899 ✭✭✭xboxdad


    Darc19 wrote: »
    With so many items, the delivery calculation is automatic.

    So this reads as a package over 90cm.

    An package over 90cm gets delivered by contracted vans rather than a parcel deliver service, thus a €35 cost.

    They'll be open for click and collect from tomorrow and open fully from 17th.

    Oh, Click&Collect is great news for me. Thanks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 899 ✭✭✭xboxdad


    Darc19 wrote: »
    They'll be open for click and collect from tomorrow

    I just tried and got "Sorry, our Collection is currently unavailable"

    I'm hoping they'll still flip the switch on this later this morning.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 899 ✭✭✭xboxdad


    Unfortunately they say they'll only do Click&Collect when the store reopens...

    https://twitter.com/IKEAIE/status/1390008784542654470

    IKEA IRELAND @IKEAIE
    5 May
    Replying to @mrsversoryan
    Hi there. Unfortunately, we do not have a date yet for reopening but Click and Collect will be available once store is reopening. Any updates will be found on our website :) thanks- Elena


  • Registered Users Posts: 899 ✭✭✭xboxdad


    But then, on this link, they say Click&Collect opens today...

    https://www.ikea.com/ie/en/customer-service/services/delivery/


    What a mess!


  • Registered Users Posts: 899 ✭✭✭xboxdad


    It went live at 10 AM.
    ...with limited stock.


  • Registered Users Posts: 124 ✭✭Josieg


    I'm in the same boat. It wont let me place order at all. Delivery or click and collect. Bit of a shamble.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,817 ✭✭✭Darc19


    Josieg wrote: »
    I'm in the same boat. It wont let me place order at all. Delivery or click and collect. Bit of a shamble.

    They'll be open next week. The world won't end in the meantime.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 124 ✭✭Josieg


    Darc19 wrote: »
    They'll be open next week. The world won't end in the meantime.

    ....but it might.


  • Registered Users Posts: 639 ✭✭✭cgc5483


    It's the most frustrating website. You enter a correct Eircode and it keeps asking telling you to enter a valid Eircode.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,926 ✭✭✭D3V!L


    I'm trying to place a big order myself and can't seem to get either myself or my wifes accounts to work. Same issue , "invalid eircode".


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,741 ✭✭✭✭Paul Tergat


    I finally got a click and collect working there at about 10 ish or so - from what i saw the past couple of days the window for click and collects seems to open at about 10. The delivery option was just non existent for me at any point - same invalid eircode error which i suspect is used where there is either no delivery option available OR no click and collect either. Poor site to be honest.


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