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28/03/2009, 06:02 PM
Does anyone know if there is anyone who will order items from Ikea and bring them down? I know there was a guy ages ago advertising in the paper, but not sure what happened to them as I can't find them
I would love to know this, how much does it cost??
We really need to get an ikea here!!
29/03/2009, 07:27 AM
I haven't heard of someone offering this service however would love to know more!
The chances of us ever having an Ikea is very SLIM......we did our research on this as we were thinking of starting it up.....but Ikea in AUS is owned by one person and he won't start one here until Hobart has a population of at least 500,000.....seeing how we only have that in the whole of Tas its not looking good unfortunately!!!
I have flown over to Melb a few times and spent the day at Ikea and then paid for a container to bring it all back. The container took 3 weeks to get here and it cost $400.......this service is offered just as you walk out from the registers........Good idea if you have a few friends who will all chip in .......trust me it is very easy to fill.....not quite sure on the measurements however thinking it was around 2.5m x 2.5m...taking into consideration most things from Ikea are flat packed!!
29/03/2009, 03:02 PM
there was someone advertising in the paper a while ago that they offered the service. I was kinda hoping they were still around but can't find their details anywhere. Looks like I might just have to send DH over with a list.
Does anyone happen to know if we can pay for items over the ph to guarantee they will be there for us to pick up?
29/03/2009, 03:28 PM
My friends DH is starting a business like this, he may have been the ad in the paper. I know it's been a bit slow to take off but she mentioned the other day he's still going to do it. Think the main problem is getting enough interest to fill a truck to make the trips worthwhile.
Will find out more details if you like and get back to you. I know the cost he is charging is a percentage of the order, can't remember if she mentioned 10 or 20 %?
29/03/2009, 05:34 PM
when you have more info available that would be great! otherwise DH and his friend have decided they will see how many orders we can get amongst our friends and take either our station wagon over or a work van
29/03/2009, 05:54 PM
The guy that used to advertise it was from Regnan's Gallery, if that is any help.
Sam and Cheryl, let me know if either possibility goes ahead, because my bestie and I both have orders we'd love to put in
30/03/2009, 08:51 AM
Same here, I would love to know also!
30/03/2009, 08:54 AM
Me too please
30/03/2009, 10:14 AM
Count me in as well!
31/03/2009, 10:23 AM
I spoke to my friends DH last night and he is planning his first trip in the next month all going well. He is charging 20% of the purchase at this point, this trip is his trial run and he will figure out on his return if this will be the permanent cost for future trips.
It wasn't him that advertised a while back, he is trying to track down a copy of that ad. Does anybody know if it was in the Sunday Tas or the Mercury?
I guess I had better not put his mobile on EB! So please PM me if you are interested and I can message you his no.
31/03/2009, 04:46 PM
It was a while ago that the ad was in the paper (last year sometime was the last I remember of it)
I will pm you for the number later Sam
thank you so much!
01/04/2009, 07:50 AM
Hi, I'd definitely be interested as well but I might wait to see how the first trip goes. I have my in-laws bringing some ikea stuff down end of april so I'll be ok for a while!
The ad used to be in Saturday's paper in the furniture section of the classifieds. It hasn't been in for months though, I check every week!
01/04/2009, 09:02 AM
I can't see why just Hobart needs to have that population.
Surely others in the state will travel to Hobart to buy things.
90% of our furniture and things are from Freedom and we live in Launceston.
I would love an Ikea here.
01/04/2009, 09:31 AM
I completely agree with Ekbubby. How ridiculous! People travel to Hobart or even the mainland all the time to buy things we don't have locally.
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