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  Reply # 2151216 27-Dec-2018 18:16
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Just like a hollow core door then. Freedom Furniture tables are exactly the same.
Solid timber costs more.

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  Reply # 2151240 27-Dec-2018 20:18
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howsitgoing:

Don't worry, soul destroying traffic chaos will be fixed shortly with tunnels and autonomous cars

 

 

Already got the shirt for it:

 

 

 

 

Christmas present from my amazing partner :-).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2156482 8-Jan-2019 15:55
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This is firming up to be "All Systems are a Go" for Ikea NZ after years of speculation. Latest press release:

 

IKEA's NZ launch this Friday: CEO to make debut visit

 

Still the big mystery of location/s though:

 

Chris Wilkinson, of First Retail Group, says in time, Ikea could open two stores in the North Island and one in the South. 

 

Westgate is, in his view, a good pick but he would also not rule out the fringes of Auckland, particularly the growing housing areas north of Albany or the new Drury township in south Auckland.

 

Drury is easily reached from Hamilton and Tauranga. "We've seen overseas that people will travel much further than they would normally for the Ikea experience."

 

Hopefully the mystery will be over on Friday.

 

 





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  Reply # 2156721 9-Jan-2019 04:57
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I guess we’ll have to wait and see if we get this blind:

 

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/07/ikea-kadrilj-fyrtur-smart-window-blinds/

 

 


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  Reply # 2156760 9-Jan-2019 08:46
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eracode:

 

I guess we’ll have to wait and see if we get this blind:

 

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/07/ikea-kadrilj-fyrtur-smart-window-blinds/

 

 

 

 

I hope so. I'd love me some Alexa controlled blinds in my lounge.


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  Reply # 2156778 9-Jan-2019 09:30
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AU has hardly any of the lighting stuff available. I sent a friend in to try to get some of their e27 rgb lamps to see if they were anygood and nothing but some ugly cabinet lamps were available. Only e27s they had were ugly 2700k non smart stuff. Not holding breath for smart home things here based on AU availability.





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  Reply # 2156803 9-Jan-2019 09:52
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Oz has a couple of Tradfri devices. I heard they might have the full range this year. I bought all of mine in the UK.

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  Reply # 2157986 11-Jan-2019 10:31
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Another press release today from Ikea: Ikea's first NZ store in Auckland, creating 200 new jobs

 

 





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  Reply # 2157987 11-Jan-2019 10:37
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Hooray! Next question, when?

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  Reply # 2157988 11-Jan-2019 10:38
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Yeah, but no timeframe. Could be years away.

 

Pop-up store to open somewhere in Auckland, and an Online option coming sooner? Shipping ex Australia?


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  Reply # 2158002 11-Jan-2019 10:42
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FineWine:

 

Another press release today from Ikea: Ikea's first NZ store in Auckland, creating 200 new jobs

 

 

Wake me when they actually  a) announce an actual site, or b) break ground.....

 

"While Kiwis will have to wait years for that store to be built, Ikea said it will in the meantime bring a pop-up shop to give "consumers a taste of what's to come".

 

The executives wouldn't confirm where the megastore would be located, but said there were "many sites of interest" up for consideration."

 

 


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  Reply # 2158008 11-Jan-2019 10:47
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So...hurry up and wait, then...





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  Reply # 2159414 11-Jan-2019 18:11
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trig42:

 

Yeah, but no timeframe. Could be years away.

 

Pop-up store to open somewhere in Auckland, and an Online option coming sooner? Shipping ex Australia?

 

 

 

 

Yeah I'd be happy with an online option, in the meanwhile ... it should be a bigger range than a pop up store.


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  Reply # 2159415 11-Jan-2019 18:11
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trig42:

 

Yeah, but no timeframe. Could be years away.

 

Pop-up store to open somewhere in Auckland, and an Online option coming sooner? Shipping ex Australia?

 

 

 

 

Yeah I'd be happy with an online option, in the meanwhile ... it should be a bigger range than a pop up store.


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  Reply # 2159441 11-Jan-2019 20:21
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It will probably be quicker to build and set up a warehouse and run online shop in conjunction with the pop up store. Getting the resource consent for the megastore will take a while.

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