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CasualObserverNine t1_jd7d3lj wrote

Nope. If it does not take a full 1.5 hours to pass-through the store, it is not an IKEA.


93773R t1_jd7euiy wrote

The IKEA closest to me got shortcuts so you can speed run your visit.

S/O to Kållered.


ishzlle t1_jd7wiop wrote

I think most of them have shortcuts


Raistlarn t1_jd8mxbm wrote

Mine too, unfortunately they have most of them blocked...and the main entrance hidden.


nmyron3983 t1_jd992p9 wrote

So, you live at Ikea now right. Just wondering around, trying to find the exit and sleeping in the bedroom displays?



cmuratt t1_jd94xl9 wrote

All of them have the shortcuts. It takes time to master the maze called Ikea.


93773R t1_jd97snv wrote

I have only visited two IKEA stores and one is really close to where I live so that one I have been to since childhood. It is soon to be replaced by a new one so I have to relearn the maze.

But I have briefly visited Älmhult when passing by.


manInTheWoods t1_jd997v1 wrote

> S/O to Kållered.

The old or the new, still unopened one?


93773R t1_jd9c7mw wrote

The old one, I think the new one is opening this may but I am not sure.


Accidental_Ouroboros t1_jd8j613 wrote

When I was somewhere around eleven or so, I went to an Ikea on the opening day.

It was the first and only time so far in my entire life that I experienced claustrophobia, and I definitely had a minor panic attack.

Not a fan of seemingly endless, inescapable mazes filled with so many people I can hardly tell which direction I am moving in.

So, my measure is that if it doesn't cause a pit of dread to form in my stomach, it isn't a true Ikea.


HailToTheThief225 t1_jd8snox wrote

As a single guy I have a love hate relationship with the place. Love it because I don’t have a partner wanting to stop and look at everything. I can go straight to what I need and be out in half the time.

Hate it because anyone there not on their own is taking up the main aisle, moving at 2mph, and refusing to let faster shoppers pass. I’ve only dealt with inconsiderate shoppers in my experience.


Shufflepants t1_jd8wifi wrote

I find that typically the fastest and most direct routes are not on the main path at all.


CasualObserverNine t1_jd8kp08 wrote

I was older, but when I realized the “scheme” of forced observation of every product and floral arrangement in the store, I have never returned.

I hear there are shortcuts. Likely forced on them by fire marshals.


3-DMan t1_jd8hdyx wrote

Kid's ball pit is like 20 balls


soonerjohn06 t1_jd8j1kv wrote

This is just the display Ikea. You have to go down and pick up the flat-packed Ikea and assemble it at home


T-Wrex_13 t1_jd8mfgl wrote

Best I've done is 24 minutes and that's because the checkouts were a mess


Fokewe t1_jd9ht0g wrote

Pro tip: Go directly to the returns section before doing the maze.


Carl__Gordon_Jenkins t1_jdbyaku wrote

I always thought the metric was that it’s not an Ikea if, by the end of it, you don’t have a serious argument with your significant other.


TheLemonChiffonPie t1_jdgupw5 wrote

If no one has demanded a divorce I’m there yet then it’s not a proper IKEA!