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HERVEPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 08:29 AM
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  -So it turns out that IKEA is just about as bad as Wal*Mart in every measurable way Orrex  Oct-24-09 08:28 AM   #0 
  - More info please. Link? Thanks.  HERVEPA   Oct-24-09 08:29 AM   #1 
  - I was hoping you'd ask!  Orrex   Oct-24-09 08:41 AM   #3 
     - oh no  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Oct-24-09 08:45 AM   #4 
     - Glad to give it!  Orrex   Oct-24-09 08:46 AM   #6 
     - Thanks a lot for the info. Here are a couple other links  HERVEPA   Oct-24-09 09:52 AM   #7 
     - Thanks--I'll check those out when I have more time later today  Orrex   Oct-24-09 12:47 PM   #18 
     - The lumber harvesting in Russia was also in the New Yorker.  Manifestor_of_Light   Oct-25-09 08:18 PM   #29 
     - There was a hint of this in a Mother Jones article some time back...  Gormy Cuss   Oct-24-09 04:33 PM   #25 
     - Great link--thanks!  Orrex   Oct-24-09 05:55 PM   #28 
     - And here I thought they were famous for making funiture that looks light but weighs a ton.  Monk06   Oct-25-09 08:38 PM   #30 
     - NOOOOOOOOOOOO  Blue_Tires   Oct-26-09 07:46 AM   #35 
  - Shush your mouth  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Oct-24-09 08:39 AM   #2 
  - That's all by design, of course.  Orrex   Oct-24-09 08:46 AM   #5 
     - But but the meatballs......  WCGreen   Oct-24-09 10:29 AM   #9 
     - And the Billy bookcases....  Catshrink   Oct-24-09 10:34 AM   #10 
        - Ahh, the Billy...  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Oct-24-09 11:35 AM   #11 
           - Looks so familiar...  Catshrink   Oct-24-09 11:42 AM   #13 
           - I wanted the glass doors too  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Oct-24-09 11:44 AM   #15 
              - They discontinued them in oak.  Catshrink   Oct-24-09 11:48 AM   #17 
           - The Billy, not anymore produced in Germany,  Call Me Wesley   Oct-24-09 11:43 AM   #14 
              - That explains why the new Billy's  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Oct-24-09 11:46 AM   #16 
     - My IKEA offers maps of shortcuts around just about every corner...  Demoiselle   Oct-24-09 12:59 PM   #20 
        - The shortcuts still aren't so short a lot of the time.  JVS   Oct-26-09 07:56 AM   #36 
  - Except at least its easy to get out of a Walmart quickly.  Tommy_Carcetti   Oct-24-09 10:06 AM   #8 
  - Hey IKEA is one of the last companies to have their furniture made in the USA  KurtNYC   Oct-24-09 11:40 AM   #12 
  - Many Americans simplly assume that European businesses are environmentally and socially responsible  MajorChode   Oct-24-09 12:53 PM   #19 
  - Yep - hey, they're Swedish, Sweden is a lovely and progressive country!  WildEyedLiberal   Oct-24-09 12:59 PM   #21 
     - You've hit the nail on the head IMO  Orrex   Oct-24-09 02:01 PM   #23 
     - So what if a 12yr old kid was chained to a sewing machine to make it  MajorChode   Oct-24-09 04:16 PM   #24 
        - I seem to remember there are clothing companies that have healthy  tigereye   Oct-25-09 11:35 PM   #32 
  - Ms. Ruppel Shell also described the phenomenon known as "shrouding"  Orrex   Oct-24-09 01:58 PM   #22 
  - Gillette had this model with razor way back when...  Gormy Cuss   Oct-24-09 04:37 PM   #26 
     - I have to confess that replacement blades are one purchase I always make @ Wal*Mart  Orrex   Oct-24-09 05:55 PM   #27 
        - I refused to be held hostage to the razor blade cartels  ipfilter   Oct-26-09 08:13 AM   #37 
  - They're also concerned with child-labor issues  Sabriel   Oct-25-09 08:47 PM   #31 
  - I go just for the swedish meatball meals  LynneSin   Oct-25-09 11:39 PM   #33 
  - I saw the Book TV piece too. Disappointing.  Vidar   Oct-26-09 07:32 AM   #34 
  - i used to LOVE ikea but have decided that even if i may $50 -100 bucks extra  La Lioness Priyanka   Oct-26-09 08:28 AM   #38 

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