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Ikea is coming to Chile

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:59 pm
by at46
Falabella is bringing Ikea to Chile! First Santiago store to be operational by end of 2020. Yey, can't wait!

http://www.emol.com/noticias/Economia/2 ... vOc3RRCVno#_=_

Re: Ikea is coming to Chile

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:51 pm
by thisisreallycomplicated
Just what we need, more landfill :|

Re: Ikea is coming to Chile

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 1:13 am
by at46
thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:51 pm
Just what we need, more landfill :|
Landfill is where all the stuff from Homy is going to end up once Ikea is here...

Re: Ikea is coming to Chile

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 1:25 am
by thisisreallycomplicated
at46 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:13 am
thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:51 pm
Just what we need, more landfill :|
Landfill is where all the stuff from Homy is going to end up once Ikea is here...
I can't argue with that. But now we'll have Homy AND Ikea landfill :(

Re: Ikea is coming to Chile

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:40 am
by nwdiver
thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:25 am
at46 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:13 am
thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:51 pm
Just what we need, more landfill :|
Landfill is where all the stuff from Homy is going to end up once Ikea is here...
I can't argue with that. But now we'll have Homy AND Ikea landfill :(
High and low class landfill..........

Re: Ikea is coming to Chile

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:52 am
by Zenth
Can't wait to see how all that particle board and glued laminate will hold up. Then, of course, there are the assembly instructions that are only drawings.

Re: Ikea is coming to Chile

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:07 am
by admin
Homy is owned by fallabella. Fallabella bought the franchize rights to operate the ikea brand in south america. Homy is fairly new, so it sounds like they are going to fold homy in to ikea, while still selling furniture and such of other brands under sodimac and fallabella.

Re: Ikea is coming to Chile

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:33 am
by admin
Zenth wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 7:52 am
Can't wait to see how all that particle board and glued laminate will hold up. Then, of course, there are the assembly instructions that are only drawings.
You mean compared to the particle board they already sell?

Re: Ikea is coming to Chile

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 4:54 pm
by 41southchile
Excuse my ignorance but what is so great about Ikea,? I have seen in New Zealand too there is always rumours that IKEA is coming to NZ and petitions to bring them to NZ. All I know is they sell furniture, but why does everyone love them so mucho? Is it just a marketing thing ? I am genuinely interested to know what makes them so great that people talk about them like the invented sliced bread.

Re: Ikea is coming to Chile

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 5:41 pm
by Space Cat
41southchile wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 4:54 pm
Excuse my ignorance but what is so great about Ikea,? I have seen in New Zealand too there is always rumours that IKEA is coming to NZ and petitions to bring them to NZ. All I know is they sell furniture, but why does everyone love them so mucho? Is it just a marketing thing ? I am genuinely interested to know what makes them so great that people talk about them like the invented sliced bread.
1. Cheap stuff. Not sure if Falabella's influence will allow to keep "international" prices here but for my early 20s IKEA was awesome because I had little money for the basics in my apartment.

2. Minimalistic designs. I don't want to live among "rich looking" furniture and decorations but that's what they sell in other stores across the world. The only exceptions in Chile are Sur.Diseño (furniture) and Casaideas (items).

Re: Ikea is coming to Chile

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:07 pm
by thisisreallycomplicated
41southchile wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 4:54 pm
Excuse my ignorance but what is so great about Ikea,?
nothing
Space Cat wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:41 pm
1. Cheap stuff. Not sure if Falabella's influence will allow to keep "international" prices here but for my early 20s IKEA was awesome because I had little money for the basics in my apartment.

2. Minimalistic designs. I don't want to live among "rich looking" furniture and decorations but that's what they sell in other stores across the world. The only exceptions in Chile are Sur.Diseño (furniture) and Casaideas (items).
We used to use milk crates borrowed from 7-11

Re: Ikea is coming to Chile

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 9:46 pm
by at46
41southchile wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 4:54 pm
Excuse my ignorance but what is so great about Ikea,?
I love their kitchen cabinets, bathroom furniture, couches that are properly sized for tall people, mattresses/bed linens, kitchen utensils. Everything is really well-designed, works together and never breaks down. Apparently, they're also a good company to work for https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/c ... _so_loved/