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181 reviews
Olof Palmestraat 1
Delft, 2616, The Netherlands
Tel: 1-800-434-4532
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5 reviews
6 helpful votes

I'm always shocked at the terrible level of quality and durability of Ikea products. Every single one of their fabric products I've ever purchased, carpets, rugs, towels, Sheetz basically anyting made of any synthetic material is chock-full of chemicals. I've spent thousands and thousands of dollars at Ikea, their return policy is horrendous. They seem almost intentionally drastically understaffed, there's always a huge wait, they even have a number system if that tells you anything about how long the wait is. I've only tried to return a single item in my entire consumer live at Ikea, a $299 carpet that had a tiny hardened spot probably one centimeter big that they claimed was a paint stain, the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard, it was the exact same color as the carpet fabric was probably there from the time that I purchased it. They're like any other horrible big corporation that finds any excuse and take your money but not give it back.

1 review
0 helpful votes

Called them 4 times this morning and got hung up on every time by a robot. Talked to a human 1 time who transferred me and I got hung up on. The website doesn't let you make a post package email unless you have part number and case number area of the email filled out. They dont call you back when they drop your call. You do however have the option to cancel through the email packages but if you decide that path shipping will not be refunded. So, my package was lost on the shopping path, never even made it to my state. You going to punish me now? Terrible support.

40 reviews
7 helpful votes

Well rating it on the sole basis of it's inventory they would score an easy %100. I like going to the 1 out in Calgary even though it's a bit far out, that is still ok with me. They do a really good job "At least this store/location does", of putting up displays. Gives me a LOT of idea's on how to improve the look of the house, even though I already have a good idea, and there's always new things they come out with which I really like. One thing I can't stand with a lot of stores is just carrying the same stuff & nothing new or innovative. Ikea is the polar opposite of that which I like very much.

Now how they treat their staff is another matter which they should have an internal look at from an independent source, imo at least their Canadian store's anyways. And by the way it is 1 of the cleanest & well kept store's I have seen. This i'm talking about on a daily basis so that is very commendable. 1 other thing as I don't know if every Ikea has a food court but that's just another good point about this place. Well done indeed.

157 reviews
57 helpful votes

I love this store. They have the best products in services. I hate that isn't not in Alabama so I have to shop from online or go to Georgia to shop. I am very intrigue about the type of products they have.

1 review
0 helpful votes

Go to the local IKEA for the meatballs, ligonberry jam, and the cheap, flimsy furniture. But never shop online! There is no customer service whatsoever. The website wouldn't accept my oft used login info, and when I submitted for an email to reset my password, it took 9 hours, 2:00pm-11:24 pm, for the response. Followed immediately by an email locking my account. With no remedy indicated. They never answer the phone, when they do they can't help, and don't know who to send me to. Spent 2 hours this morning trying to get through, when I did the nice lady said to send an email, she couldn't help me. Eat the meatballs, run from the website!

2 reviews
0 helpful votes

Very good services, delivery right on time. I have shopped Ikea online many times and I had no complains. The customer support team is always ready to help and no delays in responding, shipping nor delivery ever occurred. I hope the services will stay the same.

1 review
0 helpful votes

Awful experience with IKEA delivery.
One order this summer was delivered 2 months later in 3 separate deliveries with one week apart each other.
Another order was not delivered on assigned date despite the fact that adult was present at home on assigned time. I suspect that delivery address was messed up with a different town! No idea how it may happened! I called one day prior re-delivery which was confirmed week in advance and found out that order was canceled! Nobody contacted me either through email or phone beforehand to update, nor I got a clear explanation how it happened.
It's ridiculous how much personal time I spent on the line and talking to representatives from IKEA and North America Logistics with this two orders.
The combination of price and quality is reasonable with IKEA merchandise, but I asked for full refund because I don't want to go through this terrible service knowing that my chances of getting merchandise ordered in mid October before New Year are rather slim.

2 reviews
2 helpful votes

I've ordered twice now from Ikea. Because it's so far from me online ordering is easier.

1st order. Items arrived damaged. Both sets of drawers. They were cheap. Not worth sending back.

2nd order. I paid for pick up in the store. A friend picked them up for me without checking the boxes. One box had forklift damage on the side. Actually poked a hole right through one of the drawers. Resulted in a second trip to Ikea.

Shipment fees in Edmonton are ridiculous as are installation fees. You pay $100 for a cabinet but then $200 for delivery on a specific date and installation. Products are not worth this.

It's only worth if you go in person with a couple of people to help you pick up items and install yourself.

492 reviews
174 helpful votes

I love this store and its a great place to get a good workout hahha its never ending i love there chairs and tablea and there candles are great too

1 review
0 helpful votes

EVERY step of the way has had issues, from ongoing delayed deliveries, missing items, lack of updates from IKEA on delays and missing items, difficulty in reaching customer service to enquire on said delays/items, inability of staff to properly follow through with pick-ups/refunds therefore resulting in delayed pick-ups and refunds, missing parts or parts that were not finished being cut, etc. Like others, I have had to waste hours, days and much energy waiting for deliveries that never showed up, putting aside tasks I could have completed had the schedule been adhered to or updates on a modified schedule at least been provided to me. I am overdue compensation for this trouble. Like others, I'll be justifiably reporting IKEA to the BBB and FTC and publishing bad reviews wherever I can. The first and last time I'll be shopping at IKEA. And I hope IKEA soon gets what it deserves: to be shut down.

Tip for consumers: Do not ever shop from IKEA.

2 reviews
1 helpful vote

We placed an order on their site They keep postponing the delivery date of our order. We want to talk to someone and at this point want to get a refund and it's impossible to reach someone to help. We wrote an email, we never heard from any one, The only department to pick up is the sales department, and they just transfer you and you are on hold literally for an hour. Ikea music became my background music. So disapointed. Was considering doing a kitchen with them, not anymore. Too scared of the after service.

1 review
0 helpful votes

DO NOT BUY ANYTHING AT IKEA! If you ever require customer service you will be on hold for an hour plus. I had to call them on 3 different occasions over a 2 month period and each and every call I was placed on hold for over an hour. When I spoke to a customer service person, I told them of the extremely long wait, they said they were aware of the problem. I just called again and got a voice message said due to the extremely high call volume, I would have to call back later and then got disconnected. Obviously management at IKEA cares only on sales volume and has no concern about customer support

1 review
0 helpful votes

Ikea and their shipping company lost my order. I am unable to determine who lost the order because reaching a human being is impossible despite waiting on hold for over 2 hours only to be told that a warehouse search for my order was being conducted and not hearing from them again. They will take your money, not deliver your order and good luck getting it refunded. I can't comment about the quality of the product since it never arrived but if it's anything like the customer service it would get a one star too.

1 review
0 helpful votes

I ordered a bookcase set (3 pieces) 3 weeks ago. I put together 2 and the third turned out to be missing the hardware. After trying for hours to talk to someone on the phone we finally got a very helpful person to order the missing hardware. The problem is that it will take about 10 days to 2 weeks to get here. Without the third shelf I cannot complete the pieces and my office is a mess of boxes and half built furniture.

1 review
0 helpful votes

We ordered a mattress, a couch and a coffee table for my son's college apartment on July 23. They initially told us that it would be delivered on August 23. After rearranging my schedule for the 23rd I learned from IKEA's website that it would be delivered on the 24th between 9AM and 9PM. After waiting half of the day on the 24th I heard form the shipper that it would be at least a week and maybe two before it was delivered. We tried to reach IKEA for a week but could never get through. The shipper now says that the earliest it will be delivered is September 8th and might be another week after that. We finally got through to IKEA and they were no help at all.

1 review
1 helpful vote

We ordered 3 PAX Wardrobes with all the accessories FITTING and delivery on the same day. All paid for.

The delivery day arrived, 30/6/18 we cleared our rooms, got rid of wardrobes, so you can imagine the house is full of clothes.

The delivery arrived but No Fitters. !!

Another 3 hours on the phone, the fitters wouldn't be coming, No explanation, no apology they were re booked for 7th July.

7th July - Again they didn't turn up. No warning, No explanation. IKEA actually said the wardrobes had been fitted, until we offered to send photo of the boxes. Then they accepted they hadn't been fitted.

Rebooked AGAIN for 21st July. More confirmation they would arrive.
IKEA rang at 1pm on 21/7/18 and said the fitters should have been with us at 8am.
Fitters said they would be here.

21st July- The fitters didn't show up. AGAIN. IKEA said they were coming!!

Each time IKEA confirm the booking and reference number and say they will arrive.

We have now had 3 weeks of a house full of boxes and clothes with no wardrobe.

What do you do ? They said they would send a voucher as compensation but didn't.

It's taken us several years to regain our faith in this company, as their customer service was so bad the last time we used them and give them another chance only to be very badly let down before on several occasions.
I shall not be using the shop again.

89 reviews
118 helpful votes

I use to be all about Ikea but over the years I noticed the quality started to drop. I do not care for the remodel of the new store. You use to be able to pick up the item then go to check out. Now you have to pay then they retrieve it. Could take up to 30 minutes and if they're out of stock you get refunded. Parking is also a pain. If you like walking then you're okay. The store is a bit of a maze and even with directional arrows it's still a bit confusing.

2 reviews
0 helpful votes

You get what you pay for from Ikea. Their furniture styles are in but the are bad quality. I would say if you're always moving to different places, then Ikea is great for you but otherwise, their quality doesn't stand.

5 reviews
3 helpful votes

Great furniture,I purchased two chairs, they are very beautiful and comfortable. The two chairs are easy to assemble. I would highly recommend

1 review
0 helpful votes

Worst experience ever, They give you a delivery date and it just passes. Then they blame it on shipper. Turns out it is sitting at IKEA.

Try to call them and they just put you on hold, Can't cancel order if you could get a hold of them because they have a 2 Hour cnx policy after order submittal. Just don't ever bother if you want your stuff.

1 review
1 helpful vote

I placed an order for some kitchen storage items and a stock pot. Whoever packed the two boxes did a horrible job.
Fed Ex would not even deliver one box because they could tell something had broke inside, so they shipped it back to Ikea.
When I opened the other box. everything had been packed on top of the stockpot, which had a glass lid. There was no padding on top of the pot and the lid was in hundreds of pieces inside the pot.
With no option to e-mail Ikea to resolve the issue, I am currently on hold with their customer service number. This is the third time I have called and I have been on hold for a total of 2-1/2 hours between these three calls.
I actually spoke to someone briefly during the second call and he said he needed to transfer me to another department, which never answered.
I cannot believe how awful this experience has been. I have no idea what they plan to do with regards to the box I never even received and it would be pretty simple for them to just send me a new lid for the pot, but after spending almost 3 hours on the phone listening to their bulls>>t taped message about how important my call is and how easy shopping is I think I am going to lose my mind.


1 review
1 helpful vote

I am an avid internet shopper. The most aweful on-line shopping site is IKEA. Great store but totally unacceptable on-line service. BE AWARE If you choose to purchase anything on-line with IKEA it is a nightmare to get help. I placed a very large order on-line. Immediately after purchasing I made a mistake and it took me 1 hour and 45 Minutes to get someone on the phone to cancel my order - then I placed the corrected order.Even though they sent me a order return email that same day I called I NEVER GOT THE $1200 CREDIT ON MY VISA. I called to see why 17 days later and I was on the phone for over 2 hours!!! (the "hold" time is ridiculous) Then, the Ikea employee said it takes 5- 10 days for your credit to go through. I told her it was already 17 days so their must be a problem and I want to speak with a manager. She put me on a long hold and said that the manager is not available. So, I wasted 2 hours and nothing happened.

It is now 23 days after the cancel date and no credit issued yet and my visa bill is due. I don't have 2 hours to sit on the phone waiting to talk to another unhelpful employee so perhaps they monitor their reviews. ON -Line IKEA sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 reviews
1 helpful vote

Placed an order on March 19th. Today is April12th and still no sign of our outdoor table set. We've tried to contact IKEA twice and waited over 20 min each time with no answer to where the product may be. We then asked for a refund and didn't get a response. Well, that's because we were hung up on... twice... Going to dispute the purchase with my credit card company and see if they can maybe get through. Unfortunatly I still want the set for our houseboat since it's a perfect piece for limited space but I just don't know what else to do now. I feel like Seinfeld.... "No Delivery for You"

1 review
0 helpful votes

Got the wrong things for our wardrobe system twice from the staff. Long waits for them to gather our purchases. Do not recommend it all!

1 review
0 helpful votes

I made an in store purchase and asked to have my couch delivered because it would not fit in my car. The first delivery was not bad. However, once I opened the boxes and starting putting my couch together i noticed one piece had a huge hole in the wooden frame. So I called customer service, waited for 44 minutes. They offered to come pick up the bad piece and replace it, but told me a different person would call me to schedule a time. I waited a day for that call. And requested for a Tuesday evening due to my work schedule. He said, "at this time all I can do is put Tuesday 9-9 down but they will call you the day before to verify a 4 hour time frame and allow you to reschedule." I never received a phone call, but late at night I receive a txt saying they had a cancellation and asked if they can come early in the morning. I responded no, in the evening. Come Tuesday, they try to show up at my apartment while at work in the early afternoon. And I am being charged for not being there at the time of the delivery. Horrible communication skills and I've had a horrible time trying to just speak to anyone in customer service because they continually transfer me to different departments then I end up waiting 30+ minutes each time I'm transferred.

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