Vi har IKEA i Oregon! It is situated on the Oregon side of the Columbia River. Oregon does not have a sales tax (yet). Washington State (the Other Washington) has a sales tax, but no income tax.
Gee! I wonder if THAT has any thing to do with the store’s location?😶
When Tina, my partner at the time, and I moved from Washington to Oregon, we loaded up on furniture at the IKEA store. You can get lost in the store-it is so large. (The YUPPIE ladies shopping there were also pleasant to look at.) There were showrooms with furniture and then WE had to wrestle what we wanted from warehouse shelves. At least Tina’s son and his friend helped us and we could park the moving truck at the loading dock.
The stuff we decided to keep we put together, in one way or another. The assembly directions are pictures so aliens from space can put the furniture together. Tina got pissed trying to put her desk together and broke one of the flimsy legs. I put my desk drawers in upside down, but I made this work by putting the “feet” on the top and nailing the results together with some rusty nails I had. At Customer Returns there were extra screws, tools, and other hardware.
By the way, IKEA has its own tool calibration. There is the American calibration🇺🇸, the metric calibration 🇪🇺, and the IKEA calibration.
To end this post I have a Swedish song by Kent that mentions IKEA.
I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:
Ikea museum opens in Sweden celebrating firm’s historyA museum telling the story of Swedish furniture giant Ikea opens today in the town of Almhult, on the site of the firm’s first store.
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Roberta A Westerberg, MA