So were you at IKEA this Sunday like everyone else? It’s not like they had a sale or anything. But you can bet that there will always be online sales. Side-by-side comparisons show buying goods online is less than buying at the retail giants. Shipping and handling is also extremely low nowadays, and probably less than the gas and hassle or finding a parking spot.
Man, are they giving away free stuff at IKEA or what? My wife and I passed the new store today near the Sawgrass Mall in Sunrise, Florida, and cars were lined up a la the cars during Hurricane Wilma at the gas stations.
Are the items in there that much cheaper and better than Home Depot, Walmart, Target, City Furniture, or the hundreds of mom and pop stores in South Florida? I guess so. My co-worker told me “they have everything there- at great prices”.
I mean, yeah, okay they have a winter sale, and the store opened up a little over a month ago, but damn. Damn. Damn. Damn.
Like I said, you would think it was a life or death situation in front of that IKEA today.
I bet every married couple in South Florida has made, or intends to make, that the trip there.
Anyway, here’s something I bet you didn’t know about IKEA:
IKEA is owned and operated by a complicated array of not-for-profit and for-profit corporations of which Stichting INGKA Foundation located in the Netherlands is the ultimate owner. By funneling profits through a non-profit organization and through a string of shell corporations tax havens, IKEA reduces its tax burden.