Shitty IKEA Hack

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13 Jan 2018 15:47 - +4327
It’s so crazy that it actually might work..
13 Jan 2018 18:19 - +1091
Playing the long game
13 Jan 2018 18:48 - +1056
I built it, One piece at a time, and it didn't cost me a dime. You'll know is me when I roll through your town... It's a '63, '64, '65, '66, '67 automobile...
13 Jan 2018 19:47 - +473
Ikea has a ten year/life time warranty. My neighbour goes back with used, worn out furniture every few years and receives a new set for free (or with a high discount, I'm not sure). Apparently not many people do this so Ikea hasn't changed their rules yet. Edit: So according to an anonymous IKEA employee the return/warranty policy is very lenient as this makes returning stuff easier for both the customer and the employees. If it's obvious you are abusing their system or the items have been treated without care warranty will be refused. It also depends on the item and how many there is in stock. I asked my neighbour and he told me he returned a broken dining chair, a sofa and part of a tv unit throughout the last five years. The sofa was no longer in their product line and he got a replacement, he received new parts for the TV stand and chair. All these items had some wear but were not mistreated. Had that been the case he probably wouldn't have gotten his parts for free. Then again the issues he had with the furniture were quite minor (couch had a crooked leg and TV stand's door wouldn't close entirely). Also you do need a receipt if you want to use your warranty. Apparently not always for returning items. Edit 2: The friendly return policy is profitable for IKEA, have you ever gone to IKEA without buying at least 5 things?
13 Jan 2018 19:36 - +445
So in the military you can order replacement parts for the vehicles you work with and I know of a guy that almost damn near built a Land Rover part by part ordering the bits through the system and taking them home.
13 Jan 2018 19:29 - +351
13 Jan 2018 19:33 - +89
I do the same with Legos. 30 more years and I'll have half a millennium falcon.
13 Jan 2018 18:37 - +86
But do they ship the nuts and bolts?
13 Jan 2018 20:57 - +79
Can confirm this actually works but way quicker than 6 months and with wife and I ordered a nice TV console stand thing with sliding barn door style doors. It was on sale for like 170$. As I was putting it together I noticed one of the pieces of a different color wood had a slight scratch in it. I thought it was a shelf and I wasn't sweating because I could just install it upside down and Noone would ever see the scratch. Well once my wife saw it she was like 'OH HELL NAW' and called them right away. The customer service person was like "no problem just tell me the piece number and I'll send a new one right away" well I was in the middle of putting the thing together so I had no idea what part it was. My wife tells them well call em back when we figure it out. Turns out the piece that had the scratch, was a protective board that was meant to take the bumps and scratches for this very purpose. We didn't call back. Couple days later, wife gets an email from wayfair saying our order was shipped. Couple days after that fed ex guy is out front. They sent us a whole new full TV console thing. We called and was like we don't need this and the guy said it would cost too much to send back and this happens way more than you'd think and if we couldn't use it that if we could please donate it to someone who would need it. It was awesome 5/7 would buy from them again. Sorry I'm on mobile. Tldr: ordered furnature. Thought it was broke when we got it. Wayfair sent a whole other one for free when original wasn't broke afterall.
13 Jan 2018 21:02 - +42
“Hey, I’m missing this here piece for desk model 60004736 in cherry black” “Um, sir... that model is sold as a whole, not a set” “Exactly, I’m missing the whole desk. The box just came with these instructions.”
13 Jan 2018 19:23 - +41
13 Jan 2018 20:55 - +33
My grand mother used to be a real pain in the ass when it was about money. Once she bought a cabinet for her home. Back home, she discovered that some parts were missing. Furious, she went back to the shop, and harassed a poor store manager. Since she was 95 and a bit fragile but with a strong temper, he didn't try to fight back. She asked to get the pieces for the cabinet, plus money for the petrol it had cost to go to the shop... Poor kid was so terrified by her that the shop paid for the petrol and gave her enough pieces to complete a second cabinet.
13 Jan 2018 18:53 - +18
Shit as if their store experience wasn't bad enough, you've devised a way to make IKEA furniture more annoying. I'm impressed
13 Jan 2018 17:09 - +13
13 Jan 2018 18:28 - +9
Fucking genius!!👍🏼
13 Jan 2018 21:46 - +8
Slow down Johnny Cash
13 Jan 2018 20:03 - +8
I work for a window manufacturer and we have had accounts do this before. These are buisinesses we sell to also, not individual homeowners. One week we would get a top and bottom repair sash The following a screen. Then a frame a couple days later. Scummy practice
13 Jan 2018 21:56 - +4
Reminds me of a [Johnny Cash classic](
13 Jan 2018 20:25 - +3
You can call IKEA and get replacement parts, as long as you have the receipt and give them a receipt #
13 Jan 2018 21:50 - +3
He built it one piece at a time....
13 Jan 2018 22:13 - +3
🎶 I'll build it one piece at a time and it won't cost me a dime 🎶
13 Jan 2018 20:05 - +2
Customer service: ” What is exactly missing?” Me: ” The big long wooden board” Customer service: ” Oh I see, so you have the whole table missing?” Me: ”No, just the board”
13 Jan 2018 23:26 - +2
"Hey IKEA I'm missing a few pieces. Can you send me some replacements?" Yes! Which do you need? "All of them."
13 Jan 2018 21:00 - +2
So it goes from r/ULPT to Twitter back to this sub !
13 Jan 2018 19:49 - +2
Hi, yes ikea I'm missing the 8"2 board for my couch, actually I'm missing four of them.
13 Jan 2018 21:29 - +2
13 Jan 2018 20:27 - +2
I got it one piece at a time and it didn’t cost me a dime.
13 Jan 2018 22:25 - +2
IKEA hack: I get a job and instead of spending time emailing over and over over a six month period, I just buy it. Saves me on a lot of time. ?
13 Jan 2018 20:30 - +2
I'm missing a piece of a chair Ok what piece? The piece you sit on
13 Jan 2018 23:41 - +2
Dwight Schrute?
13 Jan 2018 22:03 - +2
I found some donated IKEA furniture at a local Goodwill. It was still in box, but the box has clearly been dropped and the item inside was very likely broken. IKEA still sold the item in their stores for a few hundred dollars, I paid $20 for it. I took it home, opened it up, and yep it was smashed to hell. I called the hotline number in the manual and they sent me a full new set for free.
13 Jan 2018 21:33 - +1
Sounds good, doesn't work. Once you email their service department, they ask for an invoice number that you probably do not have. Even if you have one which either, presumably was not of the product you are trying to assemble, or was forged, it is verified on their system whether this purchase was actually made or not. This happens so they can ascertain who was the person responsible for the shipment, and hold this person accountable regarding why the shipment was not complete/satisfactory. Companies as big as this usually take their complaints pretty seriously. In this case, since the purchase was never made, the entire thing just falls apart when you cannot provide them with proof enough that you made the purchase. Even if on your end, you create a forged invoice, their system won't have a record of it. It _might_ work the first time around, definitely will not the second/third time around for the next parts you try to nick off of them. Good luck.
13 Jan 2018 19:48 - +1
I read this in the voice of Alan Partridge.
13 Jan 2018 19:52 - +1
Bulletproof, I love it!
13 Jan 2018 21:54 - +1
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13 Jan 2018 19:52 - +1
and then you love the big Mac more cause you made it yourself
13 Jan 2018 21:14 - +1
Just 6 months on the floor waiting for a table, chairs, a couch, TV stand, end table.
13 Jan 2018 19:55 - +1
brilliant. Ha
13 Jan 2018 21:42 - +1
Worked for a large company where people would be like "I don't know what panel it was can you just send them all? And the entire thing would be 4 panel's, 2 shelves and some screws....not as shitty a LPT as you might think!
13 Jan 2018 20:04 - +1
Genius hack
13 Jan 2018 22:03 - +1
That's a lot of effort just to get a coffee table😕...seriously your better off just buying one
13 Jan 2018 20:06 - +1
13 Jan 2018 21:12 - +1
"My" IKEA checks original purchase receipts meticulously.
13 Jan 2018 20:08 - +1
And they don't notice that the same address has been asking for dozens of parts?? I doubt it
13 Jan 2018 21:17 - +1
A modern day Johnny cash.
13 Jan 2018 20:16 - +1
that would take a very long time but its probably worth it lol
13 Jan 2018 21:40 - +1
You are the mvp
13 Jan 2018 20:17 - +1
One of my favourite Johnny Cash songs is about a dude who kind of does this, stealing one part of a car every day from the factory where he works
13 Jan 2018 21:54 - +1
ok so u gotta go and buy like a plushie, shelf, cup or go bigger or something in ikea. and THEN go buy a cheaper very simmilar one. and go to returns. they dont care enough so they will give you money for the first plushie back. so you get the money AND the plushie ; ) theres so many ways to fuck ikea over like
13 Jan 2018 21:03 - +1
Wouldn't they notice when you suddenly have minus $200 in their system?
13 Jan 2018 21:57 - +1
Sounds like a lot of work for some MDF and screws.
13 Jan 2018 21:08 - +1
Reminds me of this

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