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(Daily Mail)   Supplier repeatedly fails to deliver your bedroom furniture? No problem, just move into their shop   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 36
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2008-11-01 06:46:10 AM
Great job forcing your kid along to your protest like that! What a great mother!
 
2008-11-01 07:08:02 AM
abigsmurf: Great job forcing your kid along to your protest like that! What a great mother!

If I was a little kid and was forced to live in a department store I would have had the time of my life.

It's a hell of a lot better than this type of protest.

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2008-11-01 07:10:44 AM
SQWÖT, available now at Ikea.
 
2008-11-01 07:42:23 AM
Malinki: SQWÖT, available now at Ikea.

Ha, excellent.

I can relate to how maddening this would be, just the part where you have to blow a day off work sitting around waiting for the delivery truck.

They can't give you a time-range it'll show up so you can't even take the chance of running out to the store for something.

And then to not show up? I swear I can't yell loud enough into the phone to express my frustration.
 
2008-11-01 07:45:02 AM
abigsmurf: Great job forcing your kid along to your protest like that! What a great mother!

You are an idiot. How was this child "harmed" in any way by doing this??

It was a clever move by this woman, and good job tipping off the media, too. This store will be bending over backwards to ensure that she's looked after now. Now they realise she means business, and she'll fark their business if they don't take her seriously. Good for her.
 
2008-11-01 07:48:24 AM
RealFarknMcCoy2: abigsmurf: Great job forcing your kid along to your protest like that! What a great mother!

You are an idiot. How was this child "harmed" in any way by doing this??

It was a clever move by this woman, and good job tipping off the media, too. This store will be bending over backwards to ensure that she's looked after now. Now they realise she means business, and she'll fark their business if they don't take her seriously. Good for her.


I agree. How much bullshiat are you expected to take from a company? She already paid for everything and they have been blowing smoke up her ass for months.

It was stupid of her to throw her stuff out before the new bed arrived. However, I'd be pissed off to high hell too. The kid wasn't hurt. She got to play on a bed in a department store. To a kid, that's fun shiat!
 
2008-11-01 07:48:50 AM
FTFA: Ms Ahmad was so excited to be revamping her room she threw out her old bed and wardrobe before the expected delivery

It's not exactly like she's some kind of scientist.

/still no cure for cancer, etc...
 
2008-11-01 08:03:41 AM
abigsmurf: Great job forcing your kid along to your protest like that! What a great mother!

7/10, getting some good replies.
 
2008-11-01 08:19:52 AM
She'll get over it.
 
2008-11-01 08:23:50 AM
that's awesome. perfectly non-violent protest and she certainly had gone past what my level of patience would have dictated.. and i would have only gone the boring "angry letter" route.. she did great, and her daughter learned a good lesson or six there, had fun to boot.

: D anyone else read the signs she made that're on the bed?
 
2008-11-01 08:29:18 AM
MILF
 
2008-11-01 08:31:06 AM
IKEA HELL
 
2008-11-01 08:36:23 AM
If that is the bed/wardrobe she ordered IN THE WINDOW OF THE STORE why doesnt the store simply deliver the display model?
 
2008-11-01 08:37:49 AM
RealFarknMcCoy2: abigsmurf: Great job forcing your kid along to your protest like that! What a great mother!

You are an idiot. How was this child "harmed" in any way by doing this??

It was a clever move by this woman, and good job tipping off the media, too. This store will be bending over backwards to ensure that she's looked after now. Now they realise she means business, and she'll fark their business if they don't take her seriously. Good for her.


Exactly. This is just a step above whining to consumerist or the BBB stateside...same same to me. if they overpromise and underdeliver (or in this case, don't deliver at all), you've got to let them know you mean business.
 
2008-11-01 08:53:58 AM
I was totally for her until I read that she refused a refund or other furniture. She only wants that furniture. Now I just think she's acting out just to get attention.
 
2008-11-01 08:55:25 AM
strangely, they DID deliver.
what i'm finding odd though, is that she ordered a bed, 2 wardrobes, and a mirror. mfi delivered 200kg of flat packages.
those packages take up SOOOO much room in her apartment, that she can't move around and her kid can't play.
so what DIDN'T get delivered?
matresses for the bed? the one box that has all the crucial pieces that one would need to assemble a bed, 2 wardrobes, and a mirror?

on the flip side of the coin. the freakin company, once the error oif their ways was publicly aired, should have just cut their losses and told the woman to pick whatever furniture she wanted out of their catalog.
 
2008-11-01 09:00:43 AM
bHags: 200kg of flat packages. so what DIDN'T get delivered? matresses for the bed? the one box that has all the crucial pieces that one would need to assemble a bed, 2 wardrobes, and a mirror?

The allen key.
 
2008-11-01 09:18:55 AM
I heard a rumor that she's a scientist. Does anyone know if this is true??
 
2008-11-01 09:29:54 AM
lyanna96: I was totally for her until I read that she refused a refund or other furniture. She only wants that furniture. Now I just think she's acting out just to get attention.

no, she wants THAT furniture because it's there where she can see it, not made up like the ones she ordered.
 
2008-11-01 09:34:25 AM
I would have just demanded a refund and taken my business elsewhere.
 
2008-11-01 09:43:47 AM
she looks single, and we know she puts out, hmmm....
 
2008-11-01 09:51:14 AM
RealFarknMcCoy2: abigsmurf: Great job forcing your kid along to your protest like that! What a great mother!

You are an idiot. How was this child "harmed" in any way by doing this??

It was a clever move by this woman, and good job tipping off the media, too. This store will be bending over backwards to ensure that she's looked after now. Now they realise she means business, and she'll fark their business if they don't take her seriously. Good for her.


Yeah what harm could a little public humiliation do to a kid. A three year old wouldn't know what the problem was, wouldn't be in a position to agree to join in with her and generally wouldn't have a great time. MFI's are incredibly boring places, the kid would likely have been getting restless 45 minutes into the protest. Then there's the fact that she'd no doubt be yelling at the manager, the police would've been called... All things which all three year olds have to go through.

All because her mum refused a refund/different item she was offered months ago and demanded they give her a discontinued item they don't have.
 
2008-11-01 09:52:14 AM
abigsmurf: All things which all three year olds have to go through.

*shouldn't have to go through
 
2008-11-01 10:25:33 AM
Same thing happened to us with Ashley Furnature (we now fondly refer to the place as ASSHAT furnature). After many mis-deliveries and no-shows they finally told us our bedroom set was "Discontinued" and we should pick a different set (after we already had the 2 dressers we picked up totally filled! (and that we should pay for delivery!). What some morons, we should have done like they did and just walked in and started living there until they get their shiat together. I don't blame her one bit as someone who's been treated like this!
 
2008-11-01 10:43:31 AM
lyanna96: I was totally for her until I read that she refused a refund or other furniture. She only wants that furniture. Now I just think she's acting out just to get attention.

No... she doesn't want the refund now because after the first missed delivery 2 months ago she was then promised that she would be getting her furniture. So she's kind of pissed that they led her on, instead of telling her 2 months ago that they were all out and offer her a refund then.
 
2008-11-01 10:47:39 AM
My mom did something like that with her three kids, only this time it was a business owner that had refused to pay a bill to the family business for several months. Brought us to his place of business, let us spread out with our toys, and informed the customer we would leave when he cut a check.

Extortion? Probably.

Humiliation? For us, no. For the customer, yeah.

Effective? Guess. :D
 
2008-11-01 10:53:19 AM
Good for her. You cant tell me the store had no idea the set would be discontinued. This seems to be a bulls**t maneuver that stores pull alot. Does anyone think the other bedroom set that was offered after 2 months was equal or greater value than the original? I bought a new bed this summer, the big box store said they only deliver on certain days during the daytime. I told them I work during the day and they expected me to stay home and wait for them on a certain day. I ended up buying a bed at a smaller independent place and they asked me when I wanted it delivered. Well worth the $100 more I paid buying the bed there.
 
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2008-11-01 12:00:51 PM
Stupid ethnics, always up to trouble.
 
2008-11-01 01:32:58 PM
Would anyone else hit that MILF?
 
2008-11-01 01:55:02 PM
Mr. Arigby and I had something similar happen: we made the mistake of paying in full up front. After a few months of calling the store with ever-greater frequency and ever-not-greater results, we and Arigby Jr. (then tiny) went and camped in the store for a bit. The staff wanted to know if they could interest us in anything. The Mr. said, "Yes, the stuff we ordered and paid for several months ago." They tried to fluff us off with the same BS as they'd handed out over the phone, so I let rip with the hormonal biatchiness.

We got our furniture twenty-four hours later.farking furniture stores. Just because the customer has already paid does *not* entitle you to put their order in the round file--or the blue box file, I guess.
 
2008-11-01 02:34:52 PM
abigsmurf: abigsmurf: All things which all three year olds have to go through.

*shouldn't have to go through


Never too young to learn to stand up for your rights as a consumer. They figured her for a fool female and that they could take advantage of her.

/ok she's hot too
//would offer her to stay in my fully furnished flat
///but live in the US
////And wife might have a problem with that
//but maybe she'd find her hot too
//and we'd have 3 way nights...
//but back to reality...
 
2008-11-01 06:00:18 PM
abigsmurf: RealFarknMcCoy2: abigsmurf: Great job forcing your kid along to your protest like that! What a great mother!

You are an idiot. How was this child "harmed" in any way by doing this??

It was a clever move by this woman, and good job tipping off the media, too. This store will be bending over backwards to ensure that she's looked after now. Now they realise she means business, and she'll fark their business if they don't take her seriously. Good for her.

Yeah what harm could a little public humiliation do to a kid. A three year old wouldn't know what the problem was, wouldn't be in a position to agree to join in with her and generally wouldn't have a great time. MFI's are incredibly boring places, the kid would likely have been getting restless 45 minutes into the protest. Then there's the fact that she'd no doubt be yelling at the manager, the police would've been called... All things which all three year olds have to go through.

All because her mum refused a refund/different item she was offered months ago and demanded they give her a discontinued item they don't have.


You can't really piggyback an already weak troll.. Then again you are brand new here - but still, you get no clever points.
 
2008-11-01 09:08:53 PM
I gotta say I'm with her all the way. I have only one experience with buying a lot of furniture online but it was pretty much exactly like this. You pay up front, and there are delays, cancellations, etc. You call the company and they tell you to call the warehouse, you call the warehouse and they tell you to call the company. Everyone pretends the problem is somewhere else.

The furniture company I was dealing with went bankrupt two years later - wonder why? Did they honestly think that being a furniture store that didn't deliver furniture properly was a sustainable business model?
 
2008-11-02 12:06:46 AM
LOLprotestorz?

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2008-11-02 01:41:58 AM
After getting butt-slammed over the years by furniture stores both large and small, my wonderful wife started buying furniture online, direct from the manufacturers in South Carolina.

/saved a BUNDLE of money
//and you don't wind up with the same furniture everyone else has
 
2008-11-03 06:16:14 AM
abigsmurf: RealFarknMcCoy2: abigsmurf: Great job forcing your kid along to your protest like that! What a great mother!

You are an idiot. How was this child "harmed" in any way by doing this??

It was a clever move by this woman, and good job tipping off the media, too. This store will be bending over backwards to ensure that she's looked after now. Now they realise she means business, and she'll fark their business if they don't take her seriously. Good for her.

Yeah what harm could a little public humiliation do to a kid. A three year old wouldn't know what the problem was, wouldn't be in a position to agree to join in with her and generally wouldn't have a great time. MFI's are incredibly boring places, the kid would likely have been getting restless 45 minutes into the protest. Then there's the fact that she'd no doubt be yelling at the manager, the police would've been called... All things which all three year olds have to go through.

All because her mum refused a refund/different item she was offered months ago and demanded they give her a discontinued item they don't have.


Vivid imagination you have there, Einstein. What public humiliation? You obviously know absolutely nothing about 3-year-olds. This kid looks like she's enjoying herself just fine, and she's learned a lesson about how to handle a business which treats you like shiat. So, not only is it fun, it's also educational.

As for demanding that the store give her her furniture, as a customer who PAID FOR THESE ITEMS SEVERAL MONTHS AGO, she is well within her rights to make some demands on the store. They farked up and then LIED to her for MONTHS until the items were no longer available. They should have offered her whatever replacement items they had for free after the hash they made of it.
 
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