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Perhaps it's true. Perhaps there are some people who don't know about the AS-IS room.:shock: I feel it my duty and obligation to inform you of this fabulous place where all your fantasies may just come true....
The AS-IS room is our first destination always. ALWAYS. Well, ok...sometimes we drop the kids off in Smalland first. Ok...we always drop the kids off first. Then the bathroom. But then. Then, it's straight to the AS-IS room. Backwards through the check-out lines, ignoring all IKEA attempts to herd us like sheep through the showroom, marketplace, warehouse -- the experience. Into the place where dreams may...
Ok, so it's a room with lots of returns, discontinued items, displays, and so forth for pennies on the dollar! Here's an assortment of items we've gotten over the years in the AS-IS room:
12" Rationell drawer boxes for Akurum kitchen cabinets - $10/ea
2 tall Billy Bookcases in beech -- $10/ea (no kidding, $10 EACH)
solid wood rolling office chair -- $30
24" x 24" Pronomen countertop -- $5
2 sets of white tab top curtains, floor length (88"?) -- $2 each set
wood blinds that go perfectly in our paneled office -- $10/set
Those are just the ones I can think of through my Nyqui-induced haze! We usually end up hitting the AS-IS room coming and going...just can't bear to leave the store without checking back in to see what's new. Do you too?
What are your favorite finds? Best bargains? BOLO's?
BOLO's? I'm guessing you're not referring a a giant self aware robot/tank? Sorry, BOLO is a reserved word for Sci/Fi readers... Keith Laumer's BOLO series has been around for quite a while. Given that that's an unlikely meaning for the word in this context... What's it an acronym for? :?
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No, I don't think it's in the same place, especially since not all IKEA's are the same shape. If noone else here has been to the one in
and can tell you, next time you go, just ask! Just be prepared...you might find yourself toting something home that you had no previous plans for!
Address: 2110 W. IKEA Way
Tempe, AZ 85284
Store hours:Monday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
You can often find doors and drawers there, which makes it an easy way to bring home samples for a dollar or two. I know you can buy a door retail and return it, but I found "as is" with no return a much easier system.
Apri -- I use mine for salt and pepper when I'm working with raw meat...I put a large pinch or two in the cup, then don't have to stick my hand into the salt pig or handle my pepper grinder with chicken hands! Wonder if they have any idea....?
Okay, I found the room. I got 12" shelves for .99, I got a chair cover that might or might not work for $4.99. They have some 12" Tidholm Oak doors with glass for 2.99 but I didn't get any. Most of my room was big 1/2 put together furniture. Very few cute little things!
I got two shelves for the 24 inch wall cab for $2!! I was very happy with that purchase. Bought a couple of pretty glass candleholders for a dime each. They had several DUVBO doors there, a couple of HALLARUM and a STAT WHITE. They also seemed to have quite a bit of new stuff in boxes that had damage on the boxes themselves. They had attached a picture of each item to the front of the box, which I thought was a nice thing to do.