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    Wondering if the things carried in SD are equal to those we see in the US. Or are they geared more to a Carribean climate? Prices? Is our Ikea catalog similar to the items in SD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deyvi View Post
    Wondering if the things carried in SD are equal to those we see in the US. Or are they geared more to a Carribean climate? Prices? Is our Ikea catalog similar to the items in SD?
    Using the search feature I found this info:

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    http://www.dr1.com/forums/santo-domi...ikea-open.html

    http://www.dr1.com/forums/living/100...ea-photos.html

    http://www.dr1.com/forums/living/100...-its-huge.html

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    i haven't seen an ikea catalog in the states in a while and by the looks of it the gear here is similar to what you have in the states. then again, i came from tampa; climate is pretty much as close to here as it gets besides a few places further south. prices are pretty comparable, imo.

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    their biggest mistake is they are not selling their famous swedish meatballs and sauce in their foodstore (only in the restaurant)...

    btw... the only ikea i ever found where the salmon is cheaper than the meatballs.... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by belgiank View Post
    their biggest mistake is they are not selling their famous swedish meatballs and sauce in their foodstore (only in the restaurant)...

    btw... the only ikea i ever found where the salmon is cheaper than the meatballs.... lol
    They sell them in the food store, I have brought a bag RD$300.
    They also sell the cream sauce.
    Meatballs are usually in the freezer cabinet close to the checkout.

    Maybe they ran out?

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    Great news, so I will have to stop by Ikea on my next trip to SD.

    Oh, and I will tear up my complaint letter to their headoffice in Sweden...

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    I thought the products were inferior to the US and certainly more expensive.
    The selection seemed smaller too

    Generally, I was quite disappointed (especially after the SD traffic!)
    There were 5 of us and we all felt the same way

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    I thought the products were inferior to the US and certainly more expensive.
    The selection seemed smaller too

    Generally, I was quite disappointed (especially after the SD traffic!)
    There were 5 of us and we all felt the same way
    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    This is what I would expect someone to say after visiting an IKEA anywhere.
    To each his own. I have two IKEAs within twenty minutes of my house in the USA and the one in Santo Domingo sure is a spitting image. The only difference I noticed was the pricing is higher in SD, which is to be expected.

    IKEA is IKEA, you either like it or you don't. If nothing else it was a pleasure to see so many youths employed !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    I thought the products were inferior to the US and certainly more expensive.
    The selection seemed smaller too

    Generally, I was quite disappointed (especially after the SD traffic!)
    There were 5 of us and we all felt the same way
    Compared to "some" other IKEA stores around the world, it may not be up to the same level.

    But...

    Compared to what we had here prior to their arrival, it's a MASSIVE leap in the right direction. They are killing some of the better known furniture stores right now. Cuesta must be really happy! Plus they have a range of products that I'm sure is wider than the other 4-5 of the larger furniture and house hold stores combined.

    Plus they bring a level of service and professionalism that has never been seen in this country before. This will help to make those that want to compete, lift their game.

    Sometimes we have to be thankful for what we have

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