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Big Changes at IKEA & Would you use a granny shopping ca

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Big Changes at IKEA & Would you use a granny shopping ca

Postby universitylad » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:38 am

Big changes at IKEA--I just returned from a weekend trip to Chicago and stopped by IKEA on the way through Shaumburg, IL.

I purchased a few 50 cent IKEA hot dogs when I arrived to fuel me up. I noticed that they no longer had the yellow Swedish Maribou Chocolate bars. Instead they now have IKEA brand milk chocolate which appears to made in Germany.

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In addition, IKEA is now charging for any of the cheap platic bags you use at the check out. Either a dime or nickel per bag depending on the size. They will apparently donate the money to an earthy type cause. You can also purchase a blue version of their yellow tarp type bags for a dollar and change.

http://www.ikea.com.sg/special/no_plastic_bags.asp

http://dannyseo.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/03/ikeas_no_more_b.html
I really liked IKEA's free bags before. The big ones were great for garbage bags or cutting open and placing under a cat's litter box.

On a side note, do you bring your own bags to the grocery store? Lately, I've been reusing my paper bags at Copps, though most of the time the cashier forgets to credit me for them. Last time I went shopping I saw two other people carrying in paper bags to reuse! Yay.



While searching GOOGLE for information on IKEA's bags, I came across this? Do any of you own or use a granny type shopping cart? Does it really have that much of s stigma?




http://www.cities21.org/granny.htm
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Postby narcoleptish » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:07 am

You can't make a smore like that. You're going to start a fire kid.
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Postby Bwis53 » Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:33 pm

As a bus rider, I appreciate this. I scrapped three different models and made my own, which collapses to the size of a briefcase and holds a tall grocery bag-full. Still looking for more silent wheels. I also took some denim and a paperbag pattern, to sew a denim grocery bag. Some parachute-type nylon, patterned after those plasic bags, folds up into my handbag.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:34 pm

Do the "basket wagons" at Whole Foods and the new Sun Prairie Copps count as "granny carts"?
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Postby Chuck_Schick » Tue May 01, 2007 9:32 am

How do you say "I could give a fuck" in Swedish?
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Postby mrak » Tue May 01, 2007 9:42 am

Chuck_Schick wrote:How do you say "I could give a fuck" in Swedish?

Just throw in a few umlauts and end with "Bork bork bork!"
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Postby Paco » Tue May 01, 2007 11:36 am

Chuck_Schick wrote:How do you say "I could give a fuck" in Swedish?

My Swedish spelling isn't very good. But something like "Det skiter jag i"
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