Sales rush forces Ikea to close doors

#1
A crush has forced a new Ikea superstore in north London to shut its doors after 30 minutes.

One man was stabbed and would-be bargain-hunters suffered heat exhaustion as a crowd of thousands tried to push their way through the doors of England's biggest Ikea store.

The new IKEA store in Edmonton, north London
The doors are now shut at the new Ikea store in Edmonton, north London

The northern London road was clogged after would-be shoppers abandoned their cars to get to the store to meet the sales deadline.

Ikea was selling its leather sofas for £45.

It opened its doors at midnight, but had to shut them at 12.33am to avoid serious injury.

A spokeswoman said it was decided to close for the safety of customers and staff, and the store would remain shut until further notice.

"Ikea Edmonton regrets to announce that a decision has been taken to close the store on opening night," she said.

"The decision was made in the interests of health and safety for all Ikea customers and co-workers."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...ml&sSheet=/portal/2005/02/10/ixportaltop.html
 
#3
This is fcuking news?

This is Current Affairs , not the Military Wing of Ikea's fcuking PR department.

Topic moved.
 
#4
Posted in current affairs as i was under the impresion that the int cell was for gossip. This story appears to be news rather than gossip. Granted not exactly relevant to ARRSE, perhaps i should have put it in the naafi :?

A_S
 
#5
PartTimePongo said:
This is fcuking news?

This is Current Affairs , not the Military Wing of Ikea's fcuking PR department.

Topic moved.
ooooh! fcukin' thanks!
 
#6
Yeah, fcuking cheers PTP (you filthy fcuking politico). Thank fcuking god for fcuking switched on fcukers like you, to prevent our fcuking crap minds being fcuking over-fcuking-whelmed by shameless Ikea PR. :D
 
#8
Zwei fcuking rechts Calypso. :D
 
#9
What is the English obsession with "sofas" ? Every other TV advert seems to be for DFS, MFI, or some other god awful purveyor of soft furnishings. The outskirts of every town is ringed by retail outlets selling sofas. So far as I can see, they are giving them away, "Buy now - nothing to pay until 2020"
or "Buy one, get seven free!, and a complimentary vasectomy and microwave oven."
Is it just me? am I missing something? are the rest of you buying a brace of new sofas each month, and donating your old ones to the needy, sofaless third world?
I'm (finally) at a loss for words! :wink:
 
#10
Sleeper_service said:
What is the English obsession with "sofas" ?
Interestingly, Dale Winton, the fey television presenter, has requested his skin to be made into a sofa in the event of his death. Should this not be possible for any reason, Dale is to be frozen until a time when it is. Dale's love of sofas stems from a crush he had on an old Chesterfield that his parents owned.

So there you go! :D
 

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#11
What in Gawd's Name possessed them to open a store in Edmonton? Have you ever BEEN to Edmonton? It makes Copehill Down look luxurious, and has less going for it than Falluja on a Friday Night. It's a dump :eek:

Non-interesting IKEA info: IKEA (founded by a Swedish Fascist, btw) will only build a 'superstore' if there are sufficient punters within easy distance - the figure of 3,000,000+ springs to mind. Hence, no IKEA in Ireland.
 
#12
Calypso said:
Sleeper_service said:
What is the English obsession with "sofas" ?
Interestingly, Dale Winton, the fey television presenter, has requested his skin to be made into a sofa in the event of his death. Should this not be possible for any reason, Dale is to be frozen until a time when it is. Dale's love of sofas stems from a crush he had on an old Chesterfield that his parents owned.

So there you go! :D
Would there be enough material? surely a more realistic goal would be to have his hide made into a small pouf! :D
 

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