Ikea KORSFJORD: Perfect TF acrylic display stands? Clearanced for cheap!

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  1. BenjaminXavier

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    Hello fellow TF collectors! I was in Ikea a few weeks back and stumbled on a set of acrylic bathroom containers (for tissues, lotion, q-tips, etc) on clearance for $5.99. If you toss the "lids" you end up with 5 different sized acrylic stands that are perfect for displaying TFs (and probly some other toys too). I have taken a few (blurry) pics of my displays so you can get an idea of what they're good for. I bought 4 sets, then went back and got 4 more because they worked so well!

    They're originally $7.99 but apparently discontinued, so they're on clearance for $5.99. If you have an ikea near you it might be worth checking out!

    Here's the link to the product on Ikea's website:

    IKEA | Bathroom accessories | Sink accessories | KORSFJORD | 5-piece bathroom set
     

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    Those are pretty cool. Too bad the closest Ikea is like 60 miles away.
     
  3. blue death

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    dang! anybody near an ikea who could pick me up 3 or 4 of these? I'd love to have these and I think our closest Ikea is in like Ohio. lol
     
  4. skiss

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    Heh, yeah and my g/f has been on an IKEA freakout just because its IKEA and I ordered her a catalogue. Apparently they don't ship glass and are damn near useless unless you have a store nearby. Our closes is in texas I think. They need to open one in kansas.
     
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    IKEA's UK site lists these at £6.63 a set - and they won't ship glass here either. The nearest IKEA is a bit of a pain to get to as well, so time to sweet-talk the in-laws into driving us up there!
     
  6. BenjaminXavier

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    They wont ship these? They're not glass, they're plastic. That's weird...
     
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    Apparently they won't ship them anywhere.

    I checked and got the 'Most likely in stock' message.
    They should change the message to 'You might waste your time.'
     
  8. Cracka J

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    quite a bit cheaper then the alternate that the container store offers, and you get a nice set. what dept are they located in? might go swing by today and snag a few.
     
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    Very cool! I actually have 2 Ikea's....one by my job and one by home...probably stop by there after work..
     
  10. BenjaminXavier

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    They're in the bathroom section of the "marketplace" area, not the showroom (obvs).

    I think its not a matter of them not shipping them, I think its because they're on clearance. So the warehouse likely just doesn't have any.
     
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    All I can think of when I look at the 3rd picture is "the claw has chosen me!"
    Thanks for the heads up, I'm going to swing by there tomorrow :D 
     
  12. BenjaminXavier

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    Haha, the GF was touched that the TS alien she got me for Christmas gets to hang out with my TFs.
     
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    where was it found as on clearance for 5.99? My wife just picked some up and they were still 7.99. I was so set on getting them and they weren't that much more I just got anyway. Just curious why the one in Twin Cities didn't have the sale.
     
  14. BenjaminXavier

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    Weird. I'm in Northern VA, the specific store in question is the one in Woodbridge VA. Perhaps their clearances aren't company wide?

    Still, its not a bad price. I bought one, then compared prices online to see what "real" acrylic product stands costed and it seemed like most sets were $15 for 3 or like $35 for 8, something like that. Considering you get 4 boxes plus the soapdish (really only good for putting a car on, I have Cybertronian Cliffjumper on one) for $8, its not bad.

    Since that first buy I went back to get 4 more sets, then yesterday I happened to be near the Ikea again and got 4 more.
     
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    thanks dude I went to ikea tonight and snagged a few. just opened one pack but I love what you can do with them so far. cool stuff :thumb 
    they are 7.99 though in the chicago area. funnier yet is the sticker @ ikea said they were marked down from 9.99 when normal price on the website is 7.99 :lol 

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  16. BenjaminXavier

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    Yeah, they're pretty awesome. Plus normal acrylic stands only go one way because they're shaped kinda like an upside down "U" but these are essentially little cubes, so you can use them 3 ways with the open part facing backwards and its not really noticeable at all.
     
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    That's a pretty good idea. That'd be good replacement for my empty alternators boxes, but the closest store is aobut 6-8 hours away.
     
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    Id still lime to know if anyone near an ikea can pick 2 or 3 of these up for me and let me paypal them the funds
     
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    my results with these kits!

    It was funny when I saw this thread cause I had just bought a new display case for my bedroom (bless my wife for being so wonderful) and I had bought it from ikea and actually eyed these bathroom kits on the way out but didn't buy. Once I saw this thread and some pics I picked up 7 kits. Here are my results in my new case

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    Hey, what did you do with your seekers? Is that a lid balanced in the soapdish? I dig how they're downward angled like that...
     

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