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alsieboo
10-02-2005, 20:12:20
Man stabbed in IKEA store chaos

LONDON (Reuters) - One man has been stabbed and several injured after 4,000 people flocked to the midnight opening of a new Ikea furniture superstore in north London, emergency services say.

The Swedish furniture giant was forced to close the store in Edmonton after 30 minutes when it was overwhelmed by shoppers seeking to buy heavily discounted items.

"There were 500 people behind me and they were all trying to get through a three-foot gap," shopper Jolene Cooper told Sky News about her experience outside the store's entrance on Thursday.

"They kept on trying to shut the doors and not let anyone in, so all the people behind were pushing me. I was really scared."

Shortly after midnight there were 1,000 cars queuing to get into the car park with some bargain-hunters abandoning their vehicles on the busy A406 North Circular road to get to the store on foot.

The store had been offering huge discounts, including leather sofas at 35 pounds for customers arriving between midnight and 3 a.m., as part of a planned 24 hours of opening bargains.

Police said the stabbed man had sustained his injury in the area of the store, adding that his injury was not life-threatening.

Five other people were taken to hospital, one suffering from chest pains. London Fire Brigade said they helped Ambulance staff deal with 22 people suffering from heat exhaustion and crush injuries.

IKEA could not immediately be reached for comment.

Last September three men were trampled to death in a rush to claim vouchers when IKEA opened its first store in Saudi Arabia


heard this on the radio this morning and thought of you

miester gandertak
10-02-2005, 20:14:55
And you remembered it all.
you really are a genius.

Japher
10-02-2005, 20:16:19
IKEA sucks monkey balls

miester gandertak
10-02-2005, 20:17:32
Ikea has a nice table for champagne flutes.
but I can't post that here........:cry:

JM^3
10-02-2005, 20:19:53
Ikea is a very scary place

I Went there recently and got lost

I never want to go back

Jon Miller

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-02-2005, 20:20:05
See! See! I warned you all!

zmama
10-02-2005, 20:20:50
I like it

Gary
10-02-2005, 20:25:16
Insane. I've been to Ikea about 3 times in my life and thought they sucked every time. Then this is what the public do.

Must be some truth in the old adage, "Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen"

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-02-2005, 20:26:47
If I could be magically reincarnated as an 18 year-old girl I think I'd have wild animal sex with Jon Miller for making that post, and many others like it.

alsieboo
10-02-2005, 20:43:44
back away from the thread, repeat, back away from the thread

Darkstar
10-02-2005, 20:43:59
:lol:

Oerdin
10-02-2005, 22:21:13
Leather sofa's for $50?! I'm shopping for a sofa and the cheapest Chinese made shit costs at least $500! I f you want decent quality leather sofas you have to pay in the $1000-$1500 range. I'll have to check out IKEA more often because I've honestly only been in IKEA like twice in my entire life during which I decided their style sucked.

Sefirot
10-02-2005, 22:30:26
I never got into that Scandinavian crap either. I like tradition furniture more then modernist stuff.

zmama
10-02-2005, 22:30:51
Originally posted by zmama
I like it

Sefirot
10-02-2005, 22:33:50
To their own.

miester gandertak
10-02-2005, 22:34:23
Originally posted by Sefirot
I never got into that Scandinavian crap either. I'm like tradition furniture more then modernist stuff. I'm more into champagne flutes myself.
but i can't post that here :cry: and now i am in therapy

Dyl Ulenspiegel
11-02-2005, 08:27:55
Only now??? :eek:

Funkodrom
11-02-2005, 09:42:58
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
If I could be magically reincarnated as an 18 year-old girl I think I'd have wild animal sex with Jon Miller for making that post, and many others like it.

He's in the library, in the magic section, right now studying harder than he's ever studied in his life.

MDA
11-02-2005, 12:17:34
When he waves his wand just right, its magic.

Provost Harrison
11-02-2005, 12:32:05
:eek:

Oerdin
11-02-2005, 12:59:51
This is really a good thing for humanity. When fucktards kill each other over Chinese made & Swedish marketed assemble yourself furniture then how can the world lose?

Rodgers
11-02-2005, 13:03:21
Originally posted by Oerdin
Leather sofa's for $50?! I'm shopping for a sofa and the cheapest Chinese made shit costs at least $500! I f you want decent quality leather sofas you have to pay in the $1000-$1500 range. I'll have to check out IKEA more often because I've honestly only been in IKEA like twice in my entire life during which I decided their style sucked.


Make sure you take a knife with you.

And what is it with the Saudis? They LOVE trampling people to death over there - I'm guessing being trampled to death is like the number one cause of death there. Probably.

Oerdin
11-02-2005, 13:11:49
Fuck knives. This is America; I'm bringing a 9mm.

Rodgers
11-02-2005, 13:12:53
Own goal. You've all got one of those on you all the time.

Vincent
11-02-2005, 15:13:27
I like IKEA

zmama
11-02-2005, 16:32:01
Do you like Jin noL;efs wand?