IKEA is out the door....help find comparable desk...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lonegeek, May 17, 2006.

  1. lonegeek macrumors member

    lonegeek

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    Was going to order an Ikea jerker...but shipping is about 150!!! So I need to find a desk at a more local store...Staples, BestBuy, OfficeDepot.. Etc...

    Can anyone help me find a desk similar to the jerker?
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I dunno man that's a pretty sweet desk. I kind of want one now. Do you not have an IKEA outlet nearby? I know we have a gigantic one here in the Chicago suburbs.

    EDIT: Ooh I like this one even better!
     

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  3. lonegeek thread starter macrumors member

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    Im around 2 1/2 hours from Chicago....Bestbuy,target, etc are only like 30-45 minutes away... So chicago is kind of out of the way...

    Zach

    Edit: Where is that desk from?
     
  4. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    You might check other IKEA desks you like and see how much the shipping will be on them, especially if the shipping depends on the weight.

    I used to have the older version of the Jerker and remember it being very heavy.
     
  5. lonegeek thread starter macrumors member

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    Too bad i dont know anyone by ikea store that would meet halfway... And i doubt ikea(if they offered free delivery?) would drive to a parking lot somewhere and deliever something lol....

    Itd only cost us around 40 dollars in gas there and back. But thats around 4 hours driving time!
     
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Well from which direction are you?

    The IKEA store isnt *in* chicago - its about 30 - 40 minutes into the southwest suburbs, right along I-55.
     
  7. lonegeek thread starter macrumors member

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    Right i know...i looked on google maps..they are both around 100 miles from me ( im in northwest indiana

    So its really out of the way to drive that far for a desk....
     
  8. freecia macrumors newbie

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    Try OfficeMax

    Here's someone who had a similar question- where to buy a jerker-esque desk without a local ikea Jerker @ Ask Metafilter and More advice

    The easiest way to get something similar is to buy adjustable legs via IKEA and getting a butcher block counter top from a local supplier, then staining it. Not really the same thing but quite sturdy. You just need a drill.

    The jerker looks like a Steelcase desk, so if you have a used office furniture store in reasonable distance, you can probably find a better quality used original.

    My local FurnitureMax attached to the OfficeMax has some nice desks and at one time, I think I saw something similar. Try Target, too.
     

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