I had my heart set on a simple, inexpensive, sleek black desk from Ikea. There is no Ikea store less than 3 hours from me, so obviously I was planning to order online. However, when I added the $60 desk to my cart, the shipping charges came to $287!!!! I've had large CRT televisions shipped for less than a third of that. How do so many people order stuff from Ikea if their shipping rates are so crazy? Does everyone just go to the store directly? I don't know what to do now. Our local furniture selection is pretty limited -- pretty much just Staples and Office Depot plus regular furniture stores whose stuff is too traditional -- and there's definitely nothing like the modern minimalist style Ikea has.