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Jun 14, 2006 06:58 # 43043

Orchid *** feels excited about...

IKEA - That is so cool!

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Lately a question about something with IKEA arose with me. I decided to write an e-mail to them today because we'll about to get there on saturday. Browsing the site I glimpsed a new service item: A chat that is open from 8.30 to 12.00 am. I thought: How cool, I will try it and it really convinced me. By opening the chat window, the name and a picture of "my" carer were viewed on top. I wrote and some time later I got the answer I was looking for. It seemed as Andrea, the carer, was very well informed and had time only for me.
Sure, I know, I could've phoned, but that would 1. cost and 2. the chat solution seems more personal, I really liked it. What a pity I don't have more questions to ask.

Though IKEA is not always a 100% top but this service really rules!

I hope people don't think I'm strange 'cause I'm being so enthusiastic about that ;)

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.

Jun 14, 2006 09:44 # 43045

MelMel *** replies...

Re: IKEA - That is so cool!

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I hope people don't think I'm strange 'cause I'm being so enthusiastic about that

My respect for you just got even higher if that's possible. I too have a small problem/addiction to furniture.

I actually think the whole system sounds like a really good idea, and am about to tell my mother all about it :) she does the marketing for her company so I'm sure she'll be thrilled.

-Mel

Look at me! I'm a prostitute robot from the future!

Jun 14, 2006 11:25 # 43046

null throws in his two cents...

Re: IKEA - That is so cool!

Companies such as HumanClick have been selling this for some years.

Of course the HumanClick software doesn't come with cool furniture :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

This post was edited by null on Jun 14, 2006.

Jun 14, 2006 13:37 # 43049

simon18 *** replies...

Re: IKEA - That is so cool!

Im from far a furniture fan, but this service sounds like a really good idea. I know a lot of people dont feel comfortable with phoning too, so this gives them another option. Its nice that the person had time for you.

I might have to think up some exscuse to try it

Aug 06, 2006 15:47 # 43317

zen *** replies...

Re: IKEA - That is so cool!

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2. the chat solution seems more personal,

Interesting. I would think a phone call is more personal, hearing a voice, rather than text, but I guess that's my definition :)
I agree with you that the chat is a neat idea. We'll have to check it out to see about the buzz.

I guess this is just one more reason why IKEA is so cool. I too am smitten by the Sweedish "life style maker" company, much to my own surprise.
At first, I didn't know what an IKEA was. I thought it was a cult, to hear my partner, and sister, and step-mom, and whomever talk about it. But once I visuited the store, I could see the attraction. I think what really does it for me is that many of the things in there are well designed, or at least well thought about. They are full of nift.

They have program that allows one to design a kitchen, or other room. On Windows 98, it didn't work, but with Win XP it did. That imporvement is the one singular reason my roommate enjoys XP.

Once Fred Neitszche declared God is Dead, f*ck became the most important word in the English languag

Aug 07, 2006 07:12 # 43326

null throws in his two cents...

Re: IKEA - That is so cool!

Interesting. I would think a phone call is more personal, hearing a voice, rather than text, but I guess that's my definition

Actually, I'd prefer the chat too, because it is slower and it gives you more time to think inbetween pieces of conversation.

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Aug 07, 2006 15:43 # 43328

zen *** replies...

Re: IKEA - That is so cool!

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I agree. I prefer to write, simply because I'm better at it...and it does give one a chance to think.

But I was just commenting on which is more personal. I thought it interesting that a computer chat would be considered more personal. Perhaps this is a sign of the information age where text is the new voice, and a real human is impersonal.

Once Fred Neitszche declared God is Dead, f*ck became the most important word in the English languag


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