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I headed to IKEA today to buy replacement halogen bulbs for my kitchen light fixture. I had written down the name of the light bulbs (savvy me, I saved the box from four years ago) before heading to IKEA. But here’s the kicker – they discontinued the Osram halogen bulb. Now, I guess I could have taken one of the bulbs with me, but would I assume they would discontinue my bulb?
After several attempts (and many minutes of waiting) to find a specialist to assist me, a fellow Michelle showed up to help. She provided me, of course, no help. I had to pick between two similar looking bulbs, so I picked the bulb I thought was the right one. But it wasn’t!
So, I received NO customer service (at least very inferior customer service) and I left the store with the wrong bulb? I should seriously consider boycotting IKEA but I love that place… It’s a critical decision to make.
But at the least – IKEA (and many, many, many other retailers like my local Kroger grocery store) needs to step up their customer service. I know part of why the prices are so low is that IKEA is a very self-service type of establishment, but damn! Come on, people. Don’t make me boycott you! Cuz you should know – I WILL do it… if I have to… but I really don’t want to… but I will… if you make me.
And on another note, I am quite taken with the below light fixture for my dressing room. What do you think? Does it look too cheap? I mean, it’s cheap at only $49.99 - but I don’t want one of my luxurious dressing room’s serious pieces to look cheap.
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