Wednesday, May 23, 2007


IKEA angered by ‘dodgy’ chairs slur

‘The award-winning furniture retailer has taken Liberal backbencher Don Randall to task over his claims Mr Howard shouldn’t have to buy the chain’s “dodgy” chairs instead of spending $200,000 on plush seating.

Hitting back at the slur, IKEA says its products are good enough for Sweden’s King and Queen and many diplomatic missions around the world. [..]

Mr Nordin said if the issue was about Mr Howard having to assemble the chairs – one of the ways the company keeps its prices down – there was help at hand.

“We would be very happy to talk to the prime minister,” he said.

“We can even offer him an assembly service if he doesn’t feel confident enough to put together the furniture himself.”‘

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