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July 16, 2009


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I love Ikea´s style and have bought a lot of nice things there, but I also have a bed and dresser that constantly need adjustments. I like buying kids´ clothes at Target and the quality is fine. Even though we are a family of 4 we don´t go to Costco or similar stores since we don´t have space to store the large quantities. At the moment we are traveling in Spain and I am surprised by the poor quality of the battery operated toys here. It doesn´t make sense to buy something cheap if it breaks the same day.


Hi Lisa,

I think Ellen Ruppel Shell is right about cheap goods. When I was growing up, furniture was more substantial, often made out of laminated wood rather than particle board.

Before the plastic age, toys were more substantial, too.

Thanks for your comment,

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