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Old Jun 6th, 2007, 09:02 AM   #1
 
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Thumbs down Death of the IKEA Jerker desk

went to IKEA the other day to buy 2 Jerker desks to replace the ones I lost in my house fire last year, only to find out that IKEA has discontinued the Jerker desk

I showed the IKEA employees the various Jerker fan sites and they were shocked
alas, their only reply was for me to write a letter to IKEA HQ
i bought some desks from Staples instead

single computer workstations, easy to put together
has keyboard shelf and monitor shelf
mounting brackets for monitor shelf double as CD/DVD storage

$90 each, i bought 3

can't seem to find them online or I would have posted a link
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Old Jun 6th, 2007, 09:13 AM   #2
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It's still on the IKEA Canada website but perhaps it'll disappear soon. Too bad, it's the perfect computer desk IMHO. Love mine. Maybe I should buy the add-on top shelf right away, assuming that Jerker accessories haven't already been pulled.
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Old Jun 6th, 2007, 09:19 AM   #3
 
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yes, it's on the website but not stock at any of the GTA stores
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Old Jun 6th, 2007, 09:37 AM   #4
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I bought a bunch of the silver coloured Billy bookcases, only to have the shelves discontinued practically as I was seting them up.
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Old Jun 6th, 2007, 09:45 AM   #5
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Ikea has only one outlet in all of Edmonton. It was once located in West Edmonton Mall and I visited it often. Then they closed the WEM location and moved it to the Calgary Trail and Whitemud Drive. While not nearly as convenient, it jumped from a 13 km drive to a 20 km drive so the visits decreased.

Still not satisfied, that store too was closed and moved to South Edmonton Common, a nightmare of a mall to reach and now 30 km from here. I don't visit at all anymore. I guess if I ever go to Leduc again I could stop by as it is next door now.
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Old Jun 6th, 2007, 11:27 AM   #6
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South Edmonton Commons has got to stand as a textbook example of how not to design a commercial area. It's accessible exclusively by driving, it's utterly impassible to pedestrians, and the traffic flow appears to be designed by some evil genius who owns a chain of automotive body shops.

When I lived in Edmonton, I refused to go there on principle, and I'm often pleasantly surprised when I encounter people all over the world who've been there and hated it for the same reasons.

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Old Jun 6th, 2007, 11:49 AM   #7
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There are a ton of them on Craigslist selling for $50-$100.
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Old Jun 6th, 2007, 02:04 PM   #8
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We have two Jerker setups in our house: the original one in the family room that some of you have seen supporting my 24" iMac, and a newer version in my son's room. I didn't like the newer one as much as the old, but it was still a lot better than no Jerker at all.

This news makes me sad.
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We have two Jerker setups in our house: the original one in the family room that some of you have seen supporting my 24" iMac, and a newer version in my son's room. I didn't like the newer one as much as the old, but it was still a lot better than no Jerker at all.

This news makes me sad.
Hmmm, a bunch of guys grieving the loss of their "Jerker" computer desks.

Where does IKEA get these names anyway? Don't they have any English speakers on the staff that comes up with the names?

One of my faves was the "Sextol" lamp. A friend kept the box and shows it around when he has a party.
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Where does IKEA get these names anyway?
De har en speciell maskin för så pass - och de njuta av tillverkningen Norr Amerikanerna känna stygg när de försök till uttala IKEA produkt namnen.
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