IKEA Informative - Outrageous Shipping Charges!
I was stunned--STUNNED--to discover that the cost of shipping an item from IKEA was significantly more than the cost of the item itself! How is it that IKEA can charge such exhorbitant rates when other companies online charge so little to ship their products? My guess is that the company is padding its profits by keeping the base cost of an item lower (to suck you in) but then making up for it on shipping. I think the local and state auditors where IKEA stores and its headquarters are located should investigate whether these costs are actually justified or if IKEA is simply inflating the figures artificially to boost profits. Oh, and if you tell a customer service rep about this on the phone, expect to get a braindead response.