It's the perfect store! Great products, reasonable prices, friendly staff. You can wander around as much as you like, examining the furniture and products. They sell just about everything for your home, even food! Speaking of food, there's even a restaurant there, prices are great! Invented in Sweden, known as one of the friendliest, most chill places on earth!
It's wonderful... right?
It looks like a great place, but remember, long before the Swedes were laid back and friendly, they were feared throughout the civilized world as Viking raiders, fierce warriors and conquerors. IKEA may seem peaceful enough, but you have to be on your guard there - it's a store, which has but one purpose - to separate you from your money. Shopping there, like shopping anywhere, is a battle, a battle of wits, and you are outnumbered, fighting on their turf. As in any battle, you can still win by using superior tactics, acting in ways the enemy doesn't expect, and proper intelligence (information).
Don't let IKEA get the best of you. I will show you some tips and tricks that can save you money and time, and get better furniture from the encounter. Fix bayonets and sally forth!