Return PolishForums LIVE
  PolishForums Archive :
Archives - 2005-2009 / Life  % width 20

Questions about IKEA in Poznan


Marvin 1 | 5  
19 May 2009 /  #1
I want to buy a complete kitchen at IKEA Poznan and bring it to Berlin so I was wondering if anybody here could fill me in on a couple of things:

1. Does IKEA in Poland take UK Visa or Mastercard credit cards? I'd rather not pay in cash!
2. Would it be possible to get it delivered by a local firm from there to here in Berlin or would it be better to bring my own transport all the way from Berlin?

3. How big is the store, ie is it a huge IKEA which stocks everything in the catalogue or is it fairly small and always low/out of stock?

4. How similar is it to the IKEA experience in the UK or anywhere else for that matter?

If anyone has any answers then I'd be grateful to hear them.
Cheers, Marvin
kioko - | 84  
19 May 2009 /  #2
ikea.com/ms/pl_PL/img/local_store_info/poznan/Cennik_transp ort_montaz.pdf

here are the prices of transportation. it says that if you want to have delivered your furniture farther than 30km from Poznan you have to pay 1,5zł x twice amount of kilometers. So it might me about 400zł. But there is an email address so you better ask. The store is quite big, very crowded on weekends, so probably the best time to go there is friday evening. Both credit cards should be acceptible.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
19 May 2009 /  #3
Are you sure it's cheaper than IKEA in Germany?

For example cars are usually cheaper in Germany than in Poland.
Wroclaw Boy  
19 May 2009 /  #4
1. Does IKEA in Poland take UK Visa or Mastercard credit cards? I'd rather not pay in cash!

Of course, although I would call your credit card provider and inform them youre making a large purchase in Poland, otherwise you may get caught short.

3. How big is the store, ie is it a huge IKEA which stocks everything in the catalogue or is it fairly small and always low/out of stock?

I dont know the Poznan store personally but Ikea are pretty mush the same right across the board. The Wroclaw store has everything the UK ones have. Almost always appropriately stocked.

There is an Ikea family card which you should be able to obtain in the store on the day, substantial savings can be made on many items, not sure if youre particular kitchen range will be covered but many fixtures and fittings never the less.
dnz 17 | 710  
19 May 2009 /  #5
The poznan store is massive and just been extended, Not sure about delivery though as I hate ikea furniture and have never bought anything, They do take cards but if German banks are anything like uk ones expect for it to be stopped at random when using it in Poland.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385  
19 May 2009 /  #6
IKEA Poznan and bring it to Berlin

there are three ikea stores in berlin... all of them are bigger than the stores in poland.

the extra cost in berlin... if there is any... would soak up costs of delivery from poland.
OP Marvin 1 | 5  
19 May 2009 /  #7
Thanks for the respones everyone. I assure you that the prices in Germany IKEA are so laughably high that I had in fact planned to transport the entire kitchen from the UK. Someone pointed out that Poland is closer and generally cheaper than Germany so I made a comparison and found that not only is it cheaper than Germany but also cheaper than the UK which is almost half the cost of IKEA Germany in the first place.

I know that in the UK IKEA charge extra for credit cards and here in Germany retailers don't seem to like anything other than EC/ bank debit cards so it depends on how widely used credit cards are in Poland? If people don't generally pay with them then there's no need for a store to accept them. If anyone can have a look next time they are in an IKEA and confirm 100% whether they do or don't it would be a great help. If they do, is it chip and pin or just a signature?

The link to the logistics info was very helpful thanks. If anyone can recommend a Polish/ English speaking man with a van in Berlin who can come with me to act as interpreter then bring it all back to Berlin (for a reasonable price) then that would be very handy too!

Cheers all
Salomon 2 | 436  
19 May 2009 /  #8
You can also try:

Polskie Meble in Poznań if you are looking for something with better quality.

polskiemeble.com.pl
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
19 May 2009 /  #9
What, no map to show everyone how to get there Luki? ;) ;) That was your forte :)
delphiandomine 88 | 18,475  
20 May 2009 /  #10
Last time I was in IKEA Poznań, I used my card. Chip and pin is available, all card types (except the more exotic ones!) available to use. Credit cards are widely used, so no issue there.

I'm surprised IKEA is much cheaper in Poland than in Germany though...
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
20 May 2009 /  #11
something with better quality

IKEA's kitchens are great quality.
OP Marvin 1 | 5  
20 May 2009 /  #12
Faktum Abstrakt white corner wall cupboard 60 x92 - 147 Euro

ikea.com/de/de/catalog/products/S59810201

Faktum Abstrakt white corner wall cupboard 60 x92 - 315 PLN

ikea.com/pl/pl/catalog/products/S59810201

That's roughly half the cost and everything else is pretty much the same. Germany is a complete rip off. It's the new Britain which we used to call 'Treasure Island'. So exactly the same thing is available a 3 hour drive away for half the cost. Disgusting really.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,475  
20 May 2009 /  #13
Thought I should answer properly...

1. Does IKEA in Poland take UK Visa or Mastercard credit cards? I'd rather not pay in cash!

Yup, shouldn't be an issue. Polish stores are very good with accepting non-Polish cards, unlike some other countries. The UK for instance is dreadful for accepting Polish cards :/

2. Would it be possible to get it delivered by a local firm from there to here in Berlin or would it be better to bring my own transport all the way from Berlin?

Should be nice and cheap to get someone from Poland to drive to Berlin with the stuff.

3. How big is the store, ie is it a huge IKEA which stocks everything in the catalogue or is it fairly small and always low/out of stock?

It's just had a huge extension built, so I'd imagine it has everything you could want/need.

4. How similar is it to the IKEA experience in the UK or anywhere else for that matter

Exactly the same, except the food prices are stupidly low. 1zl hotdogs?
OP Marvin 1 | 5  
26 May 2009 /  #14
Hi all,

I just wanted to bump this and see if anyone can recommend an English/Polish speaking man with a van who could meet us in Poznan (train station), drive to IKEA and help with getting all the stuff together and drive it all to Berlin?

I'll stick it up on the employment offered board as well.

Cheers
bullfrog 6 | 603  
26 May 2009 /  #15
I'm surprised IKEA is much cheaper in Poland than in Germany though...

I am surprised too. I did a comparison between Ikea in Paris (Evry) and Ikea in Warsaw (Targowek) and the former was cheaper by around 40%.. Mind you, that was about 3 years ago and at the time 1€ = 3.80 PLN..
OP Marvin 1 | 5  
26 May 2009 /  #16
Well unless I'm hugely mistaken about what is included in the price or any local taxes etc. then the comparison I posted above shows that IKEA Poland is about half the cost of IKEA Germany for these Kitchen units. This may not go for everything but for what I want it's cheaper.

Anyone who wants to check it and tell me if I'm wrong then please feel free as I'd rather not get to Poznan and find out I was horribly wrong! Below is a list of items I'm interested in.

Cheers

For some reason I'm not allowed to upload attachments....
Wroclaw Boy  
26 May 2009 /  #17
If people don't generally pay with them then there's no need for a store to accept them.

I already told you they except credit cards

If anyone can have a look next time they are in an IKEA and confirm 100% whether they do or don't it would be a great help.

yes they do 110%

If they do, is it chip and pin or just a signature?

Are you using cloned credit cards or what Marvin??
OP Marvin 1 | 5  
26 May 2009 /  #18
Your help is appreciated Wroclaw Boy but I don't think there's anything wrong with also wanting to hear from someone who's actually been to IKEA in Poznan. Delphiandomine answered this one so that's all good. Asking whether Chip and Pin is used in Poland doesn't make me a criminal. Not everyone has been to Poland and if I want to know some basic stuff then coming to a forum and asking questions is a good way to avoid making mistakes like having the wrong payment method or a million other things.... It's no reason to go accusing people of theft.
Wroclaw Boy  
26 May 2009 /  #19
With all due respect IKEA is the most succesful furniture company in the World, and without checking i believe the owner is in the top 10 rich list. The need to ask in the first place and then confirm again and again if this company in Poland or any other country would accept international credit cards is pretty stupid.

Yup, shouldn't be an issue. Polish stores are very good with accepting non-Polish cards, unlike some other countries. The UK for instance is dreadful for accepting Polish cards :/

No the UK doesnt accept Visa electron in many of our stores as so many other countries do not. Visa, Mastercard and American express are the most common and excepted world wide regardless of what country they were issued in.

what is a Polish card I wonder? and what is a non-Polish card, LOL we dont accept German credit cards here.

They do take cards but if German banks are anything like uk ones expect for it to be stopped at random when using it in Poland.

That will be our UK banks rejecting the transaction to combat credit card fraud. A simple phone call will clear it up straight away, better still call your credit card issuer and inform them you wish to make an overseas purchase or that you will be holidaying in such and such country and youll be using the card.
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
26 May 2009 /  #20
yes that seems to be essential in Poland, debit cards too....call your bank before ya go!!! Or u could be in a sticky stuation.......

Archives - 2005-2009 / Life / Questions about IKEA in PoznanArchived