IKEA vs. Argos
There are so many furniture stores to choose from for each homeowner’s needs. There are plenty of options to choose from. Is a furniture store on the way to go, or is a department store better? Is a franchise-best, or should the homeowner go with something not as well known?
There are questions that need to be asked when deciding where to get your furniture. Two stores to compare are IKEA and Argos.
The first thing to consider is the location. IKEA has locations all across the world. Argos is primarily sold in the UK. For someone in the UK, it may be worthwhile to look into Argos. They are all over the country, so it should be easy to locate one nearby.
The next step would be deciding on what items to compare. Both stores offer up plenty of furniture. There is nothing one offers that the other doesn’t. They have furniture for bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and more.
A benefit of Argos is that they sell holiday ware. On their website, they have categories for Christmas decor. They have Christmas lights, Christmas trees, indoor and outdoor decorations, and more. Argos has a celebratory vibe.
IKEA has more a homely vibe. They have a cafe in the store and are always trying to find ways to make shopping easier for the consumer. They try to make the prices as affordable as possible and want to be sustainable.
Both stores have affordable prices that make it easier to buy what you need. There are plenty of decent quality items at a discounted rate. Both stores strive to make products that are cheap enough for shoppers to buy.
However, cheap sometimes isn’t the best. In comparing the two stores, IKEA is best to visit when buying wood products, and sturdy products. It is said that Argos’ furniture is flimsy and does not last long. IKEA’s sizing is also bigger. If the homeowner needs space, IKEA is the place to go. Items like bookshelves are questionable at Argos. They are not strong enough, so the shelves might start to bend.
However, Argos’ furniture has quality soft items like couches and mattresses. IKEA’s products are softer, while Argos’ is a bit more firm.
It seems that IKEA is more connected to the consumer. The price match, accept refunds, and generally helpful to the customer. Argos does not price match, and will only accept refunds up to 12 months after the purchase.
While IKEA has many rave reviews, Argos does not. It seems that the company is famous for its price, but not quality. IKEA tries to provide an affordable price for durable products. It’s definitely the go-to store for furniture. However, Argos is good for those who are close by and need something fast.
Overall, it’s definitely pertinent to check out different stores before settling on furniture. According to the reviews, IKEA is the first one that should be checked out.