Ikea has decided to stop carrying its Expedit shelf, effectively succeeding in ticking off the Internet.
Specifically, vinyl record collectors are disappointed because the Expedit shelves are ideal for showing visitors their electic collections.
Ikea made the announcement on its German Facebook page, clearly not anticipating the worldwide ire it would stir up:
Google Translate informs me that this is what the company is telling its irate customers on social media:
IKEA has always been to offer the target is an attractive range for many people as possible. Product revisions or complete exchange are thus unavoidable. We can reassure you but, because from April there will already be a successor for the EXPEDIT series. Love, your IKEA Facebook Team
That may not be an entirely accurate translation.
Nevertheless, Ikea has been assuring everyone that their replacement product will fit their precious vinyl records, but the interneterati are unappeased. Like this guy:
And this one:
This one’s actually pretty funny:
Gizmodo has the story
behind the decision. The new product, Kallax, will have a smaller edge to it: "If Ikea can cut even a centimeter of wood on each of those products, it will save massively on material costs. It's also going to help them make good on their claim of sustainability."
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See, hipsters? Ikea is saving the trees. So perhaps you should quit your whining and go back to stroking your beards, learning Sanskrit and drinking liquids out of mason jars.