Good Questions: Alternatives Without High Delivery Charges?

Good Questions: Alternatives Without High Delivery Charges?

Janel Laban
Sep 15, 2008

Lemonadefish sent us an email: I am on the verge of ordering the Hemnes bed from IKEA. I love the slender posts, and I even like the yellow color. Because I live far far away from a store, I would have it shipped, and so the usual bargain pricing of IKEA items no longer applies. The total delivered price is $667.

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It seems like there might be a more expensive bed somewhere that would have a cheaper delivery charge, and would end up being higher quality for the same end cost. I haven't seen anything with similar proportions in my price range, but surely you savvy apartment therapists have some ideas! Thanks for the help!

As it doubles the cost of the bed (the Hemnes is $299), that is a really huge delivery charge - we're thinking that there MUST be some good alternatives for Lemonadefish. To kick things off, here is a link to AT's roundup of Modern Four Poster Beds that you might like to check out.

Readers, please add your ideas to the comments below...

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