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Living & Working in the Pollensa Area This forum is for any comments, questions and advice about living (permanently or temporarily) and working in the Pollensa area. Aimed at ex-pats, property owners etc.

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Old 01-03-2010, 22:28
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can anyone help? I need to furnish a new apartment in Puerto Pollensa and need help to find a large retailer where i can get everything Thanks Brianl
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Hiya & welcome to the Forum,

First thoughts for an 'all-in-one-shop' - Ikea, Palma and they deliver to PP.
No doubt other members will be able to offer more advice.
Enjoy your new home !

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Buy in UK and get Bill Webb to deliver to the island. Not great for the local economy but good for UK.
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We bought our beds and sofas from a great shop in Manacor. It's a vast place with a huge selection of modern furniture.

The address is Crta Palma- Arta 40, 07500-Manacor

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We bought all our furniture at Ikea Palma, they provided us with an english speaking personal shopper and we got everything in one visit and arranged for all to be delivered in one trip. They charged about 60 for delivery which was good considering all the packages to furnish the whole apartment.

It took about a week to construct everything though on our next visit!

Good quality, good value and very good service.
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Hi Brian

If you like Ikea stuff then that is certainly a great option. 5 minute drive from the airport. We have some Ikea things and they are fine.

Manacor is THE furniture place though. About a 45 minute drive from PP. They have absolutely everything there and will usually deliver for free.

I totally agree with SP though re getting it shipped over. I would do that the next time if ever I sold our place I think. More choice, cheaper and more time to choose.....just my opinion though.

I would like to know how much Bill Webb charges for delivery?
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I would like to know how much Bill Webb charges for delivery?
When Ikea first opened we nipped in on our way back to the airport (as we had time to kill) and there was an item of furniture we really wanted .... the only way to acquire was to buy there and then as they were not expecting any more stock (impossible as we were flying back) however upon our return we noticed exactly the same item in our local Ikea for half the Palma price .... thats why we went the 'Bill Webb' route. I think our total furniture cost was around 50% of what the same products would have cost us on the island. Since then we have furnished a considerable number of apartments/villas. Difficult to say how much Bill charges (it is done on volume + value has a bearing relecting in insurance costs) but for an average 3 bedroom apartment I suppose you are looking at 1,000 > 1,500. From experience beds tend to be just as good in both quality and price on the island so it may not be worth bringing these out but otherwise we have bought everything out .... including the kitchen sink.
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Bill Webb's Removals can be found here www.puertopollensa.com/property_services.html#removals
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Thanks S P and Pollensa for that. I'll check his website.

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When I was pricing a new kitchen in IKea, last year, it worked out about 40% dearer than the UK.

I think it is a "different " company to UK ? a franchise maybe?

Prices have been made worse by the weakening of the pound which stopped me going ahead at that time. Makes sense to research transport costs from UK.

Looking forward to your experiences.
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We questioned this too when we bought our kitchen. We were told it was because Mallorca is an island and therefore transportation is more difficult!!!

What is UK then??

Brilliant logic or just great sales talk!

Really pleased with my Ikea kitchen though!
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Barcelona > Palma ferry v. expensive (particularly compared with channel) plus Ikea brochure/prices same in the Canaries/Tenerife - must be more expensive the get stuff there.
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Actually we bought our taps in Mallorca to bring home to UK.
Wonderful selection and cheaper.

I still think Ikea is good value even if more expensive than UK. I do think perhaps they have less to offer in Mallorca than the UK store though. I suppose it depends what is wanted, the spending budget and how the furniture will be used.
From experience I would suggest that if a property is to be rented then furniture has a shorter life no matter how much is spent. Ikea can be replaced quickly and easily and a property can be up-dated or colour scheme changed reasonably cheaply if necessary.
Just my opinion but based on renting out apartments and now the villa over quite a few years and furniture changes.
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If it's just furniture for a holiday flat, Ikeas fine(even though more expensive than ikea uk) Manacor is definitely the place for furniture if bought locally. Also, daily B advertise man and a van types who will deliver ikea stuff from the UK a lot cheaper than Bill Webb, and they're reliable(as I have no doubt Bill Webb is)
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Oh, that is interesting! I looked at Bill Webb prices and they do seem a little high - nothing to base that comment on other than the price of furniture here and the price in mallorca (perhaps again, Ikea) and then Bill Webb's prices. I'm not sure if there is much difference. I suppose you have more freedom of time to pick and choose from the UK. I have often bought in Mallorca simply as an item is in stock or it can be delivered during our stay.
I wonder if anyone has used 'a man in a van' from Daily B?
I do agree that Bill Webb does seem to offer a very professional service.
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