Sunday, January 07, 2007

Bright Idea

What a surprise. It turns out that IKEA use different lightbulb fittings than everywhere else in the UK.

It does induce a potential business idea though: surely it would be possible to make adaptors that fit into IKEA lamps and take UK-standard bayonet fitting light bulbs? You could set up a van in the IKEA carpark selling them to customers leaving the shop; a sales pitch along the lines of "Buy one of these or else you'll have to come back here again" ought to work nicely.

(It's not an entirely dissimilar business plan to the estate-car taxi services that operate outside IKEA, mopping up the customers who discover the limitations of the IKEA "delivery" service.)

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