18.00 on 7th November they arrived
I had a personal email to tell me they had arrived which interestingly was in UK time
I am really delighted and they are being put together as we speak.
What to order next!!!!!
FIRST UPDATE FOR IKEA
ITS ……..BEEN ……. DISPATCHED
Online Ordering from IKEA, Antalya to Mahmutlar
TWO DAYS AGO (NOVEMBER 4TH)
Just took the plunge and made my first orders with IKEA, Antalya to test out the delivery service to Mahmutlar.
My Turkish card doesn’t work online so it was essential for me to be able to use my UK cards.
I decided to test my simple UK debit card from my UK current account and even though I wasn’t very hopeful I thought it was worth a try.
IKEA ANTALYA TURKEY WEBSITE
There was nothing difficult about using the website, in fact it was no different to using the UK site. The translation from Turkish to English was very good and I was able to find what I wanted. I selected my products and added them to my basket and proceeded to CHECKOUT
The website then took me to registration which required me to indicate whether I was a Turkish Citizen or Citizen of another country. I ticked the box for other citizen ( even though I have residency) and then had to to put in my passport number and my Turkish home address. You would not be able to add a UK home address.
Once registration was complete I received a confirmation email and I was able to proceed to the next stage, adding my Turkish Address then for delivery.
That was straightforward and once completed we came to payment methods.
I thought the whole thing would finally fail then because I could not use my normal card’s billing address which was a UK Address. The post code and address preloads would only give options for Turkish addresses. I really believed that was end of it, the payment would fail.
So I was forced to continue to the payment confirmation with my Turkish Address listed for billing and delivery.
IKEA ANTALYA DELIVERY TO MAHMUTLAR
I was expecting to cancel the order because of a huge delivery charge added at the end – but for two bedside cabinets the charge was just 46TL
So beyond excited at this point …..I pressed PAY held my breath and watch the screen!
AND ………………………THE PAYMENT WENT THROUGH!!!!
Within a couple of seconds I received a confirmation email straight away with tracking info.
So now I sit here waiting …….how long will I wait I wonder?
I will update this post as soon as I have more information.
If this works I am in IKEA HEAVEN!!!!
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