IKEA Bins Vinyl

Posted on 20th February, 2014

IKEA Bins Vinyl

Swedish home wares giant IKEA, is usually at the cutting edge of trends. Its megastores are crammed full of trendy products at keen prices. But as the vinyl revolution gathers pace and momentum, particularly with cashed up younger buyers, IKEA plans to ditch its famous 'Expedit' range of shelving.

The shelves have been snapped up for years as one of the cheapest and most sensible way to store vinyl records so their donuts don't warp.

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After IKEA broke the news in Germany, a nation that has stuck fat with vinyl and turntables throughout the rush to digital, outraged analogue fans who displayed their displeasure by creating a Facebook page which has now got more than 22,000 followers and getting more by the minute.

IKEA’s panacea is to tout an alternative 'Kallax' range of shelving, which will fit LPs. But vinyl collectors are not swayed and argue the Kallax has much thinner sleeves and these may not carry the weight of a vinyl collection.

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Tags: ikea  expedit  vinyl