Ikea Discontinues Beloved Shelf, Prompts Internet Fury
Ikea thought it could discontinue a shelf popular with record collectors without causing much commotion. Now it has to face the music. Ikea plans to stop selling its iconic "EXPEDIT" shelf and replace it with a different wall unit, company Spokesperson Janice Simonsen told the Huffington Post. That news, first mentioned on Ikea Germany's Facebook page, has set off an internet cacophony, fueled mostly by vinyl record collectors, who say that the EXPEDIT has been the perfect shelf for storing records (among other things) for over a generation.