Yes. I agree. I have IKEA down to visit when I am there . . . as they will have quite an extensive range of items. I agree with your thread and my intention is to visit the stores and to check out the goods.
From being in the UK at present, its not so easy to find furniture stores online which show items and also provides the price . . . . So I am trying to capture those stores that will offer me quality items at a reasonable cost and reduce the time taken to travel and view them . . .