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Attention, Ikea fans: Racked is looking for one dedicated shopper to camp out in anticipation of the chain's Red Hook store opening. You must be able to arrive at 1 Beard Street on June 16th by 9am, be available to wait in line 'til the store opens the morning of the 18th (this includes having the camping gear needed to survive), and be ready for your 15 Minutes; you will also be expected to file periodic reports from the scene. The reward for such a Herculean task: fame, Ikea hand outs and a grand prize from Racked.com. If you think you have what it takes, drop us a line.