Ikea will buy back your used furniture to save your wallet – and the planet

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With World Earth Day on the horizon on April 22, 2022, Swedish furniture retailer IKEA is once again showing its commitment to sustainability.

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The company issued a press release on April 1, 2022, announcing that it was making its Buy Back & Resell program, originally piloted in the US last summer, permanent at 37 US locations. The program aims to keep used Ikea furniture out of landfills and into homes where it can be used and loved for many more years.

To take advantage of the program, IKEA furniture owners can fill out a form on the retailer’s website to get a buyback quote by email. Then, consumers can bring their used, fully assembled IKEA furniture to the participating IKEA store. The staff will assess the condition, age and functionality of the furniture and offer a final buyout value, which you will receive as IKEA store credit.

IKEA co-workers then display the lightly used furniture in the “as is” section of the store. Shoppers looking for a bargain — or who want to live more sustainably — can purchase the merchandise at a discount.

The IKEA website outlines additional terms and eligible items. The program does not include:

  • Modified or altered IKEA items
  • Non-IKEA products or furniture
  • Unassembled furniture
  • Furniture that is damaged or malfunctioning, or is in a condition other than “lightly used”
  • Recalled IKEA products

It also does not include beds, sofas, mattresses, home accessories, leather products, light fixtures or dressers.

However, it includes:

  • Office drawer cabinets
  • Sideboards
  • Libraries
  • Small tables
  • Multimedia furniture
  • Cabinets
  • Dining tables
  • Desks, chairs or stools without padding

The program appears to be available to members of the company’s free IKEA Family loyalty program, based on information posted on IKEA’s website.

It follows a similar program in the UK and Ireland, where customers can return their IKEA furniture and receive up to 50% of the original sale price in store credit.

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The buyback program in the US is part of IKEA’s larger Earth Month initiatives and is designed to “inspire our customers to live more sustainable lives at home,” wrote Javier Quinones, CEO and Chief Development Officer. sustainability from IKEA US, in a press release.

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