What You Should Know About IKEA's Buy Back & Resell Service

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Instead of throwing out that gently used furniture item, IKEA now wants you to sell it back to the store. The Swedish retailer announced today that it is launching a pilot version of its Buy Back & Resell service for customers in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania — in the hopes of rolling it out across the U.S. in the near future.

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"At IKEA, we are passionate about making sustainable living easy and affordable for many, and want to be part of a future that's better for both people and the planet," Jennifer Keesson, country sustainability manager at IKEA U.S., said in a statement. "We hope the Buy Back & Resell service inspires our customers to live a more sustainable life at home while giving their used furniture another life and a second home."

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The program is in line with IKEA's focus on sustainability, primarily its goal "to be circular and climate positive by 2030." It's also a way for customers to feel good about their own shopping habits.

The new program will take place from August 30 to September 19, 2021 with drop-off dates happening September 4-19, 2021.

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How does the program work?

Anyone interested in selling back their items needs to start by filling out a special form on the IKEA website. From there, the retailer will email a quote with the value of the item. Then, the item will go to the As-Is section of the store, and the seller will receive IKEA credit.

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It's important to note, however, that there are exceptions to the program. So far, the IKEA website page includes a few items that aren't acceptable: plants, sofas, mirrors, any items containing glass, chests of drawers, and more.

The program is open to IKEA Family Members; if you don't have a membership, it's free and you can sign up here (plus, you get food perks).

You can find more info here.

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