IKEA pays you to return their old furniture

You’ve finally mastered the assembly using the cartoon instructions and sorted your books by color for the greatest visual impact, but the IKEA shelving unit that keeps your workspace tidy from home no longer suits your needs.

The good news is that select IKEA locations will be taking it back and rewarding you for this sustainable gesture, the global retailer announced on Friday.

IKEA’s buy-back and resale option was piloted late last year and is now permanently available for 37 of its US branches. IKEA highlights local promotions, like buyback and resale service, to kick off Earth Month on April 1st.

But there are limitations to the program, so it’s best to do your research.

How does it work?

First fill out this form IKEA website to receive an email offer for the repurchase value of your used furniture.

Customers are asked to bring a copy of their offer, buyback number and fully assembled furniture to a participating IKEA store where an associate will complete a final valuation of value.

In return, customers receive a credit note and the used furniture is given a second life in the as-is department. Already, this area of ​​the store can be an affordable option for many people and keeps imperfect furniture and accessories out of the dumpster.

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Keep in mind

According to IKEA, the following product categories are currently not eligible for the buyback service:

  • Non-IKEA products

  • Home accessories, including lighting and textiles

  • attachments and components

  • Products used outdoors, including patio furniture

  • Mattresses and bedding (such as duvets and mattress pads)

  • Kitchen storage including countertops, cabinets and fronts

  • Modular wardrobes and accessories

  • Electrical devices and products

  • dressers

  • “chopped”, modified or painted products

  • Unassembled Products

  • Market Hall products (including small kitchen items, art, rugs and picture frames)

  • Upholstered or leather products

  • sofas or armchairs

  • plant

  • Items containing glass (including mirrors)

  • Children and baby products (such as cradles, mattresses and changing tables)

  • beds and bedsteads

The retailer said on its website that large quantities and commercial items are also exempt.

month of the earth

April is Earth Month, an extension of Earth Day on April 22 observed since 1970. He has drawn attention to efforts to mitigate climate change and slow global warming, and educated consumers on reusing and protecting potentially scarce resources.

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the amount of landfilled furniture and furnishings increased from 7.6 million tons in 2005 to 9.69 million tons in 2015, and the rate of increase is accelerating.

The IKEA chain also added a rooftop solar system ICLN,
+0.61%
to almost all stores and includes features such as TSLA for electric vehicles (EV),
-1.50%
Chargers, LED lighting, geothermal systems as an alternative way to heat its stores, fuel cells, solar parking and EV trucks to move its inventory.

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Brian Lowry

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