IKEA Is Buying Back Even More of Old Starter Furniture This Month
Your post-college storage bed doesn’t have to end up on the curb.
Updated Oct 12, 2018 2:53 AM
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Say goodbye to the days of leaving your mint-condition, already assembled Malm bed or lightly used Besta cabinet on the curb. IKEA now has a place for all of your starter furniture to go when it’s time to part ways. The company is rolling out its new Buy Back & Resell Service to 33 store locations nationwide in honor of Green Friday, an anti-Black Friday movement.
The program, first piloted at the brand’s Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, location inSeptember, is an effort to build a more sustainable brand. Fans of the Swedish retailer can now essentially “return” their gently used, and fully built, furniture in exchange for store credit. With supply chain shortages, this is also a chance for you to purchase iconic pieces (looking at you, Billy Bookcase) at a discount without fearing they’ll be out of stock…again. You’ll have to act fast, though—the buy-back market is only operating until December 5th.
Almost every category of furnishings is eligible for buy-back, excluding upholstered products and items that have been recalled. The initiative won’t roll out at all IKEA locations until later in 2022, but we’re already making our wish lists. One person’s starter storage bed is another’s forever staple.