Cash for Spring Cleaning: IKEA offers to buy back your used furniture at the same price you paid for it, but you need to act quickly
- Furniture giant IKEA offers a double cashback in their buyback scheme
- Customers who recycle their furniture can receive the value of the item
- The Black Friday promotion runs from November 24 to December 3
- Shoppers receive a voucher that they can spend in-store with a three-year expiration date
- Buyers can purchase returned items at a discounted price in the As-Is section
Furniture giant IKEA is willing to pay customers exactly what they originally paid for their used furniture and electronics in a world first.
The Swedish chain, which has 10 stores across Australia, will launch the special double buyback deal as part of a Black Friday sale running between November 24th and December 3rd.
All Australian IKEA stores, except Victoria, accept unwanted furniture and offer to give shoppers up to 100 percent of what they paid for the item.
In 2019, the retailer started paying up to 50 percent of the original furniture price, but this is the first time IKEA has offered double that for the returned item.
Ryan Burman, Commercial Activity Leader for IKEA Australia, said the deal would encourage shoppers to recycle in exchange for a three-year IKEA voucher.
“With this initiative, IKEA Australia is putting the planet above profit by making climate change the biggest deal this Black Friday,” he explained.
Swedish furniture giant IKEA (store pictured in Adelaide) is offering customers double the usual buy-back scheme rate for their used furniture as part of a Black Friday promotion
The Black Friday sale will run from November 24 to December 3, encouraging shoppers to recycle their IKEA furniture (pictured) in exchange for an IKEA voucher.
Burman said the buyback scheme aimed to become climate-positive and reduce landfill waste.
“IKEA Australia’s buy-back service launched in October 2019 and has bought back more than 10,000 items from consumers,” he explains.
IKEA launched and has launched its buy-back program across Australia after an 18-month trial at its store in Tempe, Sydney has removed more than 100 tons of furniture from landfill.
“For Buy Back Friday in Australia, we wanted to launch an iconic promotion that shows our customers how we are tackling unsustainable consumption,” said Burman.
ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN IKEA PURCHASE
- Baby products
- Non-IKEA products
- Electrical devices
- Home furnishing accessories
- Wardrobes and accessories
- Outdoor furniture
- Mattresses and blankets
The used furniture can be returned in any store, provided it is fully assembled, unaltered and clean, in exchange for a voucher.
Only IKEA Family members are eligible for the double rate, but the loyalty program is free.
The plan’s used furniture is being resold to new homes at discounted prices through IKEA’s As-Is section.
Any items that cannot be resold will be recycled or donated to community projects.
The service is an important step in IKEA’s goal to be 100 percent circular and climate positive in its operations by 2030.
Refund cards are only usable for three years and items are inspected in-store before being accepted by IKEA.
IKEA’s terms and conditions of the scheme state: “The final offer price given by the IKEA co-worker is final and is non-negotiable.”
Customers can find the repurchase value of their furniture on the IKEA website.
Shoppers can return old furniture that is fully assembled – items such as tables and chairs – which can then be resold in IKEA’s second-hand department (photo IKEA store)