IKEA has launched a new saving scheme for its customers, giving them the chance to ‘sell back’ their old furniture.
The popular budget furniture store will be accepting items including desks, tables and shelving – and if your furniture is in good nick, you could make up to 50 per cent of the price the item is currently being sold for.
There are conditions to the new scheme – but only three – and if your furniture meets the criteria, it will be resold in IKEA’s Bargain Corner in just five steps, reports MEN.
The three conditions which must be met are:
- The item of furniture must be from IKEA.
- The item of furniture must not have been modified.
- The item of furniture must be assembled.
It’s also worth noting that a purchase receipt is not required to sell your furniture back to the store.
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IKEA says it makes no profit from reselling the item you sell back as it will be resold to shoppers at the exact same price offered to you.
What can you sell?
IKEA has announced that you can sell the following items back to the store.
And it doesn’t matter whether your items are currently in stock or not.
Hard furnishings – including tables and chairs – are among the limited list of items currently being accepted back.
Here’s the current full list:
- Drawer units
What can’t you sell?
It might seem obvious, but IKEA has stated that it will not be able to purchase any items of furniture that were not purchased at IKEA in the first place.
Any IKEA items that are not drawer units, tables, chairs, cabinets, desks, shelving or cupboards will not be accepted.
What do I have to do?
If you have furniture that meets the above criteria you should be able to make some money back.
Here’s how you sell your furniture back to IKEA and what you can expect step by step.
1. Complete the form
Firstly, you need to complete a form which you can find on the website here.
The form will ask for your personal contact details and information about the furniture item you wish to sell.
You will also need to attach four photographs and indicate which store you would like to drop the item off at.
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2. Receive an offer from IKEA
Once your form has been reviewed, an expert from IKEA will value your item.
You’ll then receive an email indicating whether IKEA wants to buy it and the valuation based on the current price.
3. Drop off the piece of furniture at the store
If you accept the offer, you will be asked to bring the piece of furniture to the store.
If the furniture is not assembled, you will be provided with the tools to enable you to assemble the furniture at the store.
4. Receive your payment
An IKEA expert will then check that the item of furniture matches the photographs you provided.
In exchange for the piece of furniture, you’ll receive an IKEA gift card to the value agreed in the offer.