Have you noticed that the second bookcase you’ve got in your crib isn’t really needed? Ikea has you covered.
When outfitting your apartment, it’s a rite of passage to go to Ikea for some quality furniture that fits your style. But if you’re like most of us, you may have noticed lately that you don’t need as much to make you happy, and getting rid of some clutter can change your mood. So, Ikea is making sure any of your excess furniture is not going to waste by launching a buyback program.
The “Buy Back” initiative is arriving in Britain on November 24 to coincide with Black Friday.
“By making sustainable living more simple and accessible, Ikea hopes that the initiative will help its customers take a stand against excessive consumption this Black Friday and in the years to come,” the Swedish outfitter told BBC.
Not only does this make things easier for the people getting rid of it, but it comes at a deep discount for those looking to score some new pieces without breaking the bank.
“As new” items, with no scratches, will get 50% of the original price, “very good” items, with minor scratches, will get 40% and “well used,” with several scratches, will get 30%.
And if the dresser you’re trying to sell back is a little too f-cked up, you won’t get any money for it, but they will gladly recycle it for you.
While it’s not currently available in the states, America’s chain of the stores is working towards it.
“It is a country decision, and Ikea Retail U.S. will not participate in the buyback program,” the spokeswoman said. “The U.S. is currently exploring ways to bring Buy Back to the country in the future.”