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Buyback & Resell

Every year, millions of pieces of secondhand furniture go to waste. That’s why we’re buying back your used IKEA furniture, to give chairs, shelves or chests of drawers as many lives as possible.

With Buyback & Resell, you sell us used IKEA furniture you don’t need in a safe, streamlined way year-round. You’ll get IKEA in-store credit to refresh your home. Someone else buys your old stuff second hand from us and gives it a new home. It’s one little action that can have a big impact on your wallet and the planet.

What your used furniture is worth will vary, but you’ll get more in-store credit for pieces that are in better condition or like-new.

How it works | Eligible products  |  FAQ

How Buyback & Resell works

  1. Determine what you want to resell. Find out what furniture you can sell back to us on our list of eligible items.
  2. Use the Buyback estimator tool. Simply fill out the form online to get a estimate for your old IKEA furniture. You will receive your estimate via email containing your quote and estimate number.
  3. Prep and go. Bring your furniture, fully assembled, with your estimation number, to your nearest IKEA store within 30 days. Please note, Buyback is not available at IKEA Hammersmith.
  4. At the store, a co-worker will compare the furniture’s condition to the estimate and set a final buy back price (that can differ from the estimate). You will receive an IKEA refund card to spend on something you need or love online or in-store and we’ll resell your furniture in our Re-shop and Reuse section.
  5. Pat yourself on the back. You’ve done a good deed. You’re helping us prolong product life, promote second hand furniture and waste less. Thanks for contributing to making IKEA more circular and to becoming people and planet positive!
  6. Spend your refund card online or in-store whenever you want. You can use your refund card for an unlimited period of time from the date of issue, however it can’t be used in our Bistros, Restaurants or Swedish Food Markets (IKEA Food).

What second hand IKEA furniture does IKEA buy back?

IKEA products that qualify for Buyback must be:

  • In good, resellable condition
  • Listed below as eligible
  • Complete and fully functional
  • Properly assembled when returned
  • Clean and unmodified

Second-hand furniture IKEA buys back

The specific products that are eligible for the buyback scheme are listed here but will include the following:

  • All dressers, office drawer cabinets, small structures with drawers, display storage, sideboards
  • Bookcases and shelf units
  • Small tables
  • Multimedia furniture
  • Cabinets
  • Dining tables and desks
  • Chairs and stools (excl upholstered or leather chairs and stools)
  • Chest of drawers
  • Children’s products (excluding mattresses and textiles)

Second-hand furniture IKEA doesn’t buy back

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept items from the categories listed below. However, we are always looking for new opportunities to improve our services so do check back in the future.

  • Non-IKEA products
  • Component parts
  • Hacked or modified products
  • Non-assembled IKEA products
  • Products that have been used outside including outdoor furniture
  • Beds (excluding extendable children's beds)
  • Mattresses & Bed Textiles (such as Blankets and Mattress toppers)
  • Sofas/armchairs
  • Other soft goods (pillows, towels, curtains etc.)
  • Items containing glass
  • Kitchens including worktops, cabinets and fronts
  • System wardrobes (incl. PAX and interiors)
  • Other over-sized items
  • Appliances and other electrical items
  • Children's mattresses and textiles
  • Upholstered or leather products
  • Market hall products
  • Non-furniture items

 Frequently asked questions

  • For a complete list of products that we accept and for a complete list of products that we are not currently accepting click here.

  • The Buyback and Resell service is available in all IKEA stores except IKEA Hammersmith and our Plan and Order Points.

    Please note that the service is for private households only. For the avoidance of doubt, there will be no limitation on the number of articles or the size of the articles you wish to return. We do not buy back large batches of commercially used furniture from companies.

  • You can purchase second hand IKEA furniture at the Re-shop and Re-use section in the IKEA store nearest you. For more information on Re-shop and Re-use and to reserve an item at your local IKEA from the Re-shop and Re-use click here.

  • If we do not accept your used IKEA product, we will offer you the option to recycle the item for you or to dispose it according to our zero waste to landfill policy.