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Why we sell second–hand furniture

We all need to consider how the choices we make impact the planet. When improving our homes, we can ask ourselves if furniture we don’t need could be given a second life. Our Buy back and resell service is one way we’re making it more affordable to live more sustainably.

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Working hard to become a circular business by 2030

One key part in achieving this goal is to create and offer products that are designed to be repurposed, repaired, reused, resold, or – as the last resort – recycled, generating as little waste as possible.

    IVAR shelving unit with the bottom two doors open revealing household items such as magazine files, boxes, and headphones.

    32 million products were resold in our circular hubs and 10 million were repacked and sold in other areas.

    The IKEA Buy back and resell service

    With our Buy back and resell service it’s never been easier to pass on your pre-loved items for a second life. Simply fill out a form online to get a quote on your old IKEA furniture. Then bring it to your nearest IKEA store where one of our co-workers will check its condition and confirm the final valuation, which can be as high as 50% of the original value. In return, you get IKEA credit to spend on something you need or love.

    Got some furniture that you think may deserve a second life elsewhere? Great. Visit our Customer Service page to find out which products are accepted and which are not, and which IKEA products qualify for Buy back and resell.