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Ikea starts test phase to buy back used furniture

14.08.2018 − 

Ikea Deutschland intends to buy back used Ikea furniture from 1 September, depending on its condition. As the group announced today, the return of used furniture will initially be tested in the five furniture stores in Berlin-Lichtenberg, Kaarst, Siegen, Hannover Expo Park and Würzburg. The furniture buyback is initially limited to popular product groups such as "Kallax", "Malm" or "Hemnes". The prerequisite for this is a good to perfect condition of the furniture.

Customers can register their product for repurchase via an online portal. After certain information on the condition of the product has been provided, customers receive a non-binding price proposal. The furniture can then be taken to the buy-back counter in Ikea stores. There, customers receive a credit of 30% of the original purchase price for products in good condition and over 50% of the purchase price for furniture that is as new. In the treasure trove the used furniture is then sold for the same price plus VAT.

With this initiative, Ikea aims to increase the service life of furniture and thus promote sustainable consumption. Following a successful test phase, the model is to be extended to other Ikea stores. It has already been introduced in Switzerland and Austria.

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