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Want to Update Your IKEA Furniture? The Company Will Buy It Back

The outside of an IKEA store.
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If you’ve spent hours building a piece of IKEA furniture, you might never want to see another item from the store again. But what if you could have it bought back.

IKEA’s buyback program has expanded across the country and will be available in 33 stores. The program, called Buy Back & Resell, will provide customers store credit for their gently used IKEA furniture. You’ll basically be able to switch out your old pieces for something new. While sure, you’ll need to build the new stuff (sorry), it’s a fun way to switch up your home interiors while spending little to no money.

The furniture that’s returned to IKEA won’t go to waste, either. It’ll have new life. The retailer will add it to the stores’ As-Is sections, which see gently worn, damaged or used furniture up for resale at discounted prices.

Bookcases are filled with books and knicknacks.

There are a few caveats with the program, though. First, you need to be a member of the IKEA Family loyalty program (but you can sign up here). There is also a list of items that can’t be returned like glass items, beds, plants, and anything that’s been hacked or modified (so no IKEA greenhouses). You’ll also be responsible for bringing in your fully assembled item to the closest store.

If you meet the return conditions and bring in your items, though, you’ll be able to grab a brand-new item from the store. Honestly, it’s a pretty sweet deal.

Looking for some ideas on your next IKEA purchase? You might want to consider the fan-favorite Billy bookshelves, which can be converted into everything from faux built-ins to a bed.

[Via Apartment Therapy]

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