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IKEA will pay you double for your old furniture this Black Friday 2020


Help the environment and your bank account this Black Friday with IKEA's mega Buy Back Friday offer.

With Black Friday now just one week away, retailers are already scrambling to be the first to offer up some top notch deals. Swedish furniture store IKEA has something a little different in mind though, with a plan to introduce an extra special buy back offer for the occasion.

While Australians have been able to return used IKEA furniture to the store since last October, the retailer is now offering to buy back customers' old furniture at double the normal rate in return for a voucher.

The Buy Back Friday campaign will be available between 24 November and 3 December, giving you plenty of time to trade in your old coffee table.

How to use IKEA's Buy Back scheme

In order to take advantage of the offer, you must be signed up to IKEA's free Family membership club. Once you're signed up, you can head over to the IKEA site to find out the value of your furniture pieces and complete the steps to receive a quote.

During the promotional period, IKEA Family members who generate a Buy Back quote will get double the value back compared to the normal Buy Back price of the products. This value will be issued on a refund card to be used again at any IKEA store.

Members will have from 24 November until 31 December to return their used furniture to an IKEA store in order to redeem the quote they received during the promotional period.

Returns are able to be made to any IKEA store, and the scheme is only available for IKEA-branded products that are fully assembled, unmodified and clean.

Non-IKEA Family members are still able to take part in the Buy Back scheme, though they will not receive the double value Black Friday offer and will instead be offered the usual Buy Back price.

In a quirky twist, IKEA will also be renaming each returned item, replacing the traditional Nordic name with the name of its previous owner. So, if you've ever dreamed about having a bookcase named after you, now is your time to shine.

Each piece of returned furniture is added to IKEA's As-Is area, which gives customers the opportunity to purchase returned, damaged and discontinued items at discounted prices.

IKEA's Commercial activity leader Ryan Burman said in a release, "Customers are at the heart of our business and we want to celebrate them this Black Friday."

"Giving furniture a second, third or even fourth life through this initiative provides more Australians with affordable and sustainable solutions for their home, and ultimately helps divert it from landfill. The IKEA Buy Back Service is part of the IKEA journey to becoming 100% circular in all its operations by 2030."

Black Friday is a 24-hour event, which will be held this year on 27 November. The mega-sales event is closely followed by Cyber Monday, which falls on 30 November and sees even more bargains offered by online stores.

Main image: Instagram user ikea_australia

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