IKEA is offering to buy back your old Billy bookcases and malm drawers

The flatpack giant is bringing back its popular Buyback & Resell offer for April to help fund your next IKEA shopping trip

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(Image credit: IKEA)

Forget flogging your old Billy bookcase on Facebook Marketplace, IKEA is offering to buy back your old IKEA furniture at a special higher rate with its Buyback & Resell offer that is running from 31st March to 30th April.

The Buy Back scheme launched a few years ago to encourage customers to recycle old IKEA pieces. But if you needed any more incentive, coinciding with IKEA's half price Easter sale it is offering IKEA Family members a further chance to get 25% on there refund card when they trade in old furniture. 

Furniture sold back to IKEA will then be available to buy as second-hand items (primed for an IKEA hack) in the circular hub in stores and online, to fellow customers who can give them a new home.

IKEA Buy Back & Resell Offer

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Customers selling back an item with an IKEA Family Member card will receive an aditional 25 % off on an IKEA refund card to spend in store between the 31st March and 30th April. The refund card will have no expiry date, with hope to encourage customers to purchase items only when they’re really needed. 

The buyback system otherwise will work as it has always done, offering customers a refund card with up to half the value of the original item depending on the condition.

Terms & conditions of Buy Back

  • As new – no scratches: 50% of the original price
  • Very good – minor scratches: 40% of original price
  • Well-used – several scratches: 30% of original price

The items will then be resold as second-hand in the circular hubs in-store and online, perfect for any easy DIY projects you might be planning. Anything that cannot be resold will be recycled.

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'Sustainability is the defining issue of our time. IKEA is committed to being part of the solution' says Peter Jelkeby, Chief Sustainability Officer IKEA. 'With the launch of Buy Back we are giving a second life to many more IKEA products and creating more easy and affordable solutions to help people live more sustainably. It is an exciting step forward in our journey towards becoming a fully circular and climate-positive business by 2030.'

Before turning up with any old furniture at your local IKEA make sure you use the Buyback estimator tool first, you will then need to prep your furniture and take it to your local store. Unfortunately, any hacked products won't be accepted and soft furnishings, but check the IKEA website for the full list.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street. 

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