CNW Group/IKEA Canada)

If you’re not the type to go on a shopping spree this upcoming Black Friday, why not get rid of some old furniture instead? Starting Tuesday, November 27, IKEA Canada is willing to buy back your old furniture.

The company is putting forth an initiative on Black Friday weekend in a bid to more environmentally friendly in which they will buy back any old furniture for store credit.

A press release sent out last month details the initiative.

In lieu of door crasher deals, IKEA will invite Canadians nationwide to sell-back their gently-used IKEA products, offering up to double the sell-back value* via in-store credit during the campaign period,” the company said.

“On one of the biggest shopping days of the year, we want to change the conversation from one of mass consumption to mass circularity, and show how sustainable living can be easy and affordable for everyone,” said Melissa Barbosa, the Head of Sustainability at IKEA Canada.

“This Black Friday, we will redefine savings by inspiring and enabling Canadians to save not only money, but also water, energy, waste, and resources,” she continues.

To sell your product, all you have to do is take a photo of it and upload it using their soft launch tool. Head to their website, login or create a free profile, click on the sell-back tab, and follow the instructions. Once you’ve done that, an IKEA employee should get back to you shortly with a buy-back offer.

Items such as dressers, cabinets, drawers, sideboards, desks, chairs and more can all be sold back to IKEA.

The sold-back furniture can be browsed through and bought on the As-Is section of the online IKEA store, if you’re looking to purchase some lightly used, second hand pieces.

There may not be an IKEA location onVancouver Island, but there are two pick up points: one in Saanichton (#10-6776 Oldfield Road) and the other in Nanaimo (Unit 10b, 4386 Boban Dr).

The IKEA Canada Black Friday campaign will run from mid-November through the end of the month.

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