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Ikea Started Selling Second Hand Furniture Online

Shoppers eager to nab discounted furniture at cut-rate prices may soon be able to bypass Craigslist and head straight to the mother ship of cheap home furnishings: IKEA. A few days ago on August 28, the Swedish furniture company started selling second-hand Ikea products online in Sweden and they intend to extend this idea to other foreign outlets. Here is what Peter Agnefäll, CEO of IKEA Sweden told the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter about this innitiative : “It is about taking an environmental responsibility for how our products are used in the longer term and making it easier for our customers to do their part for their responsibility towards the environment.” We can say that this is a nice step toward sustainability, but in the same time we’re wondering about the quality of the pieces that will be sold. Finally would you buy second-hand furniture from IKEA ? And what do you think about this idea ? – Via - Time

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4 responses to “Ikea Started Selling Second Hand Furniture Online” - Add yours!

  1. Hsiang said:
    September 3, 2010

    I do love Ikea furnitures but I do have to say that base on my personal experiences they don’t last very well. The veneer chip easily and the particle board starts to bow after a few years of use. Not to mention, how much would you pay for an used item when you can buy new for 30-40 dollars more?

  2. ros ros said:
    September 5, 2010

    i like the idea! If i was a student on a student’s budget, i would definitely buy 2nd hand ikea furniture (i have bought 2nd hand ikea furniture before). Not everything are made of particle boards. The more expensive ikea items last longer. It just depends how the items were used (or abused) and at what price they are being sold.

  3. roberta said:
    September 5, 2010

    I’ve had a Billy bookcase unit that has held up beautifully over the past 10 years. I even had to move it when I got new carpet. It has not chipped, the shelves are strong, and the doors hinges are intact. I have two kids who use the cabinet doors frequently for dvds and art supplies, and they have not always been gentle with it. I also have a desk and hard plastic swivel chair that I bought for my school age daughter that has stood the test of time. No complaints. I would welcome the idea of IKEA selling used furniture. Thanks from Los Angeles!

  4. Jasanna said:
    September 17, 2010

    This is a great idea! Yea, if the furniture is still held together well, why not?? It’s recycling and if it was priced reasonably…that would be great!

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