Half price pre-loved flat packed furniture will be up for grabs at IKEA under a new take-back scheme.
Shoppers will be offered a voucher to spend on new IKEA furniture when they return items they no longer want or need to the stores Sydney’s Tempe warehouse.
Depending on the condition of the goods, customers could earn up to half what they spent when they purchased them new, shares Daily Mail.
The scheme, which has been successfully trialed in Asian countries, was rolled out on Wednesday in an effort to reduce waste and endorse a sustainable future.
Used furniture approved to be returned for re-sale will be displayed in a section of the store for bargain hunters to browse already-assembled pieces.
Those looking to cash in on furniture they would otherwise have thrown away, need to photograph what they’re hoping to sell and fill out an online application.
From there, an IKEA employee will assess the goods’ condition and make an offer to its owner for how much they believe its worth.
The customer will then need to deliver their furniture to the store in order to redeem a voucher, which can be spent on anything of their choice – new or used.
Furniture must be a genuine IKEA product, in a usable condition, and with no more than a reasonable amount of wear and tear.
The company has ensured it will sell the second hand items for no more than what they bought them back for.