Ikea aims to launch delayed 'Buy Back' scheme in UK
25/02/2021 | news | business | 30
UK consumers will soon be able to sell back used items with the aim of reducing waste.
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25/02/2021 10:35:07 6 11
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Here's a better idea - don't buy Ikea junk in the first place.
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25/02/2021 10:39:29 3 7
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Well, I buy some old wonky tat, it lasts for a week or so, I take it back, they give me a voucher to buy some more wonky tat!? Why would you do that?
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25/02/2021 11:05:27 5 10
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Plastic and chipboard tat, buy cheap, buy twice.
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25/02/2021 11:32:23 6 6
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People used to buy furniture to last their adult life. They bought quality. Furniture was then passed down the family or resold.

Today so many people don't just redecorate every few years, they replace all their furniture too. You see it in skips in front of their houses. Ikea furniture is for these people but paying them to take it off their hands will only encourage this wasteful activity.
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25/02/2021 11:55:09 4 2
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We purchased all our furniture based on quality. Our dining suite we purchased nearly 40 years ago is British made by Ercol. Our three piece suite and chairs are also British made by Parker Knoll. They will last forever and be handed down to the next generation. You get what you pay for.
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25/02/2021 12:48:48 4 1
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honestly, the problem is, the next generation will really not want your last forever furniture. Tastes change. Over 30 years decor has changed. I'm not an advocate for fast furniture. I used to buy expensive stuff but have moved house a lot, & old things never fit. I've also sold off a lot each time I move & IKEA stuff goes like hot-cakes, whereas old expensive furniture nobody is interested in.
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25/02/2021 11:58:37 3 8
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Personally I have never seen the attraction of flat packed particle board furniture that you have to build yourself.

Each to their own I suppose.
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25/02/2021 11:59:02 12 1
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I've bought ikea for years. My lounge storage and display are Ikea, my bathroom cupboards are Ikea. I've had some of the stuff for 30 years.

When I move it goes back to flat-pack - easier to move, no huge removal vans, ergo less expense. AND it adapts to the new place much more easily than great solid lumps of furniture that once bought for a particular property never really fit anywhere else.
Our family has always used flat packed furniture, and have found it very easy to disassemble and transport when we've moved.

If you have a problem in assembling flat packed furniture though, please contact Happypam or myself, Apini Solutions, and for £50 per hour we would be happy to travel to yours and build t for you!
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25/02/2021 12:21:59 11 1
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My goodness, there are a surprising number of anti-Ikea comments here. I do wonder whether the commenters have actually tried Ikea products. We have them throughout most of our house and they've lasted 15+ years so far and I expect them to continue to last for many more years to come. Great idea to have the option to return items though, if and when replacement is needed.
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25/02/2021 12:28:23 9 1
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Indeed and their kitchens are some of the best around.
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Ben
25/02/2021 12:24:24 1 1
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For everyone moaning about Ikea being cheap tat, please bear in mind that more expensive furniture is really expensive... So for some it's cheap tat (ikea or not) or no furniture. Of course there's always second-hand but most people like to think themselves too good for that.
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25/02/2021 12:24:49 2 0
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Ikea, the king of fast fashion in the furniture trade.
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25/02/2021 12:26:38 3 3
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Isn't "buy back" otherwise known as the "returns department"? :)
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25/02/2021 12:21:59 11 1
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My goodness, there are a surprising number of anti-Ikea comments here. I do wonder whether the commenters have actually tried Ikea products. We have them throughout most of our house and they've lasted 15+ years so far and I expect them to continue to last for many more years to come. Great idea to have the option to return items though, if and when replacement is needed.
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25/02/2021 12:28:23 9 1
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Indeed and their kitchens are some of the best around.
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25/02/2021 11:59:02 12 1
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I've bought ikea for years. My lounge storage and display are Ikea, my bathroom cupboards are Ikea. I've had some of the stuff for 30 years.

When I move it goes back to flat-pack - easier to move, no huge removal vans, ergo less expense. AND it adapts to the new place much more easily than great solid lumps of furniture that once bought for a particular property never really fit anywhere else.
Our family has always used flat packed furniture, and have found it very easy to disassemble and transport when we've moved.

If you have a problem in assembling flat packed furniture though, please contact Happypam or myself, Apini Solutions, and for £50 per hour we would be happy to travel to yours and build t for you!
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25/02/2021 12:39:01 2 2
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Shopping at Ikea is a stressful excercise constantly dodging other people who walk into you / accross you and the worst who attack from behind with their trolly. It's hard work even queing for meatballs !
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Ben
25/02/2021 12:47:42 1 0
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Sounds like every shop.
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25/02/2021 12:56:35 1 0
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Take your own meatballs in a wide rimmed vacuum flask.
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25/02/2021 12:39:01 2 2
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Shopping at Ikea is a stressful excercise constantly dodging other people who walk into you / accross you and the worst who attack from behind with their trolly. It's hard work even queing for meatballs !
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Ben
25/02/2021 12:47:42 1 0
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Sounds like every shop.
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25/02/2021 12:51:34 6 7
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Stop buying Chinese tat. Produce good quality stuff in Britain. Stop changing furniture, clothes, electronic, white goods & cars with seasons! Reuse, refurbish, refresh & repair.
If every one in the West follows the above, then we will put an end to:
1. Chinese dominance
2. Poor quality
3. Environmental pollution
4. Wasted resources
How many of you are willing to do it?
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Ben
25/02/2021 12:53:35 7 2
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Ikea isn't Chinese...
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25/02/2021 12:52:47 11 2
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There’s a reason IKEA is a successful company. Decent quality products that have been thoughtfully designed and tested , and most of what they sell is good value.
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25/02/2021 12:51:34 6 7
bbc
Stop buying Chinese tat. Produce good quality stuff in Britain. Stop changing furniture, clothes, electronic, white goods & cars with seasons! Reuse, refurbish, refresh & repair.
If every one in the West follows the above, then we will put an end to:
1. Chinese dominance
2. Poor quality
3. Environmental pollution
4. Wasted resources
How many of you are willing to do it?
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Ben
25/02/2021 12:53:35 7 2
bbc
Ikea isn't Chinese...
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25/02/2021 12:54:50 3 1
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Well done, IKEA. If you want other types of furniture, try the Sue Ryder charity stores - there’s a particularly good one in Eye, near Peterborough. Not re-opened yet, owing to Covid.
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Ben
25/02/2021 13:31:24 0 0
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Maidstone SR only receives old fashioned furniture. I didn't need furniture last time I was in there, but if I did and didn't mind getting second-hand (usually don't mind) I would go elsewhere.

Of course some of it is more modern, but may have minor signs of wear and tear. Taking that into account and their cheap prices, it make as much sense to buy new cheap furniture with no wear and tear.
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25/02/2021 12:39:01 2 2
bbc
Shopping at Ikea is a stressful excercise constantly dodging other people who walk into you / accross you and the worst who attack from behind with their trolly. It's hard work even queing for meatballs !
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25/02/2021 12:56:35 1 0
bbc
Take your own meatballs in a wide rimmed vacuum flask.
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25/02/2021 11:55:09 4 2
bbc
We purchased all our furniture based on quality. Our dining suite we purchased nearly 40 years ago is British made by Ercol. Our three piece suite and chairs are also British made by Parker Knoll. They will last forever and be handed down to the next generation. You get what you pay for.
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25/02/2021 12:48:48 4 1
bbc
honestly, the problem is, the next generation will really not want your last forever furniture. Tastes change. Over 30 years decor has changed. I'm not an advocate for fast furniture. I used to buy expensive stuff but have moved house a lot, & old things never fit. I've also sold off a lot each time I move & IKEA stuff goes like hot-cakes, whereas old expensive furniture nobody is interested in.
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25/02/2021 12:54:50 3 1
bbc
Well done, IKEA. If you want other types of furniture, try the Sue Ryder charity stores - there’s a particularly good one in Eye, near Peterborough. Not re-opened yet, owing to Covid.
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Ben
25/02/2021 13:31:24 0 0
bbc
Maidstone SR only receives old fashioned furniture. I didn't need furniture last time I was in there, but if I did and didn't mind getting second-hand (usually don't mind) I would go elsewhere.

Of course some of it is more modern, but may have minor signs of wear and tear. Taking that into account and their cheap prices, it make as much sense to buy new cheap furniture with no wear and tear.
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25/02/2021 13:33:00 0 2
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For commercial and office furniture there are businesses already offering a more comprehensive version of this. Just look at Sagal Group and their Total Lifecycle Care (TLC) programme.
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25/02/2021 13:49:12 3 0
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How DARE do ! This goes against my .
Signed,
Every Karen Ever
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25/02/2021 13:52:59 4 3
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I wish the BBC would stop giving these companies free advertising.
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25/02/2021 14:02:11 6 0
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We have used IKEA for years and always happy with the products but recently, getting all the items you want is almost impossible. Maybe they could address that first.
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25/02/2021 14:11:46 1 7
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I guess Ikea is nice if you can't afford decent furniture.
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25/02/2021 14:18:15 2 3
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Or if you don't have any taste for quality hand made craftmanship.
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25/02/2021 14:11:46 1 7
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I guess Ikea is nice if you can't afford decent furniture.
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25/02/2021 14:18:15 2 3
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Or if you don't have any taste for quality hand made craftmanship.
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25/02/2021 16:34:21 1 4
bbc
It more like IKEA yet again fail.
Try ordering on line and everything is either out of stock or delivery is date 3 months away.
Since they closed stores to cut costs they have fail their customer base. Yet again profit before customers and sales
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25/02/2021 19:17:35 1 1
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Gimmick to encourage more sales

It's a well known business model - most people don't bother or forget about the buy back offer