Retail giant Ikea continues to step up its efforts in used furniture — at least in Spain. There are now thousands of secondhand items listed on a dedicated page on its local website. These are listed by store.
According to the company, Spain is its second-largest market for sales of used furniture, behind France, generating revenue of €1.1 million ($1.2 million U.S.) during the 12 months to August 2023, Europa Press reports.
There are 30 Ikea outlets in Spain — 20 on the peninsula and ten in the Balearic and Canary Islands. However, not all of them offer secondhand items — all of those that do not are in the islands.
At the time of writing, the number of secondhand items offered by these stores ranged from more than 500 in both Pamplona and Valencia to just 30 in the Madrid suburb of Léganes. The discounts (from the price of the same item new) typically range from between 29% and 59%.
Meanwhile, Ikea held an event called Green Friday earlier this month, positioning it as a more sustainable alternative to Black Friday. This event saw online auctions for more than 1,000 items of used furniture held on two consecutive Saturdays (Nov. 18 and 25), with the starting price a 90% discount on the price of the same product new.