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New Ikea 365 Day Return Policy

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good to know but... as long as it’s in unused and in re-saleable condition. Who's going to buy it and not use it within 365 days.
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jackrabbit000 wrote: good to know but... as long as it’s in unused and in re-saleable condition. Who's going to buy it and not use it within 365 days.
They had that wording in their old policy but never had an issue taking back anything as far as I was aware.

If you're returning a couch because the arm fell off during normal use or it's uncomfortable they'll allow it but if you're retuning it because you spilled something on it or your dog chewed on it they'll deny the return.
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oh and I'd totally return an unopened item a year later since I live on Vancouver Island and don't return to the mainland with a car very often!
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jackrabbit000 wrote: good to know but... as long as it’s in unused and in re-saleable condition. Who's going to buy it and not use it within 365 days.
Its actually kinda confusing because right after that, the policy states...
You can return any product, even if you assembled it, as long as it's in re-saleable condition.
I guess its one of those policy where if you change your mind and its within a year, i suppose you could try a return but don't count on it being a full year unless its unopened. Maybe its lawyer talk to just cover themselves from policy abuse?
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Paigne wrote: Its actually kinda confusing because right after that, the policy states...

I guess its one of those policy where if you change your mind and its within a year, i suppose you could try a return but don't count on it being a full year unless its unopened. Maybe its lawyer talk to just cover themselves from policy abuse?
I guess it partly depends on what "re-saleable" means. Many of the items in the "as-is" section are pretty beat up, and Ikea seems to be selling them alright.

That said it's possible for something to be bought and unused or unopened for months e.g. bought things on sale because you were going to do a reno, spent a few months doing the reno, then realized what you bought doesn't fit the way you thought, or you changed your design while doing it, or you just bought extra just in case.
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jackrabbit000 wrote: good to know but... as long as it’s in unused and in re-saleable condition. Who's going to buy it and not use it within 365 days.
I’ve done that. I purchased a desk and didn’t use it for 8 years. Kept it in the original box unassembled in the basement.
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Question... guys..

This policy is new, which they announced recently , my question is if I purchased sth like 4 months ago, can I still return it? Cause my purchase happened before they announce the new return policy?

What do you guys think?

I checked their new policy, it doesn't mention anything about it as well.
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spy cl wrote: Question... guys..
This policy is new, which they announced recently , my question is if I purchased sth like 4 months ago, can I still return it? Cause my purchase happened before they announce the new return policy?
What do you guys think?
I checked their new policy, it doesn't mention anything about it as well.
Returned something unopened last week that was purchased almost a year ago. No issues for the return, got store credit on a card.
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Saw the 365 signage when I was in an Ikea 2 week’s ago.

Understand that the 365 Policy is something new here in Canada... but more in line with what IKEA has been offering in other countries due to more stringent local Consumer Protection Laws (ie Europe)

It’s welcome IMO

Mind you most Ikea stuff is pretty well built lasting years if not decades in our experience
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ciuvak wrote: Returned something unopened last week that was purchased almost a year ago. No issues for the return, got store credit on a card.
Is there any reason they didn't provide cash or credit card refund on your return item ?
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This is because either way they will get the money you originally spent.
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spy cl wrote: Is there any reason they didn't provide cash or credit card refund on your return item ?
Probably no receipt
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if you don't provide a receipt then they have no way of knowing how the payment was made so they issue a store credit. also, with SOME discontinued items they are only obligated to offer a store credit. it's in the small print since they can't put it back in circulation or the as-is section.
no matter where you go, there you are.
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spy cl wrote: Is there any reason they didn't provide cash or credit card refund on your return item ?
Not sure, maybe the item is discontinued now. I did have the original receipt and credit card but they said that I can only get store credit. I didn't think to ask the reason as it didn't matter to me anyway as I shop there a lot.

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