In Elmhurst, Sweden, a man named Bengt has returned IKEA furniture that was manufactured almost 60 years ago.
IKEA repossessed a cabinet of its own making that was sold in its first retail store back in 1965. One of the furniture giant's customers brought the old cabinet to the store, taking advantage of a #BuyBackFriday promotion.
"Yesterday in IKEA's home country of Elmhult, Sweden, a man named Bengt brought back IKEA furniture from nearly 60 years ago as part of a promotion! He bought it from the very first IKEA store in the world,'' the company's press service commented.
Within the limits of the action, IKEA suggests clients (including corporates) surrender old furniture and receive up to 60% of the cost of the purchase of new furniture.
An IKEA customer who brought a cabinet made in the 1960s to the store shared his story: "In October 1965, my future wife and I visited IKEA in Elmhult intending to find a bookcase that would last us many years. It was an integral part of the interior of our three apartments and our home."
The company, in turn, noted that despite its venerable age, the bookcase arrived at the store in excellent condition. In addition, the buyer also showed the original handwritten receipt from 1965. IKEA stressed that the cabinet was a unique piece of furniture ever returned to the store for all the time it was in action.