Where to Find Discontinued or Old IKEA Products
IKEA has produced its fair share of classics that have endured throughout the years: The BILLY bookcase and the ever-so-versatile MALM series, to name a few. From time to time though, the Swedish retailer will phase out certain collections entirely or reintroduce them with slight tweaks. Take the beloved EXPEDIT, for example, which was revamped and repackaged as the KALLAX shelving system.
On the other hand, you also have the vintage pieces that appreciate, becoming verifiable collectibles and design icons.
And as most good things must eventually come to end, so do the shelf lives (no pun intended) of some of the IKEA products we’ve grown to love. But once they’re out of stores, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re gone for good. Finding a discontinued IKEA item is still possible, thanks to a handful of helpful resale sites and a little due diligence. Here’s where you should look for that IKEA item that got away from you.
Originally a place dedicated specifically to selling discontinued and out-of-stock IKEA products from eBay, Discouch continues to be a great resource when it comes to scouting out hard-to-find IKEA items. And it doesn’t just specialize in furniture, either — you can even find pieces and parts for IKEA furniture, too!
2. In IKEA’s As-Is Section
Sometimes, your search for discontinued IKEA items is as simple as heading to the store! That’s right – many IKEA locations have an “as-is” section that allows you to shop older, sometimes discontinued items. And who knows — you might just find something you like more than what you were originally looking for, and at a cheaper price as well!
Etsy has become a wonderful source for, well, just about anything. And that includes the occasional discontinued IKEA item as well. Especially if you know the name of the item you’re searching for, Etsy can be a super helpful resource.
When you’re searching for something obscure or no longer in production, eBay is the obvious platform to turn to. It has everything from Pez dispensers to vintage Pyrex bowls, and yes, even IKEA designs that were gone before their prime. If you don’t have a specific product in mind, you can just search “IKEA discontinued” and see what’s up for grabs. Many of the items here are marked “new” and are still in their original packaging.
5. Facebook Marketplace
The best thing about Facebook Marketplace is that you can vet the seller (and buyer) before you make a purchase. It’s also hyper-local, meaning you can set your preferred parameters for a pick-up, and it’ll populate finds based on where you live. With plenty of sellers on the site, your chances of finding that vintage IKEA are pretty high. You might even be able to convince a seller to ship to you.
Craigslist is a treasure trove of discontinued items, offering everything from IKEA cabinet doors to shelf brackets and whatever else you can think of, really. You can also find bigger pieces like sectional sofas and TV stands. The only downside is that it all depends on what’s available in your area.
7. Apartment Therapy Bazaar
Apartment Therapy Bazaar is a community marketplace that allows you to buy and sell antique, vintage, and used furniture or home decor. That also includes once-loved IKEA pieces that are no longer available! Case in point: This banana fiber-woven chair and stool combo. I don’t even remember when this was in store, but the set is certainly super on trend right now.
OfferUp is a highly-rated platform with over 44 million users—and when you have that many people on your site, the odds of finding what you want is pretty good. It also partners up with nearly 2,000 U.S. law enforcement agencies to create safe, community meet-up spots, so you don’t have to worry about the ambiguity of the buying and selling process.