The article below discusses the sound reasoning behind buying used office furniture. It points out that when buying used office furniture you will still get good sturdy office furniture however, for a cheaper price. Give Office Furniture Outlet a call so we can help you furnish your office with quality used office furniture – (757) 855-2800.
By Karen Star on January 27, 2012 at 9:26am
There is a difference between saving money and being cheap. It makes sense that something that is twenty years old and wobbly would be less expensive than something new. When it comes to buying office furniture, it is extremely important to buy something of quality. What most company owners do not realize is that new furniture is not the only way to find sturdy, quality furniture. In fact, there are many different ways a company owner can find the furniture that is right for his/her office that isn’t brand new.
Consider the three different places you can buy used furniture for your company:
1. Furniture Dealers – Buying used furniture from a dealer offers the most choices. Although this is probably the most expensive used furniture option, it will still be around 25% less than buying new. Furniture dealers usually have a showroom full of furniture and employees ready to help you make your choice. You may have to check out a few furniture dealers if you’re looking for office furniture, but it should save you money in the end.
2. Furniture Brokers – Buying from a furniture broker is extremely cost effective; however you will probably not get a nice showroom or the help you would from a dealer. A broker’s job is strictly buying and selling furniture, so sometimes you may be able to get new furniture for a lower price. Although you will probably not be able to see the furniture in person before buying, brokers usually display all the furniture online or are willing to send pictures.
3. Auction – Not too many company owners consider an auction when it comes to buying office furniture, but if there ever is an auction in the community it’s worth a shot. It is rare that you would find furniture for an entire company office at an auction, but if you just need one or two pieces this may be the right option for you.Used furniture is best for a smaller company because it doesn’t always come in large shipments or amounts. It may be worth it to buy new furniture if you’re planning on staying in an office for more than three years, but it’s always a good idea to check out all of the used furniture options available.
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