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Thinking Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

While we’re all thinking green, let’s discuss greening your office.  Keep reading to learn the benefits of buying used furniture:

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When you buy used office furniture:

  • Furniture is being diverted out of the solid waste stream and back into the market so it can be used again
  • There are fewer raw materials used; Remanufacturing conserves energy and natural resources
  • You are recycling, which extends the lives of resources already in circulation such as wood, aluminum, steel, plastics, and fiber
  • You are keeping metals out of the remelting process, which conserves labor and manufacturing energy
  • You are saving up to 60 percent off the cost of new furniture, which means conservation and waste reduction is an important corporate goal

If your office isn’t already green, we hope you plan on making it happen soon! Please contact us with any questions you may have.

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7 Items You’ll Love This Week

Steelcase U-Shaped Desk

Steelcase Turnstone Series 42″ x 72″ Peninsula Top U-Shaped Desk w/ 48″ Right Hand Bridge & 65″ Credenza w/ Hutch – Marbled Maple HPL
– USED

$1,199.99 for desk

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Steelcase Bookcases

Steelcase Turnstone Series 65″ Tall Bookcase – Marbled Maple HPL (4 Available)
– USED

$150.00 each

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10 ft. Conference Table

10′ x 4′ Boat Shaped Conference Table – Mahogany HPL w/ Wood Edge
– USED

$899.99 for table

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Kimball L-Shaped Desk

Kimball 30″ x 72″ Peninsula Top L-Shaped Desk w/ 48″ Left Hand Return –
Refinished in Mahogany

$799.99 for desk

Steelcase L-Shaped Desk

Steelcase Walden Series 36″ x 72″ L-Shaped Desk w/ 54″ Right Hand Return –
Refinished in Mahogany

$899.99 for desk

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Vecta Conference Table

Vecta 8′ x 4′ Conference Table w/ Communication Boards – Mahogany Finish
– USED

$899.99 for table

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Kimball Stacking Chairs

Kimball Event Series Model 95-2D1 Stacking Chairs w/ Purple Fabric & Black Frame (90 Available)
– USED

$25.00 each

The Process Behind Used Goods

“When you donate them to a thrift store, their usefulness to you has reached the end of the road. But once at the store, their journey has only begun.”

Have you ever wondered what happens to thrift-store donations? The process actually has many similarities to the process for our used furniture. There are several steps to take before the furniture hits our showroom floor.

First, we decide whether the furniture is able to be sold or not. Then the chairs are sanitized, and desks and other pieces of wooden furniture get refinished. Any other necessary repairs are made as well.

Like Goodwill, we strive to be as green as possible. When we receive metal items that are unusable, such as damaged file cabinets, we recycle them.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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ofo@ofova.com
(757) 855-2800

To read the full article on thrift-store donations: What happens to thrift-store donations? A behind-the-scenes look | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Virginia’s Finest Used Office Furniture

Gunlocke L Desk

Gunlocke 36″ x 72″ L-Shaped Desk w/ 42″ Left Hand Return – Refinished in Cherry
$1,199.99 for desk
(Matching file cabinet available for $399.99)
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Alma L Desk

Alma Traditional 30″ x 60″ L-Shaped Desk w/ 48″ Drop Down Left Hand Return –
Mahogany Finish (3 Available)
– USED

 

$450.00 each

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New OTG Desk

Offices To Go 24″ x 72″ L-Shaped Desk w/ 30″ Left Hand Return – 1 Box/Box/File & 1 File/File – Cherry HPL
– NEW

$650.00 for desk
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Traditional Round Table

Traditional 48″ Round Discussion Table – Refinished in Mahogany

$599.99 for table

Steelcase Conference Chairs

Steelcase Sensor Series Black Leather Conference Chairs (7 Available)
– USED

$179.99 each

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David Edward Guest Chairs

David Edward Guest Arm Chairs w/ Mahogany Frame & Blue Fabric (18 Available – Sold in Pairs Only) – 2 Fabrics & 2 Wood Frame Styles Available
– USED

$99.99 each

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Brayton Guest Chairs

Brayton Guest Arm Chairs w/ Purple Fabric & Cherry Frame (2 Available)
– USED$129.99 each

Hot Deals This Week

HON U Desk

HON Park Avenue Series 36″ x 72″ U-Shaped Desk w/ 49″ Right Hand Bridge & 72″ Credenza w/ Glass Bookcase Hutch – Refinished in Cherry

$1,999.99 for desk

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Steelcase Sit-Stand Desk

Steelcase Details Series VL2 Electric 29″ x 54″ Sit-Stand Desk (2 Available)
– USED

$650.00 for desk

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OSP L Desk

OSP Napa Series 30″ x 66″ L-Shaped Desk w/ 48″ Left Hand Return – Maple HPL
– USED

$599.99 for desk
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Credenza & Hutch

Credenza & Hutch Set – Mahogany Finish (Comes w/ Glass Shelf Inserts)
– USED

$499.99 for set

Herman Miller Aeron Chairs

Herman Miller Aeron Chairs w/ Wave Pattern – (10 Available)
– USED

$499.99 each

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Steelcase Stack Chairs

Steelcase Player Series Stacking Chairs w/ Striped Fabric & Purple Vinyl Seat
(48 Available)
– USED

$49.99 each
(8) Stacking chairs w/ checkered fabric also available for $49.99 each

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ERG Stack Chairs

ERG International Webby Series Stacking Chairs w/ Flex Back (29 Available)

$25.00 each

See something you like? Come check it out!
Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

You’re Going To Love Our Latest Arrivals

National Arrowood Desk

National Arrowood 36″ x 72″ U-Shaped Desk w/ 48″ Bridge & 72″ Credenza – Mahogany HPL
$799.99 for desk
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National Arrowood Desk Set

National Arrowood 36″ x 72″ L-Shaped Desk w/ 52″ Right Hand Return – Cherry HPL (Sold w/ Matching 70″ Credenza)
$1,699.99 for set
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HON L Desk

HON 10500 Series 36″ x 72″ L-Shaped Desk w/ 48″ Right Hand Return – Henna Cherry HPL (2 Available)

$599.99 for desk
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Conference Table

10′ x 4′ Boat Shaped 1 Piece Top Conference Table w/ Panel Leg Base – Mahogany Finish

$1,199.99 for table

Haworth Task Chairs

Haworth Improv Task Chairs (6 Available- 3 w/ Gray Legs, 3 w/ Black Legs)

$99.99 each
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Glass Tables

Glass Tables: 20″ x 48″ Coffee Table & 20″ x 24″ End Table
$129.99 each
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Steelcase Stack Chairs

Steelcase Player Series Stack Chairs (13 Available)

$49.99 each
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See something you like? Come check it out!
Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

Amazing Desks + More Office Furniture Deals

Office Furniture Outlet of Virginia has been providing affordable new and used office furniture to businesses for over 20 years. Office Furniture Outlet has the largest inventory of used office furniture for sale in Hampton Roads. We buy and sell new and quality-used office furniture, including case goods, file cabinets, desks, workstations, chairs, credenzas and much more. Our business takes pride in helping you select the right furniture for your office, whether it is new, refurbished, remanufactured or as-is. We Have a Huge Showroom Open to the Public With the Largest Selection of Used Office Furniture Inventory in Hampton Roads. Our inventory changes daily, a visit to our showroom is highly recommended – Stop By Today!

Below is this week’s inventory of liquidated office furniture:

Steelcase Corner Desk
desks for sale VA

Steelcase Walden Series 84″ x 114″ Corner Desk – Refinished in Cherry

$899.99 for desk

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Mayline Bow Front Desk
used mahogany desks

Real Office By Mayline 42″ x 72″ Bow Front L-Shaped Desk w/ 48″ Right Hand Return- Refinished in Mahogany

$899.99 for desk

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Lacasse L Desk

used desks for sale

Lacasse 30″ x 66″ L-Shaped Desk w/ 48″ Left Hand Return – Cherry Finish

$499.99 for desk
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Lacasse Storage Cabinet
used storage cabinets

Lacasse 2 Door 36″ Wide Storage Cabinet – Cherry Finish

$199.99 for cabinet

Steelcase Guest Chair

used guest chairs for sale norfolk va

Steelcase Player Series Guest Arm Chair (100+ Available, Different Fabrics)

$39.99 each
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Steelcase Desk Chairs
used office chairs for sale

Steelcase Jacket Series Desk Chairs (5 Available)

$199.99 each

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Herman Miller Chairs

office chairs for sale in va

Herman Miller Equa Series Task Chair w/ Blue Vinyl (4 Available)

$79.99 each
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See something you like? Come check it out!
Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

Best Deals On Quality Brand Office Furniture!

Office Furniture Outlet of Virginia has been providing affordable new and used office furniture to businesses for over 20 years. Office Furniture Outlet has the largest inventory of used office furniture for sale in Hampton Roads. We buy and sell new and quality-used office furniture, including case goods, file cabinets, desks, workstations, chairs, credenzas and much more. Our business takes pride in helping you select the right furniture for your office, whether it is new, refurbished, remanufactured or as-is. We Have a Huge Showroom Open to the Public With the Largest Selection of Used Office Furniture Inventory in Hampton Roads. Our inventory changes daily, a visit to our showroom is highly recommended – Stop By Today!

Below is this week’s inventory of liquidated office furniture:

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Gunlocke Menu Series Desk
used office desks in norfolk va

Gunlocke Menu Series U-Shaped Desk For Sale w/ Right Hand Bridge, Credenza, & Hutch – Refinished In Dark Cherry
$2,999.99 for desk
$499.99 for bookcase
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Steelcase Desk Set
used office desks for sale

Steelcase 36″ x 72″ Bow Front Double Pedestal Desk w/ Matching Knee Space Credenza & Hutch – Refinished In Cherry
$2,199.99 for set
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Conference Chairs

used conference chairs for sale

Black Leather High Back Conference Chairs For Sale (3 Available)

$69.99 each
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Guest Arm Chairs
used office chairs for sale

Black Leather Guest Arm Chairs For Sale (2 Available- Sold As A Pair)

$59.99 each
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Round Table

used office tables for sale

30″ Round Top Bistro Table For Sale (Can Change Base To Make It A Discussion Table)

$299.99 for table
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Knoll Private Office
used office furniture for sale

Knoll Autostrada Series Private Offices: 30″ x 66″ Desk, Bridge, & Credenza, Wall Hutches, & Tower (3 Full Office Suites Available)
$899.99 per suite
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Knoll Conference Table

used conference tables for sale

Knoll Autostrada Series 72″ Round Conference Table For Sale (2 Available)

$499.99 each
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Local Delivery or Pick-Up Only

Office Furniture Outlet
1124-B Kingwood Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23502

Showroom Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
or by Appointment


Office Furniture Outlet has New Items Arriving Daily.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, please give us a call and we would be happy to help you find what you need. (757) 855-2800


Join Our Mailing List! We try to offer our mailing list subscribers the first look at Office Furniture Outlet’s new arrivals. You can join today and if you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletters at anytime you may by sending us an e-mail or clicking on the “unsubscribe ” link at the bottom of any E-Newsletter we’ve sent you. If you want to be the first to know about incoming inventory join our e-newsletter and be the first to see all of our new liquidations!

New Markdowns On Already Discounted Office Furniture!

Office Furniture Outlet of Virginia has been providing affordable new and used office furniture to businesses for over 20 years. Office Furniture Outlet has the largest inventory of used office furniture for sale in Hampton Roads. We buy and sell new and quality-used office furniture, including case goods, file cabinets, desks, workstations, chairs, credenzas and much more. Our business takes pride in helping you select the right furniture for your office, whether it is new, refurbished, remanufactured or as-is. We Have a Huge Showroom Open to the Public With the Largest Selection of Used Office Furniture Inventory in Hampton Roads. Our inventory changes daily, a visit to our showroom is highly recommended – Stop By Today!

Below is this week’s inventory of liquidated office furniture:

See something you like? Visit Our Showroom!

Office Furniture Outlet 1124-B Kingwood Avenue Norfolk, VA 23502

Showroom Hours Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM or by Appointment


Office Furniture Outlet has New Items Arriving Daily.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, please give us a call and we would be happy to help you find what you need. (757) 855-2800


Join Our Mailing List! We try to offer our mailing list subscribers the first look at Office Furniture Outlet’s new arrivals. You can join today and if you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletters at anytime you may by sending us an e-mail or clicking on the “unsubscribe ” link at the bottom of any E-Newsletter we’ve sent you. If you want to be the first to know about incoming inventory join our e-newsletter and be the first to see all of our new liquidations!

Furniture Recycling Facts vs. Myths

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Conserving Natural Resources:

Because fewer raw materials are used, remanufacturing conserves energy and natural resources.  Office furniture recycling extends the lives of resources already in circulation such as wood, aluminum, steel, plastics and fiber, using them over and over to the fullest extent possible.  Industry experts estimate that for each pound of natural resources used in remanufacturing, five to nine pounds of original material are conserved.

Solid Waste Stream Reduction:

By recycling office furniture, the products as well as the natural resources are diverted from the solid waste stream.  The EPA has estimated that approximately 3 million tons of office furniture and furnishings are discarded each year.  For example, fabrics in panel systems tend to wear out and the colors become outdated.  By remanufacturing, the fabrics can be replaced and the office furniture returned to the market for a second life.  Recycling results in fewer products filling up limited landfill space.  It is estimated that remanufacturing just one cubicle saves more than 1000 pounds of landfill waste.  Remanufacturing just 40 cubicles diverts one tractor-trailer load of furniture from a landfill.

Energy Conservation:

Recycling office furniture conserves manufacturing energy.  The amount of energy required to alter an existing product during remanufacturing is 85 to 95 percent less than that required to manufacture a new product.  And, since much of the product has already been manufactured, remanufacturing saves the enormous amounts of energy required for production, especially when metals are kept out of the resmelting process.

Furniture Recycling: Common Myths and Misconceptions

Don’t let concerns about product quality or costs keep you from considering recycled and remanufactured furniture as an option.  Here are some common misconceptions and the facts you need to make an informed decision.

MYTH: Recycled products are inferior in quality.

Since remanufacturing restores worn furniture to “like new” condition, recycled office furniture is equal to new furniture in quality and reliability.  Additionally, instead of a pre-determined selection of OEM finishes, the finish options are available, including many made from 100% recycled content, enable you and the designer complete freedom.

MYTH: Recycled products cost more.

Prices of recycled office furniture typically range from 30 to 70 percent less than new furniture!  The conservation of energy and natural resources means that office furniture can be remanufactured for less than it costs to build new product.  This savings is passed along to the consumer.

MYTH: Remanufacturing is not recycling.

Actually, remanufacturing is the ultimate form of recycling!  Remanufacturing conserves natural resources, reduces the amount of product sent to the landfill, and saves manufacturing energy while adding value to the post-consumer product.  Remanufactured office furniture is made to function and look like a new product – at a lower cost!

With environmental goals and “going green” becoming an ever-increasing priority in today’s society, purchasing recycled office furniture for your business can be a very good step in the right direction. Not only does it help companies in becoming more eco-friendly, it will also save money in the long run, while still maintaining the high quality look one always wants for their business.

See the article here

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5 Simple Steps to Creating a Zero-Waste Office

1. Schedule a waste audit or assessment.
“Entrepreneurs don’t have time to dig through the garbage and determine what’s in there,” Coalson says. “They probably don’t realize, however, that nonprofits and government agencies will come to your workplace and assess your waste stream for you.”

An audit will provide a detailed analysis of what’s being thrown away during a given time period, measuring types of discards as well as recycling efforts. Coalson suggests contacting city offices, local environmental nonprofits or area colleges that have environmental studies programs. He also says some waste haulers offer audit services.

2. Understand your waste stream.
Once you have assessed your waste, evaluate the results. “This goes beyond just saying we recycle this much and we throw away this much,” says Coalson. “Instead, figure out where and why waste is generated in the first place.”

Coalson says anything that ends up in your waste stream is a signal of inefficiency. “You might discover your office is collectively throwing away five copies of same newspaper every day,” he says. “Even if you are recycling the newspapers, it’s a financial drain and it’s going out the backdoor without any real benefit.”

3. Determine what you can eliminate.
Coalson says once you measure and understand your waste stream, you have the whole picture. “Talk to your team about what is going into garbage cans that can be recycled or composted,” he says.

“Also talk about what is going into the recycling bin that can be eliminated altogether.” He urges people to think of the bigger picture behind waste saying, “If you’re wasting paper, you’re also wasting the time and money that goes into the creation of those materials. Waste begets waste.”

4. Take action.
Coalson says the next step is to set targets for eliminating waste. For example, a small office might try to cut its weekly trash in half while increasing its recycling efforts by a third.

He also suggests setting up systems that redefine processes. Share files electronically instead of printing to distribute. Set printers to the duplex setting, automatically printing on both sides of the paper. And use a free service such as Catalog Choice to remove your business from lists to avoid unwanted mail.

5. Share your success.
Coalson says offering tangible statements about your business’s green practices can foster better relationships with clients. “It demonstrates a culture of efficiency and that can attract business,” he says. “There are no downsides to working toward zero waste. When’s the last time you heard someone say they were pro-waste?”

Read the article: 5 Simple Steps to Creating a Zero-Waste Office | Entrepreneur.com.