Used Office Furniture: A Savvy Business Decision

When it comes time to furnish your office, you have a lot of decisions to make. Not only do you need to consider the design and layout of your space, but you also have to consider the budget you have in place to get all the items you need. Since every company needs to make financially-responsible decisions to stay in business, one of the smartest moves you can make is to invest in used office furniture. Whether you’re looking for used office chairs, used office file cabinets, used desks or anything else, you can find what you’re looking for at a great price if you follow the following tips.

Search Locally

While there are lots of large online sellers of used office furniture, it usually is a smart decision to look around locally first. There are a few reasons for this – one, you can save a lot of time and get your furniture and equipment sooner than if you had to ship it from somewhere else in the country. Two, you can save money on potentially not having to ship the equipment or even find used furniture that is sitting right under your nose in your own office building.

One great tip is to first look in your office building to see if any other businesses are renovating or relocating. They’ll likely be motivated to sell their equipment quickly and you’ll literally just be able to roll those office chairs down the hall.

Inspect Carefully

Once you’ve found some office furniture to look at, you should take the time to inspect it carefully before making a purchase. Make sure that the used filing cabinet opens and shuts seamlessly and has the key to match the locks on the drawers. Ensure the office chairs you’re looking at are actually comfortable to sit in and that their components work correctly.  Once you’ve made an inspection you can make the call on if it’s enough to help with negotiation on price/warranties or too much to still consider that piece of furniture and to cut your losses and move on.