Is it possible at all to shave off the bill for office furniture?
How to furnish an office without blowing too much money is a question we hear all the time.
Since we sell used office furniture, our best answer is to buy second-hand desks, chairs, storage and other office bits. We know however, not everyone wants to buy used items, so here are some more ideas on how to save money when buying office furniture.
Buy in bulk
This might seem like a contradiction. You asked how to spend less and we are telling you to buy more. It is not that bad however. Office furniture is heavy and often bulky, so a substantial part of furniture price is actually transporting it. If you are going to order your furniture in 4 batches, you will pay for 4 trips. If you order all furniture you need in one go, you will save money on transport. Additionally, the bigger the order the more inclined the seller is to offer a discount.
Look for unusual colours
In some cases, especially office chairs, asking for extraordinary colours might increase the price, however when it comes to desks and storage, chances are it might be cheaper to go with unorthodox colour palette. Companies often stock products in colours which are not very popular with consumers. Such products cost money to store in stock and don't move very quickly. Therefore they might be generating a loss instead of profit. Sellers could sometimes be willing o sell these products at a discounted price, just to free their own capital and to make space for more desired products.
If you are after only a small amount of office furniture, perhaps for your home office, it might be worth asking the seller for any ex-display products. You could get a significant reduction in price by accepting a slightly faulty product. Only damaged goods are sol ex-display, so there is a tradeoff in this.
Finally, buy used office furniture
Yes, you had it coming right from the first paragraph and you knew it!
Buying used office furniture can save you loads of cash. Second-hand office furniture can be even 80% cheaper than the same furniture new.
You could try buying cheap new office furniture, but you get what you pay for. Don't be surprised if the cheap furniture falls apart within 2-3 years and you have to buy again - as they say, "buy it cheap, buy it twice".
Second hand office furniture, on the other hand (no pun intended), can give you actual savings. How come?
We trade only the highest quality office furniture. Any piece of furniture you buy from us will serve you for a long time. We stock only the best brands office furniture and always make sure it is in top-notch condition. This is why are confident to give 12 months warranty on everything we sell.
We've been on the market for 23 years and we have thousands of satisfied customers across the UK.
Also, whilst saving money, you could help save the planet. Best way to keep office furniture out of the landfill is to keep using it.