In today’s economic climate everyone is looking for ways to save money. Whether you’re an office manager, a new business owner, or someone furnishing your home office, you know that it is important to budget. That’s why more and more people are turning to “experienced” office furniture. Although McAleer’s has the Gulf Coast’s lowest prices on new furniture, if you’re working within a strict budget, used furniture may be the way to go.
Buying used office furniture does not mean sacrificing quality for cost. If you shop conscientiously, it’s possible to purchase used office furniture that will not only look good, but will also be accepted by employees and customers alike. Used furniture is usually 30 to 50% cheaper and allows you to purchase quality made pieces at a price you can afford. Although you may not have as many options with used furniture, you can easily find pieces to suit your needs.
So, how do you find the best bargains in used office furniture? Look for pieces that are made of solid materials and are in good working condition. When buying used office furniture, keep in mind that you might not be able to find the exact color or design you had in mind, but it is more important that the furniture is of quality construction. The key point to remember is it’s just like buying a used car: you must accept the color, appearance, and size, and hopefully the money you will save will be worth your flexibility. Most “experienced” office furniture pieces have only been used for a few years (or less) and have minimal wear and tear. Once the bubble wrap is taken off and the price tag is removed, many people cannot tell the difference between a new desk and a slightly used desk. You can also look for scratch and dent furniture which is sold at a discounted price due to its cosmetic appearance. Scratch and dent pieces are usually new but may have a scratch or minor flaw that does not interfere with their functionality whatsoever. Rental returns are another cost saving option. These items have be previously rented for months at a time and then returned after they were no longer needed. Since these items have been used they can not be sold as new, but are usually still in “like new” condition.
Where can you purchase “experienced” furniture? McAleer’s of course! Stop by one of our showrooms to see what we have in stock. We regularly buy truckloads of furniture from Atlanta, so our selection is consistently changing.