Although the benefits of cheap, or used, office furniture are highly touted both on the internet and at some furniture stores, there are some disadvantages that come with buying it. This article will discuss some of the primary drawbacks of buying used office furniture, any maybe some disadvantages that you haven’t thought about yet. Before you decide to buy any used office furniture for your office, you should take the time to read this article.
A lot of used office furniture is often easily distinguished from new office furniture, by showing signs of wear, like stains, tears, and holes in the upholstery. Furniture that is in this condition should not be used in an office that is used to entertain customers. It just does not provide a very professional appearance. Used furniture items that are advertised as being cheap office furniture often isn’t as cheap as you would believe, as some used items are sold for as much as or just a little bit less than brand new office furniture, often negating one of the main reasons for buying used office furniture.
Most furniture stores will not accept returns and do not offer warranties on used furniture. So, if you buy some used corner computer desks, take them back to your office, and then find that they are not going to be suitable for what you are doing in your business, you can’t take them back. You’re stuck with them. For this reason, you must make very sure that any used office furniture will be suitable for your use, as well as being free of any major defects BEFORE you buy it.
It should also be mentioned that if your used office furniture needs to be repaired, the furniture may be so old that the manufacturer doesn’t even make parts for it anymore. This is a big concern with office chairs, which involve a lot of parts, many of which can’t be replaced once they break.
These are just three of the many things to look out for while you are in the market for used office furniture. When buying used office furniture, you must really do your homework to make sure that you are buying quality furniture that will not only do what you need it to do, but also be economical for you.