When it comes to buying used office furniture for your business, you’ll want to get it right. We’ve got some helpful tips to ensure you choose the right seller and the best value furniture – from your ergonomic chairs and desks to storage and essential office accessories.
Do a little homework
Business owners want to save money on overheads, but rarely want to compromise on quality. Buying used is a great way to cut costs. But choosing the right seller is important. You don’t want to get caught out and buy sub-par furniture that was not as advertised.
Check online reviews and, if it’s a company rather than a private seller, check that they offer a good level of service. If you’re purchasing a top branded piece, such as a Herman Miller task chair, you’ll want to make sure the product is authentic.
View furniture before buying
Even if you’re hoping to buy your used office furniture online to save a bit of time, it’s still worth visiting the showroom or store. Seeing the products you want to buy up close will reveal whether there are imperfections, and you may even be able to try a range of ergonomic chairs to see if they feel comfortable. Sometimes colours don’t always show up that well in photographs. Also, if the online product doesn’t come with size dimensions, you may struggle to know whether a desk or chair is the right fit for your office.
If there is no option to view beforehand, you should check the returns policy. With LOF, you can book an appointment to view the furniture before you buy.
Check the warranty
Even if you buy from a reputable used office furniture store, there’s no guarantee that you won’t encounter a fault with your purchase. Make sure to check your purchase comes with a suitable warranty.
No one wants to pay more than they need to. Like with any important purchase decision, it’s worth shopping around for the best deal. Just remember, that a lower price doesn’t always mean better value.
Level of service
Not all used office furniture suppliers are created equal. Some offer a much higher quality level of service. At LOF, as well as offering a hassle-free buying journey, including delivery and installation. We also offer turnkey office furniture solutions. From office design to a complete refurbishment and fit out, we tailor our services to suit a wide range of businesses. We can even buy or part exchange premium brand furniture.