In with the old, out with the new

In today’s volatile economy there are very few things that are guaranteed, especially when it comes to being able to save money. However, buying used office furniture is a reliable, guaranteed way to save your company money – as long as you buy from a reputable company.

Our company, Lindsey’s Office Furniture, has been doing business since 1987, and we have been saving our clients money since day one. We believe that instead of spending a lot of money on new office furniture, you should buy used furniture and re-invest the money saved back into your business. By buying used office furniture you can save 25-75%, depending upon what type you purchase. There are 3 different classifications of “used” office furniture:

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Remanufactured

This is your closest option to buying new furniture, while maintaining a huge cost savings comparatively. You, the consumer, are able to choose your preferred color, size, style, and the list goes on and on. On average, buying remanufactured will save you around 25-35% over new prices.

Refurbished

This option is the next step down from remanufactured. Refurbished implies the furniture is carefully cleaned and/or repaired back to a fully functioning state. In most cases, the furniture being refurbished is in good condition, so that not much has to be done in order for the furniture to appear “Like New.” On average, buying refurbished saves you anywhere from 35-55% over new prices.

Used/”As Is”

This third option is where consumers can save the most money. Buying furniture “as-is” from a trustworthy company can be great for your bottom line. Most furniture companies will only put the nicest and newest used products in this category, because when selling “as-is,” the company will only lightly clean the product(s) before reselling. Buying “as-is” office furniture can sometimes be more difficult because your existing office layout may not be set up perfectly to receive the products how they were originally installed for their previous owner. However, working with a reputable and knowledgeable furniture company, like Lindsey’s Office Furniture, will help you make sure your “as-is” furniture purchase(s) will work in your space. On average, you will save an average between 45-75% of new prices.

 

As you can already see, 2015 is slated to be one for the record books as far as volatility goes. With the major oil company’s recent lay-offs, the used office furniture market has a lot of quality used office furniture flooding the streets at rock bottom prices. So, if you are in the market for office furniture, make sure to consider purchasing used office furniture for your space. You might be able to do everything you want (and need!) without breaking the bank, and by saving thousands of dollars.

Michael Lindsey
President Lindsey’s Office Furniture Houston, TX