Are you redoing your home office? Is your business location expanding? Whatever the case, you need new office furniture, and fast! You could visit a big box retailer and hope you get lucky with a good deal. Or you could shop used furniture at PVI. Why should you buy used? Consider the benefits.
Lower Price on Office Furniture
Gently used office furniture is like a pre-owned car with only 20,000 miles on it; you end up paying a whole lot less for nearly identical quality. As with a new car, new office furniture loses its value very quickly once it goes into use. Manufacturers and dealers have high overhead costs they have to cover, and the high price of new office furniture reflects this.
After only a year, new furniture depreciates in value by nearly half. Eventually, it could be worth only one-quarter of the original selling price.
By purchasing used office furniture, you bypass the need to pay for overhead costs and only pay for the value of the furniture. This results in tremendous savings and means the resale value of your used furniture won’t depreciate much more. As long as you take good care of it, you can expect to be able to sell the furniture for up to 75 percent of what you paid if you decide to upgrade again in the future.
Because of this, purchasing good quality used furniture is much more economical investment than purchasing cheap new office furniture.
When placed in a furniture showroom for the first time, every piece of furniture looks high quality. Chairs and desks haven’t experienced the wear and tear that comes from regular use. It’s nearly impossible to distinguish between high, mid-grade and low-quality furniture except in the price.
This is not the case with used office furniture. Whether it’s been in use for a few months or a few years, a quality piece of furniture withstands regular use and remains beautiful and functional over time. Low-quality furniture doesn’t stand the test of time and usually ends up in a thrift store with ripped arms and missing casters, not in a high-class warehouse like PVI.
In this way, buying used enables you to avoid lemons and purchase only the best furniture that has proven its ability to stand the test of time.
If you’re in a hurry, buying used is nearly always the fastest way to get your hands on the furniture you need. Many fine furnishings are made to order and take 6 to 12 weeks to produce.
Used office furniture is usually available for immediate delivery. Reception chairs and ergonomic computer chairs for commercial offices are often available in large quantities so you can order the style you want in the precise amount you need without delay.
We live in a society of “throw it away and move on.” Our wastefulness has led to overflowing landfills, dirty water, and polluted air. Buying used furniture is your chance to do right by the environment. Will you take it?
Office furniture manufacturing is energy intensive. Raw materials go into the product; fossil fuels go into production and delivery, and scraps end up in the landfill. Buying used office furniture eliminates the environmental impact of your purchase by 90 percent. It’s one of the easiest ways to “go green” for your home office or business. You can even include your purchase in your environmental impact planning and marketing materials.