Office furniture can be expensive. We live in an era where ordinary desk chairs cost $800, while the price tags for desks and cubicles look like they should be the sticker on a used car. There’s no way around it, though: If you want to keep your company going, you need to give people a place to sit and something to rest their computers on. So what’s a budget-conscious organization to do?
Use of these five tips, and you can get expensive-looking office furniture for way less than sticker price.
1. Wait for Sales.
Most office furniture stores have regular sales, so stalk your local paper or its online equivalent and keep an eye out for the s-word. Just make sure you’re actually getting a deal: some stores have been known to jack up prices to make sales seem like better deals than they actually are. Before you buy, compare prices against competing stores.
2. Buy Online.
Speaking of comparing prices, the internet was made for pitting retailers against each other. Sign up for regular emails from your favorite furniture retailers and you might even get additional coupon codes in your inbox.
3. Read the Business Obituaries.
It sounds morbid, but a great way to get a deal on furniture is to keep track of which companies have gone out of business (or, less depressingly, moved offices) and watch for auctions. Again, your local paper is a great place to find upcoming auctions.
4. Rent Instead of Buying
In the same way that a real estate broker might find it more economical to lease a new car every two years rather than constantly trading in for the latest model, businesses can redecorate by renting office furniture instead of buying it outright.
5. Buy Used Office Furniture
Last, but not least, we’d be fools not to mention that used office furniture costs a fraction of the price of new, and the only one who has to know that it’s used is you. Here at Arnolds Office Furniture, we restore every panel of every cubicle, each drawer pull and seat lever, and every desk, chair, and filing cabinet, so that they’re indistinguishable from a brand-new piece of furniture. The only difference is the price.
Drop us a line and tell us about your office furniture needs.