Office Furniture Showdown: Staples vs. Arnolds!

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Office supply superstore Staples vs. preowned furniture leader Arnolds Office Furniture.

Which store has the best furniture at the best prices? Where will you go to outfit your home office with the best leather desk chairs, executive desks, and file cabinets? And will one furniture giant breathe fire and jump a row of el Caminos?  Two monster furniture mavens will enter the ring, and only one will leave. It’s the office furniture superstore showdown of the century! BE THERE!

1. Leather Executive Chairs

For their first foray into combat, Screamin’ Demon Staples will face off against American Guardian Arnolds Office Furniture in the arena of leather executive chairs.

Staples Tillman Leather Executive Chair: $214.99


– The Tillman chair is black leather, brand-new and features lumbar support and pneumatic seat height adjustment. Buyer, however, beware:  warranty is via manufacturer and varies. So it you hit it with a blowtorch or crunch it under your wheel, you might be out of luck.

Arnolds Black Leather Executive Chair: $149.00


– The Arnolds alternative has everything the Staples brand offers – brand-new, black leather, high back and executive styling, for three-quarters of the price. Plus: Comes with a one-year guarantee.

WINNER: Arnolds Office Furniture!

2. Cherry Executive Desks

The main event of any office furniture showdown, the executive desk in cherry or mahogany makes it clear that you mean serious business. Aces High Arnolds Office Furniture shows off against Swamp Thing Staples Office Supply.

Staples Harvard Collection Executive Desk: $399.98


– This executive desk has cherry finish and wood veneers, and has two file drawers and a keyboard tray. Comes ready to assemble.

Arnolds Cherry DP desks: $429


– Available in cherry, mahogany or maple, these brand-new closeouts are solid wood for only thirty dollars more than the veneer-and-wood-finish version available at your local office supply store.

WINNER: Arnolds!

3. Vertical File Cabinets

And now for the final freestyle event! Sudden Impact Staples faces off against After Shock Arnolds Office Furniture for the title of Best Vertical File Cabinets.

Staples Vertical File Cabinet: $199.99


– Staples’s four-drawer, putty colored file cabinet is made from 30% post-consumer materials and comes with factory-installed locks and 2 keys.

Steelcase 5-Drawer Vertical Legal File Cabinets: $139


– Arnold’s five-drawer steelcase legal filing cabinets are heavy duty and built to last. Originally $800, now a bargain for $139.

WINNER: Arnolds!