The topic of office furniture is about as exciting as watching the
grass grow to some people. Generally, these people see buying office
furniture as a necessary evil which requires them to search through the
numerous offering of different manufacturers to finally find that
perfect piece that they’ve been looking for. While the topic of chairs
and other furniture items might seem a little dull to the new shopper,
there are plenty of ways to make it exciting. Yes. Exciting!
Let’s start with eBay. Guess what? eBay is one of the largest (if not
the largest) shopping experiences in the world right now (and probably
into the near future). eBay has grown massively during the last and it
currently the largest used car dealer on the planet. How does this
relate to your furniture? Simple. It can be bought on eBay. And cheaply.
I regularly buy items for 50% off on eBay. Maybe someone had a business
that didn’t work out so well and now all their equipment is for sale on
eBay. Their loss is your gain. Why pay $800 for a new chair when you
can buy one slightly used for $250? No brainer. eBay is the way to go.
Don’t buy more than you actually need. Office furniture is quite
versatile. Buying a slightly larger desk can take the place of two
smaller ones if you know how to arrange it properly. In fact, buying one
large used piece of office furniture might cost only ¼ as much as 2
small new pieces. The key is to buy the best bang for the buck.
Look into leasing or renting your furniture. Now this is one good tip-
I’m sorry to say I can’t take credit for it myself. This is a fantastic
way to keep your cash flow in your pocket while enjoying the benefits of
a brand new office. New chairs, new desks, new everything: all for a
very low up front price. The big thing to look out for here is to make
sure that you are truly getting a good deal. To say there are con
artists out there is a huge understatement. Read the fine print
carefully and make sure that what you are paying is less than buying it
outright. However, with a little bit of homework, it really isn’t that
hard to get a good deal by renting or leasing.