Are you holding on to old office furniture and cubicles that no longer meet your needs? Whether you’re downsizing, relocating or simply upgrading your office, don’t let these assets go to waste. Instead of storing them or sending them off to a landfill, consider doing what’s right for the environment and increase your company’s LEED points by utilizing the services of office furniture liquidators.
Selling Your Office Furniture
Old office furniture can be surprisingly difficult to move out the door. Your market is limited to people trying to furnish an office on the cheap, and it can be difficult to sell the entire lot to someone who doesn’t need all of it.
Whether you contact a charity, place an ad in the paper, or try selling it yourself online, it can take more time than you anticipated, and there is no guarantee that you will succeed.
Buyers may want the chairs but not the desks or overhanging file cabinets. They may want only a few of your old cubicle panels. If you are forced to sell it piecemeal, you are looking at a lengthy process. And, if you sell online, you may have to pack and ship items at added expense.
Reputable liquidators will identify the re-usable furniture, inventory it, tell you how long liquidation will take, how much it will cost, and they recognize the importance of removing it from your premises without hassle. Most liquidators also cover the moving and storage costs. If you were to send your old furniture to storage on your own, you would have to pay for the labor to load and unload it, pay for the transport, and pay ongoing storage fees.
Buying Liquidated Office Furniture
Buying office furniture is a big investment. Business owners who need to furnish office space on a limited budget can acquire top-quality office systems at reduced prices by taking advantage of used or refurbished cubicles and workstations. Furniture liquidators clean and restore the items they purchase so that the pieces can be re-introduced into offices at a savings of 30 to 70 percent of the cost of new furniture.
“Refurbished” items have generally been touched up cosmetically, and you may be able to choose new colors, fabrics and finishes. “Remanufactured” furniture has been completely disassembled, inspected, cleaned, repaired, reassembled and refinished until it is virtually indistinguishable from new furniture. You can usually choose new finishes, colors, fabrics and laminates to suit your needs, and many remanufactured items come with some type of warranty.
If you are expanding an office suite and need to match the furniture you have without spending a fortune, consider liquidated furniture from dealers who specialize in the specific manufacturer’s product line. Some premium high-end office systems, such as the remanufactured Herman Miller Ethospace systems offered by dealers like EthoSource in the Philadelphia area, will blend with the Herman Miller products you already own.
Office furniture liquidators typically buy furniture and cubicle systems from businesses across the nation. They can solve the problem of what to do with furniture you no longer need, and provide spectacular value and savings to companies who want to furnish their businesses at a lower cost.