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Five Common Myths About Used Office Furniture

For too long, “used” has been a dirty word in business. The thing is, most of the time companies will write off buying used furniture without knowing all the facts. It’s time to dispel the myths

and see why you should take a look at used office furniture.

Elevated view of a busy office.Myth #1: You Can’t Get Top-Quality Brands

You might think that buying used office furniture means you’ll have to sacrifice quality, but this simply isn’t true. Furniture liquidators like Commerce Office Furniture bring in some of the best name-brands on the market and resell them at a fraction of the price. This means that you’ll have access to fantastic deals on suppliers like Herman Miller, Steelcase, Haworth, Kimball, and many others.  

Myth #2: There Won’t Be a Good Variety

Now you know you can find quality brands second-hand, but will you be able to find the products you want? The answer is an unequivocal yes. Whether it’s used office cubicles, reception desks, or chairs, Commerce Office Furniture offers dozens of options to fit the design needs of any space. Buying decommissioned furniture provides a wide array of choices and lets you save resources at the same time, making it a clear win for small entrepreneurs.

Myth #3: Second Hand Furniture Won’t Last…

The beauty of buying high-quality brands is that you are purchasing longevity. The same care in materials and craftsmanship that goes into a new reception desk will still be there in a used one. Additionally, when buying from a reputable dealer, you can rest assured that any piece you buy will have undergone a thorough examination to verify its condition. This means you get all the benefits of buying name-brand furniture without the hefty price tag.

Myth #4: …Or If it Does Last, You Won’t Save Any Money

It’s common to think that if second-hand furniture is really any good, then it won’t be much less expensive than new furniture. This is both true and false. When purchasing used office furniture from top-quality brands, it still might be just as expensive as smaller suppliers. But, consider what you get for your money. A sturdy, reliable table that won’t chip or buckle will beat a poorly made competitor every time. There’s a good reason small businesses are often told the value of buying decommissioned furniture. The savings speak for themselves.

Myth #5: You Won’t Get the Same Quality Purchasing Experience

One of the traditional perks of buying new furniture is attention to detail throughout the sales process. Elegant websites and complete showrooms add incredible value for buyers looking for the right furniture to design their workspace. The thing is, this isn’t just exclusive to new furniture. In addition to our comprehensive online catalog, Commerce Office Furniture operates a 25,000 square foot warehouse and showroom, giving you the full purchasing experience for pre-owned items.

Everything You Need Under One Roof

For businesses looking for used office furniture in Philadelphia, Lancaster, or Manayunk, PA, Commerce Office Furniture offers a full-service package. With free CAD layout planning, expert move consulting and project management, and professional delivery and installation, you can trust our experience and expertise to make the experience seamless.

If you’d like to learn more about the advantages of pre-owned office furniture or the services we provide, click here to speak with one of our COF experts or call us any time at (610) 650-9950.