A large company may go out of business, re-locate, or remodel. Many times these companies will unload all of their used furniture to furniture to dealers at extremely discounted rates. The companies benefit because they do not have to worry about what to do with all the unused furniture and they do not have to hassle with selling the furniture off by themselves.
There are several good reasons why a customer may purchase used furniture from a dealer than from a new furniture store:
1. you can save significant amounts of money versus buying brand new furniture 2. many dealers will paint or refinish furniture to make it match the style of your office 3. Most dealers will negotiate on price since they have a huge mark-up.
Here are some things to look out for when buying used furniture:
1. Become educated about manufactures and brands of furniture. This will help you know what the used piece of furniture may be worth and whether you are getting a good deal or not. 2. get guarantees on your used furniture in writing from the dealer. 3. know what the newest model of the furniture is worth, this may help you evaluate the value of the older, outdaed model.
It is advisable to find a used furniture store that is recomended by someone you trust. The people that work for used furniture dealers are salesmen, and they know how to work a customer. In order to ensure that you are getting a good deal and not being worked over you must be an educated consumer.
Furniture is one of the most marked up retail products. While this gives you room to save a lot of money when negotiating, it can also cost you a lot if you get suckered into a bad deal. Become an educated consumer!