How To Maximize Used Office Furniture Sales

Redesigning your office space usually means getting rid of your used office furniture. But where do you start to look for buyers? And what's fair market value for used office furniture? Before you resort to leaving your old desks and chairs at the curb, consider these tips on how to maximize your used office furniture sales. By doing so, you'll bring in a bit of money to help offset the costs of your office redesign.

Step 1

Talk to an office furniture dealer. There are many companies out that that actually want your used office furniture, and they're willing to pay good money for it. Talk to furniture dealers and brokers about taking your used office furniture off your hands. If it's still in good condition, they'll likely visit your office to give you a quote on buying your used office furniture. Locate furniture dealers online, in the phonebook, and at office furniture stores. Get a few quotes before you make any decisions on whom to sell your used office furniture to.

Step 2

Advertise your used office furniture for sale. If you think you can get a good price for your used office furniture by selling it independently, you will definitely need to advertise it for sale. Place an ad in the classified section of your local newspaper. And also submit postings to online business sites and forums that you belong to. Anyone with an office to furnish on a budget may be interested in buying your old furniture. And the more advertising you do, the better your chances of reaching these people, maximizing your chance of selling your old office furniture.

Step 3

Take the old furniture to an auction. You can easily sell of your office furniture at an auction sale. Auction houses often sell off large lots of old office furniture to the highest bidder. You will be required to pay a fee to the auctioneer, but you'll be guaranteed to sell your old office furniture. Depending on the crowd, you might get less for your office furniture than its current value. But you'll still make more from the sale of it then you would have by just giving it away or throwing it away.

Step 4

Offer the furniture for sale to staff and family. You'd be surprised at how interested your staff will be in purchasing your old office furniture. Nearly everyone has an office space at home that needs furnishing or updating with higher-quality furniture. Or perhaps your staff knows someone who has been looking for used office furniture. Send out an email to everyone close to you listing the old office furniture you have for sale. You'll definitely reel in a few interested buyers. And selling your old office furniture privately like this will eliminate the need to pay fees to other sellers, maximizing your profits from the sale of your used office furniture.


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