Here’s the scenario: Your office is growing, your furniture is old and you want to buy or lease new office furniture.
What do you do? Are there buyers of used furniture in Louisiana? The answer to those pair of questions is straightforward.
You should sell your furniture to a used furniture buyer. Yes, there are plenty of ways to sell your used office systems in Louisiana.
In this post, we’re going to detail a few of the ways that you can make some quick cash selling your old furniture before bringing in your new desks, dividers and chairs.
The Time-Consuming Route: Craigslist
Believe it or not, Craigslist is a great site for selling office furniture (and just about anything else). You can browse through listings in nearly any city and find individuals or companies selling off cubicles, chairs and other equipment because of closure or relocation.
The reason we call this the time-consuming method is because you’ll have to devote a significant amount of time to cleaning and repairing your furniture if you want to get a fair price for what you’re selling.
Craigslist and similar websites are notorious for attracting low-ball offers and furniture that’s in disrepair, dirty or otherwise unattractive to the eyes will attract those low-ballers.
If you want to get top dollar, you’ll need to:
- Give your furniture a thorough cleaning
- Tighten up loose bolts and other hardware
- Take professional-level pictures
- Field phone calls and emails
- Set-up viewings for potential buyers
The key to this entire process is time: Do you have enough of it to do an effective job of prepping your furniture to get top dollar?
The Charitable Route: Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity
Technically, this isn’t “selling” your office because you aren’t getting paid for what you donate.
However, the benefit of this method of getting rid of your used furniture is ease. All you have to do is call the local Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity and let them know you’re bringing in a formidable collection of office furniture.
There are two main drawbacks here. First, you obviously aren’t getting paid for your furniture, which means this may not be the best move if capital is an issue.
However, what you may not have thought about is how you’ll get your office furniture to the local Goodwill. If you’ve got a big office, then it may take more than one truck to get the equipment where it needs to go.
When you factor in the manpower and rental fees required to move an office full of furniture, the cost is quite high.
Consider that as you make your decision. Though selling your furniture on an online classified site like Craigslist may take a day or two of work to prep your furniture, the fact that you’re getting paid makes it far more worthwhile.
The Easiest Route: Sell to TOPG
We’ve been in the business of buying used furniture for decades and we find it’s a great way for us to augment our used inventory and help offices unload their used furniture as they try to upgrade, downsize or liquidate.
All we require to move forward with the purchase is photos of the equipment you want to sell and an estimate of how many items you want to sell.
As for our purchase radius, we buy office furniture in the New Orleans metro area, Baton Rouge and all of Louisiana.
Here’s a list of what we typically buy:
- Filing equipment
- Conference rooms
Our only caveat is that we don’t usually buy small quantities of furniture.
Wrapping It Up: A Quick Review of Finding Buyers of Used Office Furniture in Louisiana
We’ve presented the three different options you have for selling your used office furniture.
Using a classified site has the advantage of possibly getting a good payout for your equipment, but the man hours it takes to make the sale are a definite negative.
Giving your office furniture to non-profit stores like Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity is an altruistic endeavor with high costs for transporting your furniture.
The final option, selling your furniture to the Office Planning Group, doesn’t require much effort on your part and can garner a good payout pretty quickly.
If you want to know more about how we buy used office furniture in Louisiana, stop by our website or give us a call at 504-684-5244.