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Checklist: what to look out for when buying used furniture

Sometimes you strike gold with high-quality, inexpensive furniture, but more often than not, cheap means cheap. Knowledge about which materials are cheap and which are of high quality can help you when deciding which furniture to purchase, especially when deciding to buy used furniture.

This is some of the used office furniture sold at Zippy Office Furniture


Most used furniture is of high quality

Quality furniture is generally made from hard and solid woods, the joints are integrated into the frame components, and the pieces are reinforced with screws and glue. So, before purchasing a new piece of furniture, do your research and ask yourself a question – is it good-quality, modern, stylish, or affordable furniture am I looking for? Your answer should be all of the above.

Used furniture is affordable

Often, used furniture pieces are affordable compared to new ones, irrespective of their quality. Every year, many businesses purchase new furniture. They then sell their old pieces to us just to get rid of them. The truth is that in most cases, you will find a great deal of used furniture that is in excellent condition at affordable prices.

Used furniture has its unique style – Vintage look

Refurbished or used furniture often has a vintage look that simply can’t be recreated with modern pieces. If you’re looking for a particular style that just isn’t easy to find, a used furniture store may have exactly what you’re looking for. Don’t be like everybody else – be unique and choose used furniture.

Materials used

The materials used in the creation of furniture usually reflect the type of trees found in the area. Wood is an incredibly versatile and popular material. Not only are there plenty of types to choose from, but wood is also a renewable and sustainable organic resource. Don’t just settle for anything – check the material!

The store’s reputation

Before making a purchase, it’s very important that you do a bit of research about the retailer that you are planning to make a purchase from. What are people saying about the store? Are there any reviews from previous buyers? Do they offer exchanges and returns? Are there any guarantees on their products? Do they have a physical store? These are all important questions that you need to ask.

Still not convinced that used furniture can be better than new furniture?

You’ve heard it before, but we’re going to say it again: manufactures don’t make things like they used to. Many used furniture pieces are handcrafted or created with top-quality materials, which is why we encourage the purchasing of used furniture.

Before buying used furniture, remember the guidelines mentioned in this article. And, when it comes to choosing a store that sells high-quality, stylish, and modern furniture, always remember that Zippy Office Furniture is one of the best retailers of both new and used office furniture.

Since 2010, Zippy Office Furniture has been assisting, servicing, and providing small to medium business owners, entrepreneurs, and government institutions in South Africa with both new and used office furniture, space planning, custom design assistance, and interior design assistance.

Below is some of the used office furniture supplied by us

Office furniture

As you can see in the above images, used office furniture doesn’t mean something dusty, outdated, or out of taste. #ThinkAgain

If you need more advice on purchasing used furniture, don’t hesitate to contact us.



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