Options for your Used Office Furniture

Posted by Expert Gadget Reviewer on Friday, 10 July 2009

One of the questions we are consistently asked by our clients is; "What can we do with our old office furniture?"

The answer to this question depends on the age, condition, and configurations of the product. If the product is less than 5 years old, in average condition (or better), and was designed for a typical office, there is a very good chance that a used furniture dealer or liquidator will actually pay for the product (going rate is .07 to .10 cents on the dollar).

If the product is between 5-10 years old, in average to below average condition, there is still a good chance the liqudator will remove the product at no cost to the owner.

Product beyond 10 years old and/or in poor condition and/or in "custom" configurations, most likely the owner will need to pay a service provider to remove and dispose of the items.

One of the more popular options that has recently developed is the Re-Use/Re-cycle route for old furniture disposal. In this option, companies that specialize in "green" re-purposing of old items will take over the process. These companies generally remove the items and direct them to needy charities or schools. Items that can't be re-used are broken down and recycled, with only the bare minimum going to landfills.

Two companies that specialize in this option are:

Ireuse.com - a San Francisco Bay Area based company, and Revive, a Nova Scotia based company that has entered into a partnership with Allsteel (For information on the partnership click HERE).

For more information on what to do with your existing product, please contact your Sam Clar or CSG account executive, or email me at: john@samclar.com