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If you are opening or expanding a business, you probably have a laundry list of things to do and items to buy. Finding quality office furniture is likely close to or at the top of your list since it is challenging to work productively without it. But should you go all out and buy a new desk or save yourself some money by looking for a pre-owned bargain? Here are just a few of the reasons why buying a used desk could make far more sense.

As good as new: Buying a used desk does not mean that your office has to take on a slightly shabby look. While used furniture purchased at a thrift store or garage sale will probably show signs of wear and tear, the pre-owned desks sold by companies like Saraval Industries will have been refurbished to like-new condition.

No waiting: It often takes weeks or even months for new furniture to arrive, but used desks are in stock and ready to be shipped or picked up. This can be an extremely important consideration if you are working on a tight schedule.

No assembly required: You won’t skin a knuckle putting a used desk together, and you can leave your toolkit in the garage. 

Get more for your money: Buying used is a great way to make your money go further. It also frees up cash that can then be put to more productive uses.

Higher quality: New desks range in price from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, and you tend to get what you pay for. Choosing a refurbished used desk will allow you to get far better quality or a more exclusive brand for the same outlay.

More features: High-end desks often come with luxury touches like integrated cable-management systems, retractable tops and built-in keyboard trays. Buying used could allow you to enjoy these features without breaking the bank.

Reliability: Looks can be deceptive, and furniture that appears sturdy is not always built to endure the rigors of daily use. Used desks have already been put to the test, which means you can buy them with confidence and enjoy peace of mind.

Customization: The money you save on a used desk can be spent on customizing it. We can add branding elements to your desk, modify it to enhance its functionality or change panels or other components to create a unique look.

Avoid depreciation: Whether it is a car, a television set or office furniture, buying new involves accepting depreciation. While purchasing used will not eliminate this hidden expense, it will minimize it.

Quicker decisions: Poring over office furniture brochures can make the head spin, and it could also lead to a psychological phenomenon known as decision paralysis. Selecting quickly from an inventory of used desks allows you to avoid this pitfall and move on to more pressing matters. 

Going green: Just about every buying decision we make has an impact on the environment. From the raw materials that are used to make a product to the greenhouse gases that are emitted during its manufacture and transportation, it all adds up. Buying used office furniture keeps wood or other materials out of landfills, which means it is a decision that pays ethical as well as financial dividends. 


Ergonomics: Besides making you uncomfortable, the wrong home office desk set up can give health issues. We offer used desks for sale, including a wide array of ergonomic options. If this interests you, we recommend one from our used height adjustable desk options or a used model we can customize for you.

Finding Quality Used Desks

Once you come to the conclusion that buying a pre-owned desk is the smart way to go, your next decision is choosing where to do business. Why not look for a company that has years of experience, a wide range of products to choose from…and understands the importance of good customer service? 
Saraval Industries checks all those boxes and offers its clients in New York and around the country new and used office desks and technical furniture that has been made to stand up to the harshest of environments. We only resell the best used furniture, and we only sell it after refinishing it, making necessary repairs and replacing any worn or broken components. Plus, we stand behind the products we sell!

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