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Used Office Furniture: How to Buy an Office Chair

How to Buy Used Office Furniture Mark Downs

Test Used Office Furniture Before You Buy It

Today we will focus on buying used office furniture and honing in on purchasing an office chair. If your employees spend hours sitting each day, they deserve comfortable office chairs. Even if you work from the comfort of home, you still deserve an ergonomic office chair. How we sit in chairs plays a significant yet overlooked factor in posture and back pain. News that you can be happy about is that you don’t have to spend $1,000 on a high-quality chair when you opt for pre-owned office furniture. 

However, used office furniture has a bad reputation because people assume that it will come with defects, not be stylish, or unusable within days. We’re here to reassure you that we care about the quality of the office furniture that we offer our customers, whether used or otherwise. Here is a guide on how to buy a used office chair. 

List Your Must-Have Features

As with anything you want in life, you should write down your non-negotiables. Look through our website, and write down one or two models that pique your interest. Some ergonomic features that people often don’t want to compromise on are height-adjustable armrests and a breathable mesh back. When you create a list, it helps you narrow down what you want so you don’t feel pressured to buy any chair solely because it saves you money. 

Shop In Person

It’s always best to visit a showroom because what’s on the website doesn’t entirely represent everything we have to offer. Our showroom is 10,000 square feet and one of the largest office furniture displays in Maryland. It’s not possible to display all that on a website alone. Our digital catalog is helpful, but we still advise you to experience shopping in person. 

Test Used Office Furniture Before You Buy It

Once you find a chair that suits your fancy, please test it out by sitting in it. That will be the actual test if the used office chair is the right fit for you or your employees. After all, you will have to sit in it for long periods. Sure, shopping online is convenient. However, have you ever ordered something and it wasn’t what you expected? It’s best to get up close and personal with the items you want to ensure complete satisfaction. When you test the chair, go about it in this fashion:

  • Make sure the adjustment levels run smoothly
  • See if your lower and upper back feel supported
  • Recline in the chair
  • Wheel the chair around to ensure easy movement
  • Check the fabric for defects 

Although we won’t have any less-than-valuable items in our showroom, testing a chair can give you peace of mind. 

Furnish and Design Your Office Space with Mark Downs

Mark Downs is happy to help you get the most productive, creative, and positive office environment possible through our office furniture and design expertise. We have the knowledge and equipment to ensure your office is attractive, productive, and an excellent hub of activity in your commercial facility. Stop by our Cockeysville showroom to see what we can offer or give us a call at 410-771-6800. To see examples of our work and what we are up to, follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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