Want to make payments for a nice second-hand executive desk? A place to do bargain is Christchurch as tenants of an elegant new office building are out to get rid of it.
The city is abundant with second hand office furniture in NZ and those who can’t sell or recycle the surplus will hand it over to charity or simply dump them as the last resort.
Princess Margaret Hospital has four storeys of surplus items in storage including 4000 chairs. Pauline Tootell of the Canterbury District Health Board, has persuaded to sell and disposethe furniture.
Only one storey to go where furniture from Canterbury and West Coast health facilities have been sold on Trade Me or handed to community groups.
“We had disposed 50 old solid oak desks and people purchased them to restore – these are something we can’t reuse as they’re too heavy to more around.”
“It’s easier to sell a chair for $1 and have someone come and get it.”
“It’s really been a time consuming task and it really feels great to do something for DHB.”
Few second hand sellers and auctioneers are swamped with the thought of disposing desks, chairs and other office equipment. They are somehow happy that they have disposed office furniture in NZ to some buyers.
Mike Young, an online seller through his website, said his warehouse is now filled with gunnels and says he can’t take it any longer. “We’ll just have to dispose all furniture out.”
The labourfor dismantling desks and chairs was not even worth it and you needed to move them out of town.
According to auctioneer Bryan Andrews, the furniture was tagged 70% lower than the usual cost.
“We have executive tables sold at $20 each.”
A moving company was hired to remove furniture from an old building for charity and those damaged furniture was left inside the premises where the building will be demolished.
According to Brynn Burrows, Colliers International director for office leasing, renters wanted to move to new buildings in the CBD where they preferred getting new furniture for the modern office. It is indeed one office furniture in NZ that can make a modern feel of the office.