Used hotel furniture presents you with the opportunity to purchase high quality furniture, which typically hasn’t been used for more than 5 years, at a steep discount off the original price, often around 80%. But, one of the first questions that comes to mind is, “How do you know you are purchasing high quality used furniture?” Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to check liquidated furniture from a hotel asset recovery company to make sure it’s in good condition when you are ready to purchase.
Here are some things you will want to check for, and how you can check for them: hotel furniture
- Bring along a flashlight. In order to see stains, insect damage or other defects, it helps to have a powerful light source so you can fully illuminate all cracks and crevices of the furniture you are considering buying. One of the new super-bright LED flashlights might do the trick.
- Smell all items made of cloth, fabric, cotton, or material. Unfortunately, sometimes furniture is so degraded that all you need is a smell test. If a piece of furniture smells bad, stay away without any further questions. Conversely, if it smells fresh, you are likely about to purchase from someone who has a high degree of integrity. You can count on other products in their selection to be of high quality also.
- Pull out all drawers. Don’t forget to look inside the drawers of all furniture! Although this won’t aesthetically have any bearing on the product, you do want to be aware of any major damage that may not be immediately visible. Who knows? You might also be able to haggle the price down a little further.
- Test out all furniture. If you’re thinking of purchasing a chair, sit in it. If it’s a lamp, turn it on. If it’s a table, push it back-and-forth to test how sturdy it is. Make sure drawers, hinges, and locks are all in operating order.
- Check the undersides of everything. Although damage on the underside doesn’t affect the function of the furniture you are considering buying, you’ll probably feel better purchasing something in perfect order. Check out all nooks and crannies just to make sure you are happy with the condition.
When you inspect all elements of used hotel furniture, you know what you are getting. What’s more, with a bit of initiative, you might be able to negotiate the price down a little further. Good luck to you as you begin your furniture hunt.