Overabundance Of Old Office Furniture In Christchurch
If you are looking for second hand office furniture in NZ, the best place to search for is in Christchurch. This is the ideal place to purchase bargain office furniture because occupants of new modern buildings are dumping their cast offs in Christchurch.
The city is currently experiencing an overabundance of used office furniture because those who are not able to sell their second hand or recycle them are gust donating them to charity while others are dumping them if they have no choice.
The office furniture listings at the local Trade Me of Canterbury has considerably increased for three months now. In fact the number has increased by 25 per cent when compared to the same time last year. For the month of April alone, there are more than 300 listings made.
The Princess Margaret Hospital has currently four floors of the building used as a temporary storage unit for the surplus office furniture while they are still finding new homes for them. There are 4,000 chairs that are currently stored in there. According to Pauline Tootell, the services manager at the Canterbury District Health Board, she has become a professional when it comes to furniture wrangling.
They have already sold one floor or relocated them to facilities located in the West Coast and Canterbury. Others were sold as listings on the Trade Me site or donated to community groups.
They were able to sell around 50 pieces of doctors’ desks. The buyers are planning to refurbish them. They admitted that these are desks that they will never use again because of the hassle to move around.
Ms. Tootell said that she would choose to sell an office chair for a dollar than to pay a skipping fee of $2,000.
The process is very time consuming and she admitted that the deed made the DHB feel good somehow.
Auctioneers as well as sellers of second hand furniture admitted that they are currently receiving an overwhelming amount of office furniture and paraphernalia that many of them decide to just reject the offer.
The reason why the old office furniture is not used by new offices is that offices in the CBD tend to buy new office furniture in NZ that will meet the modern requirements of their businesses.