If you’re looking for second hand furniture to furnish your hotel, one of the most attractive options available is used hotel furniture.
It can often be purchased at great prices by the general public, and is easy to find if you know where to look. Hotel furniture has the great advantage of frequently being in better condition than household furniture, since hotels renovate from time to time and tend to replace their furniture as frequently as every couple of years.
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Where Does Used Hotel Furniture Go?
To know where to find hotel furniture, it helps to know where it goes when hotels can no longer use it. Hotels engage liquidators to get rid of used furniture and resell it. Liquidation simply refers to the process of exchanging goods for cash. Liquidators are typically paid at least $100 per room to dispose of the furniture within. These companies take away the furniture and then sell it for about 25% of the original retail price.
A Few Pieces of Advice
Furniture isn’t the only thing you can buy. Other items, such as alarm clocks, dishes, coffee makers and television sets are put up for sale, too.
You might also get the opportunity to buy new hotel furniture by leveraging on prices received by the hotel. If you make friends with a hotel manager in the area, you may be allowed to add other items to your order, too.
All furniture should be inspected for defects, dents and scratches before you agree to buy it. Look out for stores which specialise in hotel supplies for a constant supply of used furnishings from various hotels. Otherwise, here are some places where you can purchase used hotel furniture.
This classifieds site is your go-to for virtually any purchasable item you can think of. Unfortunately, you’ll have to sift through thousands of items, many of which will be completely irrelevant to you. But with the huge quantity comes the promise of hidden gems.
How to purchase: Search strategically by using quotation marks in order to filter out irrelevant items. For instance, enter “hotel furniture” with the quotation marks into the search bar. Use the gallery view to more efficiently rule out irrelevant results based on their visuals alone and without having to click through the listings. The mode of payment, whether cheque, cash or PayPal, will be settled privately between the seller and buyer.
eBay is one of the best sites for used hotel furniture of great quality. Searching for products is very easy thanks to eBay’s search function. Simply enter the relevant keywords into the search bar, and then narrow down the results if necessarily using the tools provided by the site. The filters should enable you to separate the listings for used hotel furniture from new items, find items close to you, and more. You can also use more detailed keywords to narrow search results further. For instance, search for “hotel furniture in Brisbane” and you’ll receive listings of objects located in the city.
Making a purchase: When you purchase furniture on the internet, transportation must be arranged by either the seller or you. This will involve some degree of cooperation and coordination between the two of you. You also want to ensure your purchase is covered by shipping insurance. Make sure you examine the product and the seller closely to ensure your transaction proceeds without a hitch.
Reuse centres are typically run by non-profit organisations to benefit the community. Hunting in a re-use centre often reveals a treasure trove of used items, including used hotel furniture.
Re-use centres located in the Brisbane area
Acacia Ridge Tip Shop
Address: 46 Colebard Street West, Acacia Ridge QLD 4110
Geebung Tip Shop
Address: 27A Prosperity Place, Geebung QLD 4034
Yesterdays Thrift Shop
Address: 39 Nash Street, Paddington QLD 4064
The above information is useful to members of the public as well as interior designers in educating them as to where gently-used hotel furniture can be purchased at a greatly reduced price.
Nextrend knows commercial hospitality furniture has to stand up to the rigours of hard, constant use. So we can work with you and our manufacturers to make custom modifications if needed to reinforce the stability and durability of your hotel tables, stools, chairs, beds and lounges! For more information on purchasing hotel furniture go to https://nextrend.com.au/industries/hotel-furniture/ or call (07) 3257 7272