How Much Does a Used Cubicle Cost?
Last Updated: December 09, 2022
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If you're looking to outfit or update your office on a budget, consider buying used or refurbished office cubicles. You can still find high-quality products, but at a much lower price. In fact, buying used sometimes means you can get high-end cubicles for less than the cost of basic new cubicles.
There are many reasons companies decide to sell their old cubicles. Maybe they're updating office decor, downsizing or relocating. Typically, the cubicles are sold to dealers who put them up for resale. Some of the cubicles are sold "as is" and others are refurbished to look like new.
When you're shopping for cubicles, it helps to find a dealer that sells both new and used products. They'll be able to walk you through all the options and help you understand the pros and cons of buying new vs. used.
Used Office Cubicle Average Costs #
Used or refurbished cubicles offer a considerable savings over new cubicles. Expect to spend $300 to $800 per cubicle, rather than $1,000 to $3,000 if you purchased them new. Refurbished cubicles will cost more than those sold "as is" because the dealer has put time in money into making them look new again.
As with new cubicles, the price will vary based on the dimensions of the cubicle, the types of finishes and fabrics, and whether the cubicle comes with features such as cabinets, bookshelves and task lights.
- A Kimball Harpers 8x8 foot cubicle with beige fabric panels, one bookshelf, one overhead shelf and two pedestals sells for about $700.
- An 8x6 refurbished Herman Miller cubicle goes for about $800, while the 6x6 variety costs about $500.
- A used 6x6 Knoll office cubicles that is 54 inches tall with grey fabric and two filing cabinets costs about $450.
- A used 4x4 KI telemarketing cubicle with task lights and one filing cabinet goes for about $400.
Generally, used office cubicles are sold as a set. Companies rarely get rid of just one or two. As is the case with new cubicles, you can often get a volume discount for purchasing cubicles in bulk. For example, a set of 50 Herman Miller 8x6 cubicles might go for $30,000, or $600 each.
Choosing a Used Cubicle Dealer #
Selecting the right dealer is a crucial part of the process. Talk to other companies who have recently purchased cubicles to find out who they selected. Check a dealer's record with consumer organizations like the Better Business Bureau before making a purchase. And be sure to ask for a quote that includes all expenses - delivery, setup and installation.
Before you approach a dealer, make sure you know the dimensions of your space, how large you need the cubicles to be, how much shelving or cabinet space you need and how much privacy you would like your employees to have. These factors will make a big difference in what type of cubicles you select.