Tips To Buy Refurbished Furniture Online By opting for refurbished furniture, consumers can buy stylish and trending designs in the furniture world at affordable prices

By Sarath Chandra Gudlavalleti

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Along with natural calamities such as global warming, the year 2020 has thrown us a curveball with additional natural disasters which are haunting people all over the world. At this point, every effort to reuse counts especially when there is a global requirement to be cautious of our actions which could harm the environment. In this context, consumers all over the world are following the concept of re-using to reduce the amount of waste generated. Re-using is not the only answer to this problem, but this kind of resource efficiency reduces pressure on the environment.

As per Global Industry Insights, the global off-the-shelf second-hand furniture market is expected to reach $47.56 billion by the end of 2025, owing to the cost-saving benefits they offer. By opting for pre-loved or refurbished furniture, consumers can buy stylish and trending designs in the furniture world at affordable prices. The bonus point being, its effect on the environment as reusing helps save mother nature.

Here are a few tips to help consumers buy refurbished furniture that is easy on the pocket.

Find the right platform to buy

The refurbished market has made good quality furniture easily accessible to consumers. The available used items are offered at great discounts and come with a variety of options. Make sure you check the authenticity of the platform that you are buying from and choose the one that suits you better.

Practice online safety

While checking the legitimacy of the platform, do check if the refurbished products offered have certified or assured tags and whether the quality check is included. These are additional points in your checklist that ensure the product is in good shape and durable. Opt for platforms that ensure safe online transactions for buyers.

Check all the information available online

Before buying refurbished furniture, carefully check the information available to you, such as product details, material, size chart, key features, return policies, estimated delivery date, and product photos on the platform. Credible platforms are transparent about minor chips or dents on the products, which are mentioned and also highlighted in the photos.

Look for products with add-on options

On some of the used furniture items, you can avail of exciting options such as no-cost EMI, warranty, discounts, doorstep delivery, product installation, demo options, and buy-back options. Going for such add-on options simplify the consumer's life as the brand takes care of the entire process right from delivery to installation.

Get the best deals

Be thorough with your research and if need be, compare prices with other sellers on the platform. In this way, you can get the best deals available.

Keep these tips in mind, and do not shy away from making the shift to refurbished furniture. It is low on cost and also contributes to saving the environment.

Sarath Chandra Gudlavalleti

Vice-president at QuikrBazaar

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