A cheap chair is murder on my back, and a new Steelcase runs $800++, which (just as it was 15 years ago) is not within the budget here at The Offices of Erin O'Brien. Hence, I contacted an architectural associate of mine who specializes in office design and asked her if she knew of any good used office furniture places.
She referred me to Discount Desk & Office Supply.
Discount Desk & Office Supply is an unlikely shopping destination for some people.
There are a lot of used office chairs at Discount Desk & Office Supply.
The displays are at once patriotic and avant-garde.
Security is very tough at Discount Desk & Office Supply.
Terms of payment are clearly posted.
The bustling floral department:
While browsing, I heard a vaguely familiar sound. I investigated and found a ringing telephone. As shown in the following photo, the telecommunication department at Discount Desk & Office Supply has three lines, line #1 of which is in use.
The office supply department:
Self portrait courtesy of a used mirror on display:
The art department:
The maintenance department:
Understandably, Discount Desk & Office Supply has garnered a number of awards.
Here is the chair I purchased today:
It is a gently used Steelcase Sensor model, which retails new for about $850.
I paid $60.
This establishment is pure genius and I advise anyone in Northeast Ohio looking for great used office furniture to travel to Discount Desk & Office Supply at 8123 Carnegie Avenue (216-791-3375) before they go anywhere else.
Owner Steve Marks (shown right with staffers Roy [left] and Judge [center] said that he sometimes sells furniture directly from the parking lot. These Discount Desk & Office Supply convenient Economy Sales feature more experienced furniture.
"Say it's got a little stain or tear," said Marks. "We sell it for ten, maybe twenty bucks."
He also sells new furniture and caters to large clients. Be that as it may, Steve and the guys made me feel like my $60 chair transaction was the most important sale of 2009 and I will purchase every piece of office furniture at Discount Desk & Office Supply for the rest of my life.
People, this is how it's supposed to be.
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