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Office Furniture Bargain Center
194 Vanderbilt Ave. Norwood; (617) 329-1662
Just off Route 1, amid various industrial buildings, this vast liquidation warehouse offers all kinds of office furniture for at least 50% off. These include used, slightly damaged, and some new (overstock) pieces, with is quite a lot to choose from. Mr. C found a rolltop desk, a bit nicked but otherwise fine, for a handsome $175. A black leather office chair, retailing for $800, was just $249. And a veneer-topped computer desk, with room for PC and printer, was $149, reduced from $308.
If youre furnishing an office, there is a further 10% discount for buying in bulk. They also have back-saver chairs, file cabinets, drafting tables, cutting boards, and even used copiers from $300. Some of the used furniture goes for as little as ten cents on the dollar. Open weekdays only, from 9-5.
Massachusetts Ave Cambridge; (617) 868-7222 Heres a fun store to visit if only to test-drive so many different chairs. Seats is a division of Charrette, the art supply stores. Almost everything here is, of course, a seat; all are discounted from the retail price by margins averaging 20%. The basics include folding metal chairs for $18, down from $25, and Cesca cane side chairs for $59 (retail of $75). You can get either a top-of-the-line Telescope directors chair or a retro-trendy vinyl bean bag for $64.
If youve gotta work, you should at least be comfortable. Try one of the many ergonomic office chairs:
Mr. C saw a padded Tech 90 seat with an adjustable back and tilt ($191, down from $252). For true luxury, there are also leather chairs and chaise lounges. Youll pay for the privilege, but at least you wont have to pay full retail. Seats also carries the popular Techline brand of desks and work surfaces. Seats is open seven days a week.