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Topic # 191351 2-Feb-2016 00:28
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Hey guys.

 

Im wanting to buy myself a computer desk, but don't want to spend more than $100, even $100 I don't really want to part with but such is life.

 

I would like to have 3 drawers on each side, or at the least 2 drawers and I am wanting to buy brand new. I've had a look online and cant really see anything, but I haven't had a deep look yet.

 

Any recommendations?

 

 

 

Thanks! 


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  Reply # 1483175 2-Feb-2016 00:42
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Budget 5x that if you are wanting new, otherwise get looking thru trademe for something old and tatty that you can re=paint or whatever.





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  Reply # 1483176 2-Feb-2016 00:47
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richms:

 

Budget 5x that if you are wanting new, otherwise get looking thru trademe for something old and tatty that you can re=paint or whatever.

 

 

 

 

You can often pickup something really flash from Turners. I got a really nice desk and drawers for $80, the retail new was probably over 1k new. It was ex government department stuff and in good condition. But you can also possibly get something from a business closing down.




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  Reply # 1483177 2-Feb-2016 01:00
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richms:

 

Budget 5x that if you are wanting new, otherwise get looking thru trademe for something old and tatty that you can re=paint or whatever.

 

 

 

 

You can often pickup something really flash from Turners. I got a really nice desk and drawers for $80, the retail new was probably over 1k new. It was ex government department stuff and in good condition. But you can also possibly get something from a business closing down.

 

 

 

 

So you are saying I should go into my local Dick Smith?


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  Reply # 1483178 2-Feb-2016 01:02
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Actually would be funny to go into one with a tape measure and check the size of a few things ;)





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  Reply # 1483260 2-Feb-2016 09:18
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I did find This one which is the look im after however I was hoping for the shelves on the side to able to be pulled out like drawers


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  Reply # 1483272 2-Feb-2016 09:30
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Try second and dealers and auction houses and you should be able to pick up something older but solid.

 

The market for second hand office furniture seems to have all but collapsed. Preference seems to be cheap new stuff from Warehouse stationary etc.  It all seems to be lightweight and wobbly, but I guess OK for homework etc.





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  Reply # 1483279 2-Feb-2016 09:40
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Try second and dealers and auction houses and you should be able to pick up something older but solid.

 

The market for second hand office furniture seems to have all but collapsed. Preference seems to be cheap new stuff from Warehouse stationary etc.  It all seems to be lightweight and wobbly, but I guess OK for homework etc.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the reply. Thats the road im going down also, cheap new stuff as you put it. I dont want/need anything big and bulky, something lightweight and minimalist 


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  Reply # 1483282 2-Feb-2016 09:41
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Four to six beer crates and a sheet of plywood... but that might come to over your budget.





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  Reply # 1483307 2-Feb-2016 10:16
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You are asking a lot for a very small budget. Good quality desks aren;t cheap.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1483313 2-Feb-2016 10:21
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I don't think you're going to get much new for under $100. You can get a plain desk at the Warehouse for $40. They don't seem to have cheap drawers but you could get some small bookcases for $20 each.


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  Reply # 1483324 2-Feb-2016 10:26
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What ever you choose sit at the thing and decide if you can tolerate any flex/wobble etc.

 

Some retailers fit additional bracing to shop floor units to stiffen them up, so have a look underneath.





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  Reply # 1483330 2-Feb-2016 10:31
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They screw them to the display stand at the warehouse which makes things signifigantly less wobbly. Also the fasteners into the low grade particle board loosen up over time and you have to pull the whole thing apart to re-tighten them, which you can only do a couple of times before they strip out.

 

Junk furniture like that is a bit like setting your cash on fire.





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  Reply # 1483398 2-Feb-2016 11:17
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Solano Portugal Desk $105.00

 

 

 

Seems appropriate. 


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