Q - Hello all! I'm looking for a cheap alternative to this lightweight laptop desk available at Urban Outfitters right now. They're trying to charge an arm and a leg for it, but I'm sure it can be found at a much lower price point. Any ideas? -Katie
A - Hey Katie,
Seeing as the desk seems to be inspired by the traditional desks used in classrooms when we were all wee little tots, we wouldn't be surprised if you could find a similar piece in a local school's bargain outlet. In Davis, CA, we have a college "bargain barn" that is a graveyard for all types of heavy steel retro-lookin' desks, single-seaters, and chairs.
We've found great deals there before, but it really depends on availability. The beginning of the school year (aka now) would be a good time to check it out since schools tend to purge tons of furniture during this time as they renovate and make room for new students. Good luck with your search!
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