It is quite understandable that any new startup engineer would want to utilize secondhand office chairs. This assumes of course that owing to the nature of his business, he must operate from an office. Even so, as is the case with most startups these days, the business could be a remote office. Meaning that it would not require the cost overheads of renting downtown or even shared office space.
Meaning further that this is a small business which will be run from home. But even so, further, the work from home boss would still require his office furniture. This will be placed in a spare room cleared. It may well be from the bedroom as is assumed to be the case for many startup engineers with no more than a few hundred dollars available as startup capital. Most of the capital may have already been exhausted on what is probably the most important apparatus.
The hardware and software. The hard-drive. The software installations. The desktop computer. Or just a lightweight and portable laptop. Either way, the new business owner might want a desk and a chair to sit at. And maybe even a filing cabinet and a set of shelves. This for the mini-library. But the thing about pre owned office chairs is to make a careful selection in terms of ergonomics. Similar imperative would apply to the desk.
The seating arrangements must be comfortable. But not too comfortable, mind you. Easy to get distracted that way. Most important thing about being seated on a desk chair for the better part of a work day is that it must be good for the back. Correct posture is important. Apart from helping the work from home guy or mom to be focused, he or she must be healthy too.