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Shopping for office equipment?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top office equipment stores around Berkeley, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for office equipment.

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1. Berkeley Typewriter

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First on the list is Berkeley Typewriter. Located at 1823 University Ave. (between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Grant Street), Berkeley Typewriter is the highest-rated office equipment spot in Berkeley, boasting 4.5 stars out of 54 reviews on Yelp.

2. Payn's Stationery

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Next up is Payn's Stationery, situated at 1791 Solano Ave. (near Colusa Avenue). With 4.5 stars out of 49 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite.

3. California Typewriter

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California Typewriter, located at 2362 San Pablo Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving this spot 4.5 stars out of 45 reviews.

4. Berkeley Outlet

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Check out Berkeley Outlet, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 22 reviews on Yelp. You can find this store at 711 Heinz Ave.

5. Berkeley Office Interiors

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Finally, there's Berkeley Office Interiors, a local favorite with four stars out of 21 reviews. Stop by 843 Gilman St. (between Sixth and Seventh streets) to hit it up next time you're looking for office equipment.

Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Saturdays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at retail and wholesale businesses across the Berkeley area, while Tuesdays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of software and email marketing services for small businesses. Last year, average daily transactions at retail and wholesale businesses rose to 18 per business on Saturdays, compared to 12 daily transactions on average on Tuesdays.


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