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Post by Heat Miser on 2020-07-21, 19:47

...what say you??? Do I really need to spend ~$1200 for a good chair? I'm thru with shitty "gaming" chairs. My back is killing me.
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Post by InTenSity on 2020-07-21, 20:36

Don't be a Steve. I have no idea what those are.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2020-07-21, 20:38

InTenSity wrote:Don't be a Steve. I have no idea what those are.

Chairs? They are pieces of furniture to sit on. Smaller than a couch, bigger than a stool.
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Post by steveschneider on 2020-07-21, 20:54

Can you find one used?
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Post by The Pantry on 2020-07-21, 21:03

Last place I worked was cheap as fuck. There were chairs there that probably dated back to the 60's. A heavy set guy in the office broke his one day. Took it out in the shop and welded the problem himself.

If you wanted a comfortable chair you had to bring your own. Many did. The guy running the design room brought in a really awesome Herman Miller. Comfortable as hell despite the mesh seat and back it had. Said he paid $1100 for it and that was over 10 years ago.
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Post by CORNER BLITZ on 2020-07-21, 21:30

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:
InTenSity wrote:Don't be a Steve. I have no idea what those are.

Chairs? They are pieces of furniture to sit on. Smaller than a couch, bigger than a stool.


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Post by y2kMgrad on 2020-07-21, 22:26

I don't think you need a $1200 Herman Miller to ease your back pain. I've had lower back pain for years and I bought the Amazon Executive a couple years ago for like $110 and haven't had any issues with pain. If you think you need something a little more plush that doesn't break the bank, La-Z-Boy makes some decent ones in the $300-400 range.
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Post by Heat Miser on 2020-07-21, 23:05

Reluctantly pulled the trigger on this:

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01DGM7ZII/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_GW6fFb99402H8

We'll see if it's all it's cracked up to be. I spend 12+ hours a day in it.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2020-07-21, 23:16

2 words Heat.

Standing desk.

Lot cheaper, too.
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Post by Heat Miser on 2020-07-21, 23:40

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:2 words Heat.

Standing desk.

Lot cheaper, too.

I don't have the space for one.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2020-07-21, 23:41

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:
InTenSity wrote:Don't be a Steve. I have no idea what those are.

Chairs? They are pieces of furniture to sit on. Smaller than a couch, bigger than a stool.

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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2020-07-22, 00:00

Heat Miser wrote:
WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:2 words Heat.

Standing desk.

Lot cheaper, too.

I don't have the space for one.

I don't understand. Same size as a regular desk. It just has a crank to raise the height of it. Two in one essentially. You just need to relocate your chair when you're standing.
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Post by CORNER BLITZ on 2020-07-22, 00:11

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:
Heat Miser wrote:

I don't have the space for one.

I don't understand. Same size as a regular desk. It just has a crank to raise the height of it. Two in one essentially. You just need to relocate your chair when you're standing.

Or remove the chair from the equation and it's a smaller footprint scratch
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2020-07-22, 01:09

And obviously caveat with it hasn't solved all of my problems. But I know how much worse it would/could be with sitting for 10 hours a day.
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Post by Heat Miser on 2020-07-22, 09:43

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:
Heat Miser wrote:
WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:2 words Heat.

Standing desk.

Lot cheaper, too.

I don't have the space for one.

I don't understand. Same size as a regular desk. It just has a crank to raise the height of it. Two in one essentially. You just need to relocate your chair when you're standing.

I have a corner desk. Not an L, a corner.
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Post by steveschneider on 2020-07-22, 09:54

My take is if it will bring you comfort, help avoid chronic pain and save on future doctors visits/medical bills throughout the years $1200 seems like it would be worth every penny. Can you write it off?
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Post by steveschneider on 2020-07-22, 10:04

The thing about office furniture too, I've worked in corporations for 20+ years and I can't tell you how many times I've seen an office move or remodeling go down and so many items like that goes in the trash. Also, company policy doesn't allow people to take stuff because it could cause issues with employees ebaying stufff off or people in other departments complaining they didn't get anything so they opt to just throw shit out or donate it if they can. We live in such a disposable culture.
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Post by Jake from State Farm on 2020-07-22, 11:05

steveschneider wrote:The thing about office furniture too, I've worked in corporations for 20+ years and I can't tell you how many times I've seen an office move or remodeling go down and so many items like that goes in the trash. Also, company policy doesn't allow people to take stuff because it could cause issues with employees ebaying stufff off or people in other departments complaining they didn't get anything so they opt to just throw shit out or donate it if they can. We live in such a disposable culture.

State of Michigan auctions a lot of that crap off. Chairs, filing cabinets, desks, computers, monitors, copiers, printers, you name it and you could probably find the office equipment of someone's dreams.
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Post by MSU addict on 2020-07-26, 14:00

I had the Herman Miller Aeron chair where I worked (I have since retired).  It was a very comfortable and well built chair, but I doubt I would pay the money for home use.  My personal feeling is that there are a wide range of body types and no one chair fits everyone.  I think a person needs to use a chair for a week or two to see if it is going to work for them.  Where I worked, we had a local office supply company that would allow us to test chairs for a month or so.

That said, I did see a fairly decent deal on an Aeron today and the company has a 10% off coupon for new customers.  

https://hivemodern.com/pages/product10126/aeron-chair-bill-stumpf-don-chadwick-herman-miller
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Post by Heat Miser on 2020-07-26, 14:24

Chair arrived today. I will say it is very comfortable. I don't know if it's $1200+ comfortable, but it has a 12 year warranty & will hopefully be the last chair I buy. Since I work from home, this is effectively an office chair for me. I spend 12+ hours a day in it & ~30 cents/day for 12 years doesn't seem unreasonable to avoid back pain.

The $189 Ficmax gaming chair this is replacing lasted less than 2 years. "Leather" was peeling. Armrest cracked. Had to add additional padding to back & seat. Total crap.

I also bought one of those Sharper Image massage chairs for tMrs. (black leather with curved wood arms) for about the same price as the HM almost 15 years ago & it's still going strong & looks great. Turned out well.
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Post by GRR Spartan on 2020-07-26, 14:58

Find a local office furniture place where you live.  

They should have a pre-owned/reconditioned department where you can pick up a good chair from Herman Miller, Steelcase or Haworth for at least 50% of what they sell for when new at retail.

Got to believe there is and will be an abundance of pre-owned office furniture as we see a transition to more people working and offices adjust to fewer chairs/desks.

Crandall Office Furniture (Greenville, MI) sells refurbed Herman Miller furniture.  if you want an Herman Miller Aeron, they come in 3 sizes (explained on the link) and the refurbished are $549.00 ea with free shipping.

https://www.crandalloffice.com/shop/chairs/herman-miller/aeron/refurbished-herman-miller-aeron-chair-carbon-black-frame/
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Post by Jake from State Farm on 2020-07-26, 15:07

GRR Spartan wrote:Find a local office furniture place where you live.  

They should have a pre-owned/reconditioned department where you can pick up a good chair from Herman Miller, Steelcase or Haworth for at least 50% of what they sell for when new at retail.

Got to believe there is and will be an abundance of pre-owned office furniture as we see a transition to more people working and offices adjust to fewer chairs/desks.

Crandall Office Furniture (Greenville, MI) sells refurbed Herman Miller furniture.  if you want an Herman Miller Aeron, they come in 3 sizes (explained on the link) and the refurbished are $549.00 ea with free shipping.

https://www.crandalloffice.com/shop/chairs/herman-miller/aeron/refurbished-herman-miller-aeron-chair-carbon-black-frame/

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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-07-26, 15:32

Too bad PhoneSoap doesn’t make a gaming chair. I could kick Heat’s ass in Crossfire and defunk my junk at the same time.
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Post by Jake from State Farm on 2020-07-27, 08:41

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Post by GRR Spartan on 2020-07-27, 09:01

Jake from State Farm wrote:Slickdeals Herman Miller Chair $669

Do they throw in a pair of khakis and a red sweater?
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Post by Heat Miser on 2020-07-27, 10:24

Jake from State Farm wrote:Slickdeals Herman Miller Chair $669

"Task Chair does not come with Arms by Default, you will need to upgrade for an additional $102.85 to have them."

Not sure why they capitalized "Arms" and "Default". Is that an FPS game?

By the time you add all the "extras" to make it usable, it's still over $1k. Also, the lead time on this site is 6-8 weeks.
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Post by Jake from State Farm on 2020-07-27, 11:35

Heat Miser wrote:
Jake from State Farm wrote:Slickdeals Herman Miller Chair $669

"Task Chair does not come with Arms by Default, you will need to upgrade for an additional $102.85 to have them."

Not sure why they capitalized "Arms" and "Default". Is that an FPS game?

By the time you add all the "extras" to make it usable, it's still over $1k. Also, the lead time on this site is 6-8 weeks.

Well that's rotten. Might as well just buy a new one.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-07-27, 11:37

“If you wanted arms, it’s not default of the chair sellers.”
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Post by Motown Spartan on 2020-07-27, 11:57

Heat Miser wrote:
WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:2 words Heat.

Standing desk.

Lot cheaper, too.

I don't have the space for one.

Do you live in a Hobbit House with extra low ceilings?
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Post by GRR Spartan on 2020-07-27, 12:01

Jake from State Farm wrote:
Heat Miser wrote:

"Task Chair does not come with Arms by Default, you will need to upgrade for an additional $102.85 to have them."

Not sure why they capitalized "Arms" and "Default". Is that an FPS game?

By the time you add all the "extras" to make it usable, it's still over $1k. Also, the lead time on this site is 6-8 weeks.

Well that's rotten. Might as well just buy a new one.

That's why you buy refurbished.  Our school district bought refurbished/reconditioned chairs for the HS and two middle schools.  In Steelcase' back yard and Herman Miller is one county over.

There are multiple regional companies that buy up excess office furniture from companies that close regional offices, go out of business or relocate and don't move most or all their office furniture.  These companies are often owned and run by people who worked for office furniture dealers and realized they could buy in large lots, disassemble, clean, replace worn parts like castors/wheels with OEM parts.  That's why most can offer a 2-3 year warranty.

Herman Miller, Steelcase and Haworth all make quality office seating and there are companies that specialize in refurb market with one brand. I know of one that sells Steelcase refurbished and their ownership has some connections with the Herman Miller dealership but they don't sell Herman Miller refurbished because it could threaten the dealership's business relationship with Herman Miller.


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Post by CORNER BLITZ on 2020-07-27, 12:05

I sat on one of these back when going to work was a thing

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007VB4NE

Friend tried to ?prank? me by removing my chair and replacing it with the above - he was disappointed when I ended up liking it and didn't move back to my old chair. Not having arms was not a problem
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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-07-27, 15:43

DWags’ favorite Herman Miller chair is the A-A Ron.
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Post by Heat Miser on 2020-07-27, 16:58

Motown Spartan wrote:
Heat Miser wrote:
WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:2 words Heat.

Standing desk.

Lot cheaper, too.

I don't have the space for one.

Do you live in a Hobbit House with extra low ceilings?

Horizontal space genius.
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Post by aualum06 on 2020-07-27, 17:05

Heat Miser wrote:
Motown Spartan wrote:

Do you live in a Hobbit House with extra low ceilings?

Horizontal space genius.

Genius seems strong
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