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Is the Aeron chair really worth 800 dollars?

#21KamenRiderBladePosted 8/19/2014 4:03:15 PM
There are mesh chairs out there for far cheaper.

I know, I own one of them.
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#22aak57Posted 8/19/2014 4:04:28 PM
You can get Aeron "knock-offs" for way cheaper.
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#23El_KazPosted 8/19/2014 4:16:36 PM(edited)
Those things were all the rage like 15-20 years ago, especially in small tech companies going for a "cool ultra modern" office look.
They are pretty damn comfortable, but there's also a steep brand markup on the price. For personal use, I'd say you can find something at least as good for much cheaper.
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#24arleasPosted 8/19/2014 4:21:12 PM
I don't believe in spending $800 for furniture for one person. $800 for a King/Queen sized bed? Sure I guess...$800 for a couch? Ok... $800 for a chair? Does it vibrate and have a collection tray for bodily fluids? Yeesh....
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#25KillerTrufflePosted 8/19/2014 4:23:46 PM
Where is it $800? It's like $580 right now here:

http://www.madisonseating.com/aeron-chair-by-herman-miller-loaded-lumbar-carbon.html

That said, it probably is better construction and materials than cheaper mesh chairs, but I'm betting a good portion of the cost is just for the name.

I have a similar chair I got from Office Depot for $250... currently selling at around $330. It's the most comfortable office chair I've used, and even after 3 years or so, there are virtually no signs of wear - armrests, seat, everything is just as good and just as comfortable as the day I got it.

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/510830/Realspace-PRO-Quantum-9000-Series-Ergonomic/
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#26ShubPosted 8/19/2014 5:52:36 PM
I'm a customer for life. The ergonomics, comfort, customization, wide availability of spare parts if you need to fix/replace something make it all worth it.
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#27cancerstormPosted 8/19/2014 6:11:14 PM
i had a chair like that for work last year

good chair but for $800 nty
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#28Death_BornPosted 8/19/2014 7:18:32 PM
I would never pay 800 for one chair when I can get 8 cheap mesh office chairs for the same price. They might not last as long but it's better than your $800 chair turning out to be a dud.

I bought an expensive office chair a year ago and it turned out to have a defective mechanism even after warranty replacement and wasn't much better quality than the cheap ones. I would have been better off buying a $100 Staples office chair.
#29Da HuiPosted 8/20/2014 6:06:43 AM
Third option - We have one at my job, I've sat in it and it's comfortable, but it's certainly not worth $800. I wouldn't go so far as to say no chair is worth $800. Think of how much time you spend in it, a great chair can be worth it. This just isn't one of those chairs.
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#30HaMMeRHeaD25Posted 8/20/2014 6:08:01 AM
i use a steelcase leap

it's way better than the staples chair it replaced
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