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#22aak57Posted 8/19/2014 3:04:28 PM
You can get Aeron "knock-offs" for way cheaper. --- May thine...strength...help the world be mended http://i.imgur.com/HdBP0.jpg
#23El_KazPosted 8/19/2014 3:16:36 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. --- Wait... what?
#24arleasPosted 8/19/2014 3:21:12 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.... --- http://raptr.com/badge/arleas/uc.png http://www.speedtest.net/result/3635582762.png
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.
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#26ShubPosted 8/19/2014 4:52:36 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. --- -What is best in life? -To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
#27cancerstormPosted 8/19/2014 5:11:14 PM
i had a chair like that for work last year
good chair but for $800 nty --- http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/2996/cancerstorm.jpg
#28Death_BornPosted 8/19/2014 6:18:32 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 5:06:43 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. --- Don't **** with Da Hui
#30HaMMeRHeaD25Posted 8/20/2014 5:08:01 AM
i use a steelcase leap
it's way better than the staples chair it replaced --- Ya ave a license fa dem dubs?