Herman Miller Aeron - $669

UnknownSouljer

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I singed up for the newsletter and never got the coupon..
Weird. Checked spam and everything?


Doesn’t come with arms though.
I may be in the minority, but I don’t want my desk chair to have arms. It just gets in the way of my desk (as in literally. If the arms aren’t adjustable or removable then they may not let me push my chair into position). My arms are on the desk/keyboard all the time anyway.

I assume you can also choose options and buy the extra lumbar support or arms if you’d like. It would just raise the price up.

EDIT: as per the deal info: Note: Task Chair does not come with Arms by Default, you will need to upgrade for an additional $102+ to have them.
 

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Not that great of a deal. Once you add the stuff you need to it, its over $1000.
 

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I picked up a used one 5 years ago for around $250. I love this chair.

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UnknownSouljer

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Not that great of a deal. Once you add the stuff you need to it, its over $1000.
That's an odd position to take. 15% is 15%. I guess you could pay full price?

Again, considering that this is the tool you're going to use computer to computer and saves your back for hours on end, really a $1000 or heck double it, $2000 investment is still worth it. It dictates all of your ergonomics and definitely comfort and basically can keep ticking for a decade or more. If you care about none of that then I suppose this isn't for you, which is fine.

Honestly the best option is generally buying a chair from a liquidated business. There are tons of fleet chairs out here in Los Angeles. There are literally businesses that have dedicated themselves to buying and selling used office equipment for liquidation. It's not uncommon to be able to find an Aeron with options for $400. But not everyone is near a downtown like LA to have that as an option.
 

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After reading this thread, I looked around and found a local liquidator with a bunch of them. I went by and picked out a good one for $475. It's a basic model with adjustable arm rests. So nice...
Anyone in the Chattanooga/NW Georgia area can find them at Office Furniture Whse on Stuart St.
 

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After reading this thread, I looked around and found a local liquidator with a bunch of them. I went by and picked out a good one for $475. It's a basic model with adjustable arm rests. So nice...
How did you find it? I live in a small city, 120k people, and seem to have zero luck with FB marketplace and Craigslist finding one.
 

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I looked on Craigslist first, since I've seen some liquidators post on there sometimes. Nothing there, so I checked Facebook Marketplace and saw their listing, posted only two days prior. You could also check Offerup and might get lucky.
 

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I got mine from Madison seating for $570 ... took 2 months to deliver though
Supposed to be refurbished ... but looks new, not even a small scratch anywhere
 

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I bought mine many years ago used from a liquidator. One of my best purchases. Still looks new after nearly a decade.
 

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Is Madison seating reliable though? They don't rate very well on google or with BBB.
 

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Definitely one of the best investments, especially for those of us that need to spend a long time at work in front of a computer.
Been sitting on a crap office depot chair for a year now, and my legs are starting to get random pains. Don't skimp on your office chair.
 

UnknownSouljer

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Been sitting on a crap office depot chair for a year now, and my legs are starting to get random pains. Don't skimp on your office chair.
I learned a long time ago where to invest my money, at least in terms of taking care of myself.
When it comes to clothes, protect your feet and your eyes. Having excellent shoes that have support and, for my particular gate, prevent over pronation is worth the $130 or so a year considering they literally prevent muscle, knee, and lower back pain/problems. And having sunglasses that protect my eyes so I can have good vision as long as possible is another place to spend money. The rest of my clothes can be from the bargain bin - it's great if they are actually nice, but in a pinch they can be whatever and I'll get along fine.

I see the office chair and ergonomics related to computer being in the same place. Having an excellent display, a great chair, and good ergonomic positioning is something that has probably been only more widely thought of more recently - but I've been thinking about these things for a long time. A great supportive chair, as crazy as it sounds, is worth more to me than having the best graphics card. Of course I live in a world where if I really wanted, I can have both. But just from the perspective of "level of importance" - I know which one is more valuable in my day to day.
 

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Is Madison seating reliable though? They don't rate very well on google or with BBB.
I can only rely on my experience. I ordered the chair Feb 8, 2021, delivered April 9, 2021. They reply fast when I email them. And they did not charge my account until it shipped.
 
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