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#1 7 years ago

So my faithful old chair - present from my teenage years - has given up the ghost. Spindle support's gone crunch so it's no-longer stable.

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Anyway, new chair time. Anyone got any recommendations?

Current thoughts are on this sort of thing:

Staples Darcy Fabric Executive Chair - Staples

Kashmir Microfibre Manager's Chair - Staples

Should, ideally, be available by mail order from the UK. Can't exactly flit about all over the country to pick one up at the moment.

Mostly thinking of fabric - leather hasn't been dreadfully squishy in my experience and I don't want something that creaks all over the place anyway.

Edit: Oh yeah ~£100 price range. If it's less no bother, obviously, but I wouldn't really consider paying more than £120 - that just seems like silly money for a chair.




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#2 7 years ago

I have a beige version of that executive chair. I've probably had it for about five years now, it's still going strong.

Actions speak louder than words. That chair proved to be so popular my brother tried mine, attempted to nick it and eventually got his own. Then my dad used my little brothers computer and sat at his chair. He then ended up with his own one.

My view is that you'd probably be happy with it.




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#3 7 years ago

Nothing from Ikea... I got my last chair from Ikea, and within a few months, the material that had been painted onto the seat had worn almost completely off.




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#4 7 years ago

@Freyr - yeah, it does look nice. ^_^ The only thing I really worry about with that one is whether the head support would be sufficient. If you lean back what's that like?

@Supa - Hah! No fear. I walked round an Ikea once...

Once. =p




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#5 7 years ago

Head support? Non existent. That said, i've never seen or used head support on a chair.

If you want to try it, i'd visit a local staples and try one out there.




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#6 7 years ago

Nemmerle;5565315@Supa - Hah! No fear. I walked round an Ikea once...

Once. =p

I've been through Ikea 6 times... I'd say it's fun, but I'd be lying.




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#7 7 years ago

The second one would be more appropriate if you want any head support. Even though my torso is not all that long, usually the only ones tall enough to support my head halfway well are those that contact my neck at their top point.

I don't like head support for gaming, it's mainly when I'm watching movies, and only because my current setup involves having my TV on a 4' tall shelf behind my monitor so my 5.1 speakers can be used for both gaming and movies.

Staples is not the best, certainly regarding customer service anyway. I got my current chair from them (a store in NW USA), but they like to lie to the customer about warranty and imply they need to buy a warranty. They said I'd only get two weeks of coverage. I was mainly concerned about a gas cylinder replacement should it fail.

Turns out I called the manufacturer and they said they would send any needed replacement parts for free for two years. I promptly returned to Staples to refund the warranty they pressured me into buying, which they did, but only after being VERY flippant and obnoxious when I said their claiming the need for buying a warranty was deceitful.

This was all exacerbated by the fact that I found out the store was pulling the warranty tags the manufacturers put on them before displaying them, which I reported to the manufacturer, and they were none too pleased or impressed, wanting to know which Staples this happened at. I called other Staples btw and it seems this is common practice with Staples., but they don't like to talk about it much.