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Relative
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I need a new chair

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I need a new chair for working/playing at my PC. Considering the nature of this community I'm guessing the majority of you are avid sitters. There isn't a major department store in my area that sells a good selection of office chairs, so I'm planning to buy it on-line from somewhere.

For the past year I have been sitting on a cheap £25 office chair with its back broken off, thus leaving me with a oddly shaped, rotating stool. This time I'm looking for a bit more of an investment.

Can anyone advise me on a chair or brand under £100
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Guessmyname
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Post by Guessmyname »

There are chairs over £100?

Who the hell is stupid enough to pay over £100 for a single chair...?
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Post by Relative »

Guessmyname wrote:There are chairs over £100?

Who the hell is stupid enough to pay over £100 for a single chair...?
Just look around at the average prices and you will quickly realise that under £100 is the low end of the market.
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Comp1337
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Post by Comp1337 »

IKEA
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tombom
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Post by tombom »

Step 1: Run a highly successful forum which charges for registration
Step 2: Spend $1000 on a horrible chair
Step 3: gj
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Post by Dragon45 »

i have an aeron chair. bought at the height of the dot-com bubble (not with my direct money of course). 300 USD. Fucking fantastic. adjustable armrest, reclining, height, and this amazing mesh support all-round. Its a dream.

Now they go for around ~100 or so if you find them at the right place. get one. now.
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Post by AF »

I made do with a horrible cheap dining room wooden chair for 7 years. Eventually my ass started to hurt so I bought a £70 one from argos.
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Relative
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Post by Relative »

Dragon45 wrote:i have an aeron chair. bought at the height of the dot-com bubble (not with my direct money of course). 300 USD. Fucking fantastic. adjustable armrest, reclining, height, and this amazing mesh support all-round. Its a dream.

Now they go for around ~100 or so if you find them at the right place. get one. now.
Damn those look nice. Too bad the cheapest version is about £250. :roll:
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Post by jackalope »

TA Spring: Our fat gamer asses need extensive cushioning.
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Post by Ishach »

i have a big office char with armrests

dont get a chair with armrests
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Post by Goolash_ »

Don't buy a chair without trying out first, hence don't but a chair online...
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Post by rattle »

Come sit on my lap...
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manored
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Post by manored »

Buy a ton of C4 and shape it on the chair of your dreams? :)

But yeah buying a chair you have never sitted on doesnt sounds smart... maybe you should travel a bit?
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Post by pintle »

I play my guitar while sitting at my desk (saves printing out tablature/something to do while loading) and the arms on the chair are a royal pain in the arse. If in your searching you find a decent office chair without arm rests could you link me to it pls.

Preferably something cheaper than than jackalope's jokes :P
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Zpock
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Post by Zpock »

Haul a big-ass stone into your room to sit on, they are free... softness is overrated, the amount of pressure on your butt is the same with a hard surface and it dosn't get lots of dust in/on it like fabric.
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Post by Relative »

pintle wrote:I play my guitar while sitting at my desk (saves printing out tablature/something to do while loading) and the arms on the chair are a royal pain in the arse. If in your searching you find a decent office chair without arm rests could you link me to it pls.

Preferably something cheaper than than jackalope's jokes :P
On most office chairs I believe the arms are removable.
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Comp1337 wrote:IKEA
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Post by pintle »

http://www.freecycle.org/

A network for people to give away/take away free stuff, from fridges/microwaves to sofas/office chairs.

I got a lot of stuff for my uni house from here, then forgot all about it until now
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