Desktop Chair Roundup - Ergonomic Chair

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No ,it can't compare like buying Lambo or condo sort of . For me I been buying those $150- 200 office chair for 5 to 6 Pcs already. All of them still give me backache, only Herman Miller doesn't , even the most basic range.

So sometimes cheaper end up paying more
 

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Hi Aeron users/potential buyers, just a heads up. I went down to Xtra last Sat to try and order an Aeron Size C carbon. Total is $2059 and checked with them if it’s China or USA set. They do bring in USA set, which is what I got. Sticker shows Made in USA on 29 March 2021. So interested bros can go enquire as well.
 

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Talking bout Aeron, I checked herman miller website and carbon has been replaced with black. Looks like the gaming Aeron.
 

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Some people just not willing to pay premium for a premium build chair. No right or wrong.

Same like some people will never go to a restaurant and always choose cheaper food options like cai png.

Anyway for me is I am willing to spend on the things I use everyday, such as a good bed, chair, TV, mobile phone etc. I don't scrim and save to get lower quality products for the stuff that I use almost everyday. To me it's worth spending money for. Don't have to cheap out on these stuff as these are things that are use daily. Saving that extra money on a cheap bed won't make me rich, but it gives better quality of life. A better mobile phone or laptop gives better convenience as its much faster with better performance. I don't skim on these stuff.

Same goes for chairs which I use everyday for work. Get the best for posture, build quality and warranty and no need to cheap out. It's your body and you live once.

Some prefer to be cheap and everything in their life has to be the cheapest. No right or wrong as well.
 

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Some people just not willing to pay premium for a premium build chair. No right or wrong.

To me it's worth spending money for. Don't have to cheap out on these stuff as these are things that are use daily.

Generally I have same concept
But will never pay premium for so called “premium” that actually uses inferior/problematic materials and is premium due to name or hype. Although, depending on the products, I do also buy OEM if price differs greatly but quality is generally there minus some extras. It’s a no brainer.
 

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Anyone buy herman miller from tao bao before?
I saw this shop selling Gen 2 aeron and the price seems not bad. Is about 1200+ plus shipping probably less than 1400.
Wonder if should give a try or not for rhe savings.
 

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Anyone buy herman miller from tao bao before?
I saw this shop selling Gen 2 aeron and the price seems not bad. Is about 1200+ plus shipping probably less than 1400.
Wonder if should give a try or not for rhe savings.
got brothers buy from Taobao before but ultimately suggested going to Shopee instead.

scratches and etc you are on your own.
 

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Anyone knows where can I go to try out the ergohuman elite chair.
Want to test out the comfort with the legrest :)
 

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got brothers buy from Taobao before but ultimately suggested going to Shopee instead.

scratches and etc you are on your own.

Yea understand that is a risk if I buy direct.
I am more concern on the authencity. just don't want to get a fake one.
 

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Generally I have same concept
But will never pay premium for so called “premium” that actually uses inferior/problematic materials and is premium due to name or hype. Although, depending on the products, I do also buy OEM if price differs greatly but quality is generally there minus some extras. It’s a no brainer.
Yup there are certain products that have OEM such as laptops, certain chairs,
Yea understand that is a risk if I buy direct.
I am more concern on the authencity. just don't want to get a fake one.
there isnt a fake aeron at all.

fake aerons are easy to spot from the physical out look already.

Anyway just buy from shopee.

i bought mine after credit rebates and platform vouchers...only 1350+ if i not wrong. $1548 - $120 ( platform voucher) - 5 percent credit card rebates
 

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Hi all, new here. Has anyone tried/own an Itoki Flip Flap chair? Or, if you know where I might be able to test it out? Thanks in advance.
 

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Yup there are certain products that have OEM such as laptops, certain chairs,

there isnt a fake aeron at all.

fake aerons are easy to spot from the physical out look already.

Anyway just buy from shopee.

i bought mine after credit rebates and platform vouchers...only 1350+ if i not wrong. $1548 - $120 ( platform voucher) - 5 percent credit card rebates

If it is genuine, why is it so much difference in price with the retail ones in sg? Just because it is made in China instead of US?
 

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If it is genuine, why is it so much difference in price with the retail ones in sg? Just because it is made in China instead of US?
Do you know that in the USA, there are 2 types of sellers of Herman Miller chairs, one is from HM directly and from ADs aka Authorised Dealers.

The ADs all have different price ranges for brand new fully loaded remastered Aerons and its common that prices are only $800 usd to $900usd, much cheaper than getting from Herman Miller directly in the US. The only downside to purchase AD is there is no returns policy whereas if u buy direct from Herman Miller in USA, people can return their chairs if they didnt like it within 30 days. Thats why people in the USA, they can buy multiple herman miller chairs like the embody, aeron, mirra etc and use all 3 at one go, within 30 days, choose one they like and return the other 2 for a full refund. We dont have this type of return policy in Singapore.

Anw point is, ADs can sell it cheaper.

Another example i can give u is, for example a Samsung flagship phone. Lotsa people know about this, not sure whether you are aware. You will notice the price of a brand new phone directly from Samsung Official store, it will cost more than if you buy from a mobile phone store such as kasiamobile or redwhitemobile who are authorised dealers.

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If it is genuine, why is it so much difference in price with the retail ones in sg? Just because it is made in China instead of US?
mark up, marketing costs, shop costs etc.

shopee seller HM units are from US btw.
 

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Do you know that in the USA, there are 2 types of sellers of Herman Miller chairs, one is from HM directly and from ADs aka Authorised Dealers.

The ADs all have different price ranges for brand new fully loaded remastered Aerons and its common that prices are only $800 usd to $900usd, much cheaper than getting from Herman Miller directly in the US. The only downside to purchase AD is there is no returns policy whereas if u buy direct from Herman Miller in USA, people can return their chairs if they didnt like it within 30 days. Thats why people in the USA, they can buy multiple herman miller chairs like the embody, aeron, mirra etc and use all 3 at one go, within 30 days, choose one they like and return the other 2 for a full refund. We dont have this type of return policy in Singapore.

Anw point is, ADs can sell it cheaper.

Another example i can give u is, for example a Samsung flagship phone. Lotsa people know about this, not sure whether you are aware. You will notice the price of a brand new phone directly from Samsung Official store, it will cost more than if you buy from a mobile phone store such as kasiamobile or redwhitemobile who are authorised dealers.

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For phones, mobile stores can sell cheaper coz they dun get stock from Samsung directly. They get it from ppl that sell their phone when they recontract with telcos. And these shops will always buy in at a lower price than selling to make profit. In a way, its a form of representation of market price vs retail price.
 

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For phones, mobile stores can sell cheaper coz they dun get stock from Samsung directly. They get it from ppl that sell their phone when they recontract with telcos. And these shops will always buy in at a lower price than selling to make profit. In a way, its a form of representation of market price vs retail price
You are right and wrong.

Yes they get some of their stock from people selling in but they do get from Samsung directly as well. And the pricing that they gotten is lower than the Recommended Retail price what Samsung sells, which is why these ADs can sell lower.
 

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You are right and wrong.

Yes they get some of their stock from people selling in but they do get from Samsung directly as well. And the pricing that they gotten is lower than the Recommended Retail price what Samsung sells, which is why these ADs can sell lower.

Distributors get their stock from HM at a price that can be up to 50% off standard list price. You think your AD get motherboard from Asus at the same price as us meh?

Why? Because the distributors have to bare with the cost of retailing, marketing and they represent HM most certainly in Aftersales support as well.

The ADs do this so that HM doesnt need to develop a retail channel.

Then you probably ask then why HM still sells online?

These days, manufacturers need to setup direct sales because when people search for HM Chair, they naturally will go to their website to browse. Captive audiences there, and so they can charge more.

Just look at Lenovo, HP, direct prices vs the Shopee/Lazada prices, I bet you no discount prices, the AD prices are very competitive.

Because the AD are getting stocks at discount prices, they can price their stock according to the margin they need.

I am also not surprised that HM and their AD have non compete agreements which mean HM has to sell higher than their AD.
 

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Distributors get their stock from HM at a price that can be up to 50% off standard list price. You think your AD get motherboard from Asus at the same price as us meh?

Why? Because the distributors have to bare with the cost of retailing, marketing and they represent HM most certainly in Aftersales support as well.

The ADs do this so that HM doesnt need to develop a retail channel.

Then you probably ask then why HM still sells online?

These days, manufacturers need to setup direct sales because when people search for HM Chair, they naturally will go to their website to browse. Captive audiences there, and so they can charge more.

Just look at Lenovo, HP, direct prices vs the Shopee/Lazada prices, I bet you no discount prices, the AD prices are very competitive.

Because the AD are getting stocks at discount prices, they can price their stock according to the margin they need.

I am also not surprised that HM and their AD have non compete agreements which mean HM has to sell higher than their AD.
er why u telling me haha.. i already know that AD sells lower than direct as per my msgs above haha..
 
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