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well why not
Feb 9, 2009



Reddit doesn't even like them that much. They have an /r/ which is company-run and has no 'controversial' option, which says a lot. You can still view controversial posts here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/dxracer/co...roversial&t=all

https://www.reddit.com/r/dxracer/co...sing_it_for_25/

I've mentioned it a few times in this thread. They're a neat looking gimmick. Racecar seats aren't even designed to be comfortable - they're for safety, so you don't die in a horrible crash. That's less likely when you're playing Stardew Valley at your desk. Comfortable car-style seats would be like that from a Bentley. Bucket seats are awful to sit in compared to a properly designed office chair.

DXRACER gives the chairs out to streamers and youtube people for visibility, that's why they're so popular. They're seemingly made of bargain-basement materials. Just don't get one.

well why not fucked around with this message at Oct 6, 2017 around 08:07

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underage at the vape shop
May 11, 2011


Dx racers are actually kinda comfy, which is because they are as far from car seats as possible. They are a race styled pc chair and the epitome of gamer garbage

That dude a few pages ago who said everything you nerd to know is in their 2 year warranty vs ikeas 10 was right on the money. Ikea, the company known for cheap lovely furniture, expects a markus to last a decade. Race chairs companies give theirs 2

Etrips
Nov 8, 2004

Having Teemo Problems?
I Feel Bad For You, Son.
I Got 99 Shrooms
And You Just Hit One.


And let me tell you how unfun shipping a chair back to a manufacturer is...

dyne
May 9, 2003
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Does anyone know if herman miller is going to have one of their 15% off sales before the end of the year?

Etrips
Nov 8, 2004

Having Teemo Problems?
I Feel Bad For You, Son.
I Got 99 Shrooms
And You Just Hit One.


dyne posted:

Does anyone know if herman miller is going to have one of their 15% off sales before the end of the year?

IIRC, Herman Miller has biannual sales in May and November.

Zero VGS
Aug 16, 2002
"It has gunfights and shit!"


Lipstick Apathy

Etrips posted:

IIRC, Herman Miller has biannual sales in May and November.

When I was peeking on Craigslist, I saw plenty of people selling (claimed) genuine lightly used Aerons for around $400... is that a good deal?

couldcareless
Feb 8, 2009

Spheal used Swagger!

Zero VGS posted:

When I was peeking on Craigslist, I saw plenty of people selling (claimed) genuine lightly used Aerons for around $400... is that a good deal?

I just bought a used Aeron with some fairly superficial mesh damage for $200 on Craigslist, so my intuition tells me you could probably do better than that

skull mask mcgee
Nov 14, 2016


So I was at Ikea recently and tried the Markus but wasn't a huge fan. Are the armrests something you get used to?

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


skull mask mcgee posted:

So I was at Ikea recently and tried the Markus but wasn't a huge fan. Are the armrests something you get used to?

No. The armrests are by far the worst part of that chair.

isndl
May 2, 2012
I WON A CONTEST IN TG AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS CUSTOM TITLE

Zero VGS posted:

When I was peeking on Craigslist, I saw plenty of people selling (claimed) genuine lightly used Aerons for around $400... is that a good deal?

If it's the new design, maybe? If it's the old design, no.

The Aeron brand is so old that saying there's a deal for an Aeron could mean anything. There's also a ton of old Aerons that've been fiddled with over the years and are out of warranty, and they were never really designed to be ergonomic in the first place. Overall I'd just stay away from them and stick to newer lines.

The Milkman
Jun 22, 2003

Tender are the brains of someone that you love too much.

Lipstick Apathy

skull mask mcgee posted:

So I was at Ikea recently and tried the Markus but wasn't a huge fan. Are the armrests something you get used to?

Was it the leather one or a fabric one? The leather one has padded leather armrests and they seem bad. The fabric models have soft rubberized armrests and those don't seem too bad.

skull mask mcgee
Nov 14, 2016


The Milkman posted:

Was it the leather one or a fabric one? The leather one has padded leather armrests and they seem bad. The fabric models have soft rubberized armrests and those don't seem too bad.

I think it was the fabric one, but I can't quite remember. It was more the angle and lack of adjustability that killed it for me rather than the materials. I guess I'll just save a bit and find something nicer at some point.

OpaqueEcho
Feb 8, 2003

oh no no bro oh no

Goons that have bought Craiglist chairs before, is there anything I should be concerned about? Eyeballing one of these:

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org...6296501006.html

Duck and Cover
Apr 6, 2007


I cry endlessly about video games! I just can't stop!

Don't reply because I'm not listening!

I should ALREADY be on your ignore list!


Goons that have bought Craiglist chairs before, is there anything I should be concerned about? Eyeballing one of these:

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds...6335879723.html

OpaqueEcho
Feb 8, 2003

oh no no bro oh no

Duck and Cover posted:

Goons that have bought Craiglist chairs before, is there anything I should be concerned about? Eyeballing one of these:

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds...6335879723.html

this is a much better idea than what I posted, thanks

Zero VGS
Aug 16, 2002
"It has gunfights and shit!"


Lipstick Apathy

couldcareless posted:

I just bought a used Aeron with some fairly superficial mesh damage for $200 on Craigslist, so my intuition tells me you could probably do better than that

Hmm yeah, guess you can always do better on Craigslist. I wound up finding a completely free fabric office chair, no idea what brand, but it is very broken in and comfy, easy to lean back which is how I typically sit, and I put on some of these Amazon wheels with brakes, which are fantastic: https://www.amazon.com/Replacement-.../dp/B06WVM98CB/

I got them as Amazon open box for like $8. The first set I bought had no brakes and rolled so easily that the slight slant of my floor had me rolling away from the desk, but setting one brake fixes that now.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless you, ants. Blants.




Fun Shoe

$350 seems a bit steep for a five year old Aeron, especially as they are probably being quite loose with the truth on the age.

OpaqueEcho
Feb 8, 2003

oh no no bro oh no

Thanks Ants posted:

$350 seems a bit steep for a five year old Aeron, especially as they are probably being quite loose with the truth on the age.

I may be able to haggle him down. He said he has AE111 and AE113 in B and C sizes; I understand the sizing, but looking at this, I'm not sure what the difference in model numbers means:
https://www.hermanmiller.com/conten...ng/PB_AER_C.pdf

8-bit Miniboss
May 24, 2005

Settin' the world on
FIRE!


OpaqueEcho posted:

I may be able to haggle him down. He said he has AE111 and AE113 in B and C sizes; I understand the sizing, but looking at this, I'm not sure what the difference in model numbers means:
https://www.hermanmiller.com/conten...ng/PB_AER_C.pdf

The model numbers on Aerons are strings that dictate the features on the chair. What size is it, does it have fully adjustable arms, regular piston or draft chair piston, etc.

An AE111 is a chair with standard tilt and AE113 is a chair with tilt limiter and seat angle.

If they seller gave you the full string you could know everything about that chair down to the color by looking at the chart in that PDF.

Deviant
Sep 26, 2003

I wanted orange.

It gave me lemon-lime.




Fun Shoe

Duck and Cover posted:

Goons that have bought Craiglist chairs before, is there anything I should be concerned about? Eyeballing one of these:

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds...6335879723.html

does this come with a copy of ready player one and a big bang theory box set?

couldcareless
Feb 8, 2009

Spheal used Swagger!

I have a Contessa Teknion at my desk at work and I can't for the life of me get comfortable in this chair despite any adjustment I make. Is it just not a good fit for me or is this chair really just garbage?

OpaqueEcho
Feb 8, 2003

oh no no bro oh no

8-bit Miniboss posted:

The model numbers on Aerons are strings that dictate the features on the chair. What size is it, does it have fully adjustable arms, regular piston or draft chair piston, etc.

An AE111 is a chair with standard tilt and AE113 is a chair with tilt limiter and seat angle.

If they seller gave you the full string you could know everything about that chair down to the color by looking at the chart in that PDF.

They provided these:
AE123AWC
AE113NNBA
AE113HWB
AE113HWB

I can't find mention of the AE123 anywhere; any idea if that's a new model? I'm 6'00" and around 180 lbs., which puts me in both the B and C sizes. Are there any considerations for choosing one over the other?

Whitest Russian
Nov 23, 2013


OpaqueEcho posted:

They provided these:
AE123AWC
AE113NNBA
AE113HWB
AE113HWB

I can't find mention of the AE123 anywhere; any idea if that's a new model? I'm 6'00" and around 180 lbs., which puts me in both the B and C sizes. Are there any considerations for choosing one over the other?

B, I'm around your size and when I tried out a C size, the front of the seat kept digging into the back of my knees which can cause problems if you sit in it for extended periods of time.

OpaqueEcho
Feb 8, 2003

oh no no bro oh no

Whitest Russian posted:

B, I'm around your size and when I tried out a C size, the front of the seat kept digging into the back of my knees which can cause problems if you sit in it for extended periods of time.

That's very good information to have, thanks!

EpicCodeMonkey
Feb 19, 2011


What are good high-end (up to, say ~AU$1500, unless there's a good reason to go above) options for Australians? For some reason there are very, very few places in Melbourne stocking the usual suspect (Herman Miller, Steelcase, Ergohuman).

I managed to find one place that had the Ergohuman and found it comfortable other than the spectacularly bad armrests, but it seems very overpriced for the apparent middling build quality.

I was looking to buy a Steelcase Leap, but the don't allow online sales in AU and reports are their Melbourne office won't be interested in a single unit order (plus I have a strong aversion to companies that don't make it easy to take my money).

Is there another widely available option that I should look at, that I have a chance of actually trying before I buy?

evacuate meatspace
Jun 26, 2014

there is a monster at
the end of this thread

Soiled Meat

Womens Jeans posted:

I work from home, so I want to get an Eames Lounge chair with the ottoman, then somehow have two floating VESA mounts letting me work while reclining. Any suggestions on some sort of desk that would work for this plan?

I ordered an http://altwork.com but they pushed their shipping back by a year, locked down their social media pages, and take over 2 months to reply to customer service inquiries, so I'm trying to get a refund from them.

I'm also curious about reclining 'zero gravity' chairs. I found a few of those weird robotic Emperor Workstation-type setups, such as the Droian and the Ergoquest. They are far too expensive and look ridiculous, but I bet I could start a new life in one of these things. The Droian has heating and cooling built into the seat. All it needs is some plumbing for food in / waste out.

Anyway, I quoted you because I came across some DIY attempts consisting of a zero grav chair with a monitor arm + keyboard tray. Could be an option?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7n7f_RXmzg#t=232s

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~Coxy
Dec 9, 2003

R.I.P. Inter-OS Sass - b.2000AD d.2003AD

EpicCodeMonkey posted:

What are good high-end (up to, say ~AU$1500, unless there's a good reason to go above) options for Australians? For some reason there are very, very few places in Melbourne stocking the usual suspect (Herman Miller, Steelcase, Ergohuman).

I managed to find one place that had the Ergohuman and found it comfortable other than the spectacularly bad armrests, but it seems very overpriced for the apparent middling build quality.

I was looking to buy a Steelcase Leap, but the don't allow online sales in AU and reports are their Melbourne office won't be interested in a single unit order (plus I have a strong aversion to companies that don't make it easy to take my money).

Is there another widely available option that I should look at, that I have a chance of actually trying before I buy?

James Richardson sold me 1 Leap for $975 ex GST.

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