Affordable office chairs?
December 2, 2012 6:38 PM   Subscribe

Any recommendations for office chairs under $150?

Looking for a new office chair--recommendations for any affordable (under $150) office chairs with arms would be appreciated!
posted by zinegurl to Shopping (10 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Just bought THIS ONE as a Christmas present for brownrd Jr.
posted by brownrd at 6:48 PM on December 2, 2012

I actually got a great office chair from CraigsList - I think they might be sold there frequently.
posted by amtho at 6:50 PM on December 2, 2012

Craigslist, or check for a local office furniture liquidator or reseller -- some work on a strictly B2B basis when the demand's there, but this place came up on the Googles. If your profile's accurate, you're in a place with lots of good used office chairs.
posted by holgate at 6:58 PM on December 2, 2012 [1 favorite]

How many hours a day will he be using it? That's awfully inexpensive for a new 8-hour-a-day chair (which I'm guessing was the impetus for the above 'used' suggestion).
posted by supercres at 7:27 PM on December 2, 2012

Craigslist. I got a Hermann Miller Aeron for $50. It needed a new gas cylinder, but the local HM dealer fixed it for free (I tried to pay, honest!) Office liquidators know what Aerons are worth; you won't get a screamin' deal there.
posted by spacewrench at 7:34 PM on December 2, 2012

I really like this one.
posted by dmd at 7:50 PM on December 2, 2012

I love this chair from Office Max. They're frequently on sale for $100 or so.
posted by MegoSteve at 8:52 PM on December 2, 2012

An exercise ball will run you $50 or less. Since I swapped my chair for a ball 6 months ago, I have zero back or shoulder pain. It takes a week or two to get used to the ball.
posted by ImproviseOrDie at 2:10 AM on December 3, 2012

After a bunch of research and unsuccessfully trying to find an Aeron (or something similar) on Craigslist, I got one of these when I started working from home 6-months ago and I really like it. It doesn't have a ton of adjust-ability but it fits me really well as is. I wanted the mesh back because my back often got too warm on the beat-up old faux-leather chair it replaced, I wanted something that reclined back a ways (I made a little ottoman to put under my desk, it needed decent arms, and had to be comfortable for hours at a time.

It's a little bit out of your budget (it was a bit out of mine as well) but I don't regret it.
posted by VTX at 7:49 AM on December 3, 2012

If you live in a major city, you almost certainly have an office furniture wholesaler in town that will sell a chair to you. I got a very nice, if standard looking office chair with most of the normal adjustments, for $150.
posted by cnc at 12:48 PM on December 3, 2012

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