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Making yo' butt happy?

I'm in an author's group where someone posted about a chair she was really digging. Not just a chair, really, but an investment. So I went and looked it up on Amazon, and OMG IT'S MORE THAN $1K.

So this got me to thinking...how much of an investment IS a chair for someone who spends most of their life sitting in it?

A couple years ago I found a pretty fantastic chair at Office Depot--I think it was over $200 which was more than I'd normally pay, but really worth it. (I am sitting in it now. It's still fantastic.) I decided to buy another one for my second desk and was sad to see it was no longer available at the Office Depot website. Then I thought I found a cache of them on Amazon, only to order it and find out the next day it was out of stock and they'd refunded my payment. So I ordered a chair that looked the same, but ended up being nowhere near as supportive.

My sadly out-of-stock chair that I love:

I really dig the mesh back and bottom. Otherwise I get that awful stuck-to-the-chair feeling.

So given how many hours a day we all spend on our butts (and I am pretty sure I spend more time than most) how much would you pay for a chair?

(Plus I'm toying with the standing desk thing again lately...that's a perennial attempt at getting off my tush.)



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Jul. 31st, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)
I used to work from home, so I invested about $300 in a great chair that was rated for up to 8 hours of sitting. One of the best investments ever! I come home from work now and my back is aching and I feel wiped out. But I could sit in that chair at home for 8, 9, 10 hours and be fine!
Jul. 31st, 2015 04:30 pm (UTC)
I think getting a chair that's rated for 8+ hours of sitting is really key! My favorite chair is rated for that kind of use.
Jul. 31st, 2015 01:36 pm (UTC)
That's a good question. I was going to say 'as much as I could afford' but that wouldn't be true. I'm sitting in a second-hand armchair that cost me £25 last year and I dithered about spending that much. I did have a good, comfortable office chair that I wore out but that was liberated from work when the place closed down. So I think my true answer would be 'as little as possible'.
Jul. 31st, 2015 04:31 pm (UTC)
It's hard for me to get rid of chairs unless they're super broken down. I'm more likely to try and foist them off on a friend.
Jul. 31st, 2015 08:51 pm (UTC)
My chair at home has to be comfortable, if it's not... it's gone. Right now I'm sitting in a chair I've had for a couple of years. When it was new, it had some very comfortable padding. As time wore on, it flattened. There are two pieces of memory foam inside a pillow case on the seat now. The back is still very good so I see no need to replace it. Yet.

At work, I just replaced my chair a few months ago because my former chair was just worn out.

I hope you find a comfortable chair that fits you perfectly when the time comes to replace your current one.
Aug. 2nd, 2015 10:25 pm (UTC)
WOW 1K??? HOLY CRAP!!! That's expensive...I guess if maybe I were Nora Roberts or someone like her? 1K would be worth it.

For me, I sit in one of our kitchen chairs with a pad that probably should be replaced, or I stand at the island. Not very imaginative I know but there it is.

I hope you find a chair you like to replace yours when you have to.

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