I have an old mesh chair which I bought used about 3 or 4 years ago for about $100. For whatever reason it is just starting to fall apart.
I’m thinking of replacing it, but I don’t want to spend $600+ for an ergonomic chair if I don’t have to. Does anyone have advice or suggestions on what they like?
I see used Herman Miller Type-B chairs going on eBay and Craigslist for around $400-$450. I am willing to consider that as the top end of my spending range, but wonder if there might be something cheaper that’s just as good.
Staples has a sale on their Hyken chair for around $150. It’s comfortable enough, but I don’t really like the hard plastic arm rests. Still, it may be a decent option for a while, at least until a better option comes up.
Office Depot has their RealSpace 9000 series which are pretty comfortable. I like how the seat slides forward and how the arms are both padded and click inward while you’re working. The medium back chair is on sale now fro $280; I kinda like the one with the headrest. But it’s almost twice as much as the Staples chair, and the headrest version is almost as expensive as the used Aeron.
Anyway, I was just curious if anyone else has an opinion on these things. In general, my attitude is that one spends enough time in a chair like this that it is worth paying for something good, but I’m too cheap to buy the most expensive one and simply assume it’s better.