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Re: [CQ-Contest] Chairs

To: n4zr@contesting.com, CQcontest Reflector <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Chairs
From: Steve Sacco NN4X <nn4x@embarqmail.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 09:13:47 -0400
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I would suggest going to a real office furniture store which offers 
professional/industrial grade products - not Office Max, Staples, Office 
Depot, etcetera.  Chairs I've bought from them only lasted a few years, 
at most.

In 1995, I purchased a Herman Miller Aeron chair, and it's still as good 
today as the day I bought it.  Not surprisingly, and as is commonly 
found when purchasing Quality Products, on a cost/year basis, it is the 
least expensive office chair I've ever owned.

I would, however, STRONGLY suggest that, if you take advantage of the 
time, expertise and availability of a local supplier, that you purchase 
it from them if at all possible.  They ARE providing that service for 
you, and there's real value there, and you know that, because you 
wouldn't go there to look/touch/sit if you didn't agree.  To then take 
your business elsewhere seems...well...."wrong".

IMHO, naturally.


Pete Smith N4ZR wrote:
> After suffering from nerve pain from a bulging disk and arthritis in my
> back, I recently bought a Leap 2 chair by Steelcase.  It's not cheap but
> has very aggressive and fully adjustable lumbar support, which was my
> particular need.  Whatever you do, I urge you to go to a large store
> specializing in chairs and beds (we have a chain of what are called
> Healthy Back Stores in our area), and try out everything they have
> before buying.  You'll probably want to buy on the Internet, though -
> prices tend to vary a lot between sellers.  Beware of refurbished chairs
> - and whatever warranty they may have (or not).
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