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Where can I buy expensive office chairs?

I am looking for top of the line chairs for my bum. No not the cheap uncomfortable IKEA crap. Some of the places that sell Aeron chairs in CH are selling them for 3 x US price! Anyone know a reasonable dealer in Zurich Zug region?
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Re: Where can I buy expensive office chairs?

Sorry JR..I can't resist...

This is Switzerland...they're all expensive....even if they're low quality crap
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Re: Where can I buy expensive office chairs?

True true :-)
Really pisses me off though! How can an already expensive chair be sold for three times the US cost? I hate the CH tight market!
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Re: Where can I buy expensive office chairs?

There is an Office World in Zugerland which has a range of chairs on display at varying prices. Don't know if they are as expensive as you are looking for though .
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There is an Office World in Zugerland which has a range of chairs on display at varying prices. Don't know if they are as expensive as you are looking for though .
I have seen them and they are not nice. OK for an executive to warm his ass but not someone who works 13+ hours.
By expensive I did not mean that I want to throw away money...I just wrote that so people don't think that I was looking for IKEA stools :-)
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I didn't realise IKEA were selling poo these days....
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Re: Where can I buy expensive office chairs?

If you are into chairs then you'll want to try
these out, im sure they'll ship it.

http://www.fitter1.com/swopper2.html

Or if want a quicker solution a good Swiss ball does the trick
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these out, im sure they'll ship it.

http://www.fitter1.com/swopper2.html

Or if want a quicker solution a good Swiss ball does the trick
LOL the novelty factor on those wears off very quickly when your back starts aching. Not a solution for 15 hours of work everyday.

Anyway for anyone interested the cheapest I have found so far is-

Interio service near Stettbach. Not all interio's have them...only that one as its a separate firm operating within Interio.

I am going for this one. My body deserves it. US price $800.
Swiss price CHF 1700!!!! Found other places but they want CHF3000
Talk about rip off merchants here!

Ok I am starting to take donations. CHF 150 each, feel free to donate the full price :-)

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Re: Where can I buy expensive office chairs?

Last bump before I order it.
Anyone knows where I can ger brand new Herman Miller Aeron chair for less than CHF1700 in CH/ZH?

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Re: Where can I buy expensive office chairs?

JR

After you put out so much dough on your back-side, then let us know how it works for you after a few long days of using it.

Of course, when you are ready to sell it (used) then let us know

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Re: Where can I buy expensive office chairs?

I don't know about the brand you mention, but there is a really funky chair shop just North of Oerlikon station. They have some of those weird and wonderful chairs that look more like a modern art sculpture. They must be expensive.

There is an office furniture place on the main road between Dübendorf and Oerlikon. I'll try and find the address. i have a feeling it does 2nd hand too. Of course that may not be expensive enough

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Re: Where can I buy expensive office chairs?

www.7day.ch is also advertised in 20 Minutes
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Re: Where can I buy expensive office chairs?

A local company here, on the East side, know for sitting around, is Sitag AG http://www.sitag.ch.

Site in English too!
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Re: Where can I buy expensive office chairs?

I have a really good contact at VITRA if you'd like - www.vitra.com
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I have a really good contact at VITRA if you'd like - www.vitra.com
Thanks for the offer mate. The aeron chair and Vitra Ypsilon chair were top of my list. I tried Vitra's ypsilon chair but I was not convinced by it's build quality and ergonomics. It's a really good but does not compare with Aeron for ergonomic and material qualities. What is worse is that in CH it's lot more expensive!!!

Vitra Chair for those interested in the conversation-





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Of course, when you are ready to sell it (used) then let us know

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He! he! I will be taking it to my grave! The chair is hardcore. I have used it in the past while working for others. That is why I know 100% what I would be getting with the Aeron chair. The chair is also guaranteed for 12 whole years! Real quality.
I am surprised that you high flyers have never heard about it

Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, two award-winning industrial designers, created the Aeron® Chair (1994), earning themselves a place in what amounts to the designers' hall of fame-the design collection of New York's MoMA. The Aeron is the apotheosis of ergonomic seating, conceived to conform not only to different human shapes and weights but also to movement. The breakthrough Kinemat® tilt enables the Aeron to smoothly move with the sitter from a forward tilt (when you reach for the phone) to a backward recline (while you contemplate what to say). The Pellicle® web upholstery is yet another innovation both in concept and comfort. It evenly distributes weight over the seat and back and permits air circulation. As for durability, it will look like new long after you retire. Design doesn't get more civilized. The Aeron is made from 66% recycled materials.

There is another version very good but not as comfy-
http://www.pixelsurgeon.com/reviews/review.php?id=439

Thanks for the other links but they are no good. The one near N.Oerlikon has too much trash inside and not real quality stuff.
You high flyers have let me down!
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... this "high flyer" would rather spend the $$ on other tools of the trade (DSLR bodies, high-end glass, software). My back-side has to suffer a while still!
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... this "high flyer" would rather spend the $$ on other tools of the trade (DSLR bodies, high-end glass, software). My back-side has to suffer a while still!
Hey this high flyer likes spending $$$ on DSLR bodies, computer hardware as well This high flyer says life is too short. "Shrouds don't have pockets"
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Scott how come you don't sell Nikon or Canon DSLRs? Just curious.
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Re: Where can I buy expensive office chairs?

Are you joining the nerds that spend weeks mulling-over mattress compliance and 810D specifications ?

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Thanks for the offer mate. The aeron chair and Vitra Ypsilon chair were top of my list. I tried Vitra's ypsilon chair but I was not convinced by it's build quality and ergonomics. It's a really good but does not compare with Aeron for ergonomic and material qualities. What is worse is that in CH it's lot more expensive!!!
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Scott how come you don't sell Nikon or Canon DSLRs? Just curious.
I do.

Canon Profi DSLRs, lenses & accessories.

My Nikon supplier does not have a good stocklevel, takes too long to deliver one.

Curosity killed the cat.
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