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Why does Overclockers not sell real gaming chairs ?

Discussion in 'Gaming Chairs' started by Calranthe, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Sin_Chase


    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 20,471

    Herman Miller Mira 2 here
  2. Hotwired


    Joined: Aug 17, 2009

    Posts: 6,741

    You're talking about high end office chairs.

    I don't think it would be worth the effort to compete on office chairs with the specialists and big office retailers. It's not just a case of stocking it because, it has to be possible to get a good margin on it and/or sell enough to make the profit needed. Have to do that while not being a major player in office furniture in the first place and therefore not likely to be visited by people looking for office chairs.

    They're got the niche market of GAMING chairs that the mainstream won't touch with a bargepole but I believe it is suitable because of the audience that is attracted to this computer hardware site.
  3. Caged


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 23,143

    Office chairs (in a lot of cases) don't have the necessary fire approvals for use in a domestic property.
  4. Nevakonaza


    Joined: Jan 7, 2009

    Posts: 4,442

    Location: Stourbridge,West Mids.

    I wondered this when looking for a new chair,i didn't want a "Gaming" racing style seat,wanted something more suited to the office boss thats comfy lol
  5. Howling

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 14, 2008

    Posts: 1,945

    Interesting, I've had my SL4000 for ... 3? god.. nearly 4 years and I find it comfortable for the most part -- I have thick thighs (squats for days bruh) so the lipped sides of the seat dig in a little sometimes - sounds like a me issue though.
  6. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,288

    Location: Kent

  7. Jas1975

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 13, 2004

    Posts: 1,472

    Location: Hampshire

    Had my Herman Miller Aeron (with optional headrest) for 13 years now, and it still looks and feels the same as when I bought it. It gets serviced every few years and is one of the best purchases I ever made.
  8. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 22,440

    Location: Surrey and London

    I don't have one at home but I use Herman Miller Aerons at work. Love them. Best chairs ever for long sitting sessions.
  9. smilertoo


    Joined: Aug 4, 2005

    Posts: 2,991

    I'm thinking of getting a Steelcase Gesture, salesman looked at me like i had crawled in off the street because i wanted to look at a £850 chair without wearing a suit.
  10. HazardO


    Joined: Jun 16, 2009

    Posts: 7,526

    Location: Cambridge

    Where do you get it serviced? I should look into getting my Mira serviced.
  11. Quartz


    Joined: Apr 1, 2014

    Posts: 7,497

    Location: Aberdeen

    I suspect you're too tall. I love my Herman Miller Embody.
  12. D3K


    Joined: Nov 13, 2014

    Posts: 2,880

    I was talking about the Aeron. No idea about Embody's but I like Mirra 2's.
  13. smilertoo


    Joined: Aug 4, 2005

    Posts: 2,991

    Aeron seems to be love or hate, i was put off the Steelcase by the salesman, ended up getting a Noblechairs hero.
  14. V F


    Joined: Aug 13, 2003

    Posts: 15,585

    Location: UK

    I'm at a total loss looking and reading about these chairs. Worst of all these all seem to be this fake leather.
  15. Dave M


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 5,414

    Location: OcUK HQ

    While the noble pu leather chairs are nice (hard wearing, more breathable than most) they also have real leather options for each model - even Nappa leather options if your pockets are deep enough.

    Personally I love the feel of the real leather and can't help but feel it will last longer (i.e forever if looked after).
  16. Zhuni


    Joined: Jun 16, 2011

    Posts: 756

    I had an aeron as well. Really didn't rate it. Bought a leap v1 and loved it
  17. Gabbatek

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 28, 2011

    Posts: 1,595

    Location: Norwich

    i bought my first gaming chair from ocuk after always using executive chairs. Worst mistake of my gaming life and a waste of £140.
  18. Calranthe

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 5, 2007

    Posts: 532

    I would say Noble are one of the best "gaming" chairs but executive chairs beat them for long term sitting comfort, its all about personal likes.