Budget no name gaming chair? Worth the gamble?

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#1 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8304 posts) -

https://jet.com/product/Giantex-Executive-Racing-Style-High-Back-Reclining-Chair-Gaming-Chair-Office-Com/345475d1ebf94bec8b2e79d063cfd80d

$120 after discount code

http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-Gaming-Chair-High-back-Computer-Chair-Ergonomic-Design-Racing-Chair-RC1-/391634874113?hash=item5b2f41ef01:g:6zoAAOSwepJXcNHm

$100

Has anyone tried these knockoffs? They look very similar to the likes of dxracer sans the pattern, legs, and what-not. I don't expect it to be an exact copy anyway, but the price is far less and I was wondering had anyone tried these sub $200 chairs. I also see merax chairs for under $200 on amazon.

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#2 Posted by sayyy-gaa (5847 posts) -

per amazon it's a good chair but a few reviewers say watch out for the non adjusting armrest and it may not ne good for heavier/taller people.

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#3 Edited by PredatorRules (12447 posts) -

Anything tagged with gaming will get an increased price bump, get yourself some good manager office chair and enjoy it - one with leather arms wrests.

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#4 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (3117 posts) -

leather executive chairs are the best way to go imo

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#5 Posted by V4LENT1NE (12901 posts) -

Gaming chairs are good but mostly a gimmick unless you pay top whack. Decent leather office chair is the way to go.

I am in the same boat as you pretty much and there is no way in hell I would pay minimum £150 (UK price) for a cheap looking car bucket seat with a pillow.

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#6 Edited by MarkTR (3 posts) -

you can check some of the best gaming chair here with buying guide http://www.sparrowsurf.com/most-comfortable-gaming-chair/

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#8 Edited by Ezekiel43 (1616 posts) -

I'm looking for a new chair too. I'm also never buying leather furniture again. This is what I cover my blanket with:

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#9 Edited by dxmcat (2687 posts) -

best to try before you buy. just like shoes. one does not fit all.

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#10 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8304 posts) -

Wow what a bump. The funny thing is that I tried a budget chair and dxracer, returned both of them. The budget chair has some flaws that was too much for me to overlook but if you arent picky than it is worth it. Dxracer felt too stiff for me, the cushion, the bolster, but it was mechanically sound. So I still have this meh chair atm.

If I were to spend the money ($300-400) than I may get clutch chairz tbh, fry's has numerous chairs to try like arozzi, akracing, etc. and theirs was the most comfy minus their meh chair handles. Now if I go cheap than I may go merax, but I then I would have to gamble on whether is comfortable or not.

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#11 Posted by PredatorRules (12447 posts) -

Can't replace the quality of leather office manager chair, the downside that it could start to pill off after few years but then again it depends on the quality of the chair.

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#12 Edited by Howmakewood (5934 posts) -
@PredatorRules said:

Can't replace the quality of leather office manager chair, the downside that it could start to pill off after few years but then again it depends on the quality of the chair.

Much comfier than leather ones, autocorrects your posture as well, downside is they run for about 500€, worth every penny tho

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#13 Posted by PredatorRules (12447 posts) -

@howmakewood: wow that's some high tech chair over there, can't say I've seen one in my country but I bet that they're not popular anywhere, high price or not I've seen leather and gaming chairs at the same price so that's not an issue.

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#14 Edited by Howmakewood (5934 posts) -

@PredatorRules: It's Herman Miller Aeron, rather well known one. Availability is bit iffy in EU, have to import in Finland at least or buy a used one

If you search around for top office chairs you most likely wont find many lists without that one in it

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#17 Edited by BassMan (10393 posts) -

@billyshouse: The best way to pick out the best product is to go into the kitchen and pour yourself a glass of Go Fuk Yourself!

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#18 Edited by Bikouchu35 (8304 posts) -

@BassMan said:

@billyshouse: The best way to pick out the best product is to go into the kitchen and pour yourself a glass of Go Fuk Yourself!

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#19 Posted by BassMan (10393 posts) -

@Bikouchu35: hehe :)

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#20 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (6460 posts) -

@ezekiel43 said:

I'm looking for a new chair too. I'm also never buying leather furniture again. This is what I cover my blanket with:

I feel you... I need a new chair also, the seat cushion has more less been flattened to death over the last 2 years.