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Merryfair WAU Ergonomic Office chair review

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Are they safe? Never heard of them and they only accept direct bank transfer as payment.
Never used them so can't say. Spoke to Ian via email a few weeks ago. They offer collection from midrand to avoid delivery fees
 

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I'm considering both these alternatives. Reviews seem good for each. Both in the 5k range with local companies present for support (WalkingPad & Ergonomics Direct)


Yeah. I got a used Herman Miller Aeron for R6000 but you can sometimes find them for around R5000
 

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I'd suggest going directly to ASASA and laying a complaint. Maybe even wait till tomorrow when you will most likely see the RRP on deskandchair.co.za reduced back to R7,500.

What makes this even more suspicious is that not a single other chair on deskandchair.co.za has seen its price being inflated. Clearly this was done just for the special.
Pretty much everything marketed on OneDayOnly gets the same treatment. I saw it with furniture I was eyeing. The price on the website goes up to something bizarre while the price on ODO is the usual retail price, or maybe 5% discounted. Then the next day, back to normal.
 

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Just my 2c, I was looking (as many people are) at office chairs and ended up with the Metro from Ergotherapy. I would 100% buy it again. 2 months in and no squeaking really comfortable and supportive, the only <4 star reviews on their site are because delivery took long ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The NetOne high-back would be the equivalent of the WAU, it's R6500 (but the Metro is great anyway if you don't need a head-rest), plus has a decent warranty and supports a local company. If it was a toss-up between Ergotherapy and the WAU, even with a R1500 price difference, I wouldn't think twice. They occasionally have 10% discounts if you're not in a rush.
(I'm not affiliated, just a happy customer and like supporting local)
 

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Yeah. I got a used Herman Miller Aeron for R6000 but you can sometimes find them for around R5000
I know logically that this is a good deal. I just can't imagine sitting in someone else's farts. It's bad enough with used cars...
 

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I'm considering both these alternatives. Reviews seem good for each. Both in the 5k range with local companies present for support (WalkingPad & Ergonomics Direct)



I also saw the walkingpad one yesterday, one of the reviews even mentioned preferring it over a merryfair so it definitely looks tempting.
 

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I know logically that this is a good deal. I just can't imagine sitting in someone else's farts. It's bad enough with used cars...
The aeron has a synthetic mesh fabric, it doesn't hold onto any odours so you should be fine (Well unless previous owner was a smoker - that shit sticks to all surfaces). Coincidentally, this feature allows for farting without shifting your weight - one of the many little pleasures of this chair. :)
 

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The aeron has a synthetic mesh fabric, it doesn't hold onto any odours so you should be fine (Well unless previous owner was a smoker - that shit sticks to all surfaces). Coincidentally, this feature allows for farting without shifting your weight - one of the many little pleasures of this chair. :)
😂😂😂
 

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Desk and Chair dropped their price back down after yesterdays Promo on ODO.

 

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Desk and Chair dropped their price back down after yesterdays Promo on ODO.


Bastards!
 

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Thank you so much for raising your concerns and bringing this to our attention.

The supplier advised that they erroneously dropped the pricing today and they have since corrected it. We have raised this with the relevant team and they have notified and are in communication with the supplier regarding this matter.

We will continue to strive and reach a fair and accurate RRP based on the market.

Please accept my apologies once again for the confusion and miscommunication regarding this product.

We have passed on all of your feedback to our Buying team who will raise it with our Supplier to make an informed decision from thereon.

Thank you once again for your feedback.
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Well seems I just caused the price to go "up" again - sorry all :<
 

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So ASASA's web form doesnt work - tried on multiple browsers.

Their contact number says, "your account has been locked" when called.

Their form to contact them for other queries is broken.
 

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Thank you so much for raising your concerns and bringing this to our attention.

The supplier advised that they erroneously dropped the pricing today and they have since corrected it. We have raised this with the relevant team and they have notified and are in communication with the supplier regarding this matter.

We will continue to strive and reach a fair and accurate RRP based on the market.

Please accept my apologies once again for the confusion and miscommunication regarding this product.

We have passed on all of your feedback to our Buying team who will raise it with our Supplier to make an informed decision from thereon.

Thank you once again for your feedback.
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Well seems I just caused the price to go "up" again - sorry all :<
Seems like they have once again "erroneously dropped" their prices. Your complaint forced them to back to R10000. They have now reverted to the usual R6999 in hope that we have all forgotten. In the space of 5 days it went from R6 999 to R10 000 to R6 999 to R9 999 to R6 999. All erroneously I presume
 

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Has anyone ever experienced back pain when using mesh vs fabric? I feel like I'm going crazy but there's a noticeable difference when sitting in one or the other. Fabric always feels a lot better. Anyone else experienced this?
 

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Seems like deskandchair haven't pumped up the price for this one. 4k on their site (same as yesterday), 3.8k on ONO today.

Anyone have the Motion? Thoughts?
 

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Ordered my chair, excited to get it, been sitting on a takealot chair that was around R1200

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Has anyone ever experienced back pain when using mesh vs fabric? I feel like I'm going crazy but there's a noticeable difference when sitting in one or the other. Fabric always feels a lot better. Anyone else experienced this?
Nah you're not crazy, I feel the same personally. Had to return my NetOne to Ergotherapy due to increasing lumbar back pain... *personal opinion disclaimer* That chair offers barely any lumbar support, mesh was quite soft and the whole pivoting backrest thing feels very gimmicky. Lumbar support that pivots away when you sit back into it... Especially noticeable when reclining. Not to mention the very thin seat. Would have been fine if they used a denser foam. Hard to believe that it's "endorsed" by physiotherapists, whatever that means anyway..

Currently using the Merryfair WAU with fabric seat / mesh back. I have to point out the great reclining mechanism with this chair, how the armrests move with the backrest in just the right way so you don't lose lumbar support or end up with large gap between the armrests and backrest when reclining, same principle as an Aeron. Personally, it's a step up from the NetOne, however I'm noticing that the mesh is already starting to sag after about 6 months and provide less support, and I'm not exactly a big or heavy guy.. Still doesn't offer as nice of a back feel as the cheapie midback full fabric office chair I previously had.

Unfortunately it seems that most of the WAU chairs available locally are the 709 variant. In the past I tested a 609 which seemed, at the time, noticably more comfortable due to the shape of the backrest, as well as slightly deeper seat. Wondering how the full fabric 609 shape WAU chair would feel right about now, might tick all the boxes for me personally.

It's a little sad to see how much the price of this chair, and most other office chairs in general have skyrocketed in the past couple of years. This chair in reality is worth about R5k in my opinion, as it is not in the same category as an Aeron in terms of longevity... but it does seem like this particular price range is quite sparse in terms of options.
 

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A bit off topic, to the wau but has anyone yet tried the giro from Cecil nurse? It's a lot better priced, obviously it doesn't have all the features but not everyone has that amount of money for a chair.

Currently the giro is on sale on take a lot for R2500 but compared to the sohum/offers from ergonomic direct Im unsure which one to get. If anyone is able to offer advice that would be great.

Thanks

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So this just arrived from Walking Pad

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After they f*ed the order up end sent me a stationery bike (WTAF)

At 4250 for a "Demo" chair, initial impressions are pretty good. Only issue I have is that the seat back isn't height adjustable, so the head rest makes a nice shoulder rest for me
 

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So this just arrived from Walking Pad

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After they f*ed the order up end sent me a stationery bike (WTAF)

At 4250 for a "Demo" chair, initial impressions are pretty good. Only issue I have is that the seat back isn't height adjustable, so the head rest makes a nice shoulder rest for me
Nice, I am also looking at getting that same chair. Please let us know what you think of it once you have used it a bit.
 

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