Why Do People Still Buy Cheap Office Chairs?
January 16, 2012
Even though we all know the benefits of a good ergonomic office chair, there are still people out there who will insist on buying a cheap seat, but why is this so commonly the case? There are actually a number of reasons that people will buy a cheap chair, from being tricked into thinking it’s a good seat to just not wanting to spend the money.
As cheap office chairs are so common in all the furniture supply stores of today, many people don’t actually realize that they are buying a cheap seat. They see a collection of chairs on display – one or two are considerably cheaper than the others, another couple are considerably more expensive, and the rest are all around the same price mark. Most people would automatically assume that this mid range price is standard when it comes to buying a good chair – but this is not always true.
Another reason that people will still buy cheap office chairs is that they are tricked into thinking that the seat is made of high quality materials. Fancy leather coverings and plastic or chrome fixings can hide a cheap mess of materials underneath that will do more harm to your back and neck than good.
Finally, some people just do not see the point in forking out hundreds of dollars for an office chair. They may be furnishing their office on a budget, or want to save money to spend on other things. Either way, they will purposely buy cheap chairs, knowing that they are of a lower quality.
At the end of the day, if you intend to get years of daily use out of an office chair, you will need to spend at least a few hundred dollars on one. Not only will you get better functionality and a longer warranty, but you also will get high quality and ergonomic seating.