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Standing Office Desk $149 - ALDI Special Buys

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Was looking for a good standing desks.

The ones at Kogan are almost twices as expensive as this one. Also varidesk is a lot expensive.

Not sure about the quality though. Will wait for 7th June and then go in the store and need to check it out.

All of these have 1 year warranty.

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  • +12 votes

    Price in title

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    I should let work know about these. We have been spending waaay too much on standing desks recently.

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      My work had one custom made. The height is adjustable, but you have to take everything off and tip it on its side to adjust it. It also sways from side to side.

    • +10 votes

      Excellent. Nobody should stand for overpriced desks!

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      Our work over-spends on everything because of agreements, sigh.

      Like $40 supermarket type coffee beans, $9 per tin of Cadbury chocolate power, etc.

      • +1 vote

        is it because so they can claim back on 'tax' expenses? I notice the common person seems to be content with paying whatever price the media says should be the RRP. They never ask why a product costs that much? - its ubiquitous with almost every commodity that people consume. It's disgusting how much a decent hardworking person gets ripped off and the sad thing is they just accept the price! sheeple!

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    Nice work mate, ill check it out Wednesday.

  • +7 votes

    I'm currently looking for an electric one due to back problems and will probably end up needing to spend close to $1000. However, these are a great buy if you're only expecting to adjust the height occasionally via the crank.
    The great thing about Aldi is their 60 day satisfaction guarantee. My motto with Aldi sales is "buy first, ask questions later". Otherwise you're likely to miss out. If it ends up not being what you hoped, just return it.

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      Thanks will do

    • +3 votes

      Have you tried the IKEA desk and there is similar one at Officeworks for around $600. Both with motors.

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      Also looking online for an electric one. Any recommendations?

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        Buy this and attach a motor to the crank

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        The wife managed to snag an electric one from officeworks for $300 - using it right now - pretty well built.

    • +2 votes

      Oh electric standing tables. The King's School has them in every science lab of theirs. Was amazed when I gave a presentation at the school.

      • +1 vote

        Along with gold plated door knobs and butlers to attend to their children's every demand? sarcasm off

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          Nah, they just have industrial grade gyprock on their walls. Something like 30mm instead of regular 10mm. Because kids tackle other kids through the walls… (Not even kidding)

    • +1 vote

      Using standing desk for 2 years. Only lowered once it to normal desk position. All other times in high pos. Also though first about motor option.

      For short term sitting I am using bar stool. Perfectly suits standing desk.

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      This is what I use at work - http://www.staples.com.au/main-catalogue-variantproduct/prim...

      Pretty solid quality IMHO and at a fairly reasonable price $499; can be cheaper if your office has an account with Staples. For sitting, get an adjustable height stool which will ensure you sit right when you are taking a break from standing. I also have an articulating monitor arm to keep the monitor at the right level for both standing and sitting (can be purchased at around $100 for the lower end brand).

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      Funny, I was just searching for one today after seeing one on a Youtube vid (didn't know they existed before that) and found one of them is included in the 20% eBay sale at the moment: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/162424461042, $319.20 + shipping. Seems to be a generic build; https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-e... which is $469 + delivery from Kogan.

  • +2 votes

    I got the previous model for the same price. Pretty stable and solid desk. This one looks more handy with the 2 tabletops and possible bottom shelf. Looks to be similarly sized so should fit in a Camry size sedan if anyone was wondering.

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      So the previous model has one single shelf? This one looks nice, but I think I prefer one unified surface. Wonder if they can be adjusted to be level

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        Yeah just a desk no second tier. Looking at the photos for this one I don't think the two can ever be at the same level. The top shelf moves as well when you adjust the desk.

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          Am thinking that maybe the two shelves could be set at the same level during assembly. It's not that clear if that's actually possible, unfortunately.

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      Did your have wheels? I'd stay away from wheels on a desk for computer use.

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        No wheels on previous model. Would assume with this model the wheels lock or are optional?

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    Nice. Going to buy one so I can work from home without getting back pain.

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    max weight?

    • +1 vote

      You're not supposed to sit on it.

  • +3 votes

    It may be just me, but it seems that white "shelf" at the bottom will get in the way of feet (when seated)?

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      It looks removable, or that you can just not install it. Handy when used for standing format, maybe not so much as you point out in seating mode.

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        You might need the middle bar for the stability of the table.

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          The middle bar isn't really in the way as much as the bottom shelf; its pretty much at the back.

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    Not a great deal of overall workspace. Cheap option, if you only use a laptop, no room for a desktop pc or other office requirements. Not keen about the wind up crank handle either, especially if you already have a back injury. Also stay away from Varidesk, great marketing, not the best product on the market. Look around for other alternatives, plenty of good options available from other suppliers.

    • +4 votes

      Please name the other options you have in mind.

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        what's your budget / requirements? It will all depend on the end user.

        • +3 votes

          This post is about the lower end of the market. You mentioned great and good options. Love to know them.

        • +2 votes

          @Silentas: which one do you recommend?

        • +5 votes

          @Silentas: You're not recommending, but keep saying there are good and great options out there. I think we all would love to hear which ones you consider great and good. You were at least able to say which one is not good (Varidesk).

        • +3 votes

          @Silentas: but you do openly criticise a brand…

        • -7 votes

          @eurosydney: it is what it is…. I'm just warning potential buyers.

        • +5 votes

          @Silentas:…..

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        Dude he isn't a desk salesman. Why are you asking for other options? He made a valid opinion. Also, you don't just go out and buy a desk because it is cheap. It needs to suite your needs. I agree with Silentas, that the desk has very little work space, and wouldn't really suite a desktop. I don't understand the mentality that you need to research another option for you, because somebody has an opinion of a product. After all it is just an opinion, and everyone has a right to one.

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          I suppose it comes from the basic comment policy on OzBargain. It is not proper to make unsubstantiated claims. For example, instead of saying "cheaper elsewhere", a comment should specify where and the price. @Silentas made an unsubstantiated claim that there are plenty of alternatives, was unable to give links and prices as suggested in the guidelines, and even suggested that giving comparison was against the rules. They're not, unless you are a rep for the competition with a better deal, in which case you should post the deal yourself.

          Appropriate uses of negative vote
          Cheaper price elsewhere
          Mention store or URL and price making sure to include shipping.
          https://www.ozbargain.com.au/wiki/help:rules_guidelines

          Note that @Silentas didn't downvote, so I don't think that an explicit rule was violated. However, the community norm was clearly tested. If you don't want to give specifics, don't make negative comments.

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      Varidesk, are the biggest waste of money.

  • +2 votes

    Looks pretty useless standing desk.

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      Why?

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        as it's of limited or no use.

        • +1 vote

          Which features, particular to this standing desk, make it less useful than other standing desks? Which potential uses do those features limit?

      • +6 votes

        we had them in our engineering facility as the management had the opinion since the 50's that people who need to sit should quit.

        All the oldies who put in more then 5+ years at a standing desk ended up having fatigue, posture and ankle/knee issues.

        I don't know where this whole sitting is the new smoking thing came from…. all work places i've been at you need a combo of both, you can't sit all day and you can't stand all day, we were designed to move and need to rest, otherwise you'd just cheat on your exercise by putting a treadmill under a standing desk to make sure you are always moving while at a pc… but that is just asking for problems.

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          treadmill under a standing desk

          You appear to scoff, but that's actually the latest 'thing'. Try googling for 'treadmill desk'. Personally, I prefer to go outside for a walk when I need inspiration and then sit or stand at my desk to work, so I've never tried one.

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          @newdad: Oh i've heard of that one.

          Perhaps they'd love to meet all the people with bad knees from standing at a desk / shelf stackers / service clerks never allowed to sit down for less than 5 hours at a go.

          There is a reason why in retail you get a tea break to sit down every 3.5 hours.

      • +1 vote

        Depth of the table seems too narrow. Specs state 66cm depth, however the front section seems to be less than 2/3 of the total depth. 40cm leaves you very little room for anything. Might work for notebooks, but doesn't work well with desktops, unless you want the monitor and keyboard to be so close, leaving no room for anything else. You really need full 80cm depth table for a comfortable desktop setup. This standing table has no room to sit your pretzels and super sized diet coke.

  • +2 votes

    The portable notebook table also on sale for $29, seems to be a very good deal. I can imagine being able to use the laptop while laying on the couch, that is far more comfortable than standing up. Also could double as a TV dinner table. The possibilities seem endless.

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      Hey mate, I bought one of those last time they were on special and it's okay. The wheels don't roll that well and depending how you've got it setup it can get a little top heavy. Otherwise it's sturdy, easy to put together, fits under my couch so I can type in comfort and for $29 I am still happy with it.

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        Thanks for the info. I will definitely be getting one now.

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    • +1 vote

      I was interested in it as well. It is different from last years model, which had bad reviews in OzBargain. I guess you can always return it, if it isn't what you expected.

    • +2 votes

      I bought the chair today. Build quality is quite good. It is very comfortable, the lumbar support is great. The max height of the chair seems to be higher than common gas lift chairs. The lowest height is similar to the max height on one of my other office chairs(crappy one). This chair is suited towards people with longer legs, or if you have a foot stool.

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    Have one of these at home:

    Varidesk

    Does a great job!

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    Desk space looks a little small but good price

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    I have the previous standing desk Aldi sold. It fails entirely to be a standing desk for anyone over 180cm.

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    For all the poor people out there with limited space, you can make your own standing desk.

    Take 1x chocolate bar, 2x ~1800mm height shelving units from Bunnings/OW, and shunt the shelving units together long ways. Place the shelves where you want them, but concentrated lower down. The top shelf on one unit will be at standing desk height, the top on the other unit whatever height you need to attach a monitor stand upon which you attach your monitor. You can extend the main work shelf outwards simply by making your own out of chipboard so you've got leg room where you are standing. You'll have these bare metal flat folded bars sticking up everywhere given you won't have the shelving at higher levels. Use the two closest to you to attach lamps that light up you desk space and not your face. Adjusting the height of the main working space can be bit of a hassle but no big deal once you've nailed the right height. Make sure you attach each unit with cable ties for stability.

    Eat chocolate bar.

    Sorry, too busy to draw a picture…

    What you'll end up with is a massive stable standing desk, together with a shed-load of shelving space for all your crap.

    Pro's: functional, massive, stable, cheap, creates storage space at the same time, portable, can adjust monitor to any height, you can be any height and it will work…
    Con's: takes a while to set up, looks like shit, needs to be dismantled to move, bit fiddly adjusting main desk height.

    Q: Why have two units, and not just one?
    A: Yes you can, but the extra depth is very useful to ensure the LCD monitor is adjustable to a distance that works for you.

    Q: My custom shelf, that will be sticking out a little beyond the unit - how do i stop that shifting around given the weight that will be on that extension?
    A: Good question - just use some velcro or something to secure the other end to the struts of the shelving unit.

    Q: Have you actually done this, and does it work?
    A: Yes, i have.

    Q: What kind of shelving unit?
    A: Something like this.

    Q: What kind of monitor stand do you have in mind?
    A: Something like this, so that it clamps to your highest shelf on the other side from you, but enables you to easily adjust the monitor up/out as desired.

    Q: But i want to sit down now and again.
    A: Then this won't work for you.

    Q: But i use two monitors.
    A: Then this won't work for you.

    Q: Hang on, this will cost me about $350 all up, including shelving units and monitor stand.
    A: Oh yeah, but you can usually find cheaper shelving units now and again, and you may choose to use the stand that came with the monitor and just place it on the far shelf surface. That is you could maybe do it for about $100.

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      what a post…. pointless but what a post. How to make a $350 STANDING ONLY desk….

      You could also just take a normal desk and extend the legs if all you want is a standing only desk.

      • +2 votes

        Simply because it's of no use to you does not mean it's of no use to others.
        You need to pull back from your focus on your own navel.

        In any case perhaps you can explain how your one-line suggestion amounts to an adjustable standing desk? How will you make it adjustable? Or do folk essentially need to fabricate their own desk almost from scratch? You can put mine together without pulling out a screwdriver, let alone a drill, and it's adjustable at least as a standing desk. I made pretty clear the restrictions - it's not like i'm trying to make a dollar out of this…

        Also one of the issues of any desk that is single-level only is getting enough distance between the keyboard height and the monitor height, at least to be ergonomic. Another issue is being able to get a sufficient distance between your face and the screen. Many of the commercial standing desks simply don't manage this as they are not deep enough. These are issues for many people, especially if you're tall.

        You've clearly never gotten to the stage of thinking about any of these issues.

        Folk can adopt my suggestions or not. No skin off my teeth either way…

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    There's a couple of threads above seeking references to higher priced alternatives, the following is one I've been considering for a while:

    https://www.fully.com/desks/desks-by-brand/jarvis-desks.html Starting at ~US$450 up to ~$US1250

  • +1 vote

    Cheaper to dig a hole in the floor.

    • +3 votes

      "John is leaving the company today. It will be difficult to fill the hole he is leaving."

  • +1 vote

    I look forward to getting this and putting my piano keyboard on top of it and a laptop in front. Hard to ignore this because of the cheap price compared to other sit/stand tables.

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    Anyone get one and can comment on the quality of it.
    I wouldn't mind getting one for my studio for tethered shooting.
    Ideally a decent sized screen on top and a laptop on the bottom.

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      Lots of stock available at cockburn WA

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      bought two today for my office, one has been assembled.
      was pretty simple to assemble.

      all the metal bits are just metal/silver coloured which makes it look cheap imo.
      crank is pretty easy to crank, thought i did it when the desk was empty.

      i am putting ours in the warehouse at my office so will be great there.
      i couldn't see these being used in an office or study at home, looks a little too "industrial" imo.

      the two table tops cannot be put on the same level.
      two wheels can be locked with your foot, meant to be installed as the front wheels obviously.
      I'm planning to have the all-in-one dekstop on the top level and keyboard/mouse on the lower level.
      will work great for my needs, all for $149!

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        Thanks mate.
        Sounds like it's what I need. Will pop in tomorrow and grab one.
        Not fussed on looks. Just need it to be fairly sturdy.

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        How long does it take to crank from sitting to standing position?

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          felt like 30-60 sec but wasn't paying attention.
          was surprised how little torque was needed.

          you can also pull out the crank arm when not in use and keep in drawer etc

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          @daft009: Thanks - good to know!

  • +2 votes

    I bought one on Wednesday, heavy, kinda hard to put into the car while its raining but it was easy to assemble.

    The table is pretty big. The metal is strong but the wood is cheap/decent (Decent imo).
    The crank takes about 30 seconds of winding up to go to its maximum height.
    The table has wheels on the bottom with the lock/unlock things. Easy to move or keep still.
    Fits my laptop and my electric midi keyboard. Perfect height to see my 15" usb monitor.
    Bottom part is a nice leg rest.

    Overall, I am happy with this table, especially for a bargain price of $150.

    Picture here

  • +1 vote

    Another happy customer here - bought the table and am currently typing away on it. It's comfortable to use both as a sit and stand desk, although it does take a bit of time/effort to adjust positions. I really like the two-shelf structure of the table top as I can put my monitor on the top shelf and adjust its height to match with my eye line, while at the same time keeping my keyboard low enough so that I can type comfortably.