Hello everyone, recently I noticed at Ikea that OzBargain's runner up favourite (cue controversy) cheap office chair had a price drop with the re-release of the dark grey fabric colour, and the phase-out of the really ugly beige, and sort of ugly light grey colours. I had been waiting for the colour to come back for quite a while, so I ended up buying one.
Very comfy and reliable chairs, I have one 4 year old one still working perfectly fine; the seat cushion has flattened only slightly. The variable resistance tilt function is nice too. I've removed my non-adjustable armrests as they don't really fit under the desk, unless you have a really tall torso.
Overall, I think for the price this is a very good chair, much better than similarly priced chairs from Officeworks, Freedom etc. If you go half a price bracket up, the Buro Metro Aluminium would be $279, or $329 with adjustable arms @ Winc. If you want anything better you'd be paying $700+ for your Herman Millers and Steelcases.
The genuine cow leather MARKUS is at $329, which I believe is a drop from $349.
10 year guarantee for the frame and moving parts. Takes 15 minutes to assemble.
Stock very limited in Sydney stores at the moment (can online order if you really need it - click and collect is a $20 fee wtf), but plenty in the other states.