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ThunderX3 EC1 Gaming Chair Black/Cyan $99 + Delivery (Varies Based on Location) @ Dick Smith by Kogan

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Same price as last time but with cheaper postage (and no C&C option).

Avaliable in Black and Cyan (red is sold out).
Available on their eBay Store for $110.88 + $35.99 postage which is the better option if total from site is above $146.87. Credit to adam-07
Also available at PC Case Gear for $99 + Free C&C for those able to pickup in VIC. Credit to santomaharaj

Delivery rates:
Melbourne $12.99
Adelaide $28.99
Brisbane $28.99
Sydney $28.99
Canberra $35.99
Hobart $35.99
Perth $47.99
Darwin $118.99

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  • +4 votes

    Thunder… Dick

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  • +1 vote

    Thanks fam.

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    how do these compare to the $150 ones you can get from office works?

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      Not sure exactly. You can check the comments from the previous deal to see some ozbargainer's optinion on this chair.

    • +1 vote

      Office works are much better. I have a Thunder X3 chair and it has become a safety hazard. The chair is poorly balanced, so if the wheels are all facing one direction and you lean forward the chair will slip out from you and have the chance of cutting you with the sharp metal legs.

      • +2 votes

        So how does the officework one compare with the racing gaming chairs around $300 mark?

        To clarify, I have an AK Racing K7 bought for $270 incl delivery from eBay 2 years back, from AK Racing AU. It was the only model with fabric instead of fake PU leather. Still as sturdy as the day I bought it, but interested in getting another one.

        • +5 votes

          Imo the leather is much better. My X3 lasted around 3 months before the leather started cracking. But this might be a design flaw due to the crisscross stitching design on the seat making it easier to crack. My officework chair lasted around more than a year before starting to crack. Both chairs were used every day for around 8 hours. Another reason why I like Officeworks chairs is that they are more comfortable for my back. When using the X3 my back hurt but I eventually got used to it. I have also notice that the gas lift has stopped working on the X3 while the officeworks one, still works great. But people mostly buy these chairs for design rather than comfort.

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        Sounds great tbh, maybe i can hurt myself and sue kogan.

    • +4 votes

      I have a $169 racing chair from OW. It felt really comfortable when I first put it together. I loved it.

      But within a year, all the cushions flattened out. Mainly the butt cushion and both armrests. The back cushion was mostly still serviceable. The leatherette eventually wore off through constant stretching when sat on, and air escaped irrevocably.

      I previously bought a high backed plush chair from OW before this one, and the same thing happened there. It flattened out within a year, and I could feel the metal bolts poking into my butt. Some might enjoy that sensation but not me. The steel plate that the cushion rested on felt hard and nasty.

      I do not know if these cheap gaming chairs will face the same problem. I suspect they will. I don't see why they wouldn't. It's going to be thin leatherette aka fake leather which is soft and will eventually tear from stress.

      The lifespan of this kind of chair is about a year.

      Interestingly, I disposed of my racing chair on my nature strip days before hard waste collection, and even though the chair had much of its leatherette stripped away from wear and tear, someone else took it pretty quickly.

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        This is why I bought the AK Racing for $270. The cushion is still alive and well after two years, previous officeworks non racing chairs suffered same fate as your, squished.

  • +2 votes

    for VIC, found this one at the same price. But it store pick up only.

    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/45334?PPC=Y&gclid=EAIaIQ...

  • +1 vote

    FYI, for those who's delivery makes it more than $146.87.

    The Dick Smith eBays site has it for $110.88+$35.99=$146.87

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ThunderX3-EC1-Breathable-Pinhole...

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    Not going to lie, they look pretty shit house.

    If you only sit at your desk to game (or whatever) for an hour at a time, any chance would probably do, but if you're going any longer than that it's well worth it to save up more and get a chair with better cushioning that would support better posture too.

    That being said, I'm only judging from the pictures, the padding looks like it'd feel like sitting on cardboard after a few weeks of wearing it in.

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      I decided to bite the bullet. I know it won’t be the best but hopefully it’s decent. It seemed quite popular last time it was posted. Maybe some previous buyers can comment on their purchase.

    • +1 vote

      By better cushioning, do you mean those strap on pillows for lumbar and neck?

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        Mainly just the thickness of the cushioning. I've tried out cheaper looking chairs like that and the cushioning is basically useless after about 1 hour and it feels like you're sitting without it.

        They do seem to have good reviews though so I couldn't say. I personally have the Secret Lab Titan which isn't really in the same budget and this https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/480711 one for my office, both are 10/10 for comfort chairs but I prefer the Titan for gaming since it has a more comfy recline and what not but like I said, never tried this chair so it may secretly be really good for the price. For $99 it's worth the risk, at worst you've got a decent spare chair.

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    Ebgames sell ones for $500

    What’s soo good about these?

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      These are being cleared out and cost a fifth of the ones at EB? These will almost certainly be inferior, though I can’t really comment of either. I wouldn’t buy from EB if I was looking to spend $500 on a gaming chair. Probably a SecretLab if I had the cash.

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      Well they're $401 cheaper for a start.

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        I get neg twice for asking a simple question

        Maybe I said it wrong as I meant the ones at ebgames are $499 and meant whats soo good about these ones meaning the ones at ebgames not these ones posted. After reading it back and making this reply yes I did say it wrong but that’s not the way I meant it to go sorry

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    wasn't there a free shipping for Kogan code a few days ago?

    Are the more expensive chairs worth it? I'm thinking BC1 and BC3. They cost double or more.

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      I think so. Not sure if it applied to Dick Smith and this item specifically.
      Not sure if the extra is worth it for BC1/BC3, I suspect quality from same brand won’t vary too much. Keep in mind that this EC1 usually sells around $180

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    $107.55 (not including postage) on eBay with code "PICKLE".

  • +2 votes

    As the poster of the last deal, this chair is pretty good if you are short, but otherwise the headrest digs into your back.

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      I'm not even tall, and I agree the chair is not suited to my height. It has an ideal sweet spot and it's a very narrow one.

  • +1 vote

    I got it and assembled it today.

    I regret it.

    The chair is too upright. You can't lean the back piece back. You can rock the chair, but the sitting position makes your back too vertical for my liking. I don't think my previous chairs could tilt the back piece either, but it was positioned in a more comfortable position.

    This is not a good position for taking a nap in.

    There were no places I could sit in this chair and test it before purchase. It's a discontinued model. They didn't have it on display anywhere I went.

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      Got mine today. Agree it’s very upright. I wish you could lock it into a reclined position. It doesn’t feel very comfortable after sitting in it for a while but I’ve heard that it can take some time to adjust to a new chair.

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        This chair is about 90 degrees.

        Every chair I've had before it has been about 120 degrees, and you feel the difference in comfort. I nod off in my chair all the time, and it's not conducive to naps when you're sitting at 90 degrees.

        I would accept being able to lock into a reclined position but you can't do that, and I don't think the nut that locks it would be able to bear the stress long term anyway.

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