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Under that magic $300 number for tax deductions.
Or you can claim $360 before coupon price.
Oh i was about to buy a $800 desk from ikea and claim that … so thats not allowed ? jeez
you can buy for any amount.. if over 300, it will just be over 3 years
@gankmeplz: Don't take tax advice from a bargain site
@bght007: why not? plenty of savvy people on here
@Marcx33: Furniture is more like 10+ years for diminishing value
What's this magic tax deduction? Care to provide more info?
Just bought 2 X standup desks from updowndesk worth $1800 a month ago or so and any reduction would benefit us
You can deduct it if you are using it for work, BUT as far as I know.. furnitures, and specifically desks have an 'effective' life of 10 years, so you would be able to depreciate it over 10 years, using either straight line or diminishing value.
Though I'm not sure.. if its under 300, you might be able to just write that off in one go?
Yep under 300, all in one go (same financial year)
@buckethat: The furniture broke in the 3rd year. Write off. :)
Nice price, I've been looking for a 1.8m desk.
Does anyone know how this compares with the ikea standing desks or omnidesks?
Its 120cm, not 180cm.
For a 1.8m I used this and an ikea kitchen benchtop (1.8m).
PM me if you'd like a picture.
It turned out really well.
The ‘magic’ deduction is nothing much to worry about.
The ATO allows you to deduct $300 total (not per item) with no proof. They may ask what you purchased and ask if its directly work related but that’s very rare - and again, no proof needed.
If you are claiming more than $300, you need proof. $800 desk is fine. But was it 100% for work? Do you have a job that requires a fair bit of work from home? Did you really use it 0% for personal use? Do you have other expenses and proof that justify this? Etc
If you claim $1000 and it’s legit, you’re looking at getting about 33% back, depending on your income.
If you don’t know the above, pay a tax accountant $100-200. They’ll sort this out and find other deductions.
The $300 number people are talking about is different to the $300 with no proof.
If you buy something under $300 then you can claim it all in the financial year you bought it, if it's over that then you'll have to depreciate it and split it over multiple years (typically 2-3).
So if you buy something for $1000 and it's 100% for work, then you can depreciate it over 2 years and claim $500 per year, but it matters when in the financial year you actually bought it. So for that example you'd only be able to claim the full $500 in the first year if you bought it on July 1st.
So if you bought it on 29th of June you can only claim 1-2 days worth of depn?
Also might be worth adding that for things like furnitures, there are guideline to how long you need to depreciate it for. You can't just go and depreciate the whole value in 2-3 years. For desks, its 20 years.
Terrible advice. Completely out of context. Misses the whole point about capitalising assets and expensing them.
Please don’t listen to this. But I agree about talking to tax accountants.
I think I see where we both got confused. I assumed everyone’s talking about the up to $300 work related deduction https://www.ato.gov.au/Tax-professionals/Your-practice/Tax-a...
It looks like some people were thinking I was talking about deduction rules - that’s completely different.
It’s easy to get this stuff wrong: talk to professionals.
Totally wrong. The $300 is about how much you can depreciate in one year. You need to have evidence for any amount.
Get an ABN. $150k.
Anyone actually have one of these and can comment on quality?
If you do, can you please place desk in highest standing mode and measure what the distance to ground is? I've found some desks report a certain height but it isn't a "true" height and can be out a centimetre or two. Most desks I've found are just slightly too low for me at full extension.
I like how the iMac floats in space. Now that's magic!
Cant find anything with 180cm at Ebay. Anyone has a link about it?
There are heaps on eBay. Just none close to this price for the obvious reason.
Note min height is 72cm. That's really quite high for a lot of people.
standing or sitting?
minimum height, so in the sitting position the desk is going to be 72cm (plus height of desktop) from the floor.
The more expensive ones go down to 60cm. I'm not suggesting everyone go and spend 3x this, but I'm 5'8 and when seated I have my desk well under 70cm to have my feet flat on the floor. My old desk was an ikea Malm (73cm from floor to top of desk) and I needed a footrest to sit with decent posture.
Just pointing 71-72 cm is the standard minimum length of desk legs if you look for them at Ikea or Bunnings.
been seeing desks and standing desks on gumtree more and more lately
probably the 2020 surplus being sold off now
Anyone dealt with these guys before? Never heard of sello before but seem similar to ozplazaliving?
Also - does anyone know if the legs can be adjusted for desk bigger/smaller desktops?
Sello was the seller in a recent Tuesday deal for a pet bed. No issues with them at all.
I bought on the Tuesday, it was dispatched the same day and I rec'd it the very next day (Weds).
Thanks Op, got one. Just what I've been waiting for.
No health evidence that standing desks do you any good.
They might even do you more harm.
Some studies show standing too long increases risk of cardiovascular disease.
Consensus, seems to be just move a lot, say every 20 minutes.
My GP recommends it…uses it in his clinic
More harm than sitting on your ass all day?
yea, I've stood too much too soon and my feet have had issues ever since, so definitely a balanced approach is wise and also a nice rubber mat.
I'm also looking at this Ikea stool that can swivel and the seat rotate to a position where you are kind of perching butt whilst standing.
@kzrocky - Got any links to back up the harms.
My understanding is that the large muscles of legs, buttocks etc, that are activated when you stand and not active when you sit, are the primary reason why standing is better.
"In addition, the muscle activity from standing is also associated with lower risks for strokes and heart attacks, researchers said"
“It’s important to avoid sitting for hours at a time. Standing is a very good first step — no pun intended — to avoid this mindset of sitting interminably without moving,” Lopez-Jimenez said.
He did note that standing for extended periods of time isn’t safe for all people, such as those with joint or vascular issues. Those people should still regularly get up from prolonged sitting durations to walk around though."
Obviously there will be some people for whom standing is worse.
The beauty of these types of desks is they go up and down, so you don't have to sit for too long or stand for too long.
Get a pull up bar and an exercise bike. Better than these silly desks.
Your job is very different to mine if you can use the pull up bar and exercise bike while you work. I get my exercise when I'm not working. These are simply to replace some sitting time with some standing time when you're stuck at a desk, as I am around 43 hours per week. I find it very uncomfortable and unnatural sitting for so many hours.
No one in a sedentary job is prevented from standing and stretching every few minutes. Unless you are in a meat factory. Those guys are standing and can't even take a pee break.
@Naigrabzo: I'd find it extremely disruptive to have to stop every few mins while trying to get my work done. Just because it doesn't work for you, doesn't make it silly.
@Miss B: Sounds like this desk or a standup one is perfect for you!
@Naigrabzo: Its perfect for me too. I didn't get this one but the ikea Idasen yesterday and I am loving it already!
@sud33p: OMG, 2 times the price of Lazy Maisons / Artiss and almost three times the price of this one!!
@syswong: Yea, tell me about it.. ouch! Trust me, I contemplated between Idasen and Artiss a lot and wasted my weekend over it. I went to Ikea to examine Idasen thoroughly and it's quite sturdy and wobbleness is almost nil. I have 2 monitors mounted on stand, speaker and laptop at minimum on the desk so I wanted something sturdy. Although Artiss has quite a lot of good reviews, but I couldn't get a feel of it. At the end, I was sold on the 10 yr ikea warranty on Idasen. 1 yr on Artiss is simply not enough imo for something that has motors and should last a long time.
Quite narrow. Only 60 width
Have been on the look out for one small table top within the 100/120 length. Finding it quite hard to get hold of a decent table top with more than 60/70 width.
It's fine if you place monitors on edge mounts. I think if you need more room you'd get a large desk and put one of the converter ones on it instead.
I have ebay plus and it shows as $149 delivery for me.
I'm not going to tell you if this is a good or a bad product, but I am going to tell you, as a nerd, you'd be surprised how crap, 60cm deep desk is.
I had a 90 (!!) deep desk and got rid of it, little did I know how much I'd miss it. I had no idea it was 90, at the time.
I then got a free, cheap 60, hated it and realised how good a deep desk is and bought myself a 70cm deep standing desk and while I do like it. I miss mode.
I know Ikea sells some 80cm deep ones. I know if I ever replace mine, I'll go to 80 deep as well. 60 is well, well too short. You need monitor arms just to make the space usable and it's still too tight.
Mine's 60cm and it's ok with monitor arms, a laptop and keyboard. It's also over 2m long which creates more space.
90cm will be more spacious, especially for people who use A3 drawings for example or don't have monitor brackets.
Has anyone had one of these with two monitors mounted on the back edge? is the table still stable?
Currently I have one with 4 legs and it feels a bit back heavy already…
Lazy Maisons VS Artiss vs this one, is there much difference? Which has best quality?
I've messaged Lazy Maisons and they said they're gonna have a sale towards end of March, but wont be much cheaper than what it already is, they seem to be extremely new on eBay but their warehouse is over here in Melbourne. I think I'm going for the Lazy Maisons, they have 5 years warranty (though.. not sure how much I trust them to honor that or still be around).
Their products are dual motors and 80kg/120kg weight limit. I like their design a bit better, the frame is adjustable for wider table tops and comes by default in 150x75cm and 120x60cm. Their frame officially support up to 180cm wide and 80cm deep but… I suspect you could probably stretch that a bit. One caveat is that their table doesnt seem to go as high at a maximum height of 113cm. Personally being 5'10 or 178cm, thats about right for me. The lowest position is 69cm which is just perfect for me too.
Do you mean May (not march)?
yup i did mean May, my bad
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Does anyone already own one and is it particle board. Want to get one for my boy but unsure about ebay. Also 60cm wide desk is that enough for 2 pc screens?
60cm is depth, not width.
The problem is there's no room for a monitor with a keyboard in front of it, without bashing the back of the monitor, into the wall behind you (kinda)
60cm is a bad desk depth.
Totally agree, 60cm is not enough if u have a monitor, let alone 2. It's just enough if u have a monitor mount stand that u can mount all the way back, but still I would always go for at least 70 or more if u have the space. But for the life of me I couldn't find one in ikea or Bunnings or elsewhere that I could pickup or deliver quickly. The Idasen ones are 70cm but are out of stock until July. So I went custom with this from Bunnings for now coz I had the Idasen stand and needed the top quick, but I will definitely change it once I find something 70cm or deeper and 120cm width (space restriction).
Anyone can recommend one that's deeper?
Nope, plenty of room
Used mine today, great desk. Can't fault it so far.
60cm is plenty of space.
Did you get the height preset buttons working?
Yeah, set your height, press m then the number you want to save to.
Weird, I swear I tried that when I first plugged it in. Working now, thanks.
Given how much more substantial my 2 post standing desk is yet how wobbly it is, I would bet that the imac in the picture would fall off the back of the desk. Especially if you have a 27"
If you're okay with your PC on the floor and you have a monitor mount that clamps to the desk I'm sure this desk would be fine.
Another cheaper option for a 160 x 80 desk.
$59 - pick up
Total : $250
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Can't work out how to get the number presets to work, followed instructions but no luck. Did you get yours working @jaimex2 ?