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Herman Miller - Embody ($1630) & Aeron ($1590) @ LivingEdge

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Hi all,

Noticed there was a 'deal' on the HM Aeron but got taken down yesterday. Looks like the deal is back up?

Aeron - $1590 (https://livingedge.com.au/shop-in-stock/herman_miller-aeron_...)
Embody - $1630 (https://livingedge.com.au/chairs/office-chairs/herman_miller...)

If you are familiar with the Embody's pricing, you'll know this is a crazy discount (quick glance, sees pricing at $2K min for the Embody).

I just visited my local Living Edge and put a deposit on the Embody, ETA end of June/early July.

I was informed that the sale will end on June 30.

Good luck, sorry this is my first post - hope it comes out OK!

UPDATE 16/06/2021

I received the below update from Living Edge. Not ideal, but I'll probably just keep my order in. Keep this in mind if you are considering ordering.

We have recently been advised of another COVID-19 outbreak in the Guangdong district. This has shut down the shipping line without notice and our containers never left.

All our Embody stock that was due to arrive in mid-July has now been pushed back to mid-September.

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      hm yet to receive that email

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      I am guessing the situation will be the same if you place your order via Bad Backs?

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        I hope not 😅

        Haven't recurved received any emails mentioning delays and was looking forward to getting it in 2 weeks

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          bad backs and sit back and relax get all their herman miller chairs through living edge. Living edge is the master distributor

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          You must have ordered earlier in the month. There is a four-month wait on the Embody according to Liam from Bad Backs.

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            @DoctorCalculon: Perhaps the 4 month wait is for any new orders?

            I'm trying to stay optimistic that my chair arrives later this month/early next 😅🙏🏻

            If I get any updates I'll update here

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              @BShandy23:

              Perhaps the 4 month wait is for any new orders

              I didn't ask when the wait-listing started. I plan to drive down there for another trial so that I don't change my mind after waiting four months.

              BTW, when did you place your order for the Embody? Is it the $1630 model listed without any modifications?
              Maybe you are at the very top of the queue.

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                @DoctorCalculon: I live over 2 hours away from the store and never sat in embody but I've heard enough great things to order with hopes I enjoy it as much as others 😅

                As for when I ordered, 2nd of June 2021 roughly 3:40pm AEST. Well before the BadBacks deal was posted , so I believe I would have been one of the first BadBack embody orders 🙏🏻

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                  @BShandy23:

                  but I've heard enough great things to order with hopes I enjoy it as much as others

                  I hear you. But most often seating comfort and thus chair choice can be a matter of personal preference.

                  Well before the BadBacks deal was posted

                  But you got the discounted price, right?

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                    @DoctorCalculon: Correct :) I have been looking at embodys for a long time , regularly checking living edge, BadBacks and inner space direct.

                    I noticed whenever living edge and BadBacks usually have the same price. After seeing this living edge sale I quickly checked BadBacks and saw the same price :)

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      Hmm interesting cause they told me that its shipped from the US while I was in the store.

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        Arrived today :)

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          Nice! How is it, did you get the Embody or Aeron? Wondering.. are you able to check if it was made in US or China? Not that it matters, just curious

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            @buckethat: I got the Embody, it's amazing

            I believe all Embody are made in the USA. Was manufactured 29th of April 2021

            Any Embodys made Feb 2021 onwards are a newer design with additional padding on the seat. So glad it is the new model with additional padding 😍

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              @BShandy23: Ooh is the new design similar to the Logitech ones that had the updated features on them?

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                @Schema: The only difference from my knowledge on the new design is an extra layer of padding in the seat. 1cm thick. This helps with comfort and longevity of the fabric :)

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    i'm looking for a good drafting chair…will use this for my fixed standing desk when i want to sit down. Any recommendations appreciated.

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    Thanks OP for the post! Just went into the Sydney showroom and bought a Aeron. Tried both Embody and Aeron and liked the feel of the Aeron more.

    Having it delivered this week.

    The lady said the Embody is available in mid August.

    Everyone seems to be getting this before EOFY. There were five other couples lining up to give them their money lol

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    The staff have the aura that they designed and manufactured the items themselves, calm down guys and just be more approachable, you're selling the stuff, not attending a ceremony accepting your design into The Museum of Modern Art

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      Bad Backs are much more friendly.

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        Agreed. Went into BadBacks and LE and the former definitely provided better customer service.

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    Living Edge has the HM Aeron in stock and ready to ship. Bad backs looks like they are on back order.

    Just purchased from Living Edge.

    Edit: Looks like BB now back in stock.

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    Looks like Living Edge has changed the price of the Aeron to $1790 & Embody to $1850.

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      probably because they wouldn't receive the payment in time for financial year

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      Still honouring the discounted price in store until EOFY. Just walked in and purchased an Aeron.

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        Deal is still alive In store; Same experience here.. I just put a deposit on an embody at $1630 at living edge in person today

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          they still open during lockdown?

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            @sct911: WFH items are considered essential.

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            @sct911: Online chat / email will also work

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    Received an email today saying my chair has arrived and delivery is booked.

    Ordered mine in store 3rd May

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      wow 3rd of May, was that pre-sale price?

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        Whoops sorry meant june

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      Very nice, which chair did you end up getting?

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    Received my Embody today which was purchased from local Perth store on the day after the deal was posted.
    Communication from the rep was great, got an email a few days ago advising stock had arrived and confirmed delivery date and time.
    Delivery driver also called 30mins prior to arriving, unboxed the chair and took the rubbish.
    Was a bit worried after hearing the lack of customer service however did not experiance that at all.
    Thanks OP for posting the deal.

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    My Embody arrived this afternoon from BadBacks Melbourne to regional VIC :)

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      Nice, how are you finding it?

      Mind sharing when you ordered?

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        Finding it really good 🤠 , ive watched countless reviews and informational videos about the chair so it is what I expect. And that is a top notch chair

        I ordered June 2nd . Placed my order at BadBacks as soon as I saw the Living Edge deal was listed here on OZB, several hours before the BadBacks deal was listed on OZB

        For those that don't know Herman Miller recently updated the Embody with additional padding on the seat similar to the Logitech Model. These came into effect for all Embodys made February 2021 onwards. I was pleased to see the chair I received was manufactured 29/04/2021 and has the additional padding indicating it is the new model

        Im pleased with the chair and look forward to it lasting me many , many years to come

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          Cool, I ordered on the 9th but still waiting for an update on stock from Living Edge.

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          For those that don't know Herman Miller recently updated the Embody with additional padding on the seat similar to the Logitech Model.

          You really have thoroughly researched this chair. Well done, and thanks for sharing your findings.
          What are your thoughts on the Logitech G Embody gaming chair versus the one we can buy from LE / BB?

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            @DoctorCalculon: Thankyou :) I definitely watched a one of videos before ordering and even more after ordering 😅

            I was quite interested in the Logitech model too. That being said there are pros and cons of each. Currently it's not possible to get the Logitech in Australia… And if it were possible I don't think it would be on a sale such as this as it's a newer model :)

            There are a few comparison videos on YouTube and some good reddit threads that can be found via Google search if you were after more information 🙌🏻

            And for those wondering, I'm enjoying my Embody everyday

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    Looking for one! If anyone is unhappy with theirs let me know and i'll purchase it off you! Located in inner west sydney!

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    I bought the aeron from sit back and relax same price. They said turn around was 2-3 weeks. Still waiting for mine so I'm guessing its about 8 weeks until I get it.

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      same , told me 3-4 weeks for my aeron, still haven't got it. Covid affected the ports so few weeks delay, container lands on the 23rd, 2 days or so to unload, then they can deliver

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        yeah they said on Monday its about 10 days more until they can delivery so sounds about right both of our orders are on the next container. let me know how you go!

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    I followed up on my Embody order from June 2 with Living Edge and apparently orders placed online were processed late, so delivery for those are delayed until September.

    They're also apparently in the process of calling all people affected and offering cancellations.

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    If anyone changes their mind with the Embody, do PM me. I'm interested. Melb based.

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    Just an update from me - Embody arrived around 2 weeks ago in Perth.

    I hadn't heard anything from the rep I ordered through (since the supposed delay they mentioned). Just out of curiousity I called them up and they said it's at the warehouse ready for collection.

    Good luck everyone and enjoy!

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    anyone received an update from living edge Sydney?

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      Nothing since the last email which said it was delayed. Been a long wait :(

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      Also nothing. I didn't even get a follow-up email to indicate shipping was delayed.

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      I wonder how many ppl are cancelling due to long delays. This isn't a small purchase making people wait for 2-3 months after paying the full amount makes you nervous.

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        waited this long so going to wait it out until September.

        Even if it did arrive already, would we be able to pick it up with the current (Sydney) restrictions?

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          They're going to deliver in Sydney at no cost which is great

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        I wonder how many ppl are cancelling due to long delays.

        Why would anyone cancel due to the delay ? If you cancel then you don't get the chair.

        wait for 2-3 months after paying the full amount makes you nervous.

        Nope. It's well understood these are shipped from the US (and probably not by air) - there's nothing to make you nervous.

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      They called today, a bunch of them just delivered.
      Expected in Sept, will deliver in Sydney for free bec no collection by public

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        Great to hear

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        What about for those of us who have paid for shipping? Will we be getting a refund on the shipping cost?

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          Hope so - email them, they're responsive.
          For once the cheapskates win. Probably last time ever.
          Kudos for being safe and sensible and ordering delivery.

          Mine delivered yesterday, seamless delivery with tracker sent to monitor delivery progress.
          Came preassembled and in perfect condition. Very happy

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        Good to know! Personally have not received a call yet but hope to hear from them soon.

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        Anyone had theirs shipped yet?

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          Mine got delivered earlier this week. Well packaged and preassembled. Made in Michigan.

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            @blazer78: mind sharing when you placed your order?

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              @impoze: Mines on its ways and I ordered on the 3rd of June, I'm not in a metro area though.

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    Has anyone in Melbourne received theirs?

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      order placed on the 10th June in store, nothing has happened yet

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      got an email yesterday to say it'll come this week
      Got an SMS today to confirm delivery schedule tomorrow.

      ordered on 4 Jun.

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      Speak of the devil, mine actually arrived today. I had no notifications at all.
      Hope everyone enjoys their new chair.

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    Ordered on the 11th of June and it arrived today. Initially I couldn't adjust the height but a search on reddit took care of that, just needed to pull the lever harder!

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    ordered 9th June and chair arrived at the warehouse.They are delivering it next week