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Purchasing a Writing Desk Chair

Updated on September 22, 2010

A writing desk chair is something that most people don't think about much until they are faced with buying a new one.

A desk chair can be a significant investment for many people especially if they are looking for a quality chair that not only looks nice but also properly supports them. Support is very important design element if you spend many hours a day at your desk. A hefty price tag is one reason that many people devote a significant amount of time shopping for a bargain. Some people consider buying a previously used writing desk chair to try to save some money. This may work out well if you are looking for a gently used high end chair. If you're on a tight budget, buying an economy model is probably not worth the investment especially if it's been used for a while.

Purchasing an ergonomic writing desk chair can be great for the health of your posture. Even if a chair claims to be ergonomic you will still have to test it to determine if it is comfortable for your particular body shape after hours of use. You should look for a chair that is comfortable and also provides good support for your back. This will help improve posture and avoid any back pain that can result from using cheaper chairs. Saving money is important, but it should not be at the expense of your health and comfort.

Office chairs are definitely not one size fits all and that's why the higher end chairs usually have a greater number adjustment knobs and levers. You will probably need to sit in the chair for a period of time and tweak the adjustments to determine if it's a good fit for you. For this reason, it's important that you buy from a retailer with a good return policy just in case it doesn't work out and you want to return it.

If the chair is a non-stock special order item chances are good that they will have a no return for refund policy. If this is the case before you make a considerable investment you may want to ask if the store has a floor model that they can loan or rent to you for a day or two. You should also look for online reviews written by people who already own the product. You can get some good insights into the overall quality, use of use and


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