Black Berlin leather faced executive office chair £41.99 @ Ebay/viking_clearance_stock
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Black Berlin leather faced executive office chair £41.99 @ Ebay/viking_clearance_stock

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Found 8th Jun 2015
Just ordered one of these from Viking_clearance_stock on eBay as it seemed like a good deal! Had been looking for an affordable and sturdy office chair for a while and the ones in staples just weren't cutting it.

A modern leather-faced executive chair, the Niceday Berlin is well-made, comfortable and reasonably priced office chair. Free express delivery.

The chair also comes in brown and cream variants:

Brown:ebay.co.uk/itm…864
Cream:ebay.co.uk/itm…435

Reviews are favourable as well.

Let me know what you guys think!

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Same price as the main Viking website, I am tempted though looks pretty good for the price. Any personal reviews would be good.....

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cockers

Same price as the main Viking website, I am tempted though looks pretty … Same price as the main Viking website, I am tempted though looks pretty good for the price. Any personal reviews would be good.....


ohhh my bad just checked and its come down. Some reviews from the website mark.reevoo.com/ree…VDT . Will update this post with my thoughts when it arrives tomorrow!

scapton

ohhh my bad just checked and its come down. Some reviews from the website … ohhh my bad just checked and its come down. Some reviews from the website http://mark.reevoo.com/reevoomark/en-GB/product?sku=3262300&trkref=VDT . Will update this post with my thoughts when it arrives tomorrow!


Look forward to the review

Can I old.let us know...if.the arms optional

Sat on one of these now, arrived in very poor condition, had to wait for replacement parts to be sent out, so with the hassle of waiting and finally completing the build was it worth it? No, the quality of the chair is rubbish, the seat stem constantly needs re-pumping as it loses pressure so you sink to the lowest level within about 30mins to 1hr and then need to re-pump it back up, it's a completely crap chair, I got it cheaper at about £30, not worth £5.

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Jenn101

Sat on one of these now, arrived in very poor condition, had to wait for … Sat on one of these now, arrived in very poor condition, had to wait for replacement parts to be sent out, so with the hassle of waiting and finally completing the build was it worth it? No, the quality of the chair is rubbish, the seat stem constantly needs re-pumping as it loses pressure so you sink to the lowest level within about 30mins to 1hr and then need to re-pump it back up, it's a completely crap chair, I got it cheaper at about £30, not worth £5.


Wow looks like I might be sending this back

Banned

cheap chinese made crap. same manufacturer as those Eliza Tinsley from amazon, all total and utter ****. Tons on ALibaba for the same price shipped from HK.
Edited by: "pig69er" 8th Jun 2015

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pig69er

cheap chinese made crap. same manufacturer as those Eliza Tinsley from … cheap chinese made crap. same manufacturer as those Eliza Tinsley from amazon, all total and utter ****. Tons on ALibaba for the same price shipped from HK.


But why are there so many good reviews then? Not trying to say you're wrong but even the eBay feedback is positive for these

I bought one of these and sent it straight back. I know it's cheap but save a little more and get something built better.

I bought mine 6 months ago.I'm very happy with it. This chair has metal arm rests, as the first thing to break are usually the plastic arm rests you find on other chairs.

This chair has been posted here countless times over the last 7+ years (do a search). I've had one for 5-6 years and it has NEVER lost gas pressure in the strut. Super size - may be too big for some. Very solid build. Only significant wear is on the arm covering - not sure that is leather!

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LesD

This chair has been posted here countless times over the last 7+ years … This chair has been posted here countless times over the last 7+ years (do a search). I've had one for 5-6 years and it has NEVER lost gas pressure in the strut. Super size - may be too big for some. Very solid build. Only significant wear is on the arm covering - not sure that is leather!


Thanks guys very reassuring!

LesD

I've had one for 5-6 years and it has NEVER lost gas pressure in the … I've had one for 5-6 years and it has NEVER lost gas pressure in the strut.



I'm guessing you aren't a porker then?

I bought one of these last week for my son's room. He says it's really comfy. It didn't take long to build. The arms are not optional. The only thing is it sends to clunk a lot (_;).

I bought this for my tiny 11 year old daughter. It looked terrible after just a few months. Split in places, worn in others. Noisy and wheels didn't move smoothly. Got a refund. The driver for Viking said he collects at least 3 a day and he'd never buy one as they are badly made.

I bought two of these a few weeks ago. I built one for my colleague who is smaller than me. I'm 6ft 4" and this chair is quite uncomfortable for me. The headrest bulge sits where the top of my shoulder blades are, with very little lumbar support further down. The wheels don't work smoothly on 2 wheels, and the arms are not optional as they hold the back to the bottom leather bits.
The chair arrived with kinks in the chrome base but I really couldn't be bothered to get replacement parts / refund.

My colleague who is probably 5ft 10" says it's "fine" but I certainly wouldn't have bought it for myself.

If I had the time I would have gone into a shop and physically try out chairs before parting with money.

These are very poor quality chairs. I have received a number at our company offices over the years (usually on the 1p deal or for "free" when buying other items from Viking). They wear out quickly, particularly on the arms and on the seat. I would recommend you avoid this, even if you consider £40 to be cheap.

Jenn101

Sat on one of these now, arrived in very poor condition, had to wait for … Sat on one of these now, arrived in very poor condition, had to wait for replacement parts to be sent out, so with the hassle of waiting and finally completing the build was it worth it? No, the quality of the chair is rubbish, the seat stem constantly needs re-pumping as it loses pressure so you sink to the lowest level within about 30mins to 1hr and then need to re-pump it back up, it's a completely crap chair, I got it cheaper at about £30, not worth £5.




We've used these as our office chair of choice for about 5 years, haven't had ANY problems with the gas lifts (we have 8 ). The only reason we have replaced any of them is a couple of us are *ahem* larger than the others so the seat pads have flattened. Nice large seat bad, high back, good weight in the feet so they roll smoothly without feeling like theyre gonna topple over. Great value for money (in my experience)
Edited by: "marteee" 9th Jun 2015

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Ummm does anyone know where to find any instructions for it? Looks relatively simple to put together. I have got so far but they only included 10 screws in my box. (I think I need around 16) and it came with no instructions. Looks decent though, updates to follow :P
Edited by: "scapton" 9th Jun 2015

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nevermind. turns out i don't know how to build it :P

Bought 2 cream chairs about 5 years ago when on special offer for £34 in total including free delivery. Have never had any trouble with them and they still look like new. Would buy them again if they were at this exceptionally low price.

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etwallcomets

Bought 2 cream chairs about 5 years ago when on special offer for £34 in … Bought 2 cream chairs about 5 years ago when on special offer for £34 in total including free delivery. Have never had any trouble with them and they still look like new. Would buy them again if they were at this exceptionally low price.


£34 for the pair?!? wow.

not a herman miller, cold

If anyone is looking to buy this I would suggest buying it from the eBay store as opposed to Viking's own site. Viking has this slightly strange policy where they credit check everyone when setting up an account/ordering (yes, even if you pay off the chair in full at the time of order and don't ask for any credit).

Would rather avoid an unnecessary ding on my record, plus its rather intrusive for buying a chair which I am not asking for credit on.

6 foot, 74kg. Hurts my back. Cat loves it.

mgk

Can I old.let us know...if.the arms optional



Just don't install the arms... you can even throw them away if you don't want them!

Voting Cold - Avoid this product. Low quality padding, after only a few months it was completely flat. Looks great as a work chair, in reality its a poor quality chair that will not last.

Seriously, Avoid.

nickyg86

Just don't install the arms... you can even throw them away if you don't … Just don't install the arms... you can even throw them away if you don't want them!



Arms are required to attach the back!

We bought 4 of these for the office 2 years ago, were comfy for the first few months, but quickly lost their cushioning and the material was quick to wear and tear.

Structural still sound, raise/lower mechanism works, boss managed to snap a wheel off his though a few months ago.

My recommendation would be, good for home office casual use but buy something a tad more robust for all day business use.

Why do people come on here and blatantly lie about a product they don't have?

I've had one of these since september. It doesn't "lose gas" like one fool said, and apart from having to tighten a screw up, I've had no problems.

I've gone through a couple of these over the last few years. Actually surprised how long they last with my considerable weight on them. Never lost any gas (the chair that is), just the bolts underneath got ripped out (again, due to my mahoosive size, any normal person will not have this issue).
My parents have had one for years, no problems at all.

Just ordered one for my Daughter, as she really likes my one.
Edited by: "jukkie" 9th Jun 2015

Seems a low chair in terms of seat height?

I got one around christmas time, the front of the seat is a bit worn already, but I sit on it a lot, I feel like I cant really complain at the price.

careless_adi

I bought two of these a few weeks ago. I built one for my colleague who … I bought two of these a few weeks ago. I built one for my colleague who is smaller than me. I'm 6ft 4" and this chair is quite uncomfortable for me. The headrest bulge sits where the top of my shoulder blades are, with very little lumbar support further down.



This is a common problem with 'executive office chairs' unfortunately. It's like they are designed in China for the shortest Chinese people and then sold over here assuming everyone around 5 ft 6.

I have this chair, although it was bought many years ago so the quality of it was probably much better back then. No splits in the leather apart from the headrest where the cat likes the sharpen her claws! The arms look like the day they were put on, but the seat padding did go flat very quickly, probably under 5 months.
I bought the Viking Direct Soho Rome or whatever it's called to replace it... the back is much more padded, but it suffers from the same neck rest shoving into your shoulder blades issue... even worse in fact as it extends further outward and makes you permanently sit hunched. It's like reverse lumbar support! And the seat padding in that also went flat in around the same timescale.

I will never buy another leather (or faux leather) chair again. There's absolutely no plus sides to them at all; they split, fade and the fact no or very little air passes through the leather means padding goes flat very quickly.

It just irritates me how tall people get punished for being tall when it comes to office seating. I've looked at a lot of potential seats over the past few weeks and it's tough to find a good deal!

Basically I'm looking at at least £155:

chairsforoffices.com/tal…=50

Or £197 if I want a head rest:

chairsforoffices.com/tal…tml

Of course I could cut corners with this one, £76.80 for back height adjustment, seat tilt adjustment and height adjustable arms:

officefurnitureonline.co.uk/off…tml

Very good value but I'll probably be back to square one in under a year!




Edited by: "mamboboy" 9th Jun 2015

Taz1529

Why do people come on here and blatantly lie about a product they don't … Why do people come on here and blatantly lie about a product they don't have? I've had one of these since september. It doesn't "lose gas" like one fool said, and apart from having to tighten a screw up, I've had no problems.



I'm sorry but you are wrong to assume this.

I too have had this chair and it was very poor quality.

It loses gas. Has very poor quality padding that will be flat in no time (even for skinny people like me). The "leather" is not what would meet my definition of leather and is of very poor quality and splits quickly.

I'm afraid that this is just not worth the asking price.

Weird thread. It's as if there are two totally different design/builds of this chair. How can some of us be so satisfied and others despair of getting anywhere near it?

Mine is used every day (except when away on hols) and has absolutely no sign of wear on the seat facings. I agree the padding is less than when new but I still find it comfortable to sit on. I'm 6'2"/80kg and it fits me fine. I can't remember the last time I checked the gas strut before today - just done it and no movement. Rolls smoothly, no loose nuts, a bit creaky (the chair's fine though!).

I have had this chair for over 2 years now. It looks fantastic but not very comfy.

bought one 3 weeks ago had to send it back.

Ok if you are less than 13st. and no taller than 5'6"

My Berlin chair (quite ancient now) is not the most comfortable in the world but still in decent nick, though the plastic coating at the arms is all scraped.

Wouldn't pay much more than the usual £30-£35 it's went for in the past. hotukdeals.com/sea…ge= though you can factor in inflation, as some are a few years old!

Can anyone recommend a decent chair?
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