Posted 9th Jan 2022
Hello!

Has anyone bought a Refurbished Herman Miller aeron chair and if yes do you recommend it?

Thank you in advance
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    c_mmxx10/01/2022 11:17

    do you know which size you had? iirc there is a regular and large, denoted …do you know which size you had? iirc there is a regular and large, denoted by a letter in the model name?


    I don't know, it was a work chair, very rare I'm actually in the office these days. I think they were all the same size though so presumably regular.
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    i got one about 4 months ago from ebay (about £300). it was ok, build quality was great, however, i have a boney butt and over time found it less comfortable so i have sold it (got my money back and then a little) and have "upgraded" to a Steelcase Leap v2... its SOOOooo much more comfortable for me and its build like a tank!
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    Had one at a place I used to work, it made the backs of my thighs go numb 👎 I discovered later that is a relatively common problem, especially with using the wrong size Aeron.

    Ideally go somewhere to try them out and get proper professional fitting advice so you don't end up the wrong size. I absolutely would not drop the kind of money these chairs cost, even a refurb, without being sure of the fit and comfort. There are plenty of other models and brands to choose from if the Aeron isn't right for you.
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    panosrog10/01/2022 11:35

    Can you recommend a seller?


    Unfortunately not, I found mine on gumtree, it was just a guy who had got some stock from an office clearance i think. Facebook Marketplace can be another good place to keep an eye on depending on where in the world you are. Ebay is a last resort I'd say.
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    Thanks very much for your advise
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    I'm actually selling one on ebay for £700, but I wouldn't recommend them. I'm 6'3" and it just doesn't work for me.
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    neversay10/01/2022 10:41

    I'm actually selling one on ebay for £700, but I wouldn't recommend them. …I'm actually selling one on ebay for £700, but I wouldn't recommend them. I'm 6'3" and it just doesn't work for me.


    I'm not keen on them either and I'm 6' 2", very happy with my Humanscale Freedom though

    A lot of people seem to love the Aerons, wonder if the design is optimised for shorter people? (edited)
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    6'2" here and absolutely love it. Paid 320 quid locally and would do it again in a heartbeat.
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    spoo10/01/2022 11:01

    I'm not keen on them either and I'm 6' 2", very happy with my Humanscale …I'm not keen on them either and I'm 6' 2", very happy with my Humanscale Freedom thoughA lot of people seem to love the Aerons, wonder if the design is optimised for shorter people?


    You can buy new spindles to raise the height but it was the soft seat and general lack of support that I found exacerbated by back problems. It was a surprise as they are meant to be good in that regard.
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    neversay10/01/2022 11:08

    You can buy new spindles to raise the height but it was the soft seat and …You can buy new spindles to raise the height but it was the soft seat and general lack of support that I found exacerbated by back problems. It was a surprise as they are meant to be good in that regard.


    The height was fine, for me I just found them uncomfortable no mater how much I adjusted the seat and the back.
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    spoo10/01/2022 11:16

    The height was fine, for me I just found them uncomfortable no mater how …The height was fine, for me I just found them uncomfortable no mater how much I adjusted the seat and the back.


    do you know which size you had? iirc there is a regular and large, denoted by a letter in the model name?
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    spoo10/01/2022 11:16

    The height was fine, for me I just found them uncomfortable no mater how …The height was fine, for me I just found them uncomfortable no mater how much I adjusted the seat and the back.


    Totally agree. I thought it was just me!
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    sparkeeh10/01/2022 11:06

    6'2" here and absolutely love it. Paid 320 quid locally and would do it …6'2" here and absolutely love it. Paid 320 quid locally and would do it again in a heartbeat.


    Can you recommend a seller?
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    spoo10/01/2022 11:31

    I don't know, it was a work chair, very rare I'm actually in the office …I don't know, it was a work chair, very rare I'm actually in the office these days. I think they were all the same size though so presumably regular.


    Sounds like you had the same situation as me - I was too young and ignorant to question the chair I was given, and everybody had the same. Live and learn...

    scoutnetworker202010/01/2022 12:03

    i got one about 4 months ago from ebay (about £300). it was ok, build …i got one about 4 months ago from ebay (about £300). it was ok, build quality was great, however, i have a boney butt and over time found it less comfortable so i have sold it (got my money back and then a little) and have "upgraded" to a Steelcase Leap v2... its SOOOooo much more comfortable for me and its build like a tank!


    The Steelcase chairs do seem to be popular with people moving on from Herman Miller. I think I'd want to try these in person vs Humanscale, and maybe an alternative Herman Miller that isn't the Aeron. (edited)
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    c_mmxx10/01/2022 12:19

    Sounds like you had the same situation as me - I was too young and …Sounds like you had the same situation as me - I was too young and ignorant to question the chair I was given, and everybody had the same. Live and learn...The Steelcase chairs do seem to be popular with people moving on from Herman Miller. I think I'd want to try these in person vs Humanscale, and maybe an alternative Herman Miller that isn't the Aeron.


    Aged, well worth going to somewhere you can try them all. john lewis sells some of them i believe
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    I have the classic one which is fine for me, I'm 6'
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    Is the chair based on height and size? I am looking to get a refurb too.
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    I bought an HM chair new for my office, but went to the showroom in Holborn to be "fitted" first. They don't actually sell the chairs there. If you're in or close to London I would say it's worthwhile. I was originally going to go for the Aeron, it being the most popular. But because of my height I found the Embody a far more comfortable fit. 3 years on I'm very happy with it, and looking to buy a second one for home.
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