Ok, I am going to go a little different direction with this post. I have something to say, and cannot wait any longer.
Everyone in the Office World, is familiar with HON office furniture, chairs, task chairs in particular I speak of. A while back, I ordered a chair to replace my old worn out chair that I spend 18-20 hours a day sitting in.
Of course, I skimped on the chair, trying to watch the money. Mainly because I didn’t have time to go around and check chairs out. Yall know me, I order everything over the internet, and rarely see in person what it is that I am buying. If I spend 18-20 hours a day at the computer, it leaves no time for shopping.
Anyway, I had always heard that HON chairs are “over-priced”, “not all that they are made out to be”, “not really all that comfortable”, you know… the kinds of things people say, when they cannot afford something. We’ve all heard that kind of thing before.
Anyway, my bestest friend, the one that passed away at the first of the year, he was having a garage sale. I don’t go to garage sales, but this particular day, I told James to come on and lets go out for a ride. I know, don’t gasp at my boldness, leaving the house and all…
Anyway, when I saw the HON, I immediately knew what it was. I had no idea how much was invested in the chair, or how much they would want for it. The cylinder was messed up and had slipped down and was digging into the ground. One of the females over at Donnie’s had been going round and round and round, and said that it just slipped down. Other than that, it was in perfect shape. I asked how much they wanted, and pointed out that the chair had issues. Ten Dollars!
Done deal. James did not quite understand the ramifications of such a chair. Now he always tells me “Make sure you don’t do this, or don’t do that, you will probably never be able to buy such a chair again”.
The other day, the cylinder had gotten to where it would not hold weight any longer. James looked at everything. This chair, let me tell you. It has the height adjustment through the cylinder, and three other levers. The seat tilts, it slides and tilts, the back is adjustable, and everything you can think of. I love it! Anyway, we determined that the cylinder had gone bad. James told me that he did not know for sure, but that we could surely afford a new cylinder.
I pulled up HON on the internet, and oohed and aahed at all the task chairs similar to my own. I was most impressed of course. I could not determine how to get parts, so emailed. That same day, they emailed me back. I was so surprised that I almost deleted the email without realizing who it was from. Long story short… The warranty covered the cylinder. A new one will be here 5-7 days, and they sent me instructions in the email letting me know about when to expect the cylinder.
Wow! I just had to share this good news with someone. I rarely have anything really good to say about anyone, especially companies nowadays. HON has found a friend in me though. I tell you what. Their people over there, are some of the most friendly, personable people I have dealt with in many years.
So while you are listening to all the reasons not to buy a HON…know deep down inside why people are telling you those reasons. I can tell you why you should. Compared to any other chair that I have attempted to sit in for 18-20 hours a day, the HON is the one that don’t cause my legs and feet to swell nearly as bad; it is perfect for everything, with all those adjustments, you can get around being chair fatigued. They are nice looking chairs. The people at HON are wonderful to work with. The complete chair, is also customizable. Is that a word? The speller in the computer says no, but we will go with it anyway.