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11th January 2010, 05:56 PM #1
Cheap Swivel Chairs?
We are adding in extra desktops to our library and having the desks extend to accomodate them. The question is the swivel chairs we currently have in there from British Thornton i found out are a staggering £65 each!! They are simple plastic chairs with wheels on the bottom, although if you want to sacrifice the small bit of padding on the seat it takes it down to a still expensive £50.
Can anyone reccomend a more price competitive suppliers from when they put new furniture in their school as im hoping to get something just as good for a bit less than £65?
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11th January 2010, 05:58 PM #2
I am more than happy to quote...if you want to PM me the details (qty, colour and anything else) I will get a quote over to you along with a spec and a picture to make sure I have quoted on the right thing
Originally Posted by farquea
11th January 2010, 05:59 PM #3
also would be happy to quote, can you pm me your schools info for the quote
11th January 2010, 06:11 PM #4
I don't know how much we spent on each of our swivel chairs, but they are now falling to bits - all the bolts keep coming out of the back and the back supports no longer support your back. Getting the cheapest available seats might not be the best idea.
Originally Posted by farquea
11th January 2010, 06:11 PM #5
have pm'd you a quote bud
11th January 2010, 06:24 PM #6
Many years ago purchased cheap (£25) chairs and of course they didn't last long.
For the past 5 years or so been using the Tract T260 medium back operator chairs (but moved onto the T160 model, as prices went up and not much difference). Installed with high performance fabric (designed for call centres etc) with 5 year warranty and pay around £50 each.
11th January 2010, 06:52 PM #7
I'd avoid swivel chairs for students altogether, and if you must have them they should be single-piece chairs fixed to a swivelly base only. If they are adjustable in anything more than height, they have a tendency to be destroyed in months (or weeks).
Ours don't have foam or coverings, so they can't be picked at, but the gas does absorb bounce well so they are actually quite comfortable.
11th January 2010, 09:49 PM #8
I can recommend "newway office supplies" in Birstal (near wakefield) who handle all of SmoothWall's northern furniture needs. 01924 475208 - ask for Austin, and tell him Tom sent you
11th January 2010, 10:40 PM #9
Avoid wheels too, go for sliders. The chairs are much more likely to stay where they should be.
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