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Old 01-24-2020, 12:27 PM
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I found a guy on craigslist with a warehouse full of used office equipment. I bought a steelcase for $50 and my back has never felt better.
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The best thing to do here is go on Craigslist because brand new high end chairs are sold there at a major discount often (think offices closing, chairs with minor defects from warehouses, etc.). I got an HM Embody for 750 this year with a slightly chipped knob, down from 1500. Otherwise brand new, still in its packaging, and 100% worth it since I'm still going through the 5 hour exams and don't want back problems in 15 years.

Anyways HM Embody, night and day difference from my old office chair. Couldn't go back to a chair that messes with your back so much which you'll find from most $100 office chairs
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I found a guy on craigslist with a warehouse full of used office equipment. I bought a steelcase for $50 and my back has never felt better.


We ultimately couldn't find one small enough for my wife, who is 5' tall (with a bit of rounding up), but there are a lot of deals on near-new office furniture. You can easily save half off new.

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Old 01-24-2020, 01:38 PM
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Yeah, I'm familiar with the "applesauce" thing, but IME it's something kindergarten teachers say and sounds too weird to ever catch on among adults, although most/all know what it means.
I haven't heard that. But "criss-cross" could work. I'll try that next time.
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I bought a chair from sitonit

https://www.sitonit.net/

You don't need a chair with lots of adjustments, a big corporation that is going to have lots of people sit in the same chair needs to buy chairs with lots of adjustments. You just need a chair that fits you.

I bought this because the seat part is relatively flat, and lets me fold my legs ("Indian style") on the chair without cutting off my circulation. I was really uncomfortable when I used a Herman Miller Aeron chair for a while. But that's just me, and it might be great for you.

Anyway, I'm very happy with this chair. It's comfy, it leans back the way I like it to, and it seems sturdy. I would recommend the brand.
We have an aeron chair, which my spouse loves. It's okay for me, usually pretty comfy. but my favorite is now... 25 years old? We got it form a conference center that was getting new chairs. The only thing you can adjust is whether or not it tilts back when you lean or if it is locked upright - you can't even adjust height. But it's got a nice big flat seat that I can sit cross-legged in, and that's what matters to me most!
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we do. Indian-style and cross-legged were both used when I was a kid
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Also, apparently...

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How do you guys pronounce "cross-legged"? I always heard it with the "ed" as a separate syllable, so it's "cross-leg-ed". But I wouldn't say "leg-ed" in any other context, like "he legged it out of there" or anything.
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I went to one of the office stores. Sat in a bunch of the chairs because I am 6' 7" and so not all normal chairs fit me. Found two that were comfortable. One was supposed to be comfortable for 8 hours, the other for 12 although the 12 was more expensive. I opted for the 12. I LOVE IT. I wish it breathed a touch more because my back can get a little warm but it isn't lying, I could sit in this thing all day long and my butt and back won't hurt at all.
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How do you guys pronounce "cross-legged"? I always heard it with the "ed" as a separate syllable, so it's "cross-leg-ed". But I wouldn't say "leg-ed" in any other context, like "he legged it out of there" or anything.
three syllables for me, because it seems to convey to most people the exact thing you want to convey, i.e. Indian-style
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How do you guys pronounce "cross-legged"? I always heard it with the "ed" as a separate syllable, so it's "cross-leg-ed". But I wouldn't say "leg-ed" in any other context, like "he legged it out of there" or anything.
Any [adjective]-legged is pronounced "LEH ged" for me.

Cross-legged
Long-legged
Eight-legged
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