When it rains it pours.

I think it’s a sign of the apocalypse. In the space of about 15 minutes, I not only smoked a video board (no, didn’t toke it up… it literally started smouldering while installed in the machine. The fan bearing had failed on the cooler), not only crashed said XP box right in the middle of getting information i was looking for, but in a fit of excitement, I apparently broke the seat of my nice Size C Aeron chair.
Since this was basically an ebay special, warranties are out of the question. I’ve had the chair about 7 months now, and use it daily day in and day out. I guess I wasn’t sitting on it properly or the like, but I’m not an -enormous- guy. I weigh about 270. The chair is a ‘large’ scale, it’s built to carry large people.
Now to find out what repairs or replacement costs will be for parts. Yippee.

Dave Shevett


A wandering geek. Toys, shiny things, pursuits and distractions.

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4 thoughts on “When it rains it pours.

  1. Alas, that’s rough :/
    The break in the picture looks like it’d be a good candidate for gorilla glue, or some other plastic epoxy/glue. I think it’s salvageable!

  2. Hrm. I thought that HM offered lifetime warranties on them, even with ownership transfer. Can you find a serial number on it? It might be worth contacting them.
    They replaced an Aeron that my ex bought. Twice. (Granted, he was the original owner, but they took the whole thing fairly seriously.)

  3. Well, apparently the warranties are through the dealers. I’ve gotten in touch with the dealer, and sent new pictures off to him. He’s said he’ll replace the seat pan! Woo!

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