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Hello guys,

So I i've been thinking about getting HM Mirra for a long time. The reason I haven't yet bought it is because I the only ones I can find in my region cost up to 1215 euros, like 1550 USD.. That's some serious overprice right there.

Oh btw, the Aerons cost up to 1800 euros here. Thats 2350 USD.

So, are there any cheaper places to buy it from Europe that include shipping to other countries aswell?

I can get like fully decked out Mirra from Amazon for 800 USD and basic one for 600 USD, but I wonder whether they ship to EU, plus they'd make me pay Customs and shipping. Wonder which will come cheaper?

Is this chair worth it? smile.gif



Thanks!
Edited by Yahar - 1/9/14 at 3:58am
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Are you mad?
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Granted, I'm not in Europe, but I purchased an Aeron with the ergonomic back support for ~$700 USD brand new a year or so ago thanks to using our corporate vendor lol.
 
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My dad actually picked up a busted XL Aeron for $300 off craigslist and fixed it up for like $50. Honestly, the BEST chair I have ever sat in and I've looked at the other chairs from Herman Miller. Looks like it would be a good investment if you are going to be sitting for long periods of time. Go for it but see if you can find a used one in good condition or one that has a metal piece busted that can be welded back together.
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I own a Mirra and, after trying all the popular ergonomic chairs, found it to be the most comfortable. Keep in mind that Amazon is not an authorized retailer of Herman Miller, so they may not approve the warranty. Given that you live in Finland, you may want to verify the terms of the warranty before limiting yourself to authorized retailers though, which seem to be limited to the US and Canada.

While this is not something most people think about when it comes to chairs (I'm guessing), their 12 year warranty is actually really great. At least in the US, they'll cover all repairs and send out replacement parts for that entire duration. If the chair is under warranty in Finland, I'd look for an open box model from an authorized retailer that will ship internationally. You can get it at a substantial discount and HM will send you a replacement if there's a problem because it will still be covered by the original warranty. I speak from experience, after receiving a slightly damaged open box fully-loaded Mirra from seatingbargains.com for $500, which normally retails for $850.
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