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Steelcase Leap v2 - $699 New - Yay or nay?

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Steelcase Leap v2 - $699 New - Yay or nay?

Posting here because I'm not sure how well received this would have been in Hot Deals. I think it's at least warm, but... *shrug*

POI.ca in Southern Ontario has a promo running until the end of the month: $699 for a new Steelcase Leap v2. They are an authorized Steelcase reseller. This chair normally runs $1000+ new, though it can currently be found on Kijiji for ~$400-500 used, and in varying conditions. The $699 price point is, as far as I can tell, far cheaper than even Black Friday sales for new Steelcase chairs.

https://www.poi.ca/leapchairpromo/

I'm not sure what to make of this. I'm sorely tempted, as I think the ~$200 difference new vs. used is probably worth it for the 12-year warranty that Steelcase provides. What do you think? Have you ever seen this chair on sale for less?
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Is this the god tier of chairs?
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toalan wrote: Is this the god tier of chairs?
Yes. Leap chairs are awesome; really worth the price.
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looks like I had a very similar model years ago, it was a very solid chair
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Great deal. I looked at the Leap at the Steelcase and it was a really comfortable chair. But I decided to go with a mesh-back chair instead. I actually bought it though POI as they were referred to me by Steelcase. They were great to deal with. If in the GTA, there is a option to pick up at their warehouse to saving on the delivery charge. If I were looking at a new chair, I would go for this as the price is great for a really nice chair.
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This needs to be in Hot Deals. This is an excellent chair and well worth the $699 for a new one
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kramer1 wrote: This needs to be in Hot Deals. This is an excellent chair and well worth the $699 for a new one
Yeah, you might’ve been right. Unfortunately, the deal is now over. Hopefully this post can be a reference for historical pricing on the Leap. I couldn’t find any other instances of past Leap pricing that weren’t one-offs.
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SpoonyBard wrote: Yeah, you might’ve been right. Unfortunately, the deal is now over. Hopefully this post can be a reference for historical pricing on the Leap. I couldn’t find any other instances of past Leap pricing that weren’t one-offs.
This is kind of funny timing. I was using a crappy chair at work and I asked about getting something more comfortable. I sat in a few that were sitting in storage and found one that seemed comfortable. When it got to my desk I checked the tag and it was a Steelcase Leap V2, and after a little research I discovered it is a $1000+ chair. This is my first night using it but so far I am very impressed with it. I can't believe it was just collecting dust. I am considering a used one for a computer chair at home.
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brobinsoncc wrote: This is kind of funny timing. I was using a crappy chair at work and I asked about getting something more comfortable. I sat in a few that were sitting in storage and found one that seemed comfortable. When it got to my desk I checked the tag and it was a Steelcase Leap V2, and after a little research I discovered it is a $1000+ chair. This is my first night using it but so far I am very impressed with it. I can't believe it was just collecting dust. I am considering a used one for a computer chair at home.
Nice! It is actually pretty nuts how expensive seemingly simple task chairs can be. I did end up going through with an order, so I guess I'll see too. I'll be comparing the Leap to my current Staples Hyken... Gotta say I'm looking forward to it.
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Wish I could have bought my Nightingale CXO for this price. I was looking at the Leaps as well when I bough this one but it wasn't tall enough for me :/
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SpoonyBard wrote: Nice! It is actually pretty nuts how expensive seemingly simple task chairs can be. I did end up going through with an order, so I guess I'll see too. I'll be comparing the Leap to my current Staples Hyken... Gotta say I'm looking forward to it.
Do let us know how it goes. A lot of people go by Hyken and comparison between that and a Leap V2 would be nice data.
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I sat in a Leap v2 for years at work. Great chair and it's probably the thing I miss the most now that I'm working from home.
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I sat on one for 3 years and didn't even realize it was a Leap. I liked it a lot, very good for long days at the office.
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sablitz wrote: Not sure if its the same promotion with a different price but its $799 now.
https://www.poi.ca/support-and-comfort-at-home/
$100 more, but it looks like they're available immediately. I put an order in with POI at the beginning of the month, and I haven't received it yet. I was told it normally takes about 4 weeks from order to delivery. However, Steelcase has at least partially shut down now, so who knows if I'll see my order any time soon. I suspect new orders could take a very long time to fulfill.

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