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[Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver] GVRD ONLY: Varidesk Pro Standing Desk Riser 30, 36, 48 from $99 (as low as $70 before March 31, MSRP $400)

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GVRD ONLY: Varidesk Pro Standing Desk Riser 30, 36, 48 from $99 (as low as $70 before March 31, MSRP $400)

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Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver
Was looking for a standing desk for working from home, stumbled across a FB ad for Habitat for Humanity Vancouver selling these Varidesks for far below MSRP (retails for ~$400). They are made for office use, so are quite large and bulky, but are built very solidly.

https://habitatgv.shop/products/sit-and-stand-furniture

Only caveat due to COVID is that is it's only available for pickup only for limited hours, Tues & Thurs in Langley or Weds in Burnaby.

I picked up two today for me and my wife, the desks are pretty much in new condition, still in plastic and cardboard shipping packaging, except the boxes were opened. I asked the guy running it and he said they are all returns that were donated for tax purposes, and that they had a lot of stock.

Order before tonight (March 31st) they have a 30% off promo going on sitewide.

Product on Amazon for reference: https://www.amazon.ca/VARIDESK-Height-A ... B07Q89QF8V
Manufacturer Link: https://www.vari.com/ca/en/sit-stand-co ... -PP30.html
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Very cool, but buyers, please be aware the standing might not be good for you. I think varicose veins can develop? I remember looking into this, and finding the benefits are mostly a myth.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/upsh ... rated.html

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the ... 6092310264

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -healthier
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Great deal. I have the 36 in my office and fits my dual monitor mounts.

Standing is great as you typically move around more throughout the work day. I no longer have back issues Thumbs Up Sign
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rk604 wrote: Great deal. I have the 36 in my office and fits my dual monitor mounts.

Standing is great as you typically move around more throughout the work day. I no longer have back issues Thumbs Up Sign
What size monitors?
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Sitting is the new smoking
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Thanks, just picked up a 48". $141 delivered to home. Pretty freaking hot, I must say
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Thank you. Got a 36" for pickup.
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Nikhilvoid wrote: Very cool, but buyers, please be aware the standing might not be good for you. I think varicose veins can develop? I remember looking into this, and finding the benefits are mostly a myth.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/upsh ... rated.html

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the ... 6092310264

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -healthier
My mother was an operating room nurse. They don't stand for their entire shift, but varicose veins is widespread in her profession and they all wear special pantyhose which helps but doesn't eliminate it. Generally, they are standing in the same spot for hours at time as they assist in the surgery.
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Nikhilvoid wrote: Very cool, but buyers, please be aware the standing might not be good for you. I think varicose veins can develop? I remember looking into this, and finding the benefits are mostly a myth.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/upsh ... rated.html

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the ... 6092310264

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -healthier
You could stand every other hour.

I used to work where I had to walk or stand up, now I work sitting. My health was much better during those years, I barely used to get cold or flu, now I get it all the time. I notice the same with my colleagues. Of course, it could be anecdotal.
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This is actually what I have at work, really sturdy desk. I miss using it now that I'm home.

Anyway you can get a memory foam mat to help but I don't use mine. I alternate every few hours from sitting to standing.
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Nikhilvoid wrote: Very cool, but buyers, please be aware the standing might not be good for you. I think varicose veins can develop? I remember looking into this, and finding the benefits are mostly a myth.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/upsh ... rated.html

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the ... 6092310264

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -healthier
Both sitting all day and standing all day are detrimental to your health. This is an adjustable desk which allows you to sit or stand throughout the day. It's good to change up your work position. Our bodies aren't meant to sit or stand for 8 hours straight a day!
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Thanks OP! I was actually just looking into downsizing my home office and at an alternative to my full-size standing desk. The 30" should be perfect.
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DavidG88021 wrote: wish i lived in vancouver
You wont wish that once you factor in what they pay for fuel and housing there
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adilh53 wrote: You wont wish that once you factor in what they pay for fuel and housing there
You don't like our average 1.69 gas and $2.5 million homes? 🤣
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Nikhilvoid wrote: Very cool, but buyers, please be aware the standing might not be good for you. I think varicose veins can develop? I remember looking into this, and finding the benefits are mostly a myth.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/upsh ... rated.html

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the ... 6092310264

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -healthier
And sitting too much can cause clotting. So get a desk and find a happy medium throughout your day. .. Sit/stand/sit/stand.
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adilh53 wrote: You wont wish that once you factor in what they pay for fuel and housing there
I wish there was a way to get a good in my field job outside metro vancouver. It is either spend hours on commute + gas or rent and pay the difference somewhere closer to work. Doing the latter but I don't see how I'll be able to afford to get my own place anytime soon and the places in my budget are absolutely bottom of the barrel anyway.
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This is hot! Especially with the 30% off. Thanks OP.
I almost pulled the trigger on the Costco standup desk earlier. However, I decided not to because I don't want to throw away my current desk. With this setup, I get to keep my desk lol.

Kinda weird that the 48" is only $129 but 36" is $200.
Ended up buying the 48" but would prefer 36" or even 30" though.
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Looks like the 30 and 48 are sold out. Just purchased a 36. By the way, is this thing heavy?

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