thematrixhasyou Review

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great value
 from New York,  Oct 23, 2009

I have never purchased any furniture from an online retailer, and I generally like to go to the store and try it out first, you know the big retailers that have mall anchor stores with lots of selection to try out in the store.Anyway, I took a chance on these chairs after reading the reviews, and I ordered 2 of them. They arrived quickly (within a week) and I just put them together last night, and LOVE THEM. I'm about 6'2", so I already knew that they're perfect for taller people.When you buy from an in-store retailer, you're paying for all of their overhead, salespeople, rent, etc. Obviously online furniture buying is not for everyone, but I think it's GREAT and I saved some decent $$ on these chairs -- they're great quality.I disagree with some of the other reviewers about them not being that comfortable, such as being able to watch a movie in it. I sat in one of the chairs for over 3 hours last night...WONDERFUL. lots of support and very easy to sit in for hours.Also people have said in reviews that they are "low to the ground". I don't get that feeling at all. It's not like you're sitting on a cushion on the floor -- these chairs are really nicely placed as far as distance from the floor.And the look is perfect - very stylish. I have a small apartment so these are a great substitution for a big sofa that takes up a lot of room plus they are easy to move from one side of the apartment to the other. VERY PLEASED!The ONLY thing I'm a little disappointed in (barely that is) is the color is a little darker than the picture, meaning Burnt Red could have a lot of different shades but I like the brighter reds myself, and these are more "burnt" than the picture looks. Maybe the manufacturing produces varying shades of red and it's not a perfect process to keep the same red all the time.These chairs would be "nice" with an ottoman but not required.Also, I ALMOST purchased the "armless" red leather chairs, but if you are an "arm" person (I'm one of those people that LOVES using both arm rests in a car or on the plane...sorry) then these are really comfy. I can put a drink or my smartphone on the chair arm and it's very handy.Tip for those of you looking to buy and assemble the chairs: the instructions are pretty useless, so you get 8 silver bolts and 3 gold ones, plus a decent wrench. Silver bolts are used for the base (bottom) and the two gold ones for attaching the arms to the top of the chair.DEFINITELY turn the bolts as much as you can (jiggle the furniture a bit) with your hands before you start using the wrench since the angle of the wrench, etc. you can only turn about a quarter of a turn with each iteration. I put both of these together in about 45 minutes with NO elbow grease. everything fit just fine.I will definitely purchase additional furniture - when the time comes - from Overstock.

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