For three years, we’ve been using ridiculously bad chairs in the Big Big Design offices. No arm support, poor back support, wrong height — an ergonomic nightmare.
So at long last, I’ve decided we should have better chairs. We searched some websites and catalogs, and we chose chairs that are available at Staples. Nothing too fancy, but they have adjustable heights and tilting and whatnot; they look like they’ll do fine.
Anthony called our local Staples to see if the chairs were in stock. And yes, there are three chairs sitting in the stock room right now.
We have a coupon for $30 off a Staples purchase, for use only when we place an order online or by phone.
Can we place the order online, get the coupon discount, and pick up the chairs at the local store? No. To get the discount, we have to have the chairs shipped to us. Shipping is free.
In other words, Staples will lose money by shipping these chairs directly to us instead of allowing us to drive over and pick the chairs up. Nice.