TecTake leatherette office chief chair : Quality not as good as the picture looks

This chair is the best i’ve ever bought. Bigger than most but so comfy my son was. Looks like we will be ordering 2 moor of them.

I bought 2 of these chairs, the leather and comfort are great 100%, the wood work parts are terrible, soft wood used that had dents and marks on them the dark lacquer used to colour the wood is very thin and the slightest knock chips it away, and within a couple of hours the armrests has been marked, the finish of the wood parts could have been a lot better, after 2 weeks both chairs now wobble on the swivel pin and both creak every time you move and i am not a heavy person. The casters were of low quality and i swapped them with the casters from my old chair so it would move around the floor better. All in all they look great and stylish comfort level great. Standard of wooden parts terrible. Being made by a good company i expected a high standard of quality. All instructions were in german as was the email’s sent with i assume return and or complains instructions, no use if you can not understand german. I now do regret not paying for a better product. With a bit of care this chair could be a quality item.

Quality not as good as the picture looks. Quality not as good as the picture looks, not easy to put together difficult to line up the arms. Not sure how long it will last but wouldn`t buy again. On the plus side, was delivered very quickly despite being ordered over the christmas period and well packed. Here are the specifications for the TecTake leatherette office chief chair:

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  • extra thick padding ( 9 cm) for soft and comfortable sitting
  • cover and armrests of leatherette
  • infinietly height adjustable safety gas spring
  • infinitely adjustable multi-functional wag tilt mechanism to the bodyweight
  • Wooden armrests and frame

Quality not as good as the picture looks. Quality not as good as the picture looks, not easy to put together difficult to line up the arms. Not sure how long it will last but wouldn`t buy again. On the plus side, was delivered very quickly despite being ordered over the christmas period and well packed.

Delivery took a few days, the instructions were a bit vague but i got through the assembly quite easy. The chair is comfy and looks smart. The only gripe is that one of the arms has got mark on it already from hitting the desk.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Good value for money. Very easy to assemble
  • Good chair, worth the money but
  • Tektake Buffalo split leather chair

Good chair, worth the money but. This seems to be a good chair. I would say it is worth the money. I have been using it for a while and it wobbles a bit but i can live with that. Like a number of reviews have said, the wood on the arms is exceptionally soft and easily marked. All in all, it looks far bigger, more comfortable and durable than it really is. That being said, it is extremely easy to assemble, the delivery service is superb and the seller is just great (with the exception of german only emails). The chair is not expensive especially considering it is being shipped from germany. I would probably buy it again or perhaps a different model from the same seller.

This chair under the arms and in not seen easily places is disgusting. The finish on this chair under the arms and in not seen easily places is disgusting. Typical of the modern day lazyness in manufacturing things. Cheaply stained underneath the arms and chip and split wood where the drills have gone through. No very impressed when i examined it closely but when assembled it looked reasonable. German made so i thought it would be a bit better.

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  1. This review is from : TecTake leatherette office chief chair

    Very posh, brilliant quality & price. Speedy service and well packed.
      1. Chair arrived well packed and protected well. And pretty quickly i must add. The instructions were german but reasonably easy to follow, being mainly just pictures. However the supplied parts do not go together easily – the metal 90 degree bracket and base plate just don`t match at all and although i was able to screw them to the chair as shown in the pictures – they just did not seem right , – kind of like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole – you can do it if the holes big enough but it just does not “look” right. They certainly did not “mould into each other”. Also noticed that the reclining lever is pointing in the wrong direction on my chair – there`s a definite mistake on the plans – one picture shows it facing the back of the chair, – another shows it to the front. I also found it very hard to mate the armrests up to the bolt holes – i had to put my weight on the back of the chair and bend it to make them fit. I`m a bit perturbed about several of the other reviews that mention the welds breaking on this chair after 6 months or so – and i was also told by an acquaintance of exactly the same fault on an almost identical chair he had bought – so only time will tell if my fears are ungrounded or not.
  2. Chair arrived well packed and protected well. And pretty quickly i must add. The instructions were german but reasonably easy to follow, being mainly just pictures. However the supplied parts do not go together easily – the metal 90 degree bracket and base plate just don`t match at all and although i was able to screw them to the chair as shown in the pictures – they just did not seem right , – kind of like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole – you can do it if the holes big enough but it just does not “look” right. They certainly did not “mould into each other”. Also noticed that the reclining lever is pointing in the wrong direction on my chair – there`s a definite mistake on the plans – one picture shows it facing the back of the chair, – another shows it to the front. I also found it very hard to mate the armrests up to the bolt holes – i had to put my weight on the back of the chair and bend it to make them fit. I`m a bit perturbed about several of the other reviews that mention the welds breaking on this chair after 6 months or so – and i was also told by an acquaintance of exactly the same fault on an almost identical chair he had bought – so only time will tell if my fears are ungrounded or not.
  3. This review is from : TecTake leatherette office chief chair

    I love this chair, it’s comfy like the way it has a slight swing back on it. Great price and easy to clean.
    1. I love this chair, it’s comfy like the way it has a slight swing back on it. Great price and easy to clean.
      1. Tektake buffalo split leather chair. Chair arrived on the date quoted. Putting the chair together was a doddle. (about 15 minutes) its very comfortable and adds to the decor of my lounge where my computor station is situated. There is one point that i would like to make though, and that is the workmanship of putting the polished wood covers to the steel base frame(this comes assembled) leaves a great deal to be desired,although when the chair is assembled this cannot be seen. Overall i think it’s good value for money.
  4. Tektake buffalo split leather chair. Chair arrived on the date quoted. Putting the chair together was a doddle. (about 15 minutes) its very comfortable and adds to the decor of my lounge where my computor station is situated. There is one point that i would like to make though, and that is the workmanship of putting the polished wood covers to the steel base frame(this comes assembled) leaves a great deal to be desired,although when the chair is assembled this cannot be seen. Overall i think it’s good value for money.
    1. Nice chair slightly let down by the details. I just took delivery of this chair and am sitting on it to write this review. The positives are the chair looks and feels comfortable and went together fairly easily , the back is high enough to rest my head on the back of the chair which is nice. (i am 1m 87 cm tall or thereabouts)the feet and castors are fine – the star is actually steel with a wooden cover – so it is perfectly acceptable. The thing that lets the chair down is the little details – the arms are bolted together and some of the bolts are not properly countersunk and there are some marks on the wood of one of the arms. Some of the workmanship is not quite up to the standard i would expect for the price really. My day 1 opinion is that on the whole i like the chair it is nice and comfortable but it looses a star because of the slightly substandard woodwork. The seller is based in germany and i had communications in german – the communications were pretty easy to get the gist of given experience with amazon market place and i studied german at school. The assembly instructions are pictorial and easy to followif you want a high back leather chair and can live with some minor and superficial imperfections i would recommend this chair – if you want a perfectly finished t chair you may be disappointed.
      1. Nice chair slightly let down by the details. I just took delivery of this chair and am sitting on it to write this review. The positives are the chair looks and feels comfortable and went together fairly easily , the back is high enough to rest my head on the back of the chair which is nice. (i am 1m 87 cm tall or thereabouts)the feet and castors are fine – the star is actually steel with a wooden cover – so it is perfectly acceptable. The thing that lets the chair down is the little details – the arms are bolted together and some of the bolts are not properly countersunk and there are some marks on the wood of one of the arms. Some of the workmanship is not quite up to the standard i would expect for the price really. My day 1 opinion is that on the whole i like the chair it is nice and comfortable but it looses a star because of the slightly substandard woodwork. The seller is based in germany and i had communications in german – the communications were pretty easy to get the gist of given experience with amazon market place and i studied german at school. The assembly instructions are pictorial and easy to followif you want a high back leather chair and can live with some minor and superficial imperfections i would recommend this chair – if you want a perfectly finished t chair you may be disappointed.
  5. Honestly at the price i was expecting the chair to arrive with faux leather, and plastic arms with some fake wood laminate, not the casethis chair once assembled is extremely solid; the arms and the stand are solid varnished wood; the lumbar support is fantastic and it is extremely comfortable to sit in. The only problem is i don’t want to get out of it.
  6. This review is from : TecTake leatherette office chief chair

    Honestly at the price i was expecting the chair to arrive with faux leather, and plastic arms with some fake wood laminate, not the casethis chair once assembled is extremely solid; the arms and the stand are solid varnished wood; the lumbar support is fantastic and it is extremely comfortable to sit in. The only problem is i don’t want to get out of it.
    1. Had this chair for a short time now, when it arrived i thought it was great, it comfortable and perfect for the job. I have to have it at full height and now it drops slowly down to it’s lowest height, the adjustment under the chair just gives up after a little while and i have to keep getting up to raise it up again, so please be careful when buying this chair.
      1. Had this chair for a short time now, when it arrived i thought it was great, it comfortable and perfect for the job. I have to have it at full height and now it drops slowly down to it’s lowest height, the adjustment under the chair just gives up after a little while and i have to keep getting up to raise it up again, so please be careful when buying this chair.
  7. This review is from : TecTake leatherette office chief chair

    This computer chair is perfect and so comfy i could fall asleep in it. It is a really wide chair and gives plenty of room for your backsidei would say go for this chair if you are a large person like me you will be happy with this chair.
    1. This computer chair is perfect and so comfy i could fall asleep in it. It is a really wide chair and gives plenty of room for your backsidei would say go for this chair if you are a large person like me you will be happy with this chair.

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