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#1 of 21 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 11 2008 - 10:22 AM

I was out in Las Vegas last week and made the mistake
of stopping at the Brookstone store in The Venetian forum
shopping area. Actually, the bigger mistake was plopping
myself down in one of their state-of-the-art massage chairs.

I have to tell you, this chair rocked! It scanned my body,
adjusted the length of the leg extension to my height and
began giving me the most intense massage I have ever
gotten out of a chair -- though I'll admit this was my first one.

The bad part is, the chair costs $4k. That includes delivery
and a 3-year in home warranty (total 4 years on top of original)
that covers EVERYTHING! If anything breaks, wears or tears it
will be fixed or replaced with a new chair.

Their finance plan is something like $140 for 36 months.

You can take a look at this baby HERE

Though the site has the warranty priced as "extra" the salesman I
dealt with in Vegas told me it was all inclusive.

Just wondering if anyone owns one of these chairs or something
like it and/or has good/bad experiences with Brookstone.

Thanks in advance!

 

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#2 of 21 OFFLINE   Massage Chairs

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Posted March 31 2011 - 11:03 AM

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A good quality massage chair can do wonders for your health and well-bean however not all massage chairs that are offered out there are created equal. I believe I know that chair that you are talking about is it the OSIM uAstro Zero-Gravity Massage Chair? If it was yes this is an excellent massage chair however it is a little expensive. Zero Gravity design in a massage chair is very helpful, what this position does is the massage chair automatically begins to recline until you reach a position where your knees are level with your heart, this will bring your spine parallel to the ground, and this will take the pressure off of your spine. This position will remove all vertical pressure on the vertebrae, the connective tissue surrounding your spine. Once you are in this state a good quality massage chair can be MUCH more effective in providing you with an excellent massage experience. If I may if you are looking for a good quality massage chair that has the same features and benefits at the Osim chair I would recommend that you look at the Osaki OS-4000 Zero Gravity Massage Chair at only $2895 on sale with free delivery it is certainly worth a look. Hope this info has been helpful.


 


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#3 of 21 OFFLINE   corpwelness

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Posted May 30 2012 - 09:07 PM

Hey, thanks for sharing this. good to know to you are had a great time with the seated massage. I would also love to share my experience and techniques about it,

#4 of 21 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted March 01 2014 - 09:08 AM

I was out in Las Vegas last week and made the mistakeof stopping at the Brookstone store in The Venetian forumshopping area. Actually, the bigger mistake was ploppingmyself down in one of their state-of-the-art massage chairs.I have to tell you, this chair rocked! It scanned my body,adjusted the length of the leg extension to my height andbegan giving me the most intense massage I have evergotten out of a chair -- though I'll admit this was my first one.The bad part is, the chair costs $4k. That includes deliveryand a 3-year in home warranty (total 4 years on top of original)that covers EVERYTHING! If anything breaks, wears or tears itwill be fixed or replaced with a new chair.Their finance plan is something like $140 for 36 months.You can take a look at this baby HEREThough the site has the warranty priced as "extra" the salesman Idealt with in Vegas told me it was all inclusive.Just wondering if anyone owns one of these chairs or somethinglike it and/or has good/bad experiences with Brookstone.Thanks in advance!

The link doesn't work.

 

Beware of such finance plans. Your numbers are: $4000 purchased, $5000 financed. That's a 20% surcharge to pay it over three years. [soapbox]If you can afford a $4000 luxury massage chair, you can afford it without a lousy financing plan[/soapbox] :)

 

A coworker, a fellow in his mid-50's, bought a massage chair a few years ago and swore by it. It was an evening ritual, to relax and de-stress after work.

 

I like the idea of these chairs. I'd probably benefit from it, a convenient at-home stress reducer. But the good ones are so expensive they never reach my realistic purchase list.



#5 of 21 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted March 02 2014 - 03:00 PM

My wife has a massage chair. She sits in a chair and I rub whatever she orders me to!


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#6 of 21 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 04 2014 - 05:59 AM

How did this get bumped? By you Dave?

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#7 of 21 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted March 05 2014 - 08:57 PM

Hah! I got snookered by a massage chair advertiser!There was a post after Ron's, seemingly from a professional contact of his, suggesting he try some brand of massage chair. I didn't notice the date of Ron's post, thought it was new. I responded.The advertiser post is now gone, and it looks like I resurrected a six yo thread :DThere needs to be a filler when posts are deleted. But let me tell you, that was high quality spam. Personalized and personal. I thought it was someone Rob knew and invited on to talk about massage chairs!

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Posted March 06 2014 - 11:01 AM

Haha I thought I was the king here of reporting spam before folks got snookered! Someone else musta beat me to this one! =)I kinda like that these long tail thread bumps go back to the grave after the spam gets removed, it's pretty rare that they fool someone tho I do agree they are getting more sneaky. Just this week I emailed the owners about a few that I thought were questionable and they deleted every one. My spider senses are pretty good on this stuff but I tend to err on the side of a bleeding heart, but it's a never ending battle!

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#9 of 21 OFFLINE   ChristopherG

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Posted March 06 2014 - 11:28 AM

My usual response to the spam posts:

 

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Posted March 06 2014 - 11:44 AM

Yeah but when you do that you likely leave a thread bumped with everyone thinking you are just weird for bumping an 8 year old thread. Do us all a favor and hit the troll/spam button, that will hide it and if the mods and owners think it should stay they can reinstate it on their review.

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Posted March 07 2014 - 05:07 PM

What's wrong with that? I might actually be weird...


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Posted March 07 2014 - 06:13 PM

I've tried one of those massage chairs. I wasn't all that impressed. They aren't very comfortable. I'd buy a Stressless, before ever buying a massage chair, if I was willing to drop 3g+ on a chair.


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Posted March 07 2014 - 06:33 PM

What's wrong with that? I might actually be weird...

You like seeing 8 year old content bumped for no reason?

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Posted March 08 2014 - 05:42 AM

It's really in the noise for me. In fact sometimes it's cool to see the names of folks who either no longer or very rarely post anymore.

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Posted March 08 2014 - 08:02 AM

OK.

Now this thread is on top anyway:

 

The person removing the SPAM was me.

I may no longer be moderating the forum as frantically as I used to, but while making a few of my usual rounds I came on this one.

 

I really, really hate SPAM and anything like it.

There you have it.

 

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Posted March 08 2014 - 08:08 AM

Thanks Cees!

It's really in the noise for me. In fact sometimes it's cool to see the names of folks who either no longer or very rarely post anymore.

It would be cool if it happened once in a week or two, sometimes I flag 2-3 per day tho!

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Posted March 08 2014 - 08:11 AM

...... and you'll probably see the SPAM disappear then within a few minutes to an hour, on an average!

(Ron really hates it as well.)

 

 

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Posted March 08 2014 - 03:41 PM

I wish a SPAM post was replaced by a generic "SPAM WAS REMOVED" message in the thread.

 

That would make sense of posts, such as mine :)



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Posted March 09 2014 - 05:43 AM

Dave,

 

Normally we try to let the old thread sink back into oblivion. Unfortunately we cannot squeeze a new post in between (we cannot force a false timestamp) if a reply has already been posted. We could remove the new reply as well, of course, but often that's felt as being unnecessarily heartless.  :)

 

 

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Posted March 10 2014 - 10:49 AM

Couldn't you just replace the text of the spam post itself?


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