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post #61 of 314
Yes! Item # would be great. I love them!
post #62 of 314
And what's the price of those?
post #63 of 314
Costco had those red and black chairs as well, they were 99.99, but I don't have an item number... I do know that they are made by Berkline though.
post #64 of 314
I'll post an ITEM # as soon as I get home, I believe I still have the laminate sheets from the chairs.

A nice feature is the backs fold down like the Costco Black chairs, which is nice when it comes time to do any work to the theater, just stack these babies up and they are out of the way in no time flat.

Here is another pic for now.
post #65 of 314
Ok all set with #'s
I found these at a Staples store in the Midwest.
Gameworx Chair/Staples Gaming Chair

Model:13368-US
SKU 647903

Originally $99.99
Found mine marked down at $79.99 Jan/07
post #66 of 314
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Originally Posted by Sevker View Post

Well these aren't found at Costco, but they are great for front row seating!!

On a recent trip to Staples I discovered in their Sale Chair Isle these low profile seats. Marked at 79.99 a piece they make for a great front row. No cup holders but there is a place to hold candy/remotes. Heres a quick pic.

I actually bought two seats at costco that were very similar to these, my kids are using them in the loft. They can be easily brought into the theater if needed. The costco ones were $99 though. Might need to check these out at Staples, save myself another fourty bucks! Here are the before and after pics of my theater.



post #67 of 314
I picked up the entertainer as well at Costco and love them. Now I just need to finish my theater so I can move them out of my family room and into my Theater!!!!
post #68 of 314
Would any of you that own these costco seats recommend them to someone with a theater on a budget situation?

Or would a futon couch be more comfortable?
post #69 of 314
Theater on a budget? If you can make them fit, I would do showtimes, or a nice couch rather than these. For extra seating, these are nice. For regular use.... not so much. Just my opinion.
post #70 of 314
Looks like its all over. I just called costco and was told they had only one and its possibly the display model. No info showing new stock coming anytime soon.
post #71 of 314
Just visited Costco @ Brentwood, TN. That had five of them. I'm not a member, but got a visitor's pass just to try out the chair. I'm 5' 5" and am used to a theater seat with a higher back--somewhere to rest my head. These were neat, comfortable, but unless I slouched, there was no place to rest my head. For children, they would be great. I like the design and the storege under the seat. And if there was a popup head rest, like some car seats have, it would be perfect.

But I personally passed on them...

Steven
post #72 of 314
Here is another pic for now.
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Costco does have the chairs, they are called "Viper Game Chair." They are made by Berkline but do not say so on the box, the customer support phone number inside the box was Berkline. Before Christmas they were $99, I paid $75 in January. In all of the Costco's here they only came in Blue or Grey (not red) and there was only 1 skew for both colors.

When I was looking for multiples in the same color I was told the regional warehouse did not have anymore.
post #73 of 314
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Originally Posted by xole View Post

Costco does have the chairs, they are called "Viper Game Chair."

Would you happen to have the Costco item number available to post? If you still have your receipt, perhaps it would be on there? It would make it easy for us to call our local warehouse about availability.

ND
post #74 of 314
NM....
post #75 of 314
The Costco item number is 951004. You should be able to have you local Costco check inventories in other local stores. That is how I ended up getting matching colors (had to then call the other store and have them look to see which colors they had).

They are very comfortable and have made great front row seats for me. The only dissapointment are that they do not recline back. Also, they are large, box is at least 2-4x larger than the other Costco chair with the storage underneath.
post #76 of 314
I think the most beneficial factor for me was the fact that these red chairs are low enough that people on the sofa in the back row can see over them without the aid of a riser. My theater only has 6 1/2 foot ceilings so a riser was an unfavorable option.

Comfort level. These are not expensive chairs, however at 6'1 and around 260 I fit comfortably into them with no complaints. They seem well constructed though I would like to find a suitable footrest in the future. But for now they are fine, and they are pretty impressive looking. The arch below the chair makes for a handy hide-a-way spot for Xbox controllers and remotes.

Now I'm off to find a permanent back row to match the front!
post #77 of 314
I'll have to check these out...would work great for person 7,8....in my home theater
post #78 of 314
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Originally Posted by frankie_v View Post

Would any of you that own these costco seats recommend them to someone with a theater on a budget situation?

Or would a futon couch be more comfortable?

(Talking about "The Entertainer" chairs from Costco) I wouldn't have gotten these as "primary seating" for my theater; these are purely "overflow" seating with the secondary "ottoman for my sofa" and tertiary "storage" functions. You can't sprawl out in these chairs, they're not designed for it. But they are comfortable enough for a good sized dude with a couple beers and some nachos in him for an entire superbowl

On the flip side, I've yet to see a comfortable futon. Caveat - I'm lying, I HAVE seen a comfortable futon, but the price rivaled/exceeded that of a comfortable sofa; if it don't got inner springs, it ain't comfortable.
post #79 of 314
I liked the idea of these Entertainers, but don't have a costco. Put in the call to my aunt in Billings (six hours away), she had my uncle (who at 6'+ is quite a bit taller than me) sit in them and he was very comfortable. They picked up three of them for me, I'll probably have them ground-shipped to me out here. I'm not too worried, if he was comfortable in them I definitely should be, we're rather short people here at my house so these things should fit the bill. Even if they don't work out as primary seats they'll be perfect for overflow. Looking forward to getting them.

I took measurements, to the inch they're the same size as some chairs I've been using in my theater for a while now (fabric overstock armchairs) so these Entertainers should be perfect.
post #80 of 314
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On the flip side, I've yet to see a comfortable futon.

A comedian once said of a Futon:
"An uncomfortable couch that folds down into an uncomfortable bed."

I have to agree.
post #81 of 314
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Originally Posted by actionPlant View Post

I liked the idea of these Entertainers, but don't have a costco. Put in the call to my aunt in Billings (six hours away), she had my uncle (who at 6'+ is quite a bit taller than me) sit in them and he was very comfortable. They picked up three of them for me, I'll probably have them ground-shipped to me out here. I'm not too worried, if he was comfortable in them I definitely should be, we're rather short people here at my house so these things should fit the bill. Even if they don't work out as primary seats they'll be perfect for overflow. Looking forward to getting them.

I took measurements, to the inch they're the same size as some chairs I've been using in my theater for a while now (fabric overstock armchairs) so these Entertainers should be perfect.

I couldn't find these in the stores here...anyone know what section they were in?
post #82 of 314
I only said futon because that's what I'm using now (temp I hope). But I would like something a little more "home theater" like. So does any one know of something in between the Entertainer seats and the Showtime seats as far as price? Money is tight but my desire is huge.
post #83 of 314
BTW, one other observation about "The Entertainer" Costco chairs; I was shocked at how heavy they are for their size. I'm hoping that's just "nice sturdy construction". They are a brute to move - I like to keep two of them in front of my couch as a footrest with the other unobtrusively stashed against the wall, and then when we have a big group in, I slide them over a bit and put the third one in place next to them. And until I hit on the idea of "flip them on their side and slide them in place", it was a total gruntfest.

Be prepared when you get ready to pick them up...(or ship them).
post #84 of 314
I cannot find the gaming chair from Staples on their website. Or the Viper Game chair on Costco's website. I searched by chair name, model # and SKU #. What am I doing wrong? Are they not available anymore? Thanks.
post #85 of 314
I don't think Costco ever had the game chairs on the www, just in the stores.
post #86 of 314
Thanks xole. Does anyone know about the Staples Gameworx chair mentioned earlier? I can't find it on their website. Also, is anyone using the "video rocker" at Walmart.com for $24? If so, what do you think of it?
post #87 of 314
Wow three staples around us and I could only find one of these chairs and that was the floor model. Got it for $79.99. I can not find any on the web, not even e-bay. I'd like to get two more.

Here are a few pictures to compair it ti the rocker 200. As for comfort a like the cusion on the red chair but I like the way the rocker reclines back. The rocker is easier to see the screen when you are up close to it. The chair from staples you need to look up.

Wish me luck finding two more.





Compaired to the Rocker 200


The height difference


The rocker 200 reclined back, almost the same height.



I really can't tell if the hight of these chairs is ideal yet because I am still using a futon until I get my theater. Sitting back on the futon these chairs are still a little too high but if I sit up it's perfect. I hope this helps some people.
post #88 of 314
Thanks Adam. Do you know the height of the Staples chair? And I assume the back snaps into the up position or something? The back is not adjustable to different angles, is it?
post #89 of 314
The back is 34 inches from the floor to the top. It is not adjustable, it just folds down I guess for packing and storage. Hope this helps
post #90 of 314
I bought 3 of the red/black chairs from Staples today, and they are really nice. Surprisingly comfortable and padded for $79. It's also nice how you are not sitting right on the floor like some of the chairs out there. I did a lot of calling around, and had to go to 2 different stores to get 3. I was told they were a promotional item for Christmas, and would not be getting any more in. That's why they're on clearance now.
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