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post #751 of 771 Old 11-15-2018, 08:42 AM
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I'm guessing you didnt buy them at the discounted $599 price since the sale doesnt start until the 16th, or did you encounter a unicorn type situation at the store?

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LOL...Why would I wait? Costco is great to me about price adjustments!
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LOL...Why would I wait? Costco is great to me about price adjustments!
I guess you have a point. Since I dont typically like to roll the dice with store policies anymore than I have to it didnt even cross my mind.

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I guess you have a point. Since I dont typically like to roll the dice with store policies anymore than I have to it didnt even cross my mind.

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One time they did say because it was more than 30 days they would not adjust the price .But he did say I could return for a full refund and reorder at the lower price. When I asked him if that was really cost efficient, he just laughed and said "No", and got a "supervisor" to do the adjustment..
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Well, I got a pair of these today but I will be DAMNED if I can get them to power up. I keep coming up with two connections with no where to plug them in to. If someone else gets this chair can these please pm me if they get it working? I am headed out or would post some pics. If I get a chance I will do it tomorrow..
and before some says RTFM, you just wait for it when i post the "manual"...
Did you ever get the chairs powered up? If so what are your thoughts after spending a few days with them?

I ordered 4 this morning and I'm guessing it'll be some time next week before they're delivered. Very curious about your thoughts on build quality, comfort, etc.

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And we have lift-off! Three of the chairs were delivered today and I just managed to get one setup. Pictures below - please excuse the state of the room. Setup there is very much a work in progress

Initial impressions are as follows: The main seat itself is quite comfortable - nicely cushioned with a bit more "sink" to them than the chairs they replaced. Headrest cushioning is roughly the same as the Lex chairs they replaced - that is to say, not very good. However the powered headrest makes all the difference and after a few adjustments it cushions the head adequately. I'm not blown away by the comfort in the neck area, but it's miles better than the other chairs I had with the motorized head rest in the mix. I'll take them for an extended comfort test tonight and report back if my opinion changes.

The motorized elements seem to work smoothly and there's a handy 'full reset' switch in between the headrest and leg rest buttons that gradually returns both to the default position when held. That'll save me some time when I'm wrapping up after using the chairs.

There's actually storage in both arm rests, which is a nice surprise. I thought only one arm rest had the storage bin. The arms themselves have a nice bit of padding on top and seem comfy enough.

I know someone posted about the rocking motion, but they don't seem to rock anymore than the chairs they replaced. There certainly isn't any deliberate rocking or swiveling feature and side to side motion is minimal if you push on them.

That's about all I can think of for now. So far I'm pretty impressed and unless I find a major problem with extended comfort, I'll be keeping these ones. Any other questions let me know and I'll try and get back to you with answers.
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Well, I got a pair of these today but I will be DAMNED if I can get them to power up. I keep coming up with two connections with no where to plug them in to. If someone else gets this chair can these please pm me if they get it working? I am headed out or would post some pics. If I get a chance I will do it tomorrow..
and before some says RTFM, you just wait for it when i post the "manual"...
Did you connect the cord from the back cushion to the cord attached to the main seat base? They snap together and then you just plug the chair itself into an outlet via the power outlet on the back. I've attached a picture - let me know if you are still having issues with that aspect of things.
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Did you connect the cord from the back cushion to the cord attached to the main seat base? They snap together and then you just plug the chair itself into an outlet via the power outlet on the back. I've attached a picture - let me know if you are still having issues with that aspect of things.
to make a long story short, one of my chairs was bad....
If you get a chance, check in the zipper pouch and see if you, too, have two cords that don;t attach to anything..

The other nice thing is the "soft close" of the arm rests. Of course my idiot son keeps trying to push them closed....

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to make a long story short, one of my chairs was bad....
If you get a chance, check in the zipper pouch and see if you, too, have two cords that don;t attach to anything..

The other nice thing is the "soft close" of the arm rests. Of course my idiot son keeps trying to push them closed....
So....funny story. My wife and I hump two more chairs upstairs today, hook 'em up and...dead as a dodo. We figured one being bad was bad luck, but two?

So I go poking around in the zippered pouch underneath (which I assume is what you were talking about) and low and behold two beefy power cords are disconnected on the first chair I check. Reconnect them, and Bobs your uncle, we're in business. Cords on the second chair were connected but loose. I tried snapping a picture, but it ain't great. See if that's your issue if you haven't already.

Also, go easy on your son. Plenty of other people were force closing those arm rests initially I'll bet...*cough*.

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while you were poking around there, did you also notice two power cords that don;t go anywhere. the standard "figure 8" and one that looks like it goes to a transformer?
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while you were poking around there, did you also notice two power cords that don;t go anywhere. the standard "figure 8" and one that looks like it goes to a transformer?
Yeah, same thing in mine. I assume they're redundant because they're using multiple transformers maybe?

I didn't try disconnecting/reconnecting anything else and chairs appear to be working ok. Either lousy QA or lack of a securing mechanism for those power cords resulting in them popping loose during transit to blame.

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beats me why they are there. maybe for LED lights or something? The "figure eight one has 120V going through it and is interchangeable with the one going to the one power transformer. I had all my multimeters out going that day trying to figure out what was going on! Bottom line was once I connected the transformer to the motor, the transformer would start flickering green and nothing worked, so I attribute my bad one to a short in the motor..
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Just saw this on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/d/Living-Room...Brecliner&th=1

It's NOT LEATHER and has the same functions as the Pulaski Churchill chairs. Therefore, if you don't mind faux leather, the price is pretty decent, considering it's shipped price.

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beats me why they are there. maybe for LED lights or something? The "figure eight one has 120V going through it and is interchangeable with the one going to the one power transformer. I had all my multimeters out going that day trying to figure out what was going on! Bottom line was once I connected the transformer to the motor, the transformer would start flickering green and nothing worked, so I attribute my bad one to a short in the motor..
FWIW, there's a number of reviews up at Costco with people complaining about these chairs not working upon receipt. Abbyson support is apparently well aware of the issue and is directing people to flip the chairs over and make the same fix

So it's good that this is a known issue with an easy fix. But it's ludicrous that people have to start troubleshooting these chairs upon arrival.
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I was at a Costco earlier tonight. I did not see a Pulaski Churchill. I did see the following power recliner:





Top grain leather on all seating surfaces.

1 USB port.

The regular price of $399.99 is pretty sweet. It should be no higher than $349 when on sale. Too bad it doesn't have cup holders, storage or table top...

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Saw the display chair yesterday, regular price of $399.99:





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FYI....It looks like the Evans chairs with power headrest (Item 1277034) will be on sale 1/13 through 2/3 for $499. (That's $200 off vs $100 in Nov).

That's a great price for these chairs. Hookup drama aside, I'm very happy with the ones I bought. They're a solid upgrade feature wise over the Pulaski model.

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Anyone dissemble one of these chairs?

We taking one to the basement and it would be much easier to take the back off. I looked at the "clip" I think would allow one to take the back off. But, it's pretty rigid and looks like it's not intended to decompress to slip the back off the chair. I'm afraid I'll break it or bend it and compromise the chair.

Anyone who has successfully done this? I assume it's possible, since they sell this chair all over and ppl have to send them back for repairs or replacement (which would require the back be removed).

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Anyone dissemble one of these chairs?

We taking one to the basement and it would be much easier to take the back off. I looked at the "clip" I think would allow one to take the back off. But, it's pretty rigid and looks like it's not intended to decompress to slip the back off the chair. I'm afraid I'll break it or bend it and compromise the chair.

Anyone who has successfully done this? I assume it's possible, since they sell this chair all over and ppl have to send them back for repairs or replacement (which would require the back be removed).
Yes, I have done it quite a few times.



For example, to separate this end, just locate the metal locking piece and pull the tab to your right while you lift up this end of the back. You should be able to separate this end. Then do the other end. When both ends are no longer locked in place, you can take the back off.
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