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Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

TORPC
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Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

Which one would you choose
My indecisive daughter can not make her mind up & her BF ain't much better either, as he leaves it  all up to her Tongue
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6173931.htm (Black)
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6173924.htm (Clear)
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Re: Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

I wouldn't get either.
I've bought these cheaper desks before and they don't really hold their own.

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Re: Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

agree with Mav
something like
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/20210894/
and something from the Ikea range of desks might be better
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Re: Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

+1.... If you want to buy rubbish, go to the tip....

at least........... you might find a half decent desk and "soft" comfy "executive" chair.... probably for less money...
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Re: Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

It was her decision, not mine Wink
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Re: Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

I tend to go for this type of desk and this type of chair.

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Re: Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

Unfortunately too wide
The one she chose, yet can not decide on the Clear or Black
Will just fit where she wants it to go, bearing in mind they are only in a bedsit, with no room to (swing a stuffed cuddly toy cat)
If IIRC it worked out approx 2cm under the gap it will be going into Wink
Overall gap approx W 47cm
Linked unit W 45cm
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Re: Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

If she makes her mind up buy it!;
else
don't buy it;

Simple.  Nothing we can help with.
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Re: Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

I have that chair Mav, its uncomfortable and has a unreliable oil ram.  Foam used in the seat lasts no longer than a few months before it becomes unbearably thin.  The back is angled back, which I find gives me backache as there is no lower back support unless you lean back.  Defeats the purpose of a chair to be used sat at table for hours at a time.
Had mine for 3 months then the oil ram started to fail to hold at a set height, constant adjustments every day.  I ended up getting another bit of foam to build up the height of the seat to negate the lack of padding in the seat and partly the height of it with the oil ram at the bottom of its travel.
Simply a seat to avoid.
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Re: Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

Answering the ops actual question..
Black.
Clear / white can be tarnished. Black tends to deal with bumps and scrapes a bit better. Plus it looks sleek!
Admittedly neither of those appeal to me but I realise (unlike some) that not everyone can afford expensive things.
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Re: Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

Not my type of thing but from a house keeping point of view I would go with the clear the black will always show dust.
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Re: Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

SWMBO & I would help her out if she could find a suitable sized alternative
It is the width that is crucial, the depth or height can be optional
My daughter is currently studying for child care, & her BF is in a low paid job
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Re: Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

@Gus My chair is very similar to that one although not exactly the same but I'm not sure where I did buy it . I've had it almost four years, I do find it very comfortable and the foam is as good still as when it was bought. The only problem is at the top of the back where it has occasionally rubbed against the wall but that's a user issue and not a design fault.

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Re: Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

Quote from: Mayfly
Not my type of thing but from a house keeping point of view the clear the black will always show dust.

Most birds are obsessive cleaners so I wouldn't worry about that!
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Re: Office-in-a-Box Desk and Chair Set £24.99

your right there, as she has OCD when it comes to cleaning her place, yet when she, lived at home, she was the complete opposite  Shocked