I bought a Strata High Back office chair from Smart Buy back in 2006; it’s a fantastic chair that has lasted me for 8 years of 40hr+ weeks and it’s still in excellent condition!
I was looking for an office chair in 2006; I wanted an Aeron, but a used Aeron was still in the $600+ range. The Strata has most of the same adjustable features and cost me $400 new. The guys at Smart Buy were great, helped me pick-out the chair, no pressure.
The arm rests have started to tear after 8 years of heavy use; they weren’t covered under warranty, but Smart Buy replaced them anyway. I’ve been considering upgrading to a Steelcase Gesture or Leap, but I just don’t see the value for the money.