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How We Picked
1. Memory Express Computers
Services: Software and gaming, gadgets and furniture, computer hardwarea and systems, networking, audio and video, accessories
Address: 3305 32 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 5X7
Contact Details: (403) 313-8883
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Google reviews score||4.5/5|
|Yelp reviews score||3.5/5|
|HomeStars reviews score||3.6/5|
|Quality of service||4.8/5|
Since its establishment in 1996, Memory Express Computers continuously provides computer services and electronic products.
We like that they have a long catalogue of gaming chairs that differ in prices, brands, and features. On that note, we think those looking for decent-quality gaming chairs for as low as $250 or as high as $1,600 are in the right place.
It’s also noteworthy that they offer free shipping for orders over $1000 and selected products.
In addition, we appreciate their multiple deals and discounts, the same with their gaming chairs — as high as $170 off!
However, we are a bit iffy about the long delivery times for some of their products. We learned that it could take around 8 to 12 weeks before it reaches your doorstep, which is quite a long wait.
Although it’s possible to visit their physical stores, the availability of the product you want isn’t guaranteed.
We suggest calling the nearest location and asking if what you want is in stock. But, we also heard some reports of unresponsiveness and lack of assistance from in-store staff.
Nonetheless, Memory Express Computers is a solid choice since it focuses on computers, electronics, and related products. Plus, it also means that most of their services and products have warranty guarantees.
2. Best Buy
Services: Computers and accessories, gadgets, appliances, home living, technology, furniture and more
Address: 901 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A4
Contact Details: (866) 237-8289
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Google reviews score||4/5|
|Yelp reviews score||3.5/5|
|Facebook reviews score||3.6/5|
|Quality of service||4.3/5|
Best Buy is one of Canada’s largest consumer electronics retailers that offers a variety of products, from computers and gadgets to home living products and furniture.
What we like most about them is their number of locations, having over 160 stores coast-to-coast. We also learned that 80% of Canadians live within 25 km of one of the stores — plus points for accessibility!
But, we think it’s a shame that many of their gaming chairs are only available online, so you won’t be able to check them out in-store physically.
Moreover, we noted some negative experiences regarding customer service, especially when customers ask for assistance in shopping or enquire about a product. There are also times when it’s hard to get in touch with them over the phone.
That said, we suggest customers use Best Buy’s 24/7 live agents to call or chat with them to help them address their concerns. Contacting chat agents is usually the quickest way to get a response and a possible solution.
Another thing we like is the gaming chairs at incredibly affordable prices, some as low as $99.99.
On top of that, we also appreciate their low price guarantee wherein they will match a lower price of a product from a different establishment. So best make a quick research about the product’s prices from competing stores.
3. Canadian Tire
Services: Automotive, tools, home and furniture, recreation, outdoor living
Address: 906 16 Ave SW #201, Calgary, AB T2R 1C1
Contact Details: (403) 474-1113; email@example.com
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Google reviews score||4.1/5|
|TrustAnalytica reviews score||3.5/5|
|Facebook reviews score||2.5/5|
|Quality of service||3.9/5|
With almost a century of experience in the retailing industry, Canadian Tire has expanded from selling tires to offering home products, furniture, and more.
Notably, they have around 1,700 retail locations in Canada and ten store locations in Calgary.
We also think it’s nice that customers can choose between delivery or pick-up services. That said, it’s more affordable and quicker to go for their curbside pick-up option.
Conveniently, you can check if your product is available at a nearby store for pick-up.
However, we noticed inaccuracies in the number of in-stock products stated online and the actual number in-store. So we suggest making a quick phone call to confirm your product is available.
We also feel underwhelmed with their limited selection of gaming chairs, given their history in retailing.
Furthermore, we figure they need to work on customer assistance, especially assisting those who ask for help with a product.
On a better note, we have to give them credit for the installment or payment plans they offer for up to 24 months of equal payments. It allows you to strategically spend your disposable income on other needs and simultaneously enjoy your new comfy chair.
Lastly, we also appreciate the product warranties on their gaming chairs, which gives customers peace of mind in case of defects or product concerns.
4. Walmart Supercentre
Services: Appliances, automotive, clothing, electronics, furniture, groceries, household supplies, video games, and more
Address: 1212 37 Street SW, Calgary, AB T3C 1S3
Contact Details: (403) 242-2205
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
|Google reviews score||3.7/5|
|TopRated reviews score||3.7/5|
|Nice Local reviews score||3.6/5|
|Quality of service||4.5/5|
Most of you have already heard of Walmart, considering its popularity and number of store locations.
We like that there are about 20 stores around Calgary so that you may have a Walmart within a reasonable distance.
In addition, their 400+ stores carry up to 120,000 products, ranging from apparel and home decor to electronics and groceries. Plus, specialty services such as pharmacies and garden centres.
Notably, they have a wide selection of gaming chairs and accessories that come with it — over 1,500 products! Apart from the lengthy catalogue, the price range accommodates almost every budget, even as low as $41.
On the downside, a great majority of gaming chairs are only available online, with only around three gaming chair models in stores.
We are also a bit bothered by the complaints regarding the facilities of their stores, such as questionable cleanliness and old-stock issues.
Also, we think it’s high time for Walmart to improve customer service and knowledge of some employees, particularly with receiving and assisting customers.
But, we have to give it to Walmart for providing affordable products by offering many ways to save. Some money-savers include rollbacks, deals, clearance sales, and membership cards, so better look out for these offers.
Services: Office supplies, education, furniture, computer and components, electronincs, food, health
Address: 1215 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0H9
Contact Details: (403) 263-0200; firstname.lastname@example.org
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
|Google reviews score||3.7/5|
|Yelp reviews score||2.5/5|
|Nice Local reviews score||3.8/5|
|Quality of service||4.9/5|
Founded in 1991, Staples Canada continues to offer a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services.
We are impressed with their selection of gaming chairs with diverse brands, models, prices, and features.
It’s also a plus that they have more gaming chairs in stores than their competitors, which mostly only have them available online. So, we think it’s advantageous for these products to be available in stores so customers can try to assess the quality in person.
Conveniently, Staples offers free shipping or pick-up services, and some are qualified for same-day deliveries too!
And to give you a heads up, we advise you to call for confirmation on the availability since many products sell out.
On that note, we think that the discounts, deals, clearance sales, and coupons they offer are one of the reasons for the high demand for popular products.
Although, we are a bit disappointed with their customer service, particularly with some employees not bothering to accommodate customers and taking too long to assist.
We also noted some issues regarding customers receiving the wrong orders during a pick-up, which beats the whole point of convenient pick-up service.
On a positive note, we think it’s good that they provide warranty plans, like their protection plan for chairs. This plan covers structural and cosmetic damage on the gaming chair — stains and damage to leather included!