sweet thanks for the link...can't go wrong with a good sandwich and a cold beer (if I have the time). Pretty ambitious to try to get up there, check out chairs and get back to work in an hour but hopefully it will be worth the running around.
So I picked up 12 of these MTS chairs for $108. Great chair for the money...frames are scratched up but nothing a little paint can't handle. Cool little surplus furniture store and really nice people. The chair has some kind of "comfortflex" design where the back frame is separate from the bottom and allows the back to flex independently for added comfort. You don't notice it until you lean back and there is a little "give". I like em.
Hey guinness, they had about 15 out on the floor and they were all pretty much in the same shape. Some had fewer scratches on the legs than others but really no big differences (from being stacked and unstacked I think). Fabric & cushions seemed pretty consistent as well...definitely used but no noticeable staining/cushions in good condition. What I did notice was a couple had some missing leveling feet so I just asked if they could grab some from the back that had all the feet and they were more than happy to accommodate.
Yup no sales tax. Very easy to get to. Bring cash and you get the 10% discount so basically spend $100 and get a free chair.
Just picked up 10 of these. I had to get through 20 of them to find 10 good ones ... some of them had massive stains on them. I probably would have sorted through more (a couple of the ones I did take are a bit compressed from being at the bottom of the stack) but I'd been there for an hour, as I was third in line getting these when I arrived, and it took them 5-10 minutes to bring 10 down from upstairs for us to go through.
That said, it's an incredible deal and the owner is very friendly. Also picked up a couple end tables for our bedroom -- we've been using some that I've had since my mid-20s that don't match and it has been driving my wife nuts, for $35/each. The 10% discount for cash purchases is pretty sweet, too. The owner said there have been a ton of people coming in to stock up for their poker rooms.