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Need help in chosing a new bed
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(01-04-2014, 06:12 PM)Sleepster Wrote:
(01-04-2014, 05:02 PM)me50 Wrote: I could never, personally, buy a bed, bedding, furniture from garage sales. That's just us though. Lots of people do buy used mattresses and furniture.

I would never buy a used mattress. It's illegal for retailers to sell them. They can contain bed bugs.

These offers by retailers to return mattresses are just a marketing strategy. Returned mattresses are discarded, their cost is chalked up as part of the cost of doing business and passed on to the consumer. You are basically paying a little extra for mattress insurance.

I remember back in the 1980's a company called Curtis-Mathis claimed to have the best televisions available. They cost more because they were worth it, and to prove it they offered a four-year warranty.

A Zenith salesman explained to us that his TV was just as good or better at 75% of the price, and that if we wanted he could give us a 4-year warranty at a cost of the other 25%.

It's a marketing scheme.

hmmm.....I thought that retailers had the beds refurbished, i.e., replacing everything but the coils. learned something new today.
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can you post a photo of the futon with the topper and the bed that works for you?
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Sorry, I'm on "winter vacation" and can't send a photo until late next month. Google "custom cotton futon mattresses" and, possibly, you'll find a website that will make a 4" cotton futon mattress. I have two queen-sized, one full-sized and one twin-sized. Then I just topped them with the "memory foam" 4" toppers. Hope this helps.

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(01-04-2014, 08:20 PM)MAPnea Wrote: can you post a photo of the futon with the topper and the bed that works for you?

Sorry, I'm on "winter vacation" and can't send a photo until late next month. Google "custom cotton futon mattresses" and, possibly, you'll find a website that will make a 4" cotton futon mattress. I have two queen-sized, one full-sized and one twin-sized. Then I just topped them with the "memory foam" 4" toppers. Hope this helps.
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thanks. I just couldn't picture it in my mind so thought a photo would help.

we are shopping for a king mattress and box springs since a friend of ours gave us a king size head and foot board.
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(01-04-2014, 06:18 PM)me50 Wrote: hmmm.....I thought that retailers had the beds refurbished, i.e., replacing everything but the coils. learned something new today.

It's quite possible that you're right and what you learned from me is wrong. Too-funny

Laws vary from state to state, so it could be that practices are different in different places.

I would think it would be cheaper and easier to just build a new one!
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(01-04-2014, 10:41 PM)Sleepster Wrote:
(01-04-2014, 06:18 PM)me50 Wrote: hmmm.....I thought that retailers had the beds refurbished, i.e., replacing everything but the coils. learned something new today.

It's quite possible that you're right and what you learned from me is wrong. Too-funny

Laws vary from state to state, so it could be that practices are different in different places.

I would think it would be cheaper and easier to just build a new one!

you would think. the coils probably aren't the most expensive part of making a mattress. and, what I said about refurbishing them.....I just thought that is what they did. never researched it. I only buy new beds or what is presented to be new beds. sometimes, if I am not sure, I ask to see the purchase invoice. if they are above board, they don't mind showing you. people do it at car dealerships but those dealerships have 2 invoices and they show you the higher priced one so you think you are getting a good deal from them....we learned how sneaky they can be, especially if they tell you they will get you financing through the bank to keep the customer from having to....they tack on a % of interest for themselves.....a lot of buyers don't know that. anyway, we were talking about beds and mattresses lol I digressed
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I had cronic back and neck pain for over 20 years until 10 years ago when I bought an adjustable bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress. I was expensive but well worth it.
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Another option for the retailers would be to donate the mattress to a homeless shelter or some such charity and write off the cost. Provided of course that local laws allow such practices.

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My wife and I love our 7yr old Sleep Number bed. Main reason we got it is due to the fact that I want a softer bed, while she prefers a firmer bed, and with the sleep number you can have both. I believe you can still get a 30 night trial with free return if you don't like it.

The other one that interests me is the Tempur-Pedic mattress.
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(01-08-2014, 08:40 PM)Peter_C Wrote: My wife and I love our 7yr old Sleep Number bed. Main reason we got it is due to the fact that I want a softer bed, while she prefers a firmer bed, and with the sleep number you can have both. I believe you can still get a 30 night trial with free return if you don't like it.

The other one that interests me is the Tempur-Pedic mattress.

30 day trial and return policy.....is that with a full refund?

Glad it is working for you. Buying a mattress is not an easy feat; there are so many things to consider....steal springs or not and how many springs, pillow top, memory foam and a lot more (at least the last time we bought a mattress).
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(01-08-2014, 08:40 PM)Peter_C Wrote: My wife and I love our 7yr old Sleep Number bed. Main reason we got it is due to the fact that I want a softer bed, while she prefers a firmer bed, and with the sleep number you can have both. I believe you can still get a 30 night trial with free return if you don't like it.

The other one that interests me is the Tempur-Pedic mattress.

We have had a Sleep Number bed for 10+ years. We went to a Sleep Number store, and signed up for email info. We got an offer to buy a returned mattress, with all new ticking for a great discount. We have added a 2" foam topper.
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