I couldn't find a newsgroup to cover this so if anyone knows of one, let me
know. I am in the market for a new bed. There are so many choices it
boggles the mind. Is one brand better than the other? Sealy, Serta, or
Simmons? What does one look for in a mattress that will be comfortable and
last for the money.
Dave- there aren't really as many choices as you've been lead to believe, at
least not amongst the well-known name brands...
Many retail outlets, along with dial-a-bed type sellers purposely have the
manufacturers re-brand their product so it can be sold under a name unique to
that seller only, thus making it impossible for the consumer to accurately
compare prices between sellers without going nuts.
Modern-day mattress salesmen have become the new "used car sheysters" of days
past. Find a mattress that you're comfortable with and don't be taken in by
wild claims of less nighttime movement, less snoring, better supported spinal
columns and the like.
Just find something you like and put this thread to rest!
Very true, HA HA! Thanks for being so straight forward. It truly is
mind-boggling if you visit a few bedding stores and get the various sales
pitches. And the prices they want for a simple mattress these days. Bloody
ridiculous. You would thing they were selling a complex engine or
You gave excellent advice. Thanks! Des
Buying a mattress set can be rather mind boggling. Consumer Reports
has a good article about this that is worth reading. There is a wide
price range for the same mattress set, depending on where you buy. I
advise that the mattress set be tried out for 5-10 minutes with the
same person you sleep (with if there is one) to get a feeling of the
firmness and comfort before you buy. Not sure if the salesperson will
allow it, but it is worth seeing the interior quality especially with
It's probably a good idea to buy from someone that offers a in-house time
trial. We just bought a mattress and got 30 days to decide if it was the one
we want. The salesman said we get two chances to choose, but with research
and somewhat knowing what we liked we made the right decision the first time
As mentioned all the different stores have their own name game going with
manufacturers, so we did our comparison shopping by firmness, number if
coils per sq. ft. and coil wire size.
We bought a Stearns and Foster, medium firm California King just over
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.