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In the market for a new mattress

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by KYSportsWriter, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Mine has seen the end of its days. Holes on both sides, in the middle no less, and one of the springs has somehow broken and is protruding through one side.

    I'm not looking to spend a ton; I'd love to find one for less than 200 bucks if possible.

    Any recommendations?
  2. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    Re: In the market for a new matress

    For $200? Might as well go to the free shit on Craigslist.

    I don't think that's something you should skimp on. I got my mattress for just over $500 from 1-800-MATTRESS.
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Re: In the market for a new matress

    If that's all you want to spend, you'd be better off getting a decent futon. You can't get a nice mattress for that cheap.
  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Re: In the market for a new matress

    I've had a futon before, and it was hell on my back. I don't want to go that route again.

    And looking at Furniture Liquidators site is a waste of time.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    If you're going to spend $200 on a mattress, you might as well sleep on the floor
  6. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    WOR-TV used to have this consumer reporter named Polly Kreisman who did kick-ass investigative stuff that usually ended up with someone swearing at her in Spanish.

    Anyway, she goes mattress shopping one day in the Bronx (or maybe it was Brooklyn) and gets a bargain price on a mattress the guy at <i> Nuevo Mattresso</i> assures her is absolutely brand new. Low overhead keeps the prices low, you see. It looks OK. They buy it, take a chainsaw to it and the inside is full of rust and other impurities. It had been dropped at a dump, re-covered and sold as new.

    So if you don't have a lot to spend, get yourself a comfortable couch. Or an air bed with a sleeping bag.
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I looked on there, and there is a place near my work that I will check out in the next couple of days.

    The mattress I have now is just worn out, and I've done what I can to cover the holes when I'm sleeping. I just wish this one hadn't gone to shit, because it's the best I've had.
  8. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Had a futon when I was still in high school. The mattress was too damn thin for my taste, and I wound up just throwing that on the floor and sleeping like that every night. It was a piece of crap, though, because one of the metal bars broke in the first week.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Well, yeah, if you want to buy a cheap metal frame with a two-inch piece of foam as a mattress.
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    But, as my mom put it when she bought it, it was on sale!
  11. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Unless you just have no choice, never skimp on a mattress. You spend a third of your life on it, and a crappy mattress can have repercussions on the other two-thirds if it results in poor sleep quality and constant back and joint discomfort.

    If the interest is reasonable, I'd even consider financing a good mattress. It's a real quality of life changer, and a good one will last you much longer anyway.
  12. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    I spent a lot of money -- A LOT -- for my Tempur-Pedic bed, and it's the best investment I ever made. I have less trouble with my back, I sleep better at night, and the bed looks and feels the same as when I bought it seven years ago. It's worth at least checking out. I paid for it over time, and I would do it again if I had to choose between that and replacing conventional mattresses every few years.
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