My mattress becomes part of me
as off to dreamland I go--
comfy from head to toe.
It will cradle me each night
as dark eats up the light.
The price range was amazing, going from $300 to over $5000. I read about the "mattress scams" and felt prepared to hit the stores! The first place was Mattress King and I was overwhelmed with bed after bed, side by side, from king size to twin size mattresses. As I entered the store a lady came from behind a desk to tell me about the many different types of mattresses. Memory foam, coil, latex, spring, pillow-tops, soft, firm, plush and the many sizes. When I managed to get a word in edge wise, I said, "I just want to look around, if I need help I will call you." She went back to her desk. As I laid down on the different beds I kept in mind that what is in the store may be different than what is delivered. One of the scams is that material used for a purchased mattress may not be the same quality as the showroom models. I tried many beds and decided I liked a Beauty Rest, Ultra Plush Pillow Top. I let the lady know again that I was just looking and left the store to visit Macy's because they were having a sale on their mattresses.
At Macy's a very nice clerk waited on me but she was splitting her time between me and another customer. I found a bed similar to the one at the first store yet it had a different cover. It was about $100 less plus there was a 10% discount. I learned that the display beds in the stores have one side plush and the other side firm. That way I could try both sides of the bed to see which I preferred. I decided to purchase it because I have a Macy's card (which would make it easy) and went looking for the clerk. She was very apologetic about me having to wait (while she talked with another customer) and when she returned to me I asked, "Does the price include delivery?" "Oh no," she answered, "we only deliver to anything over a certain price and with your 10% discount you would need to pay for delivery." I asked if they supplied the frame and was told I would need to buy the frame for $107. I thanked her and left the store.
Costco was my next stop and they had mattresses piled up in lopsided stacks. The twins were $368 and a frame was marked $37.00. I would have liked to try the mattress to see how comfortable it felt. I liked the price and it was a brand name but after inquiring I found out that I could not try out the mattress, I needed to put the mattress on a cart, take it through check out, and load it on a truck. Since I had neither the muscle or the truck I walked away.
J.C. Penny mattress department is not very big so I tried the majority of beds in my price range. I liked a Beauty Rest by Simmons and after waiting around for 40 minutes and not a one clerk showed up, I asked a person with a name tag if there was anyone working in mattresses. She left and returned later to tell me that the person who worked mattresses had a customer. I waited about 20 more minutes and left the store.
Back on the Internet I found Mattress Firm and the following day I drove to check out their mattresses. A salesman asked what I had in mind and showed me the area where the firm beds were located. When I told him I just wanted to look around, he returned to his desk. I liked that he wasn't an aggressive salesman! I went from bed to bed spreading out on the different mattresses. My back, my side and my stomach all relaxed on the mattresses. I did not want to think how many other persons had done the same thing! I found one I liked but still wanted to check Penny's so I told the salesman I would return.
At Penny's, I showed the sales associate a mattress I liked but it looked different than other Simmons. She explained how manufacturers put different covers on their mattresses and give them different names depending on which store is purchasing the mattresses. She said it makes it difficult for customers to compare mattresses between stores. She warned that "remember you get what you pay for!" I showed her the one I liked but when she told me they would deliver but I would have to buy the frame I returned to Mattress Firm. On the Internet my mattress came up more expensive than the Mattress Firm price. Its features were Super Soft Sealy Foam, CoreSupport Memory Foam Center, SitRight Edge System and 667 Titanium SS coil count. None of that meant anything to me but I did like the comfortable mattress.
|Shrink this down to a twin and|
this becomes my new Nightly Nest!