Post # 1
We are moving in to our house in a few days, and I can’t decide on which mattress to get because I’m so confused about the differences in prices for mattresses that are almost equal in comfort. I don’t want to have to move our old mattress in and out when we get a new one, and we want to get a King so I’m hoping to have it by this week, but we won’t if we can’t make up our minds!
Store A: The most comfortable mattress we were shown is $3,600 (Aireloom Moonlight) for just the mattress itself. The sales lady / manager talked on and on about it being a luxury mattress and made from all organic materials, and how it’s the most supportive for our bodies. It was the last one she showed us, but I was finding it hard to believe that they didn’t have one equally as comfortable but cheaper, even if it’s not organic and luxury brand. There was a $1,300 one that I felt was JUST as comfortable, but she kept pushing me away from it saying it was too soft for my fiance, like his spine was not aligned. I couldn’t really tell the suble difference between his spinal alignment on that mattress and on the expensive one, but she basically made me feel like it would be selfish of me to want that one because he would wake up with a bad back. He didn’t have an opinion on it, they were all comfortable to him lol.
Store B: The most comfortable one we tried here was a $1,500 SleepFit mattress. It was almost as comfortable, just a tiny bit less than the more expensive one I think only because the topper was a little thinner.
I would just like to know if we will be equally as happy with the $1,500 one, or does the price difference mean we will have to replace the SleepFit in a few years, while the other one could last the rest of our lives without getting too soft?
Is +/- $1,500 standard for a good mattress? My sister got a $700 one, and my best friend purchased a $500 with her husband, and they’re all happy with their mattresses so far but have had them for less than 5 years so I don’t know how well mattresses under $1,000 hold up? I would prefer that price range, but how long do those tend to last?
Any words of advice would be appreciated.
Post # 2
Of course she wants to sell you the more expensive one, she’s in sales. The last mattress I bought was $300 and came from Garden Ridge and I never had any problems with it.
ETA: I’ve had it for three years and its still in fine shape.
Post # 3
You’re meant to replace ANY mattress every 6-8 years (I can’t remember which) so honestly I wouldn’t be spending that much.
Also, I refuse to buy from pushy sales people on principle.
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- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
bellanotte11 : I keep my mattresses about 8 years and replace them.
Look up reviews online for the two different mattresses you like. If the comfier one has worse reviews saying that a year in it sinks then you won’t want it. Reviews form real customers help so much!
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They say, lifetime guarantee but don’t back it up. 5-8 years is what you’ll get out of a mattress. Go cheaper
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
We recently spent $1,500 on a mattress and it is heavenly! Prior to that, we had a $300 Ikea mattress for like 2 years and that was stiff as a board, no bueno. Before that we used a mattress that I had from when I was 15 (so the mattress was probably about 10 years old before we switched to the Ikea one). So far this $1,500 mattress has been more than worth it, but as you can see, my comparisons from previous mattresses aren’t that valid so take that for what you will haha.
Post # 9
i bought a top of the line beauty rest for $2000 almost 10 years ago. my coworker was recently in the market for a matress and he thought $2k was alot. he ended up buying one for $1600 and said i guess 2k isn’t that crazy.
you spend a LOT of time in your bed, you want to be comfortable and have a good nights sleep. a matress will also last 10+ years so you are getting your money worth.
you need to lay in them and see what you think is comfortable. while i don’t think a 3600 mattress is worth it, i would plan to spend around $1500
Post # 10
slomotion : It’s good to read that, because although I’m aware that in the back of my mine, I feel that while I was there I was being brainwashed, but something seemed off to me only as soon as she tried steering us away from the $1,300 one. She seemed so nice, made us felt like she was looking out for our best interest. The fancy one is officially scratched off the list!
BeeDD : Good to know! I hoesntly wasn’t sure if expensive mattresses are supposed to magically last 20 years, because according to the sales associate we would never have to replace the $3,600 one.
Post # 11
julies1949 : Thanks for the links! The only thing I’m sure of is that so far we prefer the latex hybrids with toppers.
jannigirl : I’ve been reading reviews of the mattress warranties being pretty much useless. Good to know I should except to replace in about 8yrs.
Post # 12
stephanie091512 : What brand is it, if you don’t mind me asking? That sounds like the SleepFit one we liked, but the other one for $1,300 was even more comfortable, I just don’t remember the name. Well we’re currently sleeping on a 10+ year old spring coil mattress, so that’s why it’s also hard choosing at the store since pretty much most of them are more comfotable than what we are used to right now haha.
ajillity81 : I feel much better about not feeling like we need the $3,600 mattress; she definetly almost got me!
Post # 13
You’re supposed to replace your mattress every 8 years regardless.
We have a king size Simmons’s BeautyRest that we got from a discount mattress store for $800. The only mattress I got and hated was a $200 ikea mattress, but even that was ok once we put a foam pad on it.
Post # 14
bellanotte11 : Have you thought about a Purple or other ‘online’ mattresses such as a Leesa or a Casper?
Post # 15
If you’re in the US, COSTCO.COM has terrific gel foam mattresses for much less than you’re planning to spend.
The one mentioned previously on AMAZON is also an excellent mattress.
Besides being a very dishonest industry, most mattresses sold in stores are horrendously overpriced. The sales “specialist” was selling you a line.