We don't know how to buy a mattress!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
10027 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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
1262 posts
Bumble bee

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.

Post # 5
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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!

Post # 7
2400 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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
2680 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
9216 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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 # 13
5107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

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
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

bellanotte11 :  Have you thought about a Purple or other ‘online’ mattresses such as a Leesa or a Casper?



Post # 15
2467 posts
Buzzing bee

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.

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