(Closed) We need a new mattress on a budget. Suggestions?

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Post # 48
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Sugar bee

Before you buy, take a look at Groupon and LivingSocial deals.  In our area, there is pretty much always a deal for mattress stores going on.  When we moved to our house, we got a $50 groupon for $250 off a mattress at Mattress Firm and used it towards our guest bed.  We also happened to buy on a holiday weekend so there were really good sales going on.  After the discounts, I think we ended up paying $400 for a decent queen size set and bed frame.

Post # 49
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2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@kgirl91:  i agree that people throw away things too easily. the only thing we’ll be replacing in the future is our mattress. our entire apartment is furnished from ikea because that’s all we can afford. it’s holding up really well and i don’t want to “upgrade” to more expensive furniture (even if we could afford it). i like our ikea stuff. for people on a budget, there’s nothing wrong with ikea. if that mattress can last you 5 years so you can save up for a longer lasting one, then i don’t see a problem with it (or if that’s all someone can afford again in 5 years then that’s ok too. some people will never be able to afford a $2k mattress). i wouldn’t get one if i was only planning on having it for a year or 2.

also, the reason i only buy new stuff is because we had bedbugs at our last apartment in SF and it was a horrible experience. they can hide in the tiniest little cracks. tenants in our building were bringing in furniture that people had placed on the sidewalk for garbage and i think that’s how they infested our building. we had to toss our wood bedframe because of it. i even put a note on it out by the curb telling people it had bedbugs and to leave it for the garbage company. people still took it!! because of that experience, i will never buy used furniture because i don’t know where it came from. it grosses me out just thinking about it. yuck.

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kgirl91:  Ask for a floor model. You can get them at a discount. I got a brand new comforpedic that retailed for $3,500 for $800. It sounds gross, but the store puts them through a disinfectant process before they leave if they buy a floor model. Depending how long it’s been there, it may not have had that many people try it out, plus you put sheets on it anyway. When I did this, the store got my floor model from the least trafficked store in the area.

Post # 52
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2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@kgirl91:  gross gross gross!! if we had gotten a queen, we could’ve fit it in our car (the foam ones come rolled up) but the king was too long so we had to have it delivered. i didn’t even think of that. i was so pissed about the bedbugs because we had to get rid of a lot of stuff (and it happened 3 months before our wedding). the exterminator said metal bedframes are better because they don’t like metal. i also couldn’t bedbug proof the frame that we got rid of. it didn’t have legs so we ended up with a metal frame that had legs. (i put duct tape sticky side up around the legs of our new frame so nothing could climb up to our mattress). i would not wish bedbugs on my worst enemy! we are going to get used baby stuff from friends though. i trust them. 🙂

Post # 53
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2530 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We bought our full-sized memory foam mattress off of Woot.com for about $400 two years ago. It’s about 1 foot thick, and much more comfortable than a spring mattress.

Post # 54
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Go to Sleepy’s!  You can negotiate like crazy there and get a great deal.  The sales people are more aggressive than car salesmen, but if you are willing to deal with that and spend some time negotiating it is worth it.  You can also call their 1-800 number if you find a bed in the store that you like and negotiate with someone over the phone.  They drop their prices really quickly.  

Post # 55
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kgirl91:  invest in a good mattress, you spend a lot of time in bed and don’t want to be hurting or uncomfortable because you opted for a cheap mattress.

check prices and sales, and shop around.

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