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(Fast Company)   Have you seen the vicious online mattress wars? It's enough to make you want to throw pillows   ( fastcompany.com) divider line
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2017-10-18 09:46:14 AM  
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2017-10-18 09:49:19 AM  
The underside of the mattress? Cool.
 
2017-10-18 10:40:32 AM  
We just ordered a Purple. We'll see how this goes...
 
2017-10-18 10:51:56 AM  
"Mattress blogger"?
 
2017-10-18 10:55:55 AM  

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done in one lights out tip your waiters
 
2017-10-18 10:56:20 AM  
   do you even throw, bro?

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2017-10-18 11:08:22 AM  

edmo: We just ordered a Purple. We'll see how this goes...


I have a Purple. I'm very happy with it. It's a nice combo of soft yet firm, like a lot of give without sacrificing support. My back even feels better since sleeping on it. It may be a relative feeling though, because I came from sleeping on memory foam, which sucks after it develops a permanent groove that you're confined to.

That being said, Purple and other competing mattress companies are blowing up my ad space. I get other companies wanting to sell me a bed, but come on Purple; I already bought the damn mattress, I'm not trying to make a f*cking fort here.
 
2017-10-18 11:10:23 AM  
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2017-10-18 11:22:18 AM  
Just bought a Hampton Home foam mattress from Aldi's for $189.  King size. and it is as good as my posterpedic I bought in 2009 for $3000.  And at $189, I can buy one a year and it doesn't really matter.
 
2017-10-18 11:33:25 AM  

stuhayes2010: Just bought a Hampton Home foam mattress from Aldi's for $189.  King size. and it is as good as my posterpedic I bought in 2009 for $3000.  And at $189, I can buy one a year and it doesn't really matter.


Where the hell would Aldis keep a mattress in one of their stores, or is there like a coupon you take to the register and it gets drop shipped to your place?
 
2017-10-18 11:33:43 AM  
Dropped $1100 on a King sized Bear Mattress a few months. Other than the surpising lack of interest from beefy, hairy, gay guys, it's as good as advertised.
 
2017-10-18 11:36:32 AM  

loonatic112358: stuhayes2010: Just bought a Hampton Home foam mattress from Aldi's for $189.  King size. and it is as good as my posterpedic I bought in 2009 for $3000.  And at $189, I can buy one a year and it doesn't really matter.

Where the hell would Aldis keep a mattress in one of their stores, or is there like a coupon you take to the register and it gets drop shipped to your place?


Foam mattresses shrink to a small box once they apply a vacuum to it.  The box is heavy as fark but it's still small.
 
2017-10-18 11:39:26 AM  
I bought a bed in a box a couple of years back. I'm pretty sure it is a Casper, though I don't think that's what it was called then. It had great reviews, of course, but I honestly can't say that I sleep any better on it than I did on the coilspring/pillowtop mattress we had before it.
 
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2017-10-18 11:39:59 AM  
YOU'RE KILLING ME LARRY!
 
2017-10-18 11:41:21 AM  

SkylineRecords: edmo: We just ordered a Purple. We'll see how this goes...

I have a Purple. I'm very happy with it. It's a nice combo of soft yet firm, like a lot of give without sacrificing support. My back even feels better since sleeping on it. It may be a relative feeling though, because I came from sleeping on memory foam, which sucks after it develops a permanent groove that you're confined to.

That being said, Purple and other competing mattress companies are blowing up my ad space. I get other companies wanting to sell me a bed, but come on Purple; I already bought the damn mattress, I'm not trying to make a f*cking fort here.


Flip your mattress every 3 months.
 
2017-10-18 11:45:21 AM  

edmo: We just ordered a Purple. We'll see how this goes...


I have had one for almost one full year.  It is amazingly comfortable.  With my old mattress, I knew when my cat jumped up on the bed at night.  With the Purple Mattress, I don't know she's up there until she walks over me.  Took many weeks to get to the point that didn't scare me awake.
 
2017-10-18 12:06:57 PM  

majestic: I bought a bed in a box a couple of years back. I'm pretty sure it is a Casper, though I don't think that's what it was called then. It had great reviews, of course, but I honestly can't say that I sleep any better on it than I did on the coilspring/pillowtop mattress we had before it.


This is basically the point of the article.  Matresses truly have very little appreciable difference when comparing those of the same size, construction, and firmness across brands.  The difference comes in the affiliate marketing relationship that can develop between "reviewers" (really ronin salespeople) and the brands.  As a brand, if you find a good "reviewer" you can make a ton of sales with very little effort.  As a "reviewer" you can make bank if you can milk that positive relationship.  It is mutually beneficial until some other brand covets your sales and offers you more money to rank their mattresses higher.  Then the lawyers show up.

In the end, reviews don't matter for mattresses, just buy the cheapest one of your desired size/firmness/construction and be done with it.
 
2017-10-18 12:20:42 PM  
Who knew... mattress selling is so... complicated.
 
2017-10-18 12:40:53 PM  
"Throw pillows" is a noun?
 
2017-10-18 12:45:06 PM  
I see this early mornings when I'm at the gym. Fairly certain it is one of the inner rings of hell

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2017-10-18 01:17:57 PM  
As long as they can lower the ratio of Mattress Firms per intersection, I say let them fight.
 
2017-10-18 01:25:34 PM  
We ordered a Saatva king-size a couple years ago... no complaints. It's basically like a Simmons Beautyrest Black luxury-firm, but for much less. And 120 days to change your mind, free.
https://www.saatvamattress.com/
 
2017-10-18 01:49:57 PM  
How do mattress stores stay in business, in high-rent places like the mall?
 
2017-10-18 02:13:59 PM  

Promo Sapien: How do mattress stores stay in business, in high-rent places like the mall?


Like any store in high-rent places: high mark up.
 
2017-10-18 02:19:10 PM  
I really just want a giant pillow for a mattress, and found this: http://www.lovesac.com/sac.html?c=pillowsac

anyone have any experience with these? dimensions are the same as a full size bed (though it would work better if it were a little larger since corners don't go as full as the middle). Also my inner 12 year old likes the name
 
2017-10-18 02:20:31 PM  

Panatheist: I really just want a giant pillow for a mattress, and found this: http://www.lovesac.com/sac.html?c=pillowsac

anyone have any experience with these? dimensions are the same as a full size bed (though it would work better if it were a little larger since corners don't go as full as the middle). Also my inner 12 year old likes the name



the blanket they have is really nice
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2017-10-18 02:43:46 PM  

max_pooper: Promo Sapien: How do mattress stores stay in business, in high-rent places like the mall?

Like any store in high-rent places: high mark up.


That, coupled with commissioned sales who can legaly be paid less hourly than someone working at Cinnabon (as long as the make a sale, at least, every two weeks). The book juggling is stupid for this kind of thing, on the accounting side and it's why you are getting a hard sell if you just walk in to browse/nap
/they don't like it when you nap
 
2017-10-18 03:57:55 PM  
Just got a very near new memory foam bed. It's orders of magnitude better than the faithful old posturpedic it replaced, we sleep so much better on it. Couple that with six pillows and a king sized comforter with...plenty of acreage for two and some really nice linens, we really look forward to a great night"s sleep...
 
2017-10-18 04:14:20 PM  
CSB time.  About 25 years ago I needed a mattress.  A friend's husband was manager of a mattress store and said he'd give me a good deal. Went to the store, picked out an $800 mattress, and asked him how much.  He said $200, cash, and he would deliver it after work.

So, that night he shows up in a pickup (his daily driver was a Mustang) with the mattress.  I gave him the $200, we carried it up to my place, and done.

To show how naive I used to be, it took me 3-4 nights laying in bed to start thinking "hey, wait a minute...".  I'm 99% sure that mattress just vanished off the store's inventory, cuz that's the kind of guy Richard was.

FWIW, I sleep on that mattress today.  It helps it spent 20 years in the guest room while I was married, being used maybe 5 days a year.

/ he died about 2 years later
// found dead in his car at 3 AM about a half mile from home
/// with a bunch of cocaine
 
2017-10-18 06:01:05 PM  
I've been sleeping on Rock Soft futons for 15 years. $250 new. It's a local company and you can take it back and get foam/cotton added cheap.

Finally got my wife to ditch five of her pillows, so there's room for a couple dogs. She still has three, including one the size of my old Datsun B110 (no, it's not a typo).
 
2017-10-18 10:36:46 PM  
There are so damn many of these foam mattress manufacturers springing up (no pun intended) that I can only draw one conclusion: that those things must cost about ten cents to make.  All it takes is a foam extruder, a patent, and a dream.  Toss some raw materials in one end, and a machine shiats a mattress out the other side.

If you can essentially 3d print a rectangular foam square, you have a company.  After that, it's just marketing.  Give it a fancy name that evokes visions of restful artisinal slumber, shoot some video of a hugely endowed woman settling down for some good naptimes with her young viral mantoy, tell us a story about how you support locally-grown hydrocarbons and well-to-bedroom manufacturing, throw around some technobabble while still maintaining that your product is made to exacting standards established by manly bearded plaid shirted widely suspendered craftsmen hundreds of years go, and you have a product.  Sell it for hundreds of dollars more than the pennies it costs you to make it, and you have a profit.
 
2017-10-18 10:54:34 PM  
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2017-10-19 07:43:22 AM  

bagumpity: There are so damn many of these foam mattress manufacturers springing up (no pun intended) that I can only draw one conclusion: that those things must cost about ten cents to make.  All it takes is a foam extruder, a patent, and a dream.  Toss some raw materials in one end, and a machine shiats a mattress out the other side.

If you can essentially 3d print a rectangular foam square, you have a company.  After that, it's just marketing.  Give it a fancy name that evokes visions of restful artisinal slumber, shoot some video of a hugely endowed woman settling down for some good naptimes with her young viral mantoy, tell us a story about how you support locally-grown hydrocarbons and well-to-bedroom manufacturing, throw around some technobabble while still maintaining that your product is made to exacting standards established by manly bearded plaid shirted widely suspendered craftsmen hundreds of years go, and you have a product.  Sell it for hundreds of dollars more than the pennies it costs you to make it, and you have a profit.


I assume they're all being made in the same factory in China and folks are just setting up websites with fancy looking marketing with direct shipping from the manufacturer. You can probably buy them on Alibaba for a third of the price.
 
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