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We are currently looking and have found many reasonable ones with great reviews on Overstock.com (free shipping) and Amazon (never thought of looking there before!). Many are name brand, decent warranties and plenty of customer reviews to consider.
Also check out sleeplikethedead for reviews and information.
ETA: started looking after the $4,000 quote in a store (ahhhhh!)
The good news is, is that they are always on sale somewhere.
I was mattress shopping a while back and I went to 7 different places trying to score the best price. I decided on a Beauty Rest model blah blah blah..(I forget the actual model name) and couldn't find it at any other store, just Beauty Rest yadda yadda and Beauty Rest thingamabob. So I am complaining, also known as whining to the store manager that I could not properly compare prices because everyone has a different model. He said, "they are all the same model, just named differently for different stores". So that keep in mind.
ETA2, I ended up getting a Stearns and Foster. Don't get one, they sag in the middle after about 3 years when the warranty runs out. Someone else had warned me and I wished that I had listened to them.
Last edited by MunchingonHay; Dec. 23, 2013 at 10:57 PM.
Ditched the $1800 fancy pillowtop thing after a year because we were sleeping in giant body-shaped holes and of course the warranty didn't cover that.
My mom has a great latex mattress from the local annoying-ad furniture store and she loves it. We are thinking about one of those once we get 2 years out of this one. I think their most expensive fancypants mattress is $1599 and the average ones are $800ish.
I tried out the Simmons Curv in the store yesterday and was surprised that I really liked it. I am Leary of the heat built up so yes, ease share brand and models that don't!
I am looking for a King so that does not help price wise...
A friend told me I was delusional. I almost fell off my unicorn.
I bought a memory foam/gel mattress topper from Costco; the King Size was only around $130! I LOVE it, and it made a world of difference in how well I slept (I have a crappy lower back ...)
Unless your existing mattress is a complete wreck (and has a giant sinkhole in the middle), the mattress topper will sit on top and even everything out. The one downside is that it does slide around a bit (and you often have to slide it back into position when pulling the fitted sheet around it), but that's a small price to pay for the comfort *and* affordability!
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I don't get the whole expensive mattress thing either. I'm also not sure how there can be a mattress store on every block, seriously who buys that many mattresses?? DH and I have an Ikea bed with wooden slats instead of a box spring and then a futon mattress on top. Neither of us can stand regular squishy type ones, they are agony on my back.
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We just bought a new one after Thanksgiving. Marked $2700 in the store. Got it for $1999. After we got home, we found it online for $1100 (not including box spring, frame or shipping). We called the store to cancel, and they ended up matching the price. We got it all in for $1400. Moral of the store - negotiate!