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Old 12-04-2008, 02:54 PM
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Hope there are some mattress people out there.
I need a new mattress, right now cannot afford a sleep number or Tempurpedic (sp) saw a nice looking Serta at Sams Club, for about $650.
Question, do I need to buy the new box springs or foundation? It is around $250

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Old 12-04-2008, 02:57 PM
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You can't afford not to get a good nights rest, spend the money and get a Select Comfort, or at least go try one out
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I think you get what you pay for when it comes to a mattress. Having said that, I dated a girl in Longboat Key who, while we were "in the act" told me to be careful because her bed cost $7000! [img]../images/emoticons/surprise.gif[/img] She was a nut case!
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We just got our son the foundation(s) for a king and they ran $50 each. Not sure if that Serta needs foundation or box springs. We just got ourselves a talalay latex mattress and you ought to check them out. Just a thought.
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I think you get what you pay for when it comes to a mattress. Having said that, I dated a girl in Longboat Key who, while we were "in the act" told me to be careful because her bed cost $7000! [img]../images/emoticons/surprise.gif[/img] She was a nut case!
She's lying. I paid for that mattress and it was 2 grand, not 7.

Does she still squeal at the top of her lungs?




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Old 12-04-2008, 04:47 PM
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Costco has memory foam mattresses for about $650. We bought one for the beach (have Tempurpedic at home), and can't tell much difference between the two, other than the 1/3 price. You will love it.
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I think you get what you pay for when it comes to a mattress. Having said that, I dated a girl in Longboat Key who, while we were "in the act" told me to be careful because her bed cost $7000! [img]../images/emoticons/surprise.gif[/img] She was a nut case!
She's lying. I paid for that mattress and it was 2 grand, not 7.

Does she still squeal at the top of her lungs?




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You're BOTH wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I bought that mattress for $150 - USED - at a Motel 6 "stain sale" - put a fake $2,000 price tag on it 'cause the girl "reimbursed" me (if 'ya know what I mean! ) - MANY times

The only reason she "squeals" now is because of some "bug" that was in the mattress after the HAZMAT guys couldn't clean it up - so we just used the kitchen island?

Do you guys ever feel "itchy" or have a "burning sensation"?

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Old 12-04-2008, 06:17 PM
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We bought that king size Serta from Sam's club. I think you need the box spring, although my wife thought we could do without it. We did get both and are very happy with it. I was not about to spend over a grand for the bed either.
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I bought the one from Sam's for my temp condo in DC and ten added the memory foam topper. It sleeps great.
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29 NORTH - 12/5/2008 6:54 AM

Question, do I need to buy the new box springs or foundation? It is around $250
No, you don't have to. All a box or foundation does is raise the mattress higher and give it support. You will get the same performance if you put the mattress on the floor, tho getting in/out of bed is not as easy.

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The original mattress factory. I'll never buy another bed anywhere else. The prices and quality rival anybody, anywhere.
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I'm going solidly with eyeball on this one. All the box spring/foundation or platform does is raise the mattress a bit. It may provide some cushioning, but if there is an adequate frame under the system, the mattress may get lumpy, but the box spring is not going to wear out. There is an easy test. Have the store take the mattress of the box spring and put it on the floor. Lay on the mattress and see if you can tell the difference.

I prefer a foam mattress to an innerspring and I think Tempur whatever is overpriced. The Dux is for people with excess money.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:46 PM
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The original mattress factory. I'll never buy another bed anywhere else. The prices and quality rival anybody, anywhere.

I'll second that. Great product, great price, great service.
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Do you guys ever feel "itchy" or have a "burning sensation"?

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They say to get the full life out of a mattress the mattress needs to have a matching box spring under it. They say this because if the mattress has letís say 80 spring coils in it, well then the box spring needs to have 80 spring coils in it........the box springís coils support the mattressís coils. Therefore using the floor or a piece of plywood on the bedís frame would be just as good as using a matching box spring to the mattress you buy.

Oh, if you do go with a few pieces of plywood for a box spring then put some rubber, at least towel between the plywood and the bedís frame. That way when one of the Palm sisters and her five friends come over to play you wonít be telling the world.
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broncobirdy - 12/4/2008 6:43 PM

The original mattress factory. I'll never buy another bed anywhere else. The prices and quality rival anybody, anywhere.
I'll have to agree with the Original Mattress Factory. We purchased a mattress from them and after sleeping on it for several weeks we decided we did not like the one we choose. For something like $75 we went down picked out a new mattress paid the difference (they would have given a refund if it was cheaper) and they delevered the new mattress and took the other one back. There would have been no charge at all if we took the old one back and picked up the new one ourself. The sales man also said if we where not happy with the new mattress give him a call and we could try another one.

I asked him what they do with the one we returned and he said they strip them down to the spring and recover them.
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:47 AM
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Thanks guy for all the opinions. I had looked at the memory foam mattress at Sams and thought about trying it on my old foundation. For the price compared with the national brand, it might be a good trial. I'm in the process of selling my home, well maybe it will sell in a couple of years, and mattress is a dead thing, so might try the memory foam one and when I get to my new home, buy a pricey one.
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