Mattress Buying Guide
Mattress Underground Sales: What To Watch Out For
You are searching for the best mattress to purchase. You want to make sure your mattress is comfortable and will provide you with the support you need for a good night's sleep. You also want something that is reasonably priced. There are many people who concentrate solely on the price and forget to consider how supportive and comfortable the mattress will be or even how reputable the seller is. But who really thinks to investigate the seller of a mattress? Does it even matter? The more you look consider this, the more you will see that it does matter. Where you purchase your mattress should be one of the first things you consider in this whole process of mattress shopping. First, you are going to want to look into the various types of places where mattresses are sold. Then, you will be able to learn about the various types of sellers you would most likely come across.
As you investigate mattress retailers, you will find both large retailers and individuals selling mattresses. Both may sell through online sources such as ebay and craigslist or even through newspapers' classifieds. First, let's take a look at the companies that are selling mattresses through online sources such as ebay or craigslist. Many times, the incredible deal that you see for a mattress is not because you have "lucked out", but rather because you are getting a refurbished mattress. This means that the mattress is not completely brand new. It has been used before. In some cases, only the top layer of fabric has been replaced so that it will look new. However, make sure that you are looking for any fine print stating that it is used, slightly used or refurbished. There are also some cases where the mattresses are leftovers or considered "imperfect", therefore they are sold at a discounted price. For example, the stitching may have been all wrong or there could be a slight cut in the fabric that bas been sewn together, but is no longer eligible to be sold at full retail price. Some of these imperfections are acceptable; others are not. It is important to be aware of what you are really purchasing.
Private individuals may also be selling mattresses. These mattress may be new or used. When a mattress is used, no matter where it is coming from, you have to be careful because it could contain bed bugs. These bugs will bite, can cause allergic reactions and will multiply and spread through your bedding and carpets. Of course, then you will occasionally come across the used mattresses for sale that have hardly ever been used and come from very clean homes. It may be from a guest bedroom that never really had much use. Sometimes, people will purchase one type of mattress, then decide that they would like something else, so they will sell their first purchase to recoup a little money for the new purchase. Know what you are buying and know the risk of buying used. A mattress may not be the best item to buy used from a stranger.
Out Of The Back Of Trucks
You have probably seen these trucks before while driving around town. They pull up along the side of the road and pull out mattresses that look new still wrapped in plastic. There is no company name on the truck and if you ask, you don't seem to get a lot of reliable information. The mattresses may look nice and the price is low, so you find it very tempting. But beware, you have no idea where these mattresses originated. They could have just been removed from a hotel and rewrapped in plastic just to look new. They could have been the showcase beds in a mattress store where tons of people have been crawling all over them testing them out. They could even be stolen merchandise. You really do not know anything about these mattresses. You certainly will not have any warranty, anyone to call with questions and no one to call for a return if you are unhappy with this purchase. It is best to keep driving and steer clear of such vendors. You just don't know what you are really purchasing.
As you can see, when it comes to purchasing a mattress, it's not always a simple purchase. Make sure that you are taking your time to do your investigative research and that you are comparing several options especially if you are navigating the mattress underground. This way, you will be able to make sure that you find the very best deal possible on a mattress that will give you a good night's rest.