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MrsPB

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Buying a new bed
« on: January 15, 2017, 02:00:56 PM »
What do I need to know about buying a bed? Our current bed is 5 yrs old and we plan on keeping it a few years more but I want to start saving now for a replacement. We prefer to buy better quality for something that will last longer and I value quality sleep very highly! I also have some back issues so I need to make sure I have adequate support from a mattress.
What do I need to consider with my purchase and budget allocation? Where is money well spent or wasted with beds? Does spending more mean a better bed/sleep?
My understanding from several sources is that an average bed slept in nightly lasts about 8 yrs (even though warranties are longer). Can I extend the quality life of my current bed by adding a memory foam topper or similar, or is it better to put that $$$ towards a new bed when the time comes?
I rotate the mattress but it can't be flipped over.

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Re: Buying a new bed
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 05:28:13 PM »
We bought ours from Sears online. Did not try before we got it. We also bought our guest room mattress online and are really happy with both. Though I like the guest room one a bit more...  The only local mattress stores are ones that are many thousands of dollars...


It was $600 for a king mattress and two twin box springs. When we replace (probably after 10 years) we won't need new box springs.  The mattress was sale priced for about $400 but of course I also used a coupon code and ebates.

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Re: Buying a new bed
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 05:55:14 PM »
We got our current mattress from Sears. We already had a perfectly fine frame and it has wood slats all underneath the mattress so no box spring is needed.

We went to the store and tried them all out, picked a nice pillowtop queen mattress for about $800. Are there cheaper mattresses? Sure. But for the amount of time we spend on the thing I think it's money well spent.

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Re: Buying a new bed
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2017, 06:13:30 PM »
We bought two mattresses from Sleepy's that cost around $1700 each. My wife hated them, and I ended up moving one to the guest bedroom and replacing it with a $600 memory foam mattress from Costco, which has ended up being way more comfortable.

I think next time I might try T&N, as they seem to get rave reviews. https://www.tuftandneedle.com/

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Re: Buying a new bed
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2017, 06:26:00 PM »
I think next time I might try T&N, as they seem to get rave reviews. https://www.tuftandneedle.com/
We bought a T&N just over a month ago.  It's quite comfortable.
... now I just have to look up where/how to get rid of my old mattress.  ;^)