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« Reply #4350 on: May 21, 2023, 09:31:17 AM »
Big bed frame has gotten to the lot of you.

Our bed frame is queen size :)

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« Reply #4351 on: May 21, 2023, 10:46:44 AM »
I've been fully FIREd for two years and have been spending $20,000/year - orders of magnitude less than my safe withdrawal rate, and I could easily spend less if I needed.

After two years of relative frugality, I am REALLY thinking of dropping the $1800 for the Pixel Fold. I've been super satisfied with Google's mid-range offerings and my 4A has served me very well, but the media consumption capabilities of the fold --- and honestly just how cool it seems -- are really, really tempting me to get something I definitely don't "need." I wish there was something for like $800 I was lusting after so I could test how I'll feel on a splurge that doesn't make up 10% of my annual spending.

Plus it comes with a Pixel Watch! Another thing I don't need, but sounds kind of cool to try and oooh yay things

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« Reply #4352 on: May 21, 2023, 11:22:14 AM »
I've been fully FIREd for two years and have been spending $20,000/year - orders of magnitude less than my safe withdrawal rate, and I could easily spend less if I needed.
You know "order of magnitude" typically means 10X, right? So to be multiple orders of magnitude less you must be spending 1/100 of your potential SWR (~$2M/year). Do you have a net worth of $50M+?

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« Reply #4353 on: May 21, 2023, 04:17:37 PM »
You know "order of magnitude" typically means 10X, right? So to be multiple orders of magnitude less you must be spending 1/100 of your potential SWR (~$2M/year). Do you have a net worth of $50M+?
Interesting, I hadn't been aware of that. Thank you for the vocab lesson.

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« Reply #4354 on: May 21, 2023, 05:22:48 PM »
You know "order of magnitude" typically means 10X, right? So to be multiple orders of magnitude less you must be spending 1/100 of your potential SWR (~$2M/year). Do you have a net worth of $50M+?
Interesting, I hadn't been aware of that. Thank you for the vocab lesson.

Definitions are important if we wish to understand one another
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_magnitude

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« Reply #4355 on: May 22, 2023, 06:43:16 AM »
We have a bed frame and a mattress -- no box.

The bed frame is a solid wood sleigh bed. It has five slats across it with five 4"x4" posts, all screwed down.  On top of these five slats, rests two half sheets of MDF -- screwed down to the slats.  This gives a rock solid base as strong as the floor itself which can never sag and never needs to be replaced.

On top of that frame is a custom mattress which simply consists of 3 layers of foam.  Pick and choose.  We chose 2" memory foam for bottom, 5" HD foam for middle and 2" latex rubber topper for the top.  We put a waterproof mattress cover over that then the sheets.  We bought the foam from https://www.thefoamfactory.com.

Most comfortable bed ever that lasts us about 15-20 years before the foam starts deteriorating; it's 15 years old now and we'll replace in a few years.  The foam total cost was around $500 if I recall.  It's a firm, yet slightly giving, comfortable setup.

Tell me more about your foam choices. Why the multi-layering? Why memory foam for the bottom? We're in dire need of a new mattress.

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« Reply #4356 on: May 22, 2023, 08:47:05 AM »
We recently bought a larger home and needed a couple of beds.  After choosing memory foam mattresses I realized that they would be very difficult to move.  They come compressed in a heavy box.  When you unpack them they decompress and become a heavy floppy mass.  They are impossible for one person to carry.  I don't know what the "trick" is, but it would be very hard for two people to move our queen-size memory foam mattress upstairs.  We needed a flexible mattress for the reclining master bed, but I regret buying one for the bed downstairs.  IMO, a quality rigid mattress sleeps just as well. 

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« Reply #4357 on: May 22, 2023, 10:35:05 AM »
You know "order of magnitude" typically means 10X, right? So to be multiple orders of magnitude less you must be spending 1/100 of your potential SWR (~$2M/year). Do you have a net worth of $50M+?
Interesting, I hadn't been aware of that. Thank you for the vocab lesson.

Definitions are important if we wish to understand one another
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_magnitude
Funny thing is 1. I have a math degree and worked plenty with logarithmic functions when I was working, and 2. I keep an Anki deck of mildly-obscure words I want to learn and use property (exs: anhedonic, garrulous, ouroboros, apoplectic, pulchritudinous, etc.). Of all people out there who should have known this, I'm towards the top. I'd just only heard it in a way that meant "multiples of."

I'm realizing now that my saying "thanks for the vocab lesson" probably sounds ultra sarcastic in type, but I'm actually into getting things like this right and truly did appreciate the lesson :)

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« Reply #4358 on: May 22, 2023, 10:37:35 AM »
I'm realizing now that my saying "thanks for the vocab lesson" probably sounds ultra sarcastic in type, but I'm actually into getting things like this right and truly did appreciate the lesson :)
I didn't take it as sarcastic. Happy to have passed on some knowledge. =)

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« Reply #4359 on: May 23, 2023, 07:56:32 AM »
lusting for an expensive ($400) zojirushi bread maker, with dual paddles. this is a stupid want. there's no need for it, just some unexplainable desire.

because the cheap $60 breadmaker we have does a fine job every weekend. this one was free. ours broke after 5+ years of service. family member had a spare one lying around, same model as ours. loaves made: whole wheat bread, wheat+flax, basic white, wheat+egg, cinnamon raisin walnut, cranberry walnut, wheat+beer bread, sundried tomato, olive bread, pizza dough, strawberry jam. i don't think there's anything else that the zojirushi offers that i need.

just noticed that the el-cheapo model we have is now selling for $135 on Amazon, but there's a new model out for $90, me wants new shiny one too.

maybe i should become a bread-machine tester. then i'll really be in shape; round is a shape.

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« Reply #4360 on: May 24, 2023, 07:30:39 PM »
You know "order of magnitude" typically means 10X, right? So to be multiple orders of magnitude less you must be spending 1/100 of your potential SWR (~$2M/year). Do you have a net worth of $50M+?
Interesting, I hadn't been aware of that. Thank you for the vocab lesson.

Definitions are important if we wish to understand one another
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_magnitude
Funny thing is 1. I have a math degree and worked plenty with logarithmic functions when I was working, and 2. I keep an Anki deck of mildly-obscure words I want to learn and use property (exs: anhedonic, garrulous, ouroboros, apoplectic, pulchritudinous, etc.). Of all people out there who should have known this, I'm towards the top. I'd just only heard it in a way that meant "multiples of."

I'm realizing now that my saying "thanks for the vocab lesson" probably sounds ultra sarcastic in type, but I'm actually into getting things like this right and truly did appreciate the lesson :)

Haha
"Decimate" means exactly one order of magnitude less than what most people think it means then.
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« Reply #4361 on: May 24, 2023, 07:35:07 PM »
We recently bought a larger home and needed a couple of beds.  After choosing memory foam mattresses I realized that they would be very difficult to move.  They come compressed in a heavy box.  When you unpack them they decompress and become a heavy floppy mass.  They are impossible for one person to carry.  I don't know what the "trick" is, but it would be very hard for two people to move our queen-size memory foam mattress upstairs.  We needed a flexible mattress for the reclining master bed, but I regret buying one for the bed downstairs.  IMO, a quality rigid mattress sleeps just as well.

The "trick" is ratchet straps. Lay the mattress on the straps and then fold it into a taco shape (if your helper is heavy enough or your mattress on the thin side  you can even try for a burrito). Have one person sit on the folded end while the other tightens the straps around it. Then it will fit through your door and you can use the straps as handles. The nicer ones are still really heavy for 2 people to carry up stairs though.
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« Reply #4362 on: May 25, 2023, 01:58:01 AM »
We recently bought a larger home and needed a couple of beds.  After choosing memory foam mattresses I realized that they would be very difficult to move.  They come compressed in a heavy box.  When you unpack them they decompress and become a heavy floppy mass.  They are impossible for one person to carry.  I don't know what the "trick" is, but it would be very hard for two people to move our queen-size memory foam mattress upstairs.  We needed a flexible mattress for the reclining master bed, but I regret buying one for the bed downstairs.  IMO, a quality rigid mattress sleeps just as well.

I used to work in a furniture store back in 2014-2015, and at the time I was given the impression that memory foam mattresses were a dead technology that nobody wanted anymore. Of the 20 or so mattress types that we sold in store, only two were memory foam, and we only sold a small handful in the year and a half that I worked there. The general consensus was that they were inferior to traditional mattresses in pretty much every way. In recent years though it seems as if they've started making a comeback in popularity, and I'm really not sure why.

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« Reply #4363 on: May 25, 2023, 03:44:33 AM »
We recently bought a larger home and needed a couple of beds.  After choosing memory foam mattresses I realized that they would be very difficult to move.  They come compressed in a heavy box.  When you unpack them they decompress and become a heavy floppy mass.  They are impossible for one person to carry.  I don't know what the "trick" is, but it would be very hard for two people to move our queen-size memory foam mattress upstairs.  We needed a flexible mattress for the reclining master bed, but I regret buying one for the bed downstairs.  IMO, a quality rigid mattress sleeps just as well.

I used to work in a furniture store back in 2014-2015, and at the time I was given the impression that memory foam mattresses were a dead technology that nobody wanted anymore. Of the 20 or so mattress types that we sold in store, only two were memory foam, and we only sold a small handful in the year and a half that I worked there. The general consensus was that they were inferior to traditional mattresses in pretty much every way. In recent years though it seems as if they've started making a comeback in popularity, and I'm really not sure why.

Just a guess, but I think the rise of delivered-to-your-door, online order companies like Casper, Purple and Avacado Green maybe driving that trend? GenZ and us Millennials arenít as shy about making large purchases online without trying it out first and really dislike the idea of going to a showroom with a sales person. Foam mattresses fit in a box  - spring mattresses canít.

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« Reply #4364 on: May 25, 2023, 07:36:33 AM »
We recently bought a larger home and needed a couple of beds.  After choosing memory foam mattresses I realized that they would be very difficult to move.  They come compressed in a heavy box.  When you unpack them they decompress and become a heavy floppy mass.  They are impossible for one person to carry.  I don't know what the "trick" is, but it would be very hard for two people to move our queen-size memory foam mattress upstairs.  We needed a flexible mattress for the reclining master bed, but I regret buying one for the bed downstairs.  IMO, a quality rigid mattress sleeps just as well.

I used to work in a furniture store back in 2014-2015, and at the time I was given the impression that memory foam mattresses were a dead technology that nobody wanted anymore. Of the 20 or so mattress types that we sold in store, only two were memory foam, and we only sold a small handful in the year and a half that I worked there. The general consensus was that they were inferior to traditional mattresses in pretty much every way. In recent years though it seems as if they've started making a comeback in popularity, and I'm really not sure why.


We'd purchased a mechanical reclining bed frame, so we needed a flexible mattress.  The one we got was formulated to remain cool, instead of building up heat.  Since we'd never had one before it seemed "special".  We also needed a mattress for DD's bed & of course, she wanted a special mattress too.  The fact that they'd be a PITA to move hadn't occurred to me until after we'd hauled it downstairs & wrestled it onto her bed.  We've been happy with them.   

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« Reply #4365 on: May 25, 2023, 08:52:49 AM »

I used to work in a furniture store back in 2014-2015, and at the time I was given the impression that memory foam mattresses were a dead technology that nobody wanted anymore. Of the 20 or so mattress types that we sold in store, only two were memory foam, and we only sold a small handful in the year and a half that I worked there. The general consensus was that they were inferior to traditional mattresses in pretty much every way. In recent years though it seems as if they've started making a comeback in popularity, and I'm really not sure why.


Two things: Memory foam has improved a lot, and memory foam mattresses are a lot cheaper.

Just a guess, but I think the rise of delivered-to-your-door, online order companies like Casper, Purple and Avacado Green maybe driving that trend? GenZ and us Millennials arenít as shy about making large purchases online without trying it out first and really dislike the idea of going to a showroom with a sales person. Foam mattresses fit in a box  - spring mattresses canít.


When I needed to buy a mattress, I did go to several showrooms, but the salespeople in both completely and totally ignored my millennial self, and everything there 3-4 times as expensive as a memory foam mattress purchased online.

Feeling sick of this process, I ended up asking a friend where she got her guest room mattress, which I had slept on and found very comfortable, and she told me. It was an online purchase, and I bought it.

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« Reply #4366 on: May 25, 2023, 10:26:53 AM »

I used to work in a furniture store back in 2014-2015, and at the time I was given the impression that memory foam mattresses were a dead technology that nobody wanted anymore. Of the 20 or so mattress types that we sold in store, only two were memory foam, and we only sold a small handful in the year and a half that I worked there. The general consensus was that they were inferior to traditional mattresses in pretty much every way. In recent years though it seems as if they've started making a comeback in popularity, and I'm really not sure why.


Two things: Memory foam has improved a lot, and memory foam mattresses are a lot cheaper.

Just a guess, but I think the rise of delivered-to-your-door, online order companies like Casper, Purple and Avacado Green maybe driving that trend? GenZ and us Millennials arenít as shy about making large purchases online without trying it out first and really dislike the idea of going to a showroom with a sales person. Foam mattresses fit in a box  - spring mattresses canít.


When I needed to buy a mattress, I did go to several showrooms, but the salespeople in both completely and totally ignored my millennial self, and everything there 3-4 times as expensive as a memory foam mattress purchased online.

Feeling sick of this process, I ended up asking a friend where she got her guest room mattress, which I had slept on and found very comfortable, and she told me. It was an online purchase, and I bought it.

Mattress salespeople seem to be right up there with used car salesmen. The only time I ever had a non-sleazy interaction was at a department store. And the entire market seems designed to avoid any comparison shopping.

I am actually in the market for a mattress right now. The reviews on foam mattresses all seem to indicate that they sleep "hot".  Anyone have any real world experience on this?

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« Reply #4367 on: May 25, 2023, 10:59:48 AM »
I am actually in the market for a mattress right now. The reviews on foam mattresses all seem to indicate that they sleep "hot".  Anyone have any real world experience on this?

They do sleep hotter because you sink into them/they conform to your body. There are a lot of different types, though, and some are better than others. I really like my latex topper and it has holes bored through it for breathability (although I think it's still warm). I like extreme softness in a mattress and you're just going to be warmer if you're sinking in deeper, there's no way around that. Unless you have an actively cooled bed, I guess.

But if you control your bedroom temperature it's not the end of the world. If you're in menopause it might not be great.

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« Reply #4368 on: May 25, 2023, 11:41:16 AM »
The reviews on foam mattresses all seem to indicate that they sleep "hot".  Anyone have any real world experience on this?

I honestly haven't noticed that they are hotter. I sleep with a fan on me in the summer and eventually have AC (when it's 95 degrees at nighttime, I don't think any mattress can save you). But I also always have a waterproof cover on any mattress I use, which might negate any heat-wicking property a spring mattress might have.

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« Reply #4369 on: May 25, 2023, 11:49:20 AM »
The reviews on foam mattresses all seem to indicate that they sleep "hot".  Anyone have any real world experience on this?

I honestly haven't noticed that they are hotter. I sleep with a fan on me in the summer and eventually have AC (when it's 95 degrees at nighttime, I don't think any mattress can save you). But I also always have a waterproof cover on any mattress I use, which might negate any heat-wicking property a spring mattress might have.

I haven't noticed a heat difference,  although I did go for one that said "cooling " or some such. I'm a light sleeper so I do better on foam because I don't notice my partner moving around as much.

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« Reply #4370 on: May 25, 2023, 11:55:21 AM »
I do better on foam because I don't notice my partner moving around as much.

I loved that quality of them at first! But it does have the downside that eventually, my child and all my animals figured out that they can climb into my bed without waking me (and thus being returned to their own beds) as long as they don't actually touch me. But they inevitably DO touch me and then act highly offended that I return them to their own beds.

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« Reply #4371 on: May 25, 2023, 12:13:49 PM »
Heat seems to be related to the hardness of the mattress, not the design of it.  A soft sprung or foam mattress will feel warmer to me than a hard one.  Of course, the floor is much cooler than any mattress. . .

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« Reply #4372 on: May 25, 2023, 12:20:46 PM »
Heat seems to be related to the hardness of the mattress, not the design of it.  A soft sprung or foam mattress will feel warmer to me than a hard one.  Of course, the floor is much cooler than any mattress. . .

Not my floor!  Radiant floor heating :-P

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« Reply #4373 on: May 25, 2023, 12:29:55 PM »
Mattress salespeople seem to be right up there with used car salesmen. The only time I ever had a non-sleazy interaction was at a department store. And the entire market seems designed to avoid any comparison shopping.
From what I've heard, the entire industry takes steps to prevent comparison shopping.  Manufacturers sell the same mattress as several different models to different retailers specifically for this purpose.

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« Reply #4374 on: May 25, 2023, 12:36:36 PM »
Mattress salespeople seem to be right up there with used car salesmen. The only time I ever had a non-sleazy interaction was at a department store. And the entire market seems designed to avoid any comparison shopping.
From what I've heard, the entire industry takes steps to prevent comparison shopping.  Manufacturers sell the same mattress as several different models to different retailers specifically for this purpose.

I saw this the other day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvlA9UxGvSg

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« Reply #4375 on: May 25, 2023, 02:39:59 PM »

I used to work in a furniture store back in 2014-2015, and at the time I was given the impression that memory foam mattresses were a dead technology that nobody wanted anymore. Of the 20 or so mattress types that we sold in store, only two were memory foam, and we only sold a small handful in the year and a half that I worked there. The general consensus was that they were inferior to traditional mattresses in pretty much every way. In recent years though it seems as if they've started making a comeback in popularity, and I'm really not sure why.


Two things: Memory foam has improved a lot, and memory foam mattresses are a lot cheaper.

Just a guess, but I think the rise of delivered-to-your-door, online order companies like Casper, Purple and Avacado Green maybe driving that trend? GenZ and us Millennials arenít as shy about making large purchases online without trying it out first and really dislike the idea of going to a showroom with a sales person. Foam mattresses fit in a box  - spring mattresses canít.


When I needed to buy a mattress, I did go to several showrooms, but the salespeople in both completely and totally ignored my millennial self, and everything there 3-4 times as expensive as a memory foam mattress purchased online.

Feeling sick of this process, I ended up asking a friend where she got her guest room mattress, which I had slept on and found very comfortable, and she told me. It was an online purchase, and I bought it.

Mattress salespeople seem to be right up there with used car salesmen. The only time I ever had a non-sleazy interaction was at a department store. And the entire market seems designed to avoid any comparison shopping.

I am actually in the market for a mattress right now. The reviews on foam mattresses all seem to indicate that they sleep "hot".  Anyone have any real world experience on this?




Ours was specifically marketed as being designed not to get hot.  As far as we can tell it doesn't get hot.  I don't recall the brand, but being mustachian I remember that a queen size was about $800 in 2019.  I could check to see if there's a label if you care.




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« Reply #4376 on: May 25, 2023, 02:41:56 PM »
I do better on foam because I don't notice my partner moving around as much.

I loved that quality of them at first! But it does have the downside that eventually, my child and all my animals figured out that they can climb into my bed without waking me (and thus being returned to their own beds) as long as they don't actually touch me. But they inevitably DO touch me and then act highly offended that I return them to their own beds.


Snoring will solve that problem.  lol 

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« Reply #4377 on: May 25, 2023, 09:14:36 PM »
We recently bought a larger home and needed a couple of beds.  After choosing memory foam mattresses I realized that they would be very difficult to move.  They come compressed in a heavy box.  When you unpack them they decompress and become a heavy floppy mass.  They are impossible for one person to carry.  I don't know what the "trick" is, but it would be very hard for two people to move our queen-size memory foam mattress upstairs.  We needed a flexible mattress for the reclining master bed, but I regret buying one for the bed downstairs.  IMO, a quality rigid mattress sleeps just as well.

I used to work in a furniture store back in 2014-2015, and at the time I was given the impression that memory foam mattresses were a dead technology that nobody wanted anymore. Of the 20 or so mattress types that we sold in store, only two were memory foam, and we only sold a small handful in the year and a half that I worked there. The general consensus was that they were inferior to traditional mattresses in pretty much every way. In recent years though it seems as if they've started making a comeback in popularity, and I'm really not sure why.

Just a guess, but I think the rise of delivered-to-your-door, online order companies like Casper, Purple and Avacado Green maybe driving that trend? GenZ and us Millennials aren’t as shy about making large purchases online without trying it out first and really dislike the idea of going to a showroom with a sales person. Foam mattresses fit in a box  - spring mattresses can’t.

Foam mattresses and memory foam mattresses are two completely separate things. Nearly all of the mattresses we sold were foam cell mattresses. Memory foam is a different technology altogether.

I've always found foam cell mattresses to be far superior to memory foam. Like, it's not even a contest. As others have said, memory foam tends to get extremely hot. It also tends to be extremely firm, which I personally am not a fan of. I like plush mattresses, which to my understanding just don't exist within the memory foam category.
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« Reply #4378 on: May 25, 2023, 09:30:41 PM »

I used to work in a furniture store back in 2014-2015, and at the time I was given the impression that memory foam mattresses were a dead technology that nobody wanted anymore. Of the 20 or so mattress types that we sold in store, only two were memory foam, and we only sold a small handful in the year and a half that I worked there. The general consensus was that they were inferior to traditional mattresses in pretty much every way. In recent years though it seems as if they've started making a comeback in popularity, and I'm really not sure why.


Two things: Memory foam has improved a lot, and memory foam mattresses are a lot cheaper.

Just a guess, but I think the rise of delivered-to-your-door, online order companies like Casper, Purple and Avacado Green maybe driving that trend? GenZ and us Millennials arenít as shy about making large purchases online without trying it out first and really dislike the idea of going to a showroom with a sales person. Foam mattresses fit in a box  - spring mattresses canít.


When I needed to buy a mattress, I did go to several showrooms, but the salespeople in both completely and totally ignored my millennial self, and everything there 3-4 times as expensive as a memory foam mattress purchased online.

Feeling sick of this process, I ended up asking a friend where she got her guest room mattress, which I had slept on and found very comfortable, and she told me. It was an online purchase, and I bought it.

Mattress salespeople seem to be right up there with used car salesmen. The only time I ever had a non-sleazy interaction was at a department store. And the entire market seems designed to avoid any comparison shopping.

I am actually in the market for a mattress right now. The reviews on foam mattresses all seem to indicate that they sleep "hot".  Anyone have any real world experience on this?




Ours was specifically marketed as being designed not to get hot.  As far as we can tell it doesn't get hot.  I don't recall the brand, but being mustachian I remember that a queen size was about $800 in 2019.  I could check to see if there's a label if you care.

Thanks for the offer. It looks like we are going with a traditional spring mattress, so no need.

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« Reply #4379 on: May 26, 2023, 07:31:50 AM »
We recently bought a larger home and needed a couple of beds.  After choosing memory foam mattresses I realized that they would be very difficult to move.  They come compressed in a heavy box.  When you unpack them they decompress and become a heavy floppy mass.  They are impossible for one person to carry.  I don't know what the "trick" is, but it would be very hard for two people to move our queen-size memory foam mattress upstairs.  We needed a flexible mattress for the reclining master bed, but I regret buying one for the bed downstairs.  IMO, a quality rigid mattress sleeps just as well.

I used to work in a furniture store back in 2014-2015, and at the time I was given the impression that memory foam mattresses were a dead technology that nobody wanted anymore. Of the 20 or so mattress types that we sold in store, only two were memory foam, and we only sold a small handful in the year and a half that I worked there. The general consensus was that they were inferior to traditional mattresses in pretty much every way. In recent years though it seems as if they've started making a comeback in popularity, and I'm really not sure why.

Just a guess, but I think the rise of delivered-to-your-door, online order companies like Casper, Purple and Avacado Green maybe driving that trend? GenZ and us Millennials arenít as shy about making large purchases online without trying it out first and really dislike the idea of going to a showroom with a sales person. Foam mattresses fit in a box  - spring mattresses canít.

Foam mattresses and memory foam mattresses are two completely separate things. Nearly all of the mattresses we sold were foam cell mattresses. Memory foam is a different technology altogether.

I've always found foam cell mattresses to be far superior to memory foam. Like, it's not even a contest. As others have said, memory foam tends to get extremely hot. It also tends to be extremely firm, which I personally am not a fan of. I like plush mattresses, which to my understanding just don't exist within the memory foam category.

Weird.  I've never found a remotely hard memory foam mattress.

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« Reply #4380 on: May 26, 2023, 08:01:35 AM »

Weird.  I've never found a remotely hard memory foam mattress.

It's all relative.  You sleep on the floor - all foam mattresses will be softer than your typical floor.  They are all much harder than the 'pillow top' versions currently for sale.

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« Reply #4381 on: May 26, 2023, 08:05:20 AM »
Weird.  I've never found a remotely hard memory foam mattress.

Mine calls itself "medium," but it's quite firm. I completely hate super-soft mattresses and this one replaced a cotton futon that I slept on for over a year. It conforms, but it doesn't give, if that makes any sense. What I like is that there's no "hammocking." I feel like I'm sleeping straight, the way I did on my futon, but with no hard spots (I'm a side sleeper).

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« Reply #4382 on: May 26, 2023, 09:36:24 AM »
Weird.  I've never found a remotely hard memory foam mattress.

I have a memory foam pillow, and it's temperature sensitive. The colder your bedroom the firmer it gets. My building used to get freezing in bad cold snaps and my pillow would be like a rock.

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« Reply #4383 on: May 26, 2023, 10:39:54 AM »
Weird.  I've never found a remotely hard memory foam mattress.

I have a memory foam pillow, and it's temperature sensitive. The colder your bedroom the firmer it gets. My building used to get freezing in bad cold snaps and my pillow would be like a rock.

I was about to say this. I have a tempurpedic and so does my mom, but my house is warm and hers is cold. Mine is soft and hers is like lying on concrete.

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« Reply #4384 on: May 27, 2023, 09:55:09 AM »
A new Ford Bronco.

Not the Bronco sport which looks like all the other cheap plastic Fords on the road. The spendy ass metal looking Bronco. They're like $65k to start. My dad had (and still has) a 93 Bronco. I had no idea I had such childhood nostalgia until I started seeing these vehicles on the road everywhere.

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« Reply #4385 on: May 27, 2023, 10:53:30 AM »
Doing something new and fun for my birthday. I discovered Palm Springs' Splash House festival last night, and now I want to go!

https://splashhouse.com/hotel-packages/

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« Reply #4386 on: May 27, 2023, 02:20:54 PM »
Doing something new and fun for my birthday. I discovered Palm Springs' Splash House festival last night, and now I want to go!

https://splashhouse.com/hotel-packages/

I saw that first picture with all the people, and the introvert in me wanted to curl up in the corner. I like people, but don't do crowds.

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« Reply #4387 on: May 27, 2023, 06:31:42 PM »
Doing something new and fun for my birthday. I discovered Palm Springs' Splash House festival last night, and now I want to go!

https://splashhouse.com/hotel-packages/

I saw that first picture with all the people, and the introvert in me wanted to curl up in the corner. I like people, but don't do crowds.

I can do it for a couple hours, and then I'm done. Which is why you get a room with a patio, so you can watch from afar, and leave when you want. :D

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I didn't know it was stupid until I asked the price. Wife wants a greenhouse. Small, but traditional, with a brick knee wall, aluminum and glass, no power or water. The concrete pad already exists. But small, only 8 by 8 (64 square feet). Called a well known company, they said no problem, I would have to get the brick done myself to their specifications and then they would come out and install, earliest available was right before Christmas. Cost? $35,000.

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« Reply #4389 on: Today at 02:37:20 PM »
I didn't know it was stupid until I asked the price. Wife wants a greenhouse. Small, but traditional, with a brick knee wall, aluminum and glass, no power or water. The concrete pad already exists. But small, only 8 by 8 (64 square feet). Called a well known company, they said no problem, I would have to get the brick done myself to their specifications and then they would come out and install, earliest available was right before Christmas. Cost? $35,000.

Ridiculous.