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MATTRESS COURSE 103
A MUST READ BOTH FOR ALL SURVEY TAKERS AND USEFUL FOR SHOPPERS ON THEIR OWN.
Welcome to my Old Bed Guy website. I named this essay, “Mattress Course 103” because my intent is to provide you with an information-packed introduction to intelligent mattress shopping. I could’ve called it “Mattress shopping made easy”. But shopping for such a “blind item” is never that easy, even for a so-called expert like myself. Your chances for finding what you need will be significantly improved when you are armed with facts you will learn in this essay and in the one, Marshall, Help Me! that follows this one.
It is not by accident that you need to look for advice. There is one overarching reason why. Greed. A little greed can be good if it stimulates invention and efficiency, but for major brand and internet-only mattress sellers it appears to be unlimited. The majority of the American mattress industry isn’t just guilty of perpetrating a massive health and economic fraud: It’s cheating you out of the pleasure of being able to retreat to the comfort of the wonderful beds that they could make if only they weren’t trying to squeeze the very last dollar out of every mattress sale. It doesn’t matter how you found this cranky Old Bed Guy, but you have, and you are one of the few consumers who doesn’t have to be affected by this greed. READ MORE
Marshall, Help Me! “Which is the best mattress”?
You are reading this because you need a new mattress and find the shopping process uncomfortable, unpleasant, or hard to understand. Or often all three and more. Mattress makers and retailers deliberately make the buying process more difficult. The less that you know, the more money that they can make. If they let you discover how little difference there often is between many mattresses, profits will go down the drain. There are quality differences, but not as great as the price differences.
My mission is to make it easier for you to be able to judge....READ MORE
Mattress Ratings From Consumer Reports- Which Mattress is Best?
Tests and results from a reliable source... READ MORE
Trustworthy or Not? —Sleep Like The Dead, Consumer Reports , Mattress Underground If nature abhors a vacuum, opportunists are always ready to make money by exploiting the fears to be found in the minds of almost all mattress shoppers. And that is the message I am trying to impart in this post. The mattress industry as a whole, has intentionally made it as hard as possible to comparison shop for a mattress.... READ MORE
Which Is Best: Platform Bed, Box Spring, or Foundation? The simple answer is, “all of the above”, but there are rules. The accurate answer depends on the type of mattress that will go on top. If you follow these simple rules you will get a lot more satisfaction from your new mattress and platform, foundation, or box-spring. A box spring has a small number of…. READ MORE