Must Read Posts For All Mattress Shoppers
Greetings from Marshall Coyle,
Welcome to the Old Bed Guy blog from Marshall Coyle, the old bed guy. For the past five years I have personally helped any reader who asked for my help on a one-on-one basis. I would be happy to help you. Your only requirement is to send me a filled out survey so that I will have enough information to respond intelligently. You can access the survey on the upper left side of this page. I do not answer questions about mattress purchases in the comment section or by email unless you have submitted a survey. It is appropriate to ask your questions in the survey. Currently answering surveys is consuming all of my available time and energy.
With my help, more than 5000 total strangers who started by filling out the mattress survey have gone from being “confused” and “desperate”, to now sleeping on some of the very best affordable mattresses for their particular health and comfort needs, and no longer strangers. This is a mission, a very personal mission to give back to the community while I still can, and not a business, or connected in any way to any business.
My family and I prospered for a very long time when the mattress business was a kinder gentler place. I am appalled by the race to the quality bottom taken by almost all of the major name brand mattress manufacturers. The roadblocks put in place by these big-name makers that makes comparison-shopping impossible, results in the fact of life that mattress consumers being cheated is now “business as usual”. The price-fixing by Tempurpedic that guarantees that no matter where you buy, you’re going to pay the same price, a very high one, because this still popular mattress almost completely stacks the decks against you. These practices have given birth to dozens of Internet only mattress sellers taking advantage of consumer discontent and confusion. The rise of the Internet-only mattress should be good for consumers, if only the mattresses were also good, not just crushed petrochemical-based foam without even a support innerspring….READ THIS FIRST
A must read for all survey takers and anyone shopping on their own.
Welcome to my Old Bed Guy Blog. I am the often-crabby little old bed guy. I have been involved in the bed and bedding industry for over 60 of my 87 years, getting started working on a delivery van in my senior HS year. Through the decades and generations I did everything that can be done in the mattress business, from owning factories and stores, to sweeping the sidewalk.…READ MORE
Mattress Ratings From Consumer Reports- Which Mattress is Best?
Tests and results from a reliable source… READ MORE
Secrets of a successful mattress shopper. Mattress Buying Short Cuts
Dear Mattress Seeker, For the past four years I have been personally helping any reader who asked, to select their own perfect mattress. The only requirement was that they provide me with answers about their life style, health, and special needs. At the present time, age-related issues do not allow me the time to do so. Possibly in the near future I can return to that time consuming and pleasurable task, but for now, you, except for all the information contained in this post, and the rest of the Old Bed Guy, you are on your own. If you go slowly and follow my suggestions, you will be a happy sleeper instead of a scam victim. I collected the information in this post from thousands of individual searches and sort of organized it so that a short reading can get you started towards a truly wise purchase… 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