Must Read Posts For All Mattress Shoppers
MR. COYLE REGRETS: As many of my loyal readers know, I fell down twice this autumn seriously damaging my head, face, and hands. Much of my time since then has been taken up with “minor procedures”, and doing physical therapy, while watching my physical injuries slowly heal. The lack of progress never lets me forget that I was born in 1928. I keep getting ahead of myself with promises to restore normal one-on-one personal mattress research for you. Some of my days are better than others, but it is painfully obvious that I am no position to promise any kind time-sensitive virtual shopping, and may not be until at least the beginning of 2016.
The “Old Bed Guy” is only me, no assistants, no contractors, and when I work, it works. As of now fewer than one in four surveys or letters are getting answered. This is twice as good as a month ago, but only 100% is my goal. If you have not yet received an answer to your survey, it is not likely that you soon will.
If you need to choose a mattress as soon as possible and the answers in this introductory lesson and the accompanying mattress 103 and 203 are not those you need, feel free to email me with any questions. My energy levels still vary widely from day to day, and I can not guarantee any kind of speedy answer, but I will do my best.
I am not going to tell you that it is ok to buy any scam mattress that looks so good on a website you think you have to have it. There is no Santa Claus, or Easter Bunny, and if a mattress offer sounds too good to be true, it isn’t.
Please do your best to help yourself because the answers are really all there, and emailing me can often be frustrating for both you and me. If your timing is right, you will get an answer within a day or so. No more promises. Please read the whole article before you start typing. You will have a clear sense of what mattresses I like for people with your needs, and those that you should not buy…READ THIS FIRST
READ THIS NEXT: MATTRESS 103- MUST KNOW MATTRESS FACTS BEFORE TAKING THE SURVEY. YOU NEED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED AND THE COPY OF THE FREE “ENTRY KEY” FOR SURVEY TAKERS. IF YOU ARE NOT TAKING THE SURVEY, YOU STILL IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF GETTING A DECENT MATTRESS FOR YOUR BUDGET IF YOU READ THIS SHORT ESSAY.
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 years, and life in general, for more than 87 years. I have seen most, and if I hang around a bit longer, may get to see almost all. I patiently and thoroughly shop the web, read trade papers, and on nice days, when I feel energized, my driver takes me on a route of many local retailers ranging from foreign imports, high-pressure sleazy chain sleep shops, high and higher priced department and furniture stores, and local Factory-Direct showrooms…READ MORE
MATTRESS 203: READ LAST AND LEARN WHAT THE MATTRESS SELLERS DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW. Inside information. 30 Minutes makes you an expert! (sort of)
My goal is to give useful payback to the mattress buying public. Millions of nice customers that supported my family so well for so long and prepared me for a longer life than I had expected. You may believe that you know what you want, but I know what you need. I recommend makers and products that I believe in and often have hands-on experience with. There are around 600 companies that assemble mattresses from outside purchased components. Only a handful still remaining that actually make mattresses, “like the old days”. My praise most frequently falls on the real manufacturers as they tend to make superior products…. READ MORE
2015 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