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 mattress help on a one-on-one basis. I will be happy to try to help identify mattresses that are ideal for 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 right here, on the upper left and right sides this page. There is unlimited space where you can ask any bed, sleep, mattress or any other “appropriate” question. My time is limited and the questionnaire/surveys get first and often total priority.
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. With my help, more than 5000 total strangers who started by filling out the mattress questionnaire/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. My wife and I prospered for a very long time when the mattress business was a kinder gentler place. This “giving back” was Mrs. Coyle’s idea. She read that older people could stave off dementia by keeping their brain busy. She knew that retirement was difficult for me and believed that I could do good for myself while helping others.
I am appalled by the race to the bottom taken by the dominant major name brand mattress manufacturers.
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 being able to retreat to the comfort of the wonderful beds that they could make if they weren’t trying to squeeze the last dollar out of every transaction. The roadblocks put in place by most big-name makers makes your self-directed shopping well nigh impossible. The fact of life that mattress consumers are regularly being cheated is now “business as usual”.
Is it cheating to sell the same mattress under a multitude of names to eliminate competition and to maintain the highest possible prices? Is it right for…. 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