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Old 06-15-16, 01:20 PM   #1
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help me chose a mattress!!!

I want to spend around 5 hundred what should I get?
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Old 06-15-16, 04:16 PM   #2
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One that will get delivered to your house and the old one taken away.
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One that won't keep you up all night
One that won't make you sleep all day
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Old 06-15-16, 07:05 PM   #4
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I want a new bunk
One that won't make me nervous
Wondering what to do
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That's such a subjective thing to choose. You pretty much have to go to a mattress store and try a few out, IMO. Don't go for pillowtop or anything too soft.
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A simple, firmish innerspring mattress without any fancy top is my preference. This kind of mattress breaths and doesn't let you sink into it. Your milage may vary.

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Get the blue one, and NO FLOWERS!!!
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There was a morning radio show, I think in St. Louis that had a contest of lost ladders vs lost mattresses.

Just listen for a mattress to be announced and go snag it
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if using nails, more is better.

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What are their comparative measurements? Doh..... I thought you said mistress.
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Old 06-15-16, 09:25 PM   #11
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if using nails, more is better.

Discount acupuncture?
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the one I have now is like 15 years old
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the one I have now is like 15 years old
Flip it.
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the one I have now is like 15 years old
Mistress?
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Waveless soft sided water bed. Warm in winter, cool in summer. Woolly top.
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I want to spend around 5 hundred what should I get?
It's over your budget but this is an interesting company; they're trying a new model for selling mattresses.

https://casper.com/?utm_source=googl...up=29233103763
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Old 06-16-16, 06:45 AM   #17
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My wife and I recently went through this. After much research, we ended up buying a Sleep science memory foam mattress from Costco. We love it. Costco has a wide variety of mattresses at different price points and they have an excellent return policy if you don't like it.
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Old 06-17-16, 01:07 AM   #18
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We're on our second Brentwood Home memory foam mattress. Liked the first so well we've added another for the other room. Made in the USA and a best buy on Amazon. Check the positive reviews -- our experience matches those. Great for folks with bad backs/necks, etc.

Tuft and Needle would be a good alternative choice. Costs a bit more but the latex foam is reportedly cooler than other memory foam.

No box spring needed (one less thing for cats to claw or bed bugs to hide in). We have simple platform frames, but the memory foam type mattresses are compatible with all kinds of platform frames, from utilitarian to decorative. Plenty of room beneath for storage.

You can order direct through Amazon. No need to hassle with overpriced local bed shops.
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I got mine from someone else's Moving Sale ..


(private sale , 19 years ago)

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I got mine from someone else's Moving Sale ..
It is illegal to sell used mattresses, at least in this state.
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Ugh Oh. Citizen's Arrest.....Call the Police!
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When my wife and I first moved in together, we went shopping at a discount furniture store. They also sold mattresses. One was labeled 'Sex-O-Pedic - for those that are active in bed', we didn't get that one.
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When my wife and I first moved in together, we went shopping at a discount furniture store. They also sold mattresses. One was labeled 'Sex-O-Pedic - for those that are active in bed', we didn't get that one.
That's one of the saddest stories I've ever heard (or read).
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My wife and I recently went through this. After much research, we ended up buying a Sleep science memory foam mattress from Costco. We love it. Costco has a wide variety of mattresses at different price points and they have an excellent return policy if you don't like it.
Now that, my friends, is how a Professional Risk Manager does it.
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Now that, my friends, is how a Professional Risk Manager does it.
But be advised, when you do try to return your wife to Costco, and they ask you what is wrong with it, try to make sure the wife is out of earshot.
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