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Old 07-10-07, 01:03 PM   #1
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Would you buy a floor-model of a mattress for good price?

I need a new bed but prices are high. I worked a deal on a Stearns & Foster queen that retails for $3000+, 2006 floor model, which I can pick up for $400. I would use a mattress cover, but is a floor model just too gross?
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Old 07-10-07, 01:21 PM   #2
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just do a quick check for stains or other damage. i would have to see the mattress first, but i wouldn't have a problem with it.
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Old 07-10-07, 01:22 PM   #3
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just do a quick check for stains or other damage. i would have to see the mattress first, but i wouldn't have a problem with it.
Same here
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Just make sure the mattress isn't too hard. A fancy label won't help you get to sleep on a plank.

Not that I've ever made that mistake, you understand
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Depends on whether or not there's a lice epidemic where you live.
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Let's see... it's a 2006 model. How long has it been in the showroom with people flopping on it, bouncing on it, laying on it and whatever? Inner spring mattresses have a life; how much life of your $3000 mattress has been used up already?

I don't think I'd do it. For around half that you can get some pretty incredible mattresses brand new with pretty long warranties:

Queen mid-range "Sleep Number" bed: $1700 (I have one of these and can very much recommend it)
Queen Tempurpedic bed: Hmmm, OK, their delux model by the time you get done adding the queen upgrade and a foundation you're at $2400 so I guess that's not a good comparison.

Anyway, I wouldn't. Then again, I'm a bionic woman convert.
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Let's see... it's a 2006 model. How long has it been in the showroom with people flopping on it, bouncing on it, laying on it and whatever? Inner spring mattresses have a life; how much life of your $3000 mattress has been used up already?

I don't think I'd do it. For around half that you can get some pretty incredible mattresses brand new with pretty long warranties:

Queen mid-range "Sleep Number" bed: $1700 (I have one of these and can very much recommend it)
Queen Tempurpedic bed: Hmmm, OK, their delux model by the time you get done adding the queen upgrade and a foundation you're at $2400 so I guess that's not a good comparison.

Anyway, I wouldn't. Then again, I'm a bionic woman convert.

Okay, so I have a question on the sleep number beds...do the soft settings just feel like an underinflated air mattress? And is the Tempurpedic bed hot? All that foam sounds really hot.
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Me, I sleep on the floor. Cheaper than a mattress since it's free, and far more comfortable than people would think.
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Okay, so I have a question on the sleep number beds...do the soft settings just feel like an underinflated air mattress? And is the Tempurpedic bed hot? All that foam sounds really hot.
Can't answer the Tempurpedic question for you since I've never slept on one. I've heard it is in the summer.

As for the softness, with the fabric and padding, I don't find it to be like a deflated air mattress. I keep my side fairly firm and adjust it up or down as my back needs. Usually within a 5-10 number range.
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I settled for a floor model, for the second time. Price was just too good to resist. It was last years model, the new model 'retailed' for 2500 (retail is BS, from what I read, should get it 10,20,30% or more off). Got it for less than 800, with frame.

Been sleeping on it for more than a month and love it dearly. Other floor model I bought I moved to my parents in my old room and its my second favorite mattress, behind the my current one.

Check for stains, sagging in the middle, and any general abuse. If none are present go for it. The warranties offered with new mattresses suck anyway so the only reason not to get it is fear of it being dirty, but if you ever slept in any busy hotel, you've probably slept on much worse.
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Old 07-10-07, 05:30 PM   #14
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Thanks for the input yall.

I did it. This is a Stearns and Foster bed, with an "MSRP" (the one that nobody pays) of $4000+, and an actual selling price of $3100 other similar S&F beds have similar price tags, so I know it's legit. It is a 2006 model and IS flame retardant but doesn't meet whatever ******** law was passed in 2007, so it's clearance to them. Anyway, the price that put on it today was $600, and I made an offer of $400 if I waive delivery and pick it up myself. The guy made a call and got it approved. Just to be sure, I lay on a few other S&F beds near it, and this one was equally or more comfy. WINNER.
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