Well, I guess I won't be getting a car anytime soon!
The other night, when I couldn't sleep, I thought to myself, gee I wonder if I need a new bed? The next night I pulled out the foam mattress that my sister slept on when she came down for my chemo treatments and.... had a really good sleep. For the first time in a long time.
Well, there goes buying a car! I knew mattress sets were expensive. I started looking around on the internet to get an idea of what price I would be looking at and some idea about the newer designs and so forth. Well, one of the latest is latex filling rather than memory foam. Oh, it sounds great, hypo allergenic, which for me is important, provides all sorts of support, it is cool, it has this and that and the next thing good about it. Wow, I wouldn't mind that, I wonder what the price is? Yikes! and a foundation to go with it? Oh well, maybe in my next life, so I continue to check out other mattresses.
Now it is time to go and actually try them out, my head is stuffed with useless information, but, only my body knows if it is a good mattress or not. I had decided to head for a specialty mattress store first as I figured they would have the largest selection. That they were having a sale was a bonus.
The salesman was the kind of quick witted smart-alec that I tend to be myself, so we got along quite well. He was knowledgeable and was by no means pushy. He started me on mid-price range sets, then went lower range and then he gave me a latex pillow! Wow, those are nice! Then he showed me the latex bed! I have to admit it was the most comfortable of all of the beds - for me. It was also the most expensive that he showed me. I had indicated early on in our conversation that I couldn't afford a whole lot, so there were beds we didn't even look at.
$2400.00 plus dollars regular price for this bed! Yes, you read that right. With sales tax on top! I think the last bed I bought cost about $600.00 - yeah, it was kinda cheap, but still!
Did I mention they had a sale on? The top end one was on sale for $1400.00, the next one down on sale for $1200.00, but there had been a delivery muck up somewhere, so there was a $200.00 rebate available for the top end set. Of the other six I tried, the two that were comfortable were 900 on sale from 1200 - that was the bottom end one and 1200 from 1600, but was the more comfortable of the two. I figured as I would have spent 1200.00 anyway, why not get top of the line? My Latex bed gets delivered tomorrow - Valentines Day! The best part? If I don't like it within 60 days, I can trade it for a different bed.
I would have taken a latex pillow as well, but I cannot justify spending $500.00 on one pillow even if the 2nd one is then 1/2 price - it is just too much money. If I find I need to replace the pillows I have, I can go back in a month or whenever and still get the same deal, just by mentioning the bed purchase and can get the same on sheet sets, buy one get one 1/2 off.
All-in-all, I think I made a better deal on the bed than I would have been able to make on a car, so I will just have to suck it up and continue riding the bus for awhile longer.
This link shows how latex mattress are made and the benefits, but of course is not the brand I got.
Good Afternoon All.