Mattresses can be really expensive. Depending on your preferred size and brand, you could easily spend thousands of dollars on these things, especially if you have a medical condition that will require you to use a specific kind of mattress. Add the other bed accessories, such as bed frames, boxes-springs, comforters, bed covers, and pillows, then you’re on your way to spending way more than what your budget dictates.
When buying a mattress, it is important that we find the best deals. You may be surprised that one mattress will cost differently based on if you buy it in store or if you buy it online. If you don’t think you’ll be needing a new one right away, maybe you can wait for seasons where you can usually find discounts on these items.
Also remember that the cheap beds are not always the best for your body and may not provide the best value for your money. Think about it as an investment. When it comes to owning mattresses, you will definitely get what you pay for. You may spend $3,000 on your new bed, but it is also nice to think that you can use it for more or less 10 years.
Before you think about the cost of the mattress, know the types available in the market and what will suit your needs. If you are experiencing back aches, talk to your doctor or physical therapist about the mattress you will need to use. Although they are not sleep experts, they would generally have an idea what will work best for your back.
The types of mattresses have a range from plush to firm. Depending on the condition of your back, a plush mattress may work better than a firm one. You would want a mattress that could support your body and that feels comfortable as well. You may also want to consider your weight when choosing a mattress. If you are on the heavy side, a pillow-top will serve as an extra cushion between your body and the mattress coils. Do a bit of a research online and see how much you are willing to spend and what brand you would like to get.
How can you find the best deals on mattresses?
- Choose a good brand but look for the cheaper models first. You could go to a store and test the mattresses if they feel good on you. If you think that a mattress is too firm or too soft for your taste, there’s a big chance that you will have the same reaction to it when you use it at home. However, if a mattress doesn’t cost a lot and yet feels comfortable, then you may have already found your match. If you try lying on different mattresses, it is possible that you may find the same comfort in both expensive and less expensive models. You can also disregard other marketing tactics such as mattresses with cashmere or wool or elegant design. The mattress is going to be covered with sheets anyway. If these features make the item more expensive, look for another mattress.
- Wait for store sales and ask for discounts. Items sold in stores have mark-ups, and you should know that mattresses are highly marked-up items. If you talk nicely to the salesperson, you would be surprised that sometimes, you could get as much as 50% on discounts and rebates. This is mostly not practiced however in stores that sell exclusive brands. And again, if you can wait a little longer when buying a mattress, wait for special occasions when there are a lot of sales happening.
- Take advantage of the freebies. There are instances when salespeople will not throw in a discount, but would be willing to give you freebies, such as free pillows, free sheets, a new foundation, a new box-spring, or a free delivery. If the delivery will not be free, check if there is a best date or time when the cost for delivering your item can be lessened.
- Returning the item. Most retailers will offer a trial period for returning the item you bought. Based on the shop, the trial period can be from 30 to 100 days. This is important because if you discover that your mattress is too cumbersome or causes backaches, you should have the option to return it to the store. Read the fine print or check with the salesperson how much you will have to pay for the pick-up of the returned mattress because you wouldn’t want to be surprised when you receive a bill for $500. Also remember to take care of the mattress that it wouldn’t have any stain. Use a mattress protector because if the item gets stained, the warranty will not be honored.
- Buying your mattress online. If you’re comfortable reading customer reviews and not being able to test the mattress on your own, you may want to consider purchasing your mattress online. Online shops won’t have to spend on other expenses, such the store rental, salary of employees, electricity, and many others. For this reason, the mattresses sold online don’t have high mark-ups. Ensure that you will have a trial period on the item you bought online so you will have a chance to return it, if needed. One technique that you can do is to go to a store and try to test the mattresses there. If you find something that you like, go back home or use your mobile device to see if you could purchase the mattress online at a cheaper price.
Talk to the salespeople in the shop and see what they can recommend based on your budget. They would be more than happy to help if you have questions. Tell them your requirements so they could help you the best they can. They will get a commission if you buy from them, but they will lose the commission if you return the item, so at least it is one way to ensure that they are going to assist you to your satisfaction.