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Has anybody bought an online mattress?

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The tv ads make those mattresses look like foam and nothing more. Are they more substantial? It makes sense to have a mattress delivered right to your door, but they just do not look very sturdy.

I used to have a small factory who build a mattress for us. They went out of business twenty years ago, and our big box mattress purchases have not been good here and in Florida.

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I agree... they look cheap.

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I, too, agree -- and there are just far too many brands being advertised -- on TV, in magazines, etc..  It's nuts.  Are there THAT many mattresses being sold these days??  They also never quote prices on TV, though I've seen "fine print"  that says set-up and take-away of the old mattress are optional.  In other words, more $$$ -- and that last -- old mattress disposal -- is a significant bother, I think.

I don't think I'd want to chance a TV purchase of one of those things.  Not even sure I could believe online reviews if there were any.

Not going to tell you how old our master bedroom mattress is (though for many years before we moved here it was a guest mattress, and saw very light service).  Still, we've finally started to think about replacing it, so it's timely that you bring this up.   Sorry to hear about your big box store dissatisfaction.   Our old existing mattress, a Sealy pillow-top, has really served us well.  We bought it from a "box store" in Connecticut, though not a very big one, as I recall.

Anyone have any recommendations at all? I realize personal likes/dislikes for something so personal will differ widely.....

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Yes, we bought an Amerisleep mattress for our guest room.

After trying it for a few nights, we moved it to the master.

Much superior to the high end retail store mattress we had been sleeping on.

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That is why Sal is cranky all the time.....he thinks he is getting a full night sleep on one of those, and apparently he is not........but the blow back reflex from the foam is great for assisting those who are passive in the bedroom to get a little more thrust when folks get frisky.  I used to love the old waterbeds and those tidal wave adult games.  I think Linda needs a waterbed......the neighbors will think the surf is high when they hear the sloshing.

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2seaoat wrote:That is why Sal is cranky all the time.....he thinks he is getting a full night sleep on one of those, and apparently he is not........but the blow back reflex from the foam is great for assisting those who are passive in the bedroom to get a little more thrust when folks get frisky.  I used to love the old waterbeds and those tidal wave adult games.  I think Linda needs a waterbed......the neighbors will think the surf is high when they hear the sloshing.

lol!

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Sal wrote:Yes, we bought an Amerisleep mattress for our guest room.

After trying it for a few nights, we moved it to the master.

Much superior to the high end retail store mattress we had been sleeping on.

Thanks, Sal. Interesting. I do note most of these mattresses are not very thick. How do you deal with fitted sheets, which these days seem mostly designed for 15" - 18" or thicker mattresses? Our existing Sealy is about 11" thick, and there are very few sheets available that aren't really sloppy because of such deep pockets.

Also interesting that you refer to other mattresses as high end. I guess because it's been so long since we were in the mattress market, these thousand dollar or more mattresses seem pretty "high end" to us.

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