Best deals don’t necessarily come from stores slashing prices in half. We find most stores are giving away nothing but advice and Monopoly money in lieu of real savings. We still say savvy shoppers who have it together find the best deals, by being organized & educated which ultimately saves them the big bucks.
1.) What size mattress do you need?
Size matters and it affects prices, so know what fits your sleeping needs and your bedroom space. Commonly mattress shoppers attention is redirected away from important information they need to know because they are focusing on what size to purchase which should have been decided at home.
2.) How long do you want this new mattress to last?
Cheap does not necessarily translate into quality or long lasting so be sure that the quality of the “mattress” that you purchase will meet the application of its use. Example: you can get away with purchasing a cheaper mattress for a smaller lightweight child than you can for a full grown adult. Spend less for a spare bedroom mattress than one for the master bedroom; it won’t have to withstand daily use. A way to save twice is consider putting your old mattress in the spare bedroom and purchasing a new one for yourself saving you money over the long haul by only buying one bed.
3.) Do you have a realistic budget in mind?
People commonly see low priced mattresses advertised and believe that they can get a mattress of quality, with good comfort, and good back support. Regardless of your budget look at beds with the lowest prices and the highest prices as well. This gives shoppers an accurate barometer by which to measure quality. Price usually correlates to value, hence the old saying “you get what you pay for”.
4.) Are you looking for a cheap new or used mattress?
· Most mattress stores in the USA only sell new due to sanitary issues and health laws in their states. Some stores will sell mattresses that are used or reconditioned. These should be clearly marked on the law label as having been properly sanitized. Some stores are not honest due to lax law enforcement so buyers beware. Other money saving avenues include Backpage.com, Craig’s List, and Freecycle.com
· Mattresses are very inexpensive and sometimes free.
· Have warranty to assist if a defect should arise.
· People to assist you with all specifications making comparisons easier.
· Stores & online companies want to earn your business and will by beating or matching competitions’ prices, use this to your advantage.
· Dust mites, mold, mildew, and the all things associated with used mattresses are not present in new mattresses.
· Better body support and overall comfort
· Check out store liquidation centers and floor models for extra savings.
5.) Do you know how to properly compare mattresses?
Have a very good idea what kind of cheap mattress are you looking for? Try them all.
· Memory Foam
· All Natural Latex
· Air Bed
Although this is made complicated by the industry the Internet is making it easier. Seek out informational websites that offer more than just prices, pictures, and discounts; be sure that they disclose what you are getting for such a meager pricing. Research forums such as www.whatsthebestmattress.com where people are eager and willing to share their information for free, it can be one of the most educational resources a person can utilize while mattress shopping. I use it myself to gain feedback. Utilize knowledgeable sales people and learn from them don’t waste time with sales associates who only push discounts and savings they typically do not have your best interest in mind.