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Old 10-25-2014, 02:11 PM
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I go about 200 bucks per bed. I like good quality Egyptian Cotton, up to 600 thread. You can usually find these on sale for half the price though, so in reality around 100 bucks (with 100$ in savings per bed).
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Old 10-25-2014, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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E-bay, Tuesday Morning, Ross, Burlington, and hotel supply places. The hotel sheets are quite nice if you don't mind white(usually).
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Old 10-25-2014, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Goid bedding is typically worth the investment, as long as you don't have pets with access to the bed.

Definitely correct. I have a stunning bedset that I paid almost $1200 for but can't use it due to my brat cat and his long hair. The duvet cover is black-he is longhaired cream color
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Old 10-25-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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When my mother passed away she had 6 sets of full sized sheet sets that were very old,she had them packed away in layers of blue tissue paper, i was very leary of washing them but i did,and they washed up great,i dont know what the thread count is but they are heavenly so smooth and crisp feeling, i have been using one set for 5 years and packed the others back in fresh blue tissue paper to pass onto my children,lol..a good sheet set that smells fresh makes such a better nights sleep.
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Old 10-25-2014, 07:34 PM
 
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I like to shop nicer stores at the end of the season when they have end of season clearance sales. I can usually find really nice stuff for 50-75% off.
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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When my mother passed away she had 6 sets of full sized sheet sets that were very old,she had them packed away in layers of blue tissue paper, i was very leary of washing them but i did,and they washed up great,i dont know what the thread count is but they are heavenly so smooth and crisp feeling, i have been using one set for 5 years and packed the others back in fresh blue tissue paper to pass onto my children,lol..a good sheet set that smells fresh makes such a better nights sleep.
Back in the day, sheets would last many years. My mother's sheets were 100% cotton, 200 thread count but of very good quality and they lasted forever. It's not the thread count as much as the quality of the cotton. In the past, all the percale cotton sheets were of decent quality, unlike the made in China junk today.

I haven't needed to buy sheets in ages because I have old sheets that never wear out but I think pima or combed cotton or other good quality cotton would be better than any high count poor quality cotton. Egyptian cotton used to be a sign of quality but now Egyptian cotton can mean cotton of the Egyptian type, but grown and treated anywhere in the world.

I would not pay a fortune for sheets but I would go to a reputable store and get them when they're on sale, probably in a white sale after Christmas. I would not purchase something as important as sheets in a place like Walmart or Penny's.
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:02 PM
 
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I still have and use daily the "Bed In A Bag" set I bought at Walmart in 1999, it included Pillow Shams, Pillow Cases, one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and a comforter.
I don't have the flat sheet any longer, a friends dog ate it.

The last set of sheets I purchased were very high dollar, wrinkle free, etc. etc., they wrinkle worse than my cheap bed in a bag sheets that barely have a wrinkle in the right out of the dryer.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:36 AM
 
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Back in the day, sheets would last many years. My mother's sheets were 100% cotton, 200 thread count but of very good quality and they lasted forever. It's not the thread count as much as the quality of the cotton. In the past, all the percale cotton sheets were of decent quality, unlike the made in China junk today.

I haven't needed to buy sheets in ages because I have old sheets that never wear out but I think pima or combed cotton or other good quality cotton would be better than any high count poor quality cotton. Egyptian cotton used to be a sign of quality but now Egyptian cotton can mean cotton of the Egyptian type, but grown and treated anywhere in the world.

I would not pay a fortune for sheets but I would go to a reputable store and get them when they're on sale, probably in a white sale after Christmas. I would not purchase something as important as sheets in a place like Walmart or Penny's.
Came across this thread and rep, rep to you^^^. I bought an expensive (although on sale) Egyptian
cotton high thread count 3 years ago. Yesterday, I noticed a big rip. So I threw that
out and put on a fitted sheet that I bought 20 years ago (which I have used off and on). I also bought
an expensive queen duvet cover 3 years ago that never fit the comforter. So now, I use another 15 year
old duvet that was purchased at IKEA (originally for my daughter who didn't want it anymore) and
not only is it more durable but it fits. Again, this was at IKEA? So my back-ups are gone. Yes indeed,
they don't make things like they used to.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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The bed sheets at IKEA are rather ugly, but 100% cotton and they last forever. A set that I use quite often is over 25 year old!!
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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If we hadn't gotten a deeper mattress about two years back, we'd still be using the Ralph Lauren ones I got on total clearance when the Westpoint Stevens store at the outlet mall closed. Ended up buying a new bottom sheet, also RL, from TJ Maxx that fit the new one correctly.
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