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Old 11-30-2014, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Tigard, Oregon
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Here's a link to an article referencing Consumer Reports on sheets. The sweetspot is around 400 threads per inch.

Higher thread counts not always better, consumer group test finds - JSOnline
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I usually buy new sheets every few years. I paid about $50 for a sheet and comforter at Walmart.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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I bought a set of jersey sheets from a discount store for maybe $25 and I can't stand them.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I've had the some old $3 Walmart bedsheet for a long time........ummmmm, seems to "work" fine.

I just make sure to wash it once a week or so.....whether it stinks or not!
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:11 AM
 
Location: NY, NY
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I tried BB&Beyond for sheets around $60.00 which I thought was a splurge, and then bought cheap sheets at Walmart and OCean State Job Lot for $20 or $30....of course they didn't last very long... but I have since learned from a friend who works in sheets that unfortunately, you get what you pay for. He says there are other indications of a sheet's quality beyond price and threadcount...he gave me a set of sheets from Perfect Linens, which is a site that tests all their sheets and sell them by feel. They are much pricier than I would have paid ($180) but these sheets have stayed comfortable, no pilling, no shrinking, no tearing after dozens of washes. After buying lots of cheap sheets I think instesd of going through three $50 pairs in a two years I'm going to have to continue to suck it up and pay $180 every three years instead...
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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To me, the thread count doesn't end up mattering as much as the finish. Luxury sateen finish and super soft brushed microfiber feel lux, and don't generally cost as much. I snag good deals on Overstock and similar websites, and have gotten some great quality bedding deeply discounted that way.

When the weather cools down, I switch to flannel sheets, anyway. In the coldest part of winter, we use fleece sheets, which are like sleeping on a cloud.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:00 PM
 
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I only buy 500 thread count now, can't stand the lower thread count that I grew up with and hated. There are good deals online, overstock.com is one place that is good.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I use one flat queen-size sheet, folded, sleeping inside it like an envelope. I launder it when necessary. It is the cheapest I can find, from Walmart, probably ten bucks a pair. I've used the same one for years, if it ever wears out, I'll replace it.

This is the Frugal subforum, right?
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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I get my bedsheets and pillow cases at yard sales. I don't care if they match or not but I do make sure they are in good condition. I like ones that feel nice and soft. I guess they are probably 100% cotton.

I got two decent sets of sheets at rummage sales this year for about $1 per set. One set has a Sealy tag on it and seems to be high quality. The other set is black and is very soft to the touch. My black cat disappears when she lays on it.
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I use one flat queen-size sheet, folded, sleeping inside it like an envelope. I launder it when necessary. It is the cheapest I can find, from Walmart, probably ten bucks a pair. I've used the same one for years, if it ever wears out, I'll replace it.

This is the Frugal subforum, right?
I used to do that for the longest time. I sleep on a futon and would just fold half of the sheet over my body. I wouldn't even use a comforter or any other kind of blanket to sleep with so long as it wasn't winter. It probably cost $15 tops.
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