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Old 03-27-2009, 09:27 AM
 
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Hi -
A young couple I know with very little money are sleeping on the carpet right now...they need a mattress set. Wife was hoping to spend "no more than $200" but I think that's not realistic for anything halfways decent. I think they'd like a queen but would settle for a full size.

I know nothing about The Dump except their TV ads...would that be a good place for them to go? Is there a "scratch and dent" store for mattresses?? e.g. one that was the display model, say.

She doesn't have a working computer right now or I'd also suggest checking out craigslist...but I know some folks don't want to go anywhere near a _used bed, however mint it might be.

Thanks for all input on their behalf!
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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I think Mattress Giant has a "clearance" section that has mattresses that were returned or discontinued.

I went to their website just now and see where it says they have queen mattresses starting at 299.

Mattresses - Mattress Giant - Mattress Store

I've been to the Dump but didn't check out the mattresses. I think they have higher quality stuff, but at lower prices. Maybe they can check out the cheaper furniture stores like Bi-Rite that might carry off-brands.

Maybe you can print out some Craigslist ads for them because a lot of the cheaper furniture stores do advertise on there and there are people selling new mattresses on there.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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I bought a cheap new bed for our beach house on Fondren. 300 for a king and it is pretty comfortable too. They have lots of little furniture stores that sale off brand mattresses. This one was across from Lubys as you turn from Westheimer.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: California
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I think most of the mattress stores have "scratch and dent" sections. And it is cheaper to get a boxspring and mattress that don't match. (Could never figure that part out...who checks to see if you have the same pattern on your bed set?)
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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Drive down Harwin and you find mattress from $89-$299
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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argh man i worked so hard throwing away my new bedframe and mattress toppers because donation centers wont accept them.
i think gardenridge still has some of those fake memory foam thingers for $149
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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"Cheap" and "good" can't be used in the same sentence with "mattress".

Just sayin'...

Ronnie
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