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Old 04-21-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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I am looking into buying a full size mattress and possibly a box spring. I'm on a major budget and found some good deals, but unfortunately don't have a van or transportation here to get the mattress to me. I'm a little confused with all of the moving and truck companies out there. Can anyone offer an affordable rate or can anyone give me advice on how to best transport a mattress from lower manhattan to a little south of Prospect Park in Brooklyn? I'm not looking to spend more on delivery/transportation than the cost of the mattress, so please don't respond with a $60/hour type service.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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Rent a freakin u-haul van. And that said, for the love of god, be very careful with used mattresses and even discount places. Bedbugs are no joke.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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I was going to suggest to post this on Craigslist under labor gigs,
they just did that. You might find a 1 man with van service that would
do it for $40.00 flat rate(curb to curb service) but only during non rush hour time periods.

If you decide to go with U-Haul, good luck with that, haha.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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I am looking into buying a full size mattress and possibly a box spring. I'm on a major budget and found some good deals, but unfortunately don't have a van or transportation here to get the mattress to me. I'm a little confused with all of the moving and truck companies out there. Can anyone offer an affordable rate or can anyone give me advice on how to best transport a mattress from lower manhattan to a little south of Prospect Park in Brooklyn? I'm not looking to spend more on delivery/transportation than the cost of the mattress, so please don't respond with a $60/hour type service.
Where are you buying a mattress from that will not deliver to your address?
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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Please be careful of the stores that offer refurbished mattresses -- or whatever they are calling them these days. I see these vans driving around Queens sometimes picking up mattresses from the trash. They are in the trash for a very good reason, I suspect. These low-life companies take the mattresses out of the trash and "refurbish" them (which could mean anything). The mattresses could be full of the same interior stains and possibly even bedbugs that they had when they were put in the trash. It's a disgusting practice and I feel ill every time I see one of those filthy vans.

Here's a picture http://farm1.static.flickr.com/231/4...b35bf52a3a.jpg

Even if the store doesn't tell you the mattress is used, it very well could be, especially if it's such a "good deal". The mattress business is full of scams and fraud. New York Mattress Company Faces Charges For Illegally Selling Used Mattresses In Connecticut | Connecticut Consumer Advocate Protector Watchdog | Ct Consumer Complaints |Ct consumer Protection | Ct Advocate | Ct Consumer

My personal opinion is that you should go to Ikea and get one of those super comfortable foam or latex mattresses (new) that roll up and would fit easily in someone's car -- though it would of course hang out the back of the car. All you would need is a friend with a car to get it, and Ikea is not too far from you in Brooklyn.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:14 AM
 
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I would just go to Macy's and let them deliver. Or one of those cheaper places like Sleepies or Mattres. And like Henna recommends, BUY NEW, especially with this current bedbug situation. A good mattress will last you 15 years so toss a little money at it. (Partner's Beautyrest is 30 years old and in fine condition...it was pricey though.)

A friend used a "man with a van" and then argued for weeks about whether the charge was to be $40 or $60 (heavy computer monitor.) The savings is not worth the hassle.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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I don't mean to threadjack, but I'm moving soon and have a memory foam mattress that I'll need to move. Someone suggested rolling it up, but this thing weighs like 100 lbs. Does anyone know how best to move one, or if there is a such thing as a huge "Space Bag" made specifically for this purpose?
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Big movers typically have matress boxes that they charge too much for. Smaller operations usually just lay the mattress on its side against other furniture. (I wouldnt try rolling it up.)
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I had a great foam mattress that I had to throw out due to bedbugs; so yes, be careful what you buy. I used Chinese Movers from Sunset Park Brooklyn when I moved. They were very good and inexpensive. Call for a quote, speak to Andy.

Chinese Movers - Sunset Park - Brooklyn, NY

But again, bedbugs will ruin your life!! It would be far cheaper to buy a new mattress than get rid of all your stuff.
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