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Old 03-12-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Highland Village
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Hi all, the baby thirsty is moving to a big girl bed. We got her a daybed but now have to buy a mattress. I have heard Billy Bob's is the way to go...does anyone have any experience with them, or do you know of a good place to get a less expensive mattress? Thanks a bunch!
Little THirsty
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX (78201)
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One time I was in my friends car and we were driving on 151 late at night and not quite realizing what it was untill the very last second, she ran over a mattress going 65 mph. It was really scary. It ended up getting twisted up in the tires, etc, but we were eventually able to get it out from under the car by reversing back over it. If it's still on the side of the freeway, I'm quite sure that mattress is now free of charge....
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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I dont know the quality but I know the H-E-B Plus on Potranco sells them? They must have gotten a bunch in because they were up at the front of the store.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:54 PM
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Location: San Antonio
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We bought our kids' mattresses at Sam's Club. I know we paid under $100 for each piece, although that was 8-9 years ago.
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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I'd also recommend Costco. Their return policy, even on bedding, is ironclad and you won't have to deal with the used-car atmosphere that Billy Bob's Beds has.

While I haven't purchased a bed from Costco myself, I can say that they are one of the easiest companies to deal with when it comes to larger purchases like this. I rarely say this about these sorts, but, low & behold, I actually TRUST them.

Now: If you're ever wanting a really great, money-is-no-object mattress, might I recommend a Duxiana (broken link). Hand-sewn, extremely customizable and fantastic customer service. Their only downfall is that they start at around $8k. It's really an investment, but one that pays off.




BN
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Highland Village
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Thanks everybody...rep points to you all! Little T
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio,TX/Bloomington,IN
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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I'd also recommend Costco. Their return policy, even on bedding, is ironclad and you won't have to deal with the used-car atmosphere that Billy Bob's Beds has.

While I haven't purchased a bed from Costco myself, I can say that they are one of the easiest companies to deal with when it comes to larger purchases like this. I rarely say this about these sorts, but, low & behold, I actually TRUST them.

BN
I would second the Costco or Sam's route. Realize that it's nearly impossible to compare mattresses across stores, because each store will have a different version of the same mattress.

We did buy ours at Mattress Firm, and have been pleased. We bought a 25 year for us, and 15, I believe for the kids. I rotate/flip them every 3-6 months. Ours is a Steans and Foster. Their mattresses have levels, denoted by the first letter of the style name. A level have "A" names. Ours is an "E", and is an "Elegance" mattress.

Remember, too, it takes a while to get used to a new sleeping arrangement. You may want to simply place the mattress on the floor at first, to get her used to the "big bed"...
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think Sams and Costco are the best deals...but I think I would stay away from Billy Bob's Beds. I have heard several horror stories at work.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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I don't know where to look, but what I have heard is that the mattress industry has a promotional scam going on. Some stores advertise specials telling you to beat their prices anywhere in town, etc, for some kind of reward. But each store sells a slightly different version (sub-brand "name") and it can't possibly work. Or something to that effect.
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