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Old 06-17-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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I am looking to buy 3 new mattresses. What are your recommendations? Retail, Mattress wholesale stores, Direct Buy, etc?
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:05 AM
 
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I am looking to buy 3 new mattresses. What are your recommendations? Retail, Mattress wholesale stores, Direct Buy, etc?
A retail store will lower their price to make a deal with you. Plus the customer service will be better. What do you mean by mattress wholesale stores? Do you have a Direct Buy account? I believe the membership is $5000 initial fee plus $200/month for the next seven years.

With DirectBuy, it will cost you a lot to save: Consumer Reports Home & Garden Blog
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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A retail store will lower their price to make a deal with you. Plus the customer service will be better. What do you mean by mattress wholesale stores? Do you have a Direct Buy account? I believe the membership is $5000 initial fee plus $200/month for the next seven years.

With DirectBuy, it will cost you a lot to save: Consumer Reports Home & Garden Blog
There are 'mattress discount stores'.

I am a member of Direct Buy since 1999. I paid 1/2 of that and $100 annual renewal - must be a different contract that they have nowadays. I wouldn't pay at current prices.
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:50 PM
 
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There are 'mattress discount stores'.

I am a member of Direct Buy since 1999. I paid 1/2 of that and $100 annual renewal - must be a different contract that they have nowadays. I wouldn't pay at current prices.
One of the few thing I know about is mattress retail. Most of the time "discount stores" are in name only. When shopping, people have to compare apples to apples. I would love to see what Direct Buy considers "wholesale" prices. Not every company has the same wholesale cost for like products.
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:29 AM
 
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Costco or Sam's Club.
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:15 PM
 
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Costco or Sam's Club.
For a bed for the cabin or spare room.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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Costco or Sam's Club.
I have a Sams club member ship.

There are two I was considering:

Sam's Club - Serta® Summerlyn Low Profile Set - King

Sam's Club - Serta® Grandis Super Pillowtop Set - King
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I would go to a mattress only store where I could test them all out and they could give a discount for a multiple purchase. I want to know exactly how the mattress is made and what the innerds of it are. All mattresses look alike, but inside there are differences.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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Do not buy a pillow top under any circumstances. You will get big body impressions in the mattress. I am very familiar with the Serta Line. I would purchase a Vera Wang Latex mattress before I would buy anything else. gentlehearts is right, try to purchase from a specialty shop. The service will be much better if something goes wrong. Also, ask them for a discount.
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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Personally I love pillow tops. The worst I ever used was one of those miracle foam mattresses If you hate a mattress that holds body heat ;don't get one.
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