NYC: good mattress safely delivered? Help???(4 posts)
Hi, everyone --
Sorry I've been such a stranger; happy holidays! Life has been hectic, and I am also being happily distracted by a new boyfriend (a former bb sufferer at that! True love!)
Um, okay, so that made an awkward transition to the subject at hand:
I need a new mattress.
Yes, now it is also another human being, not merely my back, telling me, "This mattress is killing you!"
Well, really it's my same old futon "mattress," which had already been encased, pre-bug, and now has been better encased and is set on a new all-metal frame that includes slats, no boxed springs needed. Anyway, this old futon thingy just isn't digging the metal slats, and my back hates them even more.
So I'm willing to pay a decent price (like $500 or so) for a good, firm mattress, but here are the obvious questions, and no amount of googling or bedbugger word searches seem to provide me any answers:
Which manufacturer can I trust not to have refurbished their "new" mattresses?
Who can I be sure won't sell me a returned mattress?
Whose delivery trucks are safe? I know about the bogus new laws, and they are, well, bogus.
Is there a brand I can test out at Sleepy's or something (in person) and then order from somewhere else? (I did read on Consumer Reports that the only real way to choose a mattress is to lie down on it). And, if so, should I spray myself down with rubbing alcohol after my "test"?
I read somewhere on here that Ikea has these latex mattresses that are vacuum packed or something crazy and expand when you open them, but I'm not interested in anything like this that gives off nasty fumes. Again, I'm not up for buying a $1-$2000 mattress, but I'm willing to invest in a really good one.
Help!!!!!! I'm finding myself in the middle of the street with uncontrollable lower back spasms that stop me in my tracks and unexpectedly make me cry out in pain. I'm only 38 yrs old! My doctor has assured me it's not my kidneys, so I suppose I could always give one up for a good mattress if necessary.
Obviously I will immediately encase, but still... I don't want to spend big $$$ for a mattress that would leak bugs if the encasement is torn.
So, another bad transition here, but
Happy new year, everyone! Here's to a good year's sleep to EVERYONE here in 2011!!!!! And thanks for your help!
Congratulations on the new relationship!
This is not an easy question and I am sorry I do not know the answers. I hope someone will have some recent experiences and helpful feedback.
I would be less concerned about a refurbished/recovered mattress at a reputable store.
I think the main concerns for me would be: (1) do they cart away used mattresses in the same truck that delivers new ones? and (2) Does the mattress arrive sealed in unbroken, thick plastic?
The trick with #1 is that even if they don't, they may be using a truck which is used at other times for other purposes (moving, delivering for other firms).
Thanks so much, Nobugs! I'm looking into getting the mattress from Costco. If anyone has any experience with them, please let me know your thoughts. Hope everyone is doing okay.
FWIW, I have seen mattresses in Costco stores (display sample) sealed in plastic. It gave me a positive feeling, though this is only one component. It might be worth calling about their policies -- at least for online orders, which are delivered.
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