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Brooklyn Bedding 04 Jan 2013 17:38 #1

Has anyone had experience with Brooklyn Bedding? I was wondering if the reviews on Amazon are real or not.

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Brooklyn Bedding 04 Jan 2013 21:43 #2

Hi garcut,

The reviews are certainly "real" (of course I can't speak for every one) and there are dozens of posts in this forum as well that refer to them. They are an invited member of this site which means that I believe they are among the "best of the best" in the country in terms of quality, value, and service. A forum search on "Ultimate Dreams" (you can just click this) will bring up more information and feedback about them from many of the forum members here.

A mattress is only as good as the construction and quality of the materials that are in it and they use quality materials (Talalay latex and 1.5 lb polyfoam) in their mattresses which are better quality and more durable materials than many mattresses that sell for significantly more.

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Brooklyn Bedding 05 Jan 2013 17:38 #3

I have been talking with them and have a "test" bed on order. I have a spare room with a full size bed in it which I will use to test it out. I will give a full review of it. If all goes well, then I will purchase the king size. I am getting the 13" memory foam mattress. I agree, you never know what the reviews really mean, but in my experience, if you have 150-200 reviews like they do on one of their latex models, that's usually a pretty good sign. I always throw out the highs and lows. You can never make everyone happy. Their memory foam only has 5, all 5 stars, but still not enough to be statIstically significant. Which is the reason for the big test! It is supposed to arrive jan. 16th.

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Brooklyn Bedding 05 Jan 2013 18:09 #4

Hi SleepTight,

Congratulations on your new mattress!

You certainly made a good quality/value choice (and hopefully you let them know you are a member here so you also receive your free shredded latex pillow).

I also agree that reviews can have some value overall ... particularly about the legitimacy, knowledge, and service of the merchant ... but I've also seen mattresses that have over 10,000 reviews or feedback on ebay and other places which are 99% positive for mattresses that I would never consider and are basically "junk" or "throwaway mattresses" based on the quality of the materials inside them. Some of my thoughts about reviews in general are in post #4 here .

Reviews that are about the merchant's service or that include information about the quality of the materials or that would be of more general interest for more educated consumers (for example that included their height and weight information and the details about why they chose a certain layering) can be very valuable but in most cases they are written by people who praise (or condemn) a mattress who really don't know what makes a good quality or poor quality mattress or what makes any particular mattress suitable for a specific person.

Having said all that ... I'm looking forward to your review once you've received it and had a chance to test it out :)

Phoenix
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Brooklyn Bedding 03 Sep 2013 12:39 #5

Looking for specific Brooklyn Bedding reviews... so if you can follow up with yours, I'd love to read it!

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Brooklyn Bedding 03 Sep 2013 21:17 #6

Hi bcsteeve,

You can see SleepTight's review here .

A forum search on Ultimate Dreams 13" gel (you can just click this) will also bring up more on this mattress as well :)

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Brooklyn Bedding 24 Sep 2013 16:34 #7

It is awesome a google search from Brooklyn Bedding brought this post and forum up for me. Thanks for all the quick links...going to give them a call.

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Brooklyn Bedding 24 Sep 2013 19:13 #8

Hi techieg33k,

I'm glad you found us and you will find they are very knowledgeable about their mattresses and good people to talk to :)

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Brooklyn Bedding (Dreamfoam) 24 Sep 2013 22:42 #9

So this thread was started about Brooklyn Bedding on on Amazon. Since they now use the Dreamfoam name on Amazon, and since both are recommended by this site, I hope that comments about Dreamfoam are appropriate here.

I have been looking closely at the 10" Dreamfoam hybrid on Amazon (they call it a "Latex Mattress" but it's a 3" latex layer with polyfoam above and below). I spent some time reading reviews this evening, sorted by most recent, trying to find reviews from people who have owned the bed for a while. I'm concerned that several people are saying the mattress breaks down in 8-18 months:

From best mattress ever to absolute worse in less than a year September 8, 2013
Started out great... August 5, 2013
started out a good bed, but quickly diminished August 4, 2013
DO NOT PURCHASE HOT "7th Level Of Hell Bed" July 17, 2013

Several reviews mention a middle "hill" developing. The sagging described in last review could have been written about my Sealy that failed in 18 months . So far, Dreamfoam has only responded to the last review.

Obviously individual circumstances vary, but I do get concerned when I see a pattern. The problem with the glowing mattress reviews on any site is that they are mostly from new owners, but the whole point of researching here is to find a reasonably-priced mattress that will last years, not months. I'm beginning to wonder if that is possible.

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Brooklyn Bedding (Dreamfoam) 24 Sep 2013 23:49 #10

sdmark wrote: I have been looking closely at the 10" Dreamfoam hybrid on Amazon (they call it a "Latex Mattress" but it's a 3" latex layer with polyfoam above and below). I spent some time reading reviews this evening, sorted by most recent, trying to find reviews from people who have owned the bed for a while. I'm concerned that several people are saying the mattress breaks down in 8-18 months:.


I don't trust many retailers showing 55% savings (one or the links you posted). I don't know anything about Dreamfoam or Brooklyn Bedding, but I do know regular price of $1,649 on sale for $749 (55% savings) for a king, isn't a legit sale. I looked at their amazon store front, all their stuff is 55% or more off. That tells me the higher price is a made up number to make you think you're getting a good deal.

I have no idea how much a bed costs per se, but the 'lower end price' of a plate of talalay latex seems to be roughly $300-400 king size, which you can probably assume is 5-10% above cost. Since there are likely only 2 places they're getting talalay, it's unlikely it's significantly diff. A bamboo cover is likely $50ish cost.. I see them selling for $80. Bamboo is actually rayon as best I know, the FTC already came down on lots of companies for calling it bamboo as part of a green washing campaign (I have no idea how good bamboo rayon is, but I do know that it's not nearly as eco friendly as some companies portray it). Figure $100 for shipping, maybe more? You're $550 into the product and no profit yet...

I'd expect they want 10-20% profit. On a $750 mattress that's $75-150 needed. Say $100 profit required. So... The $550 cost so far, plus profit, is up to $650. So... I'd guess maybe $100 worth for the non-latex foam (7" of it), labour, sales commissions if paid, and you're done. If these numbers, which are complete estimates, are right... That's a problem: that'd say 7" of foam costs less than $100, which seems too low to be anything but bad quality. (Have you ever seen a $300 7" foam king sized bed?) I'd guess ikea's foam only mattresses give a reasonable view of what foam costs might be, and their kings are more.

No idea if it's a good product or not, but companies that advertise permanent huge sales immediately get me not trusting them. Personally, I don't see the tact of marked up prices to have big sales as helpful or especially trust building.

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