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Charles P. Rogers 07 Dec 2016 20:33 #1

Hi Phoenix,
I am pretty sure I have read your entire site and several others in an attempt to gain all the information I can to help me choose a new mattress. I am located in Louisiana and have tried what mattresses are available locally (the main big name brands and one furniture store had Scandinavian). I have not been impressed with them or with the information provided on their websites.
I've come across the Charles P. Rogers site and have been emailing with someone there (William). He has been fantastic and has answered at least 30 questions. He has sent me the warranty info, mattress spec info, thickness of layers, innerspring unit info, and more. I am looking at the Powercore Estate 7000 and the Powercore Nano. I really like the latex as the comfort layer and the innersprings as the support layer. I am hoping that the latex will help with my husband who sleeps so hot.
Here is my info:
Me: female, age 53, 5' 3", 200 pounds, side sleeper, toss and turn, having numbness and pain in hip and leg almost every night (ie the tossing and turning)
Spouse: male, age 54, 5' 11", 260 pounds, stomach sleeper, sometimes back, sleeps very hot
Current mattress: King Serta Perfect Sleeper 2 sided innerspring mattress...13 or 14 years old.
My concerns are about buying something from so far away without having the chance to try it first. I was wondering if you would have any information about any companies closer to my area that might give be better options.

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Charles P. Rogers 08 Dec 2016 11:08 #2

Hi puppylover,

Welcome to the Mattress Forum! :)

Since you’ve been looking on the site already, the first thing you need to do I make sure you’ve familiarized yourself with the mattress shopping tutorial .

The simplest version of the tutorial boils down to FIRST finding a few knowledgeable and transparent retailers and/or manufacturers that sell the types of mattresses ( see this article ) that you are most interested in (either locally or online) and that can provide you with all the information you need to know to make an informed choice and make meaningful comparisons between mattresses and then ...

1. Careful testing (hopefully using the testing guidelines in this tutorial) to make sure that a mattress is a good match for you in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP ... and/or that you are comfortable with the options you have available to return, exchange, or "fine tune" the mattress and any costs involved if you can't test a mattress in person or aren't confident that your mattress is a suitable choice.

2. Checking to make sure that there are no lower quality materials or weak links in a mattress you are considering relative to your weight/BMI range that could compromise the durability and useful life of the mattress (see the durability guidelines here )

3. Comparing your finalists for "value" based on #1 and #2 and all the other parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you.

If you can’t find any local retailers with products that meet your demands, then I would look online and use the experience and expertise of the members listed in this post who are all very experienced and knowledgeable and specialize in providing the type of help and guidance on the phone that can help you make good choices. There are a wide range of latex, memory foam and other options included in the choices there and I believe that all of them compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service, and transparency.

Their detailed knowledge of their mattresses and how they fit with different body types and sleeping positions along with your feedback from local testing, a customer base of many people that they can use as reference points, and any exchange, return, or any options they have available to customize a mattress after a purchase can help lower the risk of an online purchase. These online retailers or manufacturers can also be a good "value reference" for local purchases to make sure that if you are paying a "premium" for a local purchase (in exchange for the kind of "in person" guidance, service, and value that comes with dealing with a local retailer that can help you make more "accurate" choices that you have tested in person) is not too high.

This post here and this topic have more about the pros and cons of a local vs an online purchase.

If you reply with your zip code I can see if I have any potential dealers for you to research in your area.

Phoenix
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Charles P. Rogers 08 Dec 2016 12:17 #3

Thanks for your quick reply. My zip is 71355.

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Charles P. Rogers 08 Dec 2016 16:04 #4

Hi puppylover,

Thanks for your quick reply. My zip is 71355.


Subject to first confirming that any retailer or manufacturer on the list that you wish to visit is completely transparent (see this article ) and to making sure that any mattress you are considering meets your criteria and the quality/value guidelines here ... the better options or possibilities I'm aware of closest to you are in the Lafayette, LA area (subject to the "value" guidelines I linked in my last reply) are listed in post #2 here and for Baton Rouge are listed in post #191 here .

Phoenix
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Charles P. Rogers 11 Jan 2017 07:04 #5

Well, tomorrow is the big day. I took a chance and ordered the Charles P. Rogers Powercore Nano, and it will be delivered tomorrow. I am excited and nervous. They have a 30 night sleep guarantee (30-90 days exchange window) which is good. Shipping was free, but return shipping is on the customer if you want to return or exchange. I am hoping we like it! Will let you know what I think.

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Charles P. Rogers 11 Jan 2017 10:41 #6

Hi puppylover,

Congratulations on your new mattress purchase! :cheer: I’ll look forward to your comments once you’ve had a chance to sleep on it for a while. I hope your delivery goes smoothly.

Phoenix
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Charles P. Rogers 24 Feb 2017 13:05 #7

Hi puppylover, I was just wondering if you have any update on your Powercore Nano?

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