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26 Apr 2011 17:11 - 16 Mar 2015 11:18 #1 by Phoenix

From the point of view of a consumer looking for your perfect mattress, there are 3 ways that The Mattress Underground can benefit you.

The first of these is the information on the website itself which can help you determine what makes a great mattress and get past all the "stories" you will be told. It will help you get past "brand name" marketing which tends to have very limited information about the materials or the value of the mattress you are considering. Is it really worth paying twice as much for a mattress with certain materials when the same or better mattress with a different label is available at a much lower cost? The information here will help you answer this question.

The second of these is this mattress forum. Here is where you can ask your specific questions and get feedback that is based on real facts and information. This research is ongoing and no matter what mattress you may be considering, we will help with the research to find out what is known about it and what other options you may have. Part of this is also coming to know the type of mattress that is best suited for your own circumstances and preferences. I see so often people buying a mattress that seems to be "great" in the store but turns out to be not so great a few weeks or months later. Quality information and research along with your own "lay on mattress" experiences are an important part of long term satisfaction with what you buy.

Finally, The Mattress Underground includes a growing list of some of the best retailers and manufacturers in the industry who we have invited to be part of our membership. These manufacturers already represent some of the best quality/value in the mattress industry either locally or online and can provide you with a very high quality mattress at a good price and provide better value than most of the mainstream retailers or manufacturers in the industry for anything comparable in quality. By becoming a member here all of them have confirmed that they are happy to compete with the best in the industry in terms of their transparency, quality, value, and service.

These mattress manufacturers have also agreed to provide a 5% discount or a bonus to all members of The Mattress Underground forum who mention they are a member here when they are purchasing their mattress (outside of special sales that have a larger discount or specially discounted items)

How do you become a consumer member to qualify for this discount/bonus? Simple. Registration and a single post in our forum will do it. You are immediately recognized as a "member" of The Mattress Underground (your user name will have "member" under it) and the discounts or bonuses from all our retailer and manufacturing members are now available to you when you purchase your mattress ... and all you have to do is ask.

Our goal is to do the research and raise the awareness of what really makes a great mattress that is perfect for your needs and budget and to help anyone find the best places in their area (or online) to purchase it.

We have come a long way since we began but there is a long way to go before we can really make an impact on the number of people who are buying either lower quality or poor value mattresses because of the advertising, fake sales, stories, or deceptive sales techniques and information they are exposed to by the manufacturers and retail outlets who are currently dominating the mattress industry.

Each new registration and post in this forum will not only help you personally but help everyone who follows in the journey to finding "the perfect mattress".

Phoenix


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Last Edit: 16 Mar 2015 11:18 by Phoenix.

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10 Jul 2012 17:53 #2 by LAsleeper

Phoenix,
Thank you for helping me to save $133.25 directly off the price of my mattress by purchasing from a manufacturer member of The Mattress Underground, and who knows how much more (a lot!) by helping me find a high-quality company with great service and value.
LAsleeper

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10 Jul 2012 21:33 #3 by Phoenix

Hi LAsleeper,

That's what I like to see ... a good mattress, a good price, an extra discount, ... and a happy customer :)

Phoenix


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10 Jul 2012 23:34 - 10 Jul 2012 23:34 #4 by sjsoggy

We heard of Parklane Mattresses on this website. My family drove to 1.5 hrs to Portland to test mattresses. The sales folks told me that they don't work on commission, so we elected to discuss the purchase options on the drive home.

The next day we tried to order a mattress via phone, and requested the 5% discount. Parklane told us that they aren't doing the discount any more. Very disappointing ...

Last Edit: 10 Jul 2012 23:34 by sjsoggy. Reason: spelling error

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11 Jul 2012 00:13 #5 by Phoenix

Hi sjsoggy,

Actually that's my mistake.

The manufacturing members here have a choice of providing either a 5% discount or a bonus (see the original post) to the members of the forum and while most choose the discount, some will choose the bonus. Parklane started with the discount and then several months ago let me know that they were changing it to a bonus that goes with a purchase of a mattress and I didn't make the switch on the site.

The bonus/discount is meant as more of a "thank you" and of course doesn't change that even without it the members here are among the best value mattresses in the country but it's a nice "perk" for members of the forum and a way that they can support the goals of the site.

I'll call them tomorrow just to confirm that everything is as it should be and change the listing on the site.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Phoenix


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15 Jul 2012 21:50 #6 by elkypro

Hello,

Thanks for all the information that you provide. I am an information hound when it comes to researching and I could not find anything even remotely as good as this website in terms of info about mattresses. I was afraid I was going to be stuck with the big S's :gasp:

So i have decided to go try out Quality Sleep Shop in Lagrange, IL since I am near there. I noticed that there is a 5% discount listed under their other business mygreenmattress but is it still available for the regular mattresses at Quality Sleep Shop?

On a semi-related note. A sub-forum as a sort of roll call/introduction to the forum where people can introduce themselves and even note their current mattress (of distress?) would be a jovial way for people to interact. I know my first adult mattress is my current one that is a Thera-pedic Quantum that is about 6 years old. It is sagging pretty bad. It has been through a few moves and such so I do not even try to do the warranty on it. I bought it from a friend who was selling mattresses and he gave me a good deal at 20% off. Now that I am living with a sig other and she has back and joint issues it is time to get another mattress. I figure I want to get the most out of my money as well as support the independent local market when I can.

Thanks for the website and all that you do.

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16 Jul 2012 00:50 #7 by Phoenix

Hi elkypro,

So i have decided to go try out Quality Sleep Shop in Lagrange, IL since I am near there. I noticed that there is a 5% discount listed under their other business mygreenmattress but is it still available for the regular mattresses at Quality Sleep Shop?


Tim was one of the earlier members and when I asked him which site to list in the directory of members he suggested the My Green Mattress site. They are sister companies (actually My Green Mattress is a division of Quality Sleep Shop) and I have always treated them as one company in my recommendations. There have been been quite a few forum members who have purchased from both and there has never been a mention of the discount not being honored. Strangely enough though I have never asked him this specifically because my understanding from the beginning was that they were both included in the "best of the best" recommendations and until you asked nobody has brought it up as an issue :)

If your experience indicates otherwise let us know.

A sub-forum as a sort of roll call/introduction to the forum where people can introduce themselves and even note their current mattress (of distress?) would be a jovial way for people to interact.


I'd love to do several sub forums but at this point I am a one man show and wear many hats and adding other forums presents a few logistical issues that I haven't yet made a final decision if the benefits outweigh the other issues involved. I'm currently working on several projects that involve additions to the site (and an upgrade of the Joomla and Kunena forum software needs to be worked through also that involves some rather challenging issues in the upgrade pathway that need to be completed first) but when these are done the odds are good that there will be several new sub forums and site additions added that are related to these ideas.

Once I work my way through these "projects" and decide on adding new sub forums (which at this point is likely) ... then it would be an easy matter to add the one you're suggesting as well.

Thanks for the suggestion ... I appreciate it :)

Phoenix


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18 Jul 2012 19:33 #8 by robbiev3

AZ Premium Mattress Company readily gave the credit

Thanks Ken and Phoenix

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18 Jul 2012 22:30 #9 by Phoenix

Hi robbiev3,

You received an "extra" bonus because the manufacturers are only "required" to give the credit on mattresses rather than accessories or toppers ... but some of them may provide it on other products as well ... so don't tell them otherwise :)

Phoenix


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18 Jul 2012 23:52 #10 by robbiev3

Oh terrific!!!! Well I have given his name out a lot over the last few days.
Definitely an asset to the program.

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