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02 Apr 2019 08:52 #1601 by jmeyer98
Thank you for all the information you've provided!

We relied for years on our local mattress store. He was a small operation, one small family operated store, had been in business for years but in 2015, they closed their doors. After three purchases over the last decade for our three kids, he never steered us wrong. All three mattresses are still in wonderful shape, but my oldest son has just plain outgrown his twin bed (after growing 5 inches in under 2 years). So, we started by going to the only local bedding stores in our town (all chains). Unimpressed and after escaping one very high pressured "only get this price today" sales tactic, we came home empty-handed and turned to the internet.

Now better educated thanks to this forum, we are heading out to Fox Mattress in Holly Hill tomorrow. While it is a two hour drive for us, I'm much more hopeful we will find the right mattress.

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04 Apr 2019 16:45 #1602 by Phoenix
Hi jmeyer98,

Welcome to the Mattress Forum! :), and thank you for your kind appreciation for the TMU.

It is a sad but very common story about small family mattress retailers, they simply cannot afford to stay in business. The mattress industry is also a reflection the changing relationship between consumers and industry and the effect of advertising and (sad to say) the loss of critical thinking and long term thinking (IMO) on a larger level. I could probably spend the next few months on this single subject which would open the door to even more thoughts and comments and I should probably stop while I'm ahead.

I am glad you decided to pay a visit to Fox Mattress as this is the most "efficient" shortcut and helps you discuss and test your options at the same time. With their many years of knowledge and experience they are a most reliable source of guidance and would have your best interests at heart to "talk you through" the specifics of their mattress and its properties and "feel" of the materials they are using (temperature regulation, resilience, firmness etc) and the options they have available that may be the best "match" for you based on the information you provide them. As you are aware they are a Trusted member of this site which means that I think very highly of them and that I believe that they compete well with the best in the industry  in terms of their quality, value, service, knowledge, and transparency.

Good luck on your visit with them and we look forward to your update.
Don't hesitate to ask any questions if you have them.

Phoenix

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09 May 2019 07:58 #1603 by chisav
I appreciate all the information found here. Helped me choose a 13" King from SleepEZ. Finding information regarding the base/frame was even more helpful than the mattress.

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13 May 2019 09:25 #1604 by Phoenix
Hi chisav,

Welcome to the Mattress Forum! :) and thank you for the nice words about TMU.

Congratulations on the King 13" from Sleep EZ, one of our loyal members providing excellent service and quality/value products. I am glad our site was helpful in finding info on the bed/frame. We have heard people tell us that in the past. Good luck with your new mattress and let us know if you have any updates or questions.

Phoenix

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21 May 2019 06:52 - 22 May 2019 06:57 #1605 by pmisley
It looks like the Sleepopolis code (8%) for Nest Bedding may work out better in some cases depending on the size/type of mattress you are ordering.

Are there any others I am missing for Nest Bedding that may not be posted in the Trusted Members section?
Last edit: 22 May 2019 06:57 by Sensei. Reason: removed sleepopolis code

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23 May 2019 12:45 #1606 by emilyadi
Just joined and wanted to thank you for this great resource! This really is a daunting process but I think I've finally figured out what I like (innerspring with latex)!

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23 May 2019 19:02 #1607 by Phoenix
Hi emilyadi.

Welcome to our Mattress Forum! :) You’re very welcome, and I’m happy that you’ve found us.

I am glad that you settled on the feel you like "innerspring with latex" this layer combination is a favorite choice among many customers for many reasons ... the next step is to find the most appropriate firmness in terms of comfort/support for your specific needs. The process can be "daunting" but like with everything of importance, this is time and energy well spent and we are here to help along the way. B)

Let us know if you have any questions.
Phoenix

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09 Jun 2019 11:57 #1608 by Shinobot
Just signed up here, really appreciate the more genuine helpful info found here that doesn't read like a marketing brochure from one of the mattress companies. Very difficult to do research but this site certainly helps. Thanks!

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09 Jun 2019 23:58 #1609 by Phoenix
Hi Shinobot,

Welcome to the forum :).

Glad to have you here, and I love the line you used:

more genuine helpful info found here that doesn't read like a marketing brochure from one of the mattress companies. Very difficult to do research but this site certainly helps. Thanks!


That really is a great and honest opinion, compliment and constructive criticism. We are working on this and I certainly appreciate your candor.

I'm not sure what you've read since you found the site but just in case you haven't read it yet ... the first place to start your research is the mattress shopping tutorial here which includes all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that can help you make the best possible choice ... and perhaps more importantly know how and why to avoid the worst ones.

Two of the most important links in the tutorial that I would especially make sure you've read are post #2 here which has more about the different ways to choose a suitable mattress (either locally or online) that is the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) that can help you assess and minimize the risks of making a choice that doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for.
Additionally, post #13 here explains more about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability (how well you will sleep), durability (how long you will sleep well), and the overall value of a mattress compared to your other choices.

I look forward to your next post with any questions you may have.
Phoenix

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17 Jun 2019 16:42 #1610 by Lee_WSP
Thank you for creating this site & making it available to all of us consumers looking for a new mattress. I've been reading up for the past week. It seems most of my questions are answered except for which exact mattresses on the market today meet my criteria & budget. But that's a separate post and I think I can muddle through the makers and get an answer to that question.

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