Where is a good, honest place to buy mattresses?

by Roslyn
  40 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 13, 2018

    Department Store. or Mattress specialist....

  • Pascale Nguyen Pascale Nguyen on Feb 13, 2018

    Costco, Ikea.

  • Brian Griffin Brian Griffin on Feb 27, 2018

    I think that a good place to buy is Amazon. But first you need to decide which type and brand you need. I recommend to pay attention to latex mattresses. They have unique balance of soft comfort with proper support for your spine, excellent air circulation, superb body pressure distribution properties and many other benefits. Also it is important that latex mattresses are one of the most highly durable mattress types available nowadays. So it is good choice. You can find more info about this type on https://sleepissimple.com/best-latex-mattress-reviews/ there are top picks of the best latex mattress 2018.

  • Susan krom Susan krom on Feb 27, 2018

    That is a great question. I have worked at 4 furniture stores. Most really got you on the mattresses. I was going to manage for a large mattress store and not sure if I am allowed to say the name of it, but it rhymes with Creepys, Anyway they recently changed their name but not the method and they are the worst. While Amazon is a good source--it is not typically Amazon selling them-they are third parties and what if you aren't comfortable on it--how does it go back? Then what after that? What might be right for my comfort may not be yours-so you do have to try the mattress. The best place I have found is the last place I worked which is Bob's Discount furniture. The prices and quality are great. However, it will help you if you can possibly pick up on your own, as there is a delivery charge. They also have a comfort guarantee and a non prorated guarantee. Not sure if there is one located where you are?

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Feb 27, 2018

    I have always bought my mattresses at Macy's and it has worked very well for us.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Feb 27, 2018

    My daughter bought a Ghostbed and she loves it. It is very comfortable.

    check out their website. You also get 101 days to try it out and they even come and pick it up if you don't like it.

  • Gregor Gregor on Oct 24, 2018

    It's better to go the nearest mattress store, getting advice from specialists, trying a real mattress before purchasing one.

    If you're too busy, go online. However, you should check buying guides and reviews carefully. You also have to care about size, material, guarantee, returning policies ... etc.

    Here is an example of reviews an buying guides you can find online: https://homeadvicez.com/best-mattresses-under-1000/

    • Simply Simply on Feb 13, 2022

      Where are these "specialist"? I have only encountered sales people at stores. Some are better informed than others, and many are just good BS'ers "salesman"

  • William Caldwell William Caldwell on Feb 07, 2018

    This type of mattress is the best for for you if you want a mattress that will contour to your body and offer support and pressure relief where you need it the most. It is really comfortable. But remember that you must choose mattress with right density for you. Because it can dramatically change its properties..I found this top pick for you https://sleepmentor.net/best-memory-foam-mattress/. Good luck!

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 09, 2022

    Hi Roslyn, there are many foam type mattresses available online as well as in stores like Walmart and Ikea, read all reviews to get a good idea of the quality and comfort. There is also bedding and mattress stores where you can lay on the mattresses to check comfort!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 11, 2022

    We shopped and shopped at various mattress stores, we did not want a foam mattress because there is a tendency to sink into them and this is a difficult the older we got. Mattress firm was the place where we chose a mattress. Several of the stores wanted to play games with their mattresses...such as the warranty would be voided if we did this, that, and the other thing. To void the warranty they said we had to purchase their mattress cover, another said we could not use box springs with their mattress, and then there was the warranty dependant on the price of the mattress.

    • Dee Dee on Mar 08, 2024

      I had the same thing happen to me. I finally purchased my mattress and box spring at a Texas store that makes their mattresses right in the attached warehouse. So far so good.

      I returned a Casper during their 120 day warranty with no problems. I do know people who love their Casper mattress.

  • Rymea Rymea on Jan 13, 2022

    We have a "Tuff and Needle", purchased on Amazon 4 years ago. Best mattress we've ever owned. It has a 30 day return policy.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Jan 14, 2022

    I love my mattresses from Lull. We put them in our Airbnb's and our guests love them!

  • Lolo Lolo on Jan 30, 2022

    NOT JC Penney! Ordered online...You only have 48 hrs to return otherwise you have to pay 15% to exchange or 20% of purchase price to return even if its defective. We got a Sealy. It had a definite ridge straight down the middle. After only a couple weeks they wanted 15% to replace.

  • There are some really good online shops now, they will ship you the mattress, let you try it for an extended period and you can return it or swap it if you don't like. I know Purple Mattress is popular and also Lull.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 02, 2022

    Mattress Firm has a good selection and warranty.

  • Sharon Sharon on Feb 02, 2022

    I think a furniture store is best, and I usually buy during their sales on holidays, or the month of January. I did alot of reading online reviews before deciding, and I did some mattress testing at the stores and to see which models they carried, the firmness and longevity/warranty. I would prefer one you can flip, but it doesn't seem the manufacturers do that anymore.

  • Simply Simply on Feb 13, 2022

    A sports and camping store or online to purchase a hammock! Best quality sleep, wake feeling refreshed!

  • AJ AJ on Mar 01, 2022

    Do you have a Macy's or Raymour & Flanigan near you?

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 06, 2022

    Department Store?

  • MarieS MarieS on Mar 14, 2022

    SAATVA, the best

  • Pe Tedr Pe Tedr on Mar 25, 2022

    Hands down it is Bed In A Box. Great beds! I have had mine for 14 years and still no complaint! I had a question very early on and found them extremely responsive and customer oriented.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Mar 26, 2022

    I have a soft spot for Helix mattresses. We use them in our Airbnb's.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Mar 31, 2022

    What state?

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Apr 06, 2022

    If you can. Pick it up your self with a car Costco is cheepest and best mattress.you will have to get rid of old your self though.

  • Janice Janice on Apr 30, 2022

    You can order a good mattress from Amazon and have it delivered to your door.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on May 24, 2022

    If you are a member of Costco go there if you don’t like it they will take it back

  • Look online for stores in your area. Also check with friends and neighbors for recommendations.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 10, 2022

    You need to do your homework before you start to look.

    What size do you want?

    Do you want memory foam or latex or something else?

    Do you want the mattress to wick heat away from your body?

    Do you want to use this on a adjustable base?

    How firm do you want it?

    Go to amazon.com and read the customer reviews from people that actually bought and have used these. I found a few brands that weren't amazon's pick that were rated much higher by customers.

  • Dee Dee on Dec 27, 2022

    Costco, Sams or Wayfair.

  • Dee Dee on Dec 29, 2022

    I bought a Casper and they have a 120 day return policy. I did return one, because I did not like the firmness and had no trouble. I purchased the next up model a few months later Love it.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 02, 2023

    Did you get sorted? I hope you have!

  • Do some research on mattress stores in your area and check their reviews.

  • Gig69451122 Gig69451122 on Apr 01, 2023

    I have one of the bed n box mattresses. Awful! Like sleeping on a piece of hard foam, on the floor. I've spent a great deal on special foam toppers. 6" so far.

    Next time, I'd get the "property brothers brand" off QVC. It looks well designed and engineered.

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 25, 2023

    It is easier if you know what you want or need to begin with. Do you sleep hot? Do you have back problems? Are you a side sleeper? Do you have congestion problems? What is your price range or limit? Do you want foam, latex or what?

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 15, 2023

    Hi Roslyn: You can go to most reputable big box stores, i.e. Gardner White, Ashley, J.C. Penny, etc., but don't go to the closeout section as those are mattresses that have been used and returned. They may have been cleaned, but still, ick! :)

  • Marty Ayers Marty Ayers on Nov 23, 2023

    There are many places that sell mattresses, Mattress Firm, IKEA, Purple, and many styles of mattress... it is a big investment and you need to determine what TYPE of mattress works best for you.... Go to various places and try them all... then... you can research online to find the best price with shipping or delivery options.

    ONE PIECE OF ADVICE..... Get a Breathable, Waterproof mattress PROTECTOR. And get the one with a zipper closure... this covers the entire mattress, top and bottom. Amazon is a good source for these... I like the "bamboo" ones... they are soft and do not make you hot (especially important for us in Arizona).. well worth the investment... but usually under $50 for a king size... I also bought some for my pillows... keeps them nice and clean and protected from getting sweat stains.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 23, 2023

    Mattress shop or Department store or direct to manufacturer.

  • Betsy Betsy on Nov 23, 2023

    Hi Roslyn: Most furniture stores sell mattresses. However, I would NOT get one from the clearance area as they may be mattresses that have been returned after the 30 day period. You don't know what went on on them, and even though they may have been cleaned, to me they still have the ick factor :) So, get one from the show room floor. Or, go to 'mattress stores near me' in your search engine and see what you can find. Don't go to a discount store. Check this site for more information: https://www.mattressclarity.com/blog/best-place-to-buy-a-mattress/

    Good luck

  • Great question as at times, the sales people can be rough! You could try something like a bed in a box, order online. Read up on reviews and if you’re lucky, there might be a store near you where you can test them.

  • Janice Janice on Dec 03, 2023

    A mattress and an individual's comfort are a very personal choice. First decide whether you want a mattress that contours to you or if you like a more firm mattress. Check out as many different styles as possible before making a choice. There are many great mattresses that can be bought online that expand when the delivery box is cut open. Walmart, Sams, CostCo all have them available too.