Everything must come to an end even mattress stores. These things use to be everywhere and gave off the used car salesman vibes when you entered them.
Since the Internet has come along the need for mattress stores have gone away.
Good riddance to them.
The feeling of getting robbed blind when buying a mattress is just a common feel when you go into one. They have salesman that will follow you to your car just to make a sale. With mattresses costing in the $1,000’s its hard to see if you got a good deal.
The real advantage with mattress stores is that you get to test them out. But to be honest any mattress will feel good compared to your old one. Plus the mattress industry plays games where they’ll price match but you can’t price match because even though its the same mattress the model numbers are different.
At the end of the day you feel defeated and will take what ever you can just to be done with the whole ordeal. —That is not a good experience.
The future of mattress buying is in the internet. You’ll have review sites like mine here where we will go through and answer common questions about the mattress you’re looking to get.
What if I don’t like the mattress?
Most, if not all, mattress you can buy online have a return policy. Most are 30 days while others can be up to 100 days. To be honest you only need 2 weeks to determine if a mattress will work for you. Also reading the reviews we supply online here will be about all you need, plus there’s reviews from many more people when you go to buy the mattress too.
This is the future of mattress buying and it’s here to stay.
You don’t have no pushy salesman trying to over sell you or even follow you to your car. You don’t have a salesman trying to push you to buy the mattress that the store needs to sell or the manufacture has put incentives on. You get the mattress that best fits your needs.
I want to dig some more into the price shopping I mention earlier. If you go to one mattress store and then leave and try to find it somewhere else you will more than likely not find it.
Even though there is only a few mattress manufactures in the world, they create sku’s or models for different stores. So that you don’t have the same mattress at the same stores all over the place.
They’ll make little changes like design or add a strip around it. The core is all the same but now its got a little more make up on.
They do this to keep price shopping down – which means the stores can set there own prices as the customer doesn’t have anything to compare it too. Quite ingenious from the store perspective but not from the buyers.
So it can be hard to find a great deal on a mattress if you can’t get the same one. They have to do this since there is a mattress stores so close to each other, sometimes next door.
Plus this helps to keep the margins high, some mattress can have over 400% markup. This high markup is what they need to rent out a place, pay the electric, and all the other things they need to pay for to have a physical location. Makes it feel like a scam.
Where if you buy online you can easily price shop. Since the competition is so high the prices are more attractive.
Buy a Mattress Over Internet
Its very strange to think about buying a mattress over the internet.
How will they ship it? What do I need to do? What if I don’t like it?
Buying a mattress on the internet is actually a lot better than spending a day with a pushy salesman.
It will take a week or two for your body to adjust, but this is with any mattress you buy.
Buying over the internet will be far better than having to deal with the struggle of a mattress store.