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Mattress and Box Spring Purchase: Follow-Up

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Last year, I purchased a mattress and box spring and soon after I wrote about the entire process. Today, Slate published a commentary about cutting through the marketing gimmicks and making a smart mattress purchase.

After reading the article, I still feel confident I made the right decision. After four months with the new mattress, my sleep has greatly improved. That’s all that matters to me. The price was also pretty good. I don’t feel a penny was wasted, as long as I don’t consider the fact that all mattresses are overpriced. Speaking relatively, I’m happy with the deal I got.

The article at Slate is a good introduction to shopping for a mattress and helps the new shopper cut through the heaps of BS the salespeople will try to feed you.

Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published February 28, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar sfmoneymusings

I was looking on your site earlier for the post on buying a mattress and found the followup post.

Thanks for the link to the slate article! i was looking at buying a box spring but after reading the article im going to save my money and just buy the mattress. this post is going to save me a lot of money when i shop for the mattress later today. thanks!

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