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.