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knotscott

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10-27-2013 11:34 AM

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Hi gang – It’s time for a new mattress and I’m looking for collective feedback from the group here. We’ve had a box spring mattress for years that’s seen better days….we added a 2” memory foam topper to it a couple of years ago that has helped, but it’s really not a permanent cure for a worn out mattress. We’ve slept well on a TempurPedic foam mattress a couple of times at hotels, so we have some idea of what the memory foam mattresses sleep like. Our budget is under $600, and have been looking into several of the 12” to 13” thick brands from Ebay vendors. Do any of you have experience with any of the memory foam mattresses from Ebay? Other?

TIA for any feedback.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....


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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 10-27-2013 12:50 PM

We too, like the TempurPedic but have no experience with other brands, or with purchasing them on the ‘net.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 10-27-2013 02:24 PM

I have an 8” from walmart I bought this past year along with a 4” topper that’s a few years old, also from walmart. Both have held up fine.

Make sure you pay attention to the layer setup; some of the thicker memory foam mattresses have only a few inches of memory foam on top of a high density foam base.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#3 posted 10-27-2013 04:42 PM

About a year and a half ago I bought this mattress on Ebay. This was one of the only sellers at that time that claimed ”made in the United States using only USA made materials”. The gel and “aloe infused” models didn’t interest me. At the time I weighed over 250# so I bought the firm one (versus medium or soft). I can’t compare it to other foam mattresses but I like it and feel it’s one of the reasons my back is in much better shape. It warms up quickly in the cold months but in the summer you might want to run a fan or ac with nice light sheets. When it was new it had an odor that dissipated in a few weeks. The company shipped quickly and still has a 100% positive feedback rating with 1900+ score. I still think it was a good value. -Jack

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cutworm

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#4 posted 10-27-2013 06:29 PM

I bought a set at Costco about a year ago. Sealey. They are good.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#5 posted 10-27-2013 10:28 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone. IrreverentJack – I think that’s one of the mattresses that I’m giving serious consideration to…..my wife weighs less than 120#, so I was leaning toward the medium…though I’m around 230# these days.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#6 posted 10-28-2013 03:27 AM

I bought this: http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Comfort-Dreams-Select-A-Firmness-11-inch-Queen-size-Memory-Foam-Mattress/3158654/product.html?searchidx=0 3 1/2 years ago and its held up really well. They ran firm at the time, so I got a soft and it has been amazing! Best sleep I’ve had in my life and I’m about 275lbs. (6’8”).

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#7 posted 10-28-2013 03:37 AM

I have a Boyd mattress from the Mattress Store. It is their softer one with a pillow top. In my opinion it is a little too soft, but like you my wife is 120 soaking wet and she loves it. I think it has gotten a little softer with age. I am happy with it though. I deal with the softness. As Irreverentjack says though, they can get pretty warm and hold the heat. My wife is always cold and uses about 5 blankets in the winter. I think the heat from her side keeps my side warm and I go most of the winter with only a light blanket.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 10-28-2013 06:01 AM

I, too, have purchased from www.Overstock.com and am very happy with them!

I got an 8” top section… works great!

I don’t remember if I got it through ebay or not… Seems like I went direct to Company!
Super good Customer Service!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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knotscott

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#9 posted 10-28-2013 09:57 AM

I’;m getting more and more comfortable with this decision thanks to more and more positive comments about a variety of brands from a variety of retailers. I asked for a recommendation from one of the Ebay suppliers….pending a prompt response, I may order later tonight. Thanks for all the input.

Dan, it shouldn’t be hard to spot you if we ever cross paths around town!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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knotscott

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#10 posted 11-17-2013 03:51 AM

Thought I’d follow up with this thread. We paid $481 delivered for a 13” 3-layer gel memory foam mattress that’s manufactured in the USA by a family run business. It was delivered on November 4th, and have been sleeping on it ever since. Simply put, I love the mattress….I’m comfortable on it just about anyway I happen to flop, and often sleep in whatever position I lad for extended periods….it’s usually an arm falling asleep that prompts me to move. This particular seller retains their 100% rating after 1930 sales….we’re very happy with it.


-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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firefighterontheside

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#11 posted 11-17-2013 01:48 PM

Cool, thanks for letting us know.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 11-20-2013 06:05 AM

That is a COOL mattress… really thick!

Glad you like it… It will last a long time.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#13 posted 11-20-2013 07:01 AM

Scott I always send your reviewa of saw and saw blades ,so now I have to include mattresses ? LOL
Is this manufacturer just in your area? thanks for the info.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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knotscott

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#14 posted 11-20-2013 10:11 AM

Ha, ha….yep, get a free mattress review with the purchase of every saw blade review! The mattress wasn’t made locally for me….it was shipped from Georgia.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 11-20-2013 02:28 PM

Scott it doesn’t look like I completed my thought in my earlier post,what I was trying to say is that I recommend your blogs and reviews to my students. Could you include a link of were you got your mattress? Thanks for all your reviews.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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