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BlueDevil50
07-14-2009, 02:46 AM
getting a new mattress....i know nothing except that serta's a big, good brand. any advice on type (pillow top, euro top, etc...) i'm getting a queen size and don't wanna spend over $500.

marooko
07-14-2009, 07:26 AM
shop around. leave. come back. seriously. you'll have to lay on them yourself. i personally dont like pillow tops, other may swear by them. just shop around, lay on a couple. they'll bring their prices down, just wait till its low enough for you. my girl got a bed frame and mattress for 900. the mattress was supposed to be that much.

JustSteve
07-14-2009, 07:33 AM
bed frame should always be free, so she didn't really get a deal. and if they do charge for the frame it should be like $25-$50 at most.

marooko
07-14-2009, 07:36 AM
not the frame. sorry. i think its called the bed, as opposed to the mattress. or whatever the hell it is. the whole wood frame thing, with the headboard and all that good stuff. sleigh type. pretty nice.

menikmati
07-14-2009, 08:01 AM
mattress salesman are some of the sketchiest folks out there, wonder why that is.

JustSteve
07-14-2009, 09:16 AM
they are def. right up there with car salesman. maybe they are failed car salesmen?

i also like how bed manufacturers sell the same beds but with different names to different mattress stores, making it a pain in the ass to compare prices.

bug on your lip
07-14-2009, 09:17 AM
you like weird shit

JustSteve
07-14-2009, 09:17 AM
not the frame. sorry. i think its called the bed, as opposed to the mattress. or whatever the hell it is. the whole wood frame thing, with the headboard and all that good stuff. sleigh type. pretty nice.

gotcha, just assumed you meant the metal part because i could see those salesman trying to take advantage like that.

JustSteve
07-14-2009, 09:18 AM
you like weird shit

word.

menikmati
07-14-2009, 09:24 AM
they are def. right up there with car salesman. maybe they are failed car salesmen?

i also like how bed manufacturers sell the same beds but with different names to different mattress stores, making it a pain in the ass to compare prices.

Car salesman are sketchy too, but at least some of them can be funny bullshitters and storytellers. Mattress salesman are just creepy.

M Sparks
07-14-2009, 09:28 AM
I saw a short film a few months ago about a mattress salesman who uses his job to pick up girls. Let's just say you should get rid of the plastic cover ASAP.

Hannahrain
07-14-2009, 09:29 AM
This board is the only place I know that can take a process that is made up solely of lying on things and then deciding whether or not to purchase them and somehow turn it into a confusing chore. Can you guys help me? I don't know which way to recline and it's really starting to stress me out. I can't tell which is more comfortable, fluffy clouds, cotton candy, the fur of the yeti sprawled supine before me, or the gossamer wings of an angel. Nothing in my life is ever easy.

Young blood
07-14-2009, 09:31 AM
YEAH COTTON CANDY!

BlackSwan
07-14-2009, 09:31 AM
Apparently doing your own research is passť.

miscorrections
07-14-2009, 09:31 AM
That would be gritty and sticky. Gross.

marooko
07-14-2009, 09:53 AM
sometimes this place is quicker than research. other times, well, you get this.

Young blood
07-14-2009, 09:55 AM
I know when im looking for a mattress, I always check music forums.

M Sparks
07-14-2009, 10:14 AM
Well, the mattress forums are always so cliquey.

BROKENDOLL
07-14-2009, 11:53 AM
I'd recommend asking for a private test room and approximately 8 hours before I'd seal the deal. And if they really want to clinch the deal, they'll leave a little chocolate mint on my pillow case beforehand. Done.

gaypalmsprings
07-14-2009, 11:55 AM
I read this in the Las Vegas paper while on vacation..

By Abigail Goldman (contact)

Monday, July 6, 2009 | 2 a.m.

You’ll wake up one morning and know: Your new mattress is not new.

Bedbugs have been turning up in new mattresses throughout Clark County — or, rather, mattresses advertised as new. In several cases Southern Nevada Health District investigators have found retailers selling used mattresses without proper treatment or disclosure, either because they don’t know it’s illegal or because they absolutely do.

In both circumstances, the outcome is often the same: An unsuspecting buyer wakes with an itch. Concerns about a growing bedbug problem prompted the Health District to draft new regulations governing the sanitation and sale of used mattresses in late 2007. The transfer of slept-on bedding can also mean the transfer of bugs.

Shortly after the regulations were adopted, environmental health specialists such as Jamie Hulbert were out in the field, tracking complaints and inspecting stores. Since February 2008 Hulbert has completed dozens of investigations and written 28 cease-and-desist letters to various furniture stores, rental operations, mattress manufacturers and home-based businesses after she determined they were dealing in used mattresses or components, such as springs and wood forms.

In that time she’s also seen a lot of bedbugs. And she’s developed a routine: Come home, undress and quickly throw clothes into a hot, hot wash cycle. Her process speaks to the problem: Bedbugs are making a national resurgence in part because they travel so well — they burrow, they’re easy to miss, and just one can turn into an infestation — of a house, a hotel, a furniture store. One bad mattress can spoil the whole building.

The economy has made things worse on two fronts: Mattress sellers are looking to cut bottom lines in a tight retail market, which means buying cheaper mattresses from wholesalers and — knowingly or unknowingly — selling used products. At the same time, consumers are looking for discount mattresses and finding deals aren’t really bargains at all, Hulbert said.

For the record, it is perfectly legal to sell used mattresses in Clark County, provided the correct precautions are taken. Although states have different regulations, in Nevada, sellers must basically bake used mattresses in a giant, specialized oven, heating them at 230 degrees for 75 minutes. A treated mattress must be labeled with a bright yellow tag warning consumers that it’s used.

The nearest facility with mattress-cooking capability, however, is hundreds of miles away in Southern California. In other words, Hulbert says, nobody is locally heat-treating used mattresses before selling them.

When Hulbert went to Hotel Furniture Liquidators in February 2008, she determined the company, which specializes in culling furniture from hotels for resale, was selling used mattresses and box springs. She ordered the company to halt all sales of used mattresses, and gave it two days to discard 280 used mattresses on site — an order employee A.J. Muhammad said the store obeyed.

“I’ve heard around town the (bedbug) problem is getting really big,” he said.

The common bedbug, cimex lectularius, starts off the size of a poppy seed and ends up about a quarter-inch long. Newborn nymphs are almost colorless. As they grow, they turn deep brown or dark red — a reflection of their diet. At night they track wafts of carbon dioxide to their sources — often sleeping, breathing humans, for what scientists call a “blood meal,” ingesting six to 10 times their weight.

Bedbugs haven’t been found to carry disease, but that doesn’t make their bites feel any better. And although a few bites might go unnoticed, as a colony grows (one female can produce up to five eggs a day), unknowing sleepers will eventually wake up with a constellation of tiny red welts.

One Clark County resident was bitten so many times he became anemic, Hulbert said. The army of bedbugs was literally draining his blood.

Although bedbugs have turned up in luxury hotels, they disproportionately affect lower-income families — the same people who have the hardest time dealing with infestations. Not having health insurance makes getting treatment difficult, and not having disposable money make it hard to afford exterminators. Moreover, infested furniture often needs to be thrown out, also not an option when you have no money to replace what’s been tossed.

Another solution is to wrap all infested furniture in plastic sheeting or bags, but this is just a stopgap procedure: The bugs can live in wrapped mattresses without a meal for upward of a year, long enough for plastic coverings to deteriorate.

Hulbert visited Silver Mattress Manufacturing in eastern Las Vegas twice in the past two years, most recently last month when she forced the business to throw away a box of springs, alleging they were used. The common signs of used springs: rusted metal or bits of fabric clinging to the springs.

Silver Mattress employee Gilbert Avelar says the springs weren’t used, but that he didn’t want to put up a fight. It was easier to throw away a box than take on the Health District.

Silver Mattress has been in business in Las Vegas for almost 10 years. Avelar says less reputable dealers knowingly buy and sell used mattresses. This has made it hard for Silver Mattress to compete — fraud fire-sales are tough to beat, he said.

“The bedbug thing is really serious right now,” he said. “We try to play by the book.”

djandrews25
07-14-2009, 11:58 AM
I just bought a bed from sit and sleep. There were a bunch of mattresses in your price range that come with box spring and all.

bug on your lip
07-14-2009, 12:02 PM
i wonder if any former supermodels have designer mattresses...
i'd probably buy one

Young blood
07-14-2009, 12:06 PM
I heard spuds mckenzie is reppin a line of dog mattresses.

bug on your lip
07-14-2009, 12:07 PM
i still have a whole closet of designer Kriss Kross backwards clothing

gaypalmsprings
07-14-2009, 12:08 PM
Adjustable mattress

http://www.lexingtoncasket.com/Portals/75/Images/lexington_light.jpg

BROKENDOLL
07-14-2009, 12:15 PM
If you purchase a mattress from that hotel liquidator, I'd think the least of your worries would be bed bugs...Ewww!

bug on your lip
07-14-2009, 12:19 PM
i was going to run with the bed bug comment but that would have only lead to some TMI Brokendoll followup post

BlueDevil50
07-14-2009, 01:14 PM
This board is the only place I know that can take a process that is made up solely of lying on things and then deciding whether or not to purchase them and somehow turn it into a confusing chore. Can you guys help me? I don't know which way to recline and it's really starting to stress me out. I can't tell which is more comfortable, fluffy clouds, cotton candy, the fur of the yeti sprawled supine before me, or the gossamer wings of an angel. Nothing in my life is ever easy.

damn beast mode...shut your face. i was just figuring someone (like a few did) could offer some tips or a good brand or offer some insight to the different styles, rather than just being at the mercy of the salesman.

you are a bitter bitch. please ignore me or shut it.

bug on your lip
07-14-2009, 01:16 PM
*microwaving popcorn*

Young blood
07-14-2009, 01:21 PM
damn beast mode...shut your face. i was just figuring someone (like a few did) could offer some tips or a good brand or offer some insight to the different styles, rather than just being at the mercy of the salesman.

you are a bitter bitch. please ignore me or shut it.

Who knew it doesn't take intelligence to be a cop?

BlueDevil50
07-14-2009, 01:35 PM
right...how unintelligent of me to say that to your friend. you don't matter.

Young blood
07-14-2009, 01:38 PM
Where is the best doughnut shop in Santa Maria I like sprinkles but don't want to pay too much?

bug on your lip
07-14-2009, 01:41 PM
Donut Selection

Young blood
07-14-2009, 01:44 PM
tomato

bug on your lip
07-14-2009, 01:47 PM
who is the cop? Devil?

Young blood
07-14-2009, 01:49 PM
I think hes a security guard right now and going to night school.

BlackSwan
07-14-2009, 01:49 PM
Where is the best place in SF to get new tires? I don't want pay too much, but I also don't want to rummage through a junk yard for scrapes.

dorkfish
07-14-2009, 01:51 PM
Where is the best place in SF to get new tires? I don't want pay too much, but I also don't want to rummage through a junk yard for scrapes.
The one time I had tire issues here, I went to Robert's Tires & Wheels in SOMA and was pretty pleased. Give them a call, and they can probably do a quick phone estimate.

chairmenmeow47
07-14-2009, 01:53 PM
scrapes?

BlackSwan
07-14-2009, 01:54 PM
Fuck... scraps.

BlackSwan
07-14-2009, 01:56 PM
The one time I had tire issues here, I went to Robert's Tires & Wheels in SOMA and was pretty pleased. Give them a call, and they can probably do a quick phone estimate.

Thanks! They have a 5 star review average on Yelp too so your advice is clearly top-notch.

Hannahrain
07-14-2009, 02:55 PM
damn beast mode...shut your face. i was just figuring someone (like a few did) could offer some tips or a good brand or offer some insight to the different styles, rather than just being at the mercy of the salesman.

you are a bitter bitch. please ignore me or shut it.

You're absolutely priceless.

BlueDevil50
07-14-2009, 08:23 PM
I think hes a security guard right now and going to night school.


You're absolutely priceless.

you slobs are all the same...perfect for each other.

Young blood
07-14-2009, 08:43 PM
Someday you will live up to daddy's expectations. Its highly unlikely though. You are destine to be a life long traffic pig.

M Sparks
07-14-2009, 08:49 PM
Thanks! They have a 5 star review average on Yelp too so your advice is clearly top-notch.

Wouldn't it be easier just to look at Yelp first?

BlueDevil50
07-14-2009, 09:00 PM
Someday you will live up to daddy's expectations. Its highly unlikely though. You are destine to be a life long traffic pig.

it's a job...and it's a hell of a lot better than being just a sloppy pig. get it together justin or whoever the fuck you are.

Young blood
07-14-2009, 09:13 PM
it's a job...and it's a hell of a lot better than being just a sloppy pig. get it together justin or whoever the fuck you are.

Excellent detective work there jr. Jerkoff, I mean Matt or whomever you are......now put your newly aquired sluthing skills to work and go find that ever elusive matress you so desperatly seek.

Here's a clue
google.com

BlueDevil50
07-14-2009, 09:31 PM
honestly, i really wasn't sure if that was your name, i've never met you. i checked google and the review sites weren't that great, so i decided i'd put it out there...in a forum...where i trust some of the people's responses. whatever, i'm done bickering with you. not sure what YOUR end of the beef is but i'm sure it's something worthy of always chipping in on my comments. i've never liked the beast chick but you used to not be an ass.

BROKENDOLL
07-14-2009, 11:46 PM
i was going to run with the bed bug comment but that would have only lead to some TMI Brokendoll followup post

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l285/laurenjesq/Family%20pets/monkey%20business/Bevan.jpg
'Scuse me, but all this nit-picking > my TMI Bed Bug Story? I don't think so. And, yes, I have a bed bug story!
I had never lived on my own and had found an awesome little one room casita for rent. (Awesome, meaning right off the main road into the Coach campgrounds!) It had a kitchenette and bathroom, but absolutely barren of any other furnishings. The family renting it to me was kind enough to offer me an old desk, an old TV, (Think television tubes.) and a single size mattress and bedframe to get me started. After spending 2 years sharing a 9' x 9' room with another person, I felt like I had discovered a mansion! Luckily, I had kept my twin sheets from that era, so I excitedly made the bed that was given to me. I never asked where the family got it from, I just assumed it had been stored somewhere on the ranch.

"Home, sweet, home!" Yessiree! I wake up the next morning quite literally covered from head to toe in red spots! Red spots that itched like no itch I had ever experienced! I tore the damn bed apart looking for whatever and found nothing. I even called my mom to ask if I had ever had chickenpox or some shit! I was baffled. Because I didn't see anything in the bed, I remade it and headed off to work. Exhausted at the end of the night, I crawled into bed...only to wake up the next day looking pretty much like a strawberry. I happened to step outside as my landlord was feeding the horses out front, and before I could ask, he looks at me with disbelief and asks if I'm okay...Then he asked how the bed was working out and if I had any problem finding the louse removing shit at the pharmacy..."What louse removing shit?" Apparently, that little mattress had been stored for use during the polo season, in a tackroom filled with horsey stuff and hay! (And fucking bed bugs!)

There. My bed bug story. Was that TMI???