Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Should I Go With The Princess and the Pea Reference, or the Bedbugs Biting One?

Just a quick note to say that I really hate mattress salesfolk. They're pretty much of the same ilk as car salesfolk.

But even more of my ire is reserved for the mattress retailers on a larger scale. Why? Well, I didn't know, until I really looked into buying a nice mattress, that there is a different name for each mattress at each mattress store. How evil is that?

Grr... No real reason for it but to make it harder for me to comparison shop. And the sad thing is that it's not that I didn't comparison shop, it just made me angry at the people selling the product.

I seriously considered building a chart to make sense of the equivalent mattresses because I couldn't really find one online.

Oh, I'm going the latex one. It sounds weird, right? a latex bed? But it's not the kind of latex that you see on those websites you visit at night (I know you go there, don't claim you don't). It's more of a foam thing. Weird, I know, but it's supposed to breathe well and not be as warm, and it certainly seemed comfy enough.

Only time will tell.


zerodoll said...

i also swear the one in the store was different than the one that showed up for me. but yea, they all have different names. if you get a "nice" salesperson, they might let you know the equivalent (aka the one they want you to buy.)

jayfish said...

i really like my foam/latex mattress. firm yet giving. it's a little warm at times but i like that plus i can bounce around without waking up my lovely wife.

now... what kind of sheets are you going to get?