Bad news for beds
We are going to discuss some things you should be critical of when buying a mattress and what to do if you come across one.
Funny how we are basically bashing what we do but you should always be critical of everything you read. You can write whatever you want and label it however you want, so always be sure to read with meaning.
That being said, some mattress review sites can be quite helpful, like ours if I don’t come off too biased. They feature authentic customer reviews and product rankings generated through feedback and market research. However, some of these sites are owned by mattress retailers and other companies with a vested interest in product sales. The rankings on these sites are often biased and designed to highlight more expensive brands in order to drive up profits for stakeholders.
For example, a website known as ‘Best Mattress Brand’ is owned by the One Mall Group, which is affiliated with the manufacturers of Amerisleep and Astrabeds mattresses.
Always take these rankings with a grain of salt or better yet, avoid them completely and refer to unbiased sources instead like our mattress product database.
Mattress specifications and composition
Always check the specs of anything you buy. Make sure that your “all-natural” latex mattress is purely organic and is not synthetic latex, because then it isn’t really as natural as it claims. These should be provided in the product info pages or on documents if you are shopping in-store.
These mattresses are often much cheaper than models sold through retailers or direct-to-consumer companies. In most cases, however, you (the buyer) will be responsible for shipping and/or transporting the mattress to your home. The warranty will also be voided as soon as the mattress changes hands. Additionally, mattress quality may be an issue ― and returning or obtaining a refund may be difficult, if not impossible. If you see a classified ad for a mattress you would like to buy, try to arrange a visit to the seller’s house in order to perform an in-person inspection.
This helps with shipping efficiency and is generally pretty safe. Many high-quality memory foam mattresses are designed to return to its original shape after the mattress is removed from its packaging. However, keeping a mattress compressed or sealed for longer than two to three months can permanently damage the foam’s shape retention. Check the website to make sure your foam mattress won’t be compressed until a day or two before it ships ― and contact a site administrator if this information is not readily available.