What could be easier than buying a new mattress in Charlotte? You go into the store, you lay down on the mattress and the one that feels right you buy. Quick, easy and nobody gets hurt, right? Actually, there are some unscrupulous mattress dealers out there that are working a couple of scams that you should be aware of. The last thing you want to do is get ripped off. Here are some mattress selling scams to be on the lookout for:
The Brand Name Swap
The goal for mattress retailers is to hook you once you’ve come into their shop. There are some popular brand names like Serta, Sealy or Simmons that you’ll recognize but other names not so much. Here’s the deal, most of the mattresses are all made at the same factory no matter what the brand name is. The reason for the switch is that you won’t be able to comparison shop and that means that the retailer can hook you. If you see a retailer who offers up a “personalized line” of mattress know that it’s probably a major brand name with a different label slapped on. Forget the name and focus on what is on the inside of the mattress and how it feels to you.
Avoid the Mumbo Jumbo
For the most part, all mattresses are created equal in the sense that they all have some very basic components that make up their “stuffing.” Do a little research first and you’ll discover the talk of reviews have to do with coil count, layers of foam, and type of foam. That’s really all you need to focus on. A mattress salesmen is going to come at you will all kinds of fancy terms like “medical grade” or “super-soft cell” or other flowery descriptions of the same stuff. Keep your eye on the prize and know what you want.
Be Wary of the “Goldilocks Syndrome”
Buying a mattress is a big deal. This is something you’re going to be spending a lot of time on and it can make all the difference between whether you have a good day or a bad day. That’s why you want to get your pick of mattress “just right:” not too hard, not too soft but “right.” The way a mattress feels in the showroom might not be the way it feels in your home. For instance, a memory mattress in the showroom could feel very comfortable because it’s been broken in. But once it is delivered to your bedroom it’s going to feel stiff. That’s why you should allow yourself at least 30 days to settle into your new mattress. If the mattress dealer you’re buying from doesn’t offer a full money-back guarantee then don’t buy from them.
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