It is NO secret that Quality sleep improves many facets of our lives and our bodies. Your overall health and performance each day depend on quality sleep, just as your commute to work or school relies on dependable transportation. When you make an investment such as a mattress or a vehicle--Don't you want to feel comfort in knowing that you have made a sound decision based on evidence that you know to be true? Sounds reasonable and equitable, correct?
Let's look at the mattress buying process and take it a step further, beyond the correct comfort level for your body. In this industry the opportunity to buy newly manufactured, refurbished, or closeout mattresses is prevalent. Each of these categories have their advantages and disadvantages. Generally speaking, you should expect to pay less for a refurbished mattress but do keep in mind that this could vary from market to market. Also keep in mind what it is that you are buying. Refurbished is self-explanatory for the most part so we won't go into great detail here. (There is plenty of research and evidence available in this regard). Now, let's look at the term Closeout as it is used in this industry. A closeout mattress is NOT a NEW mattress regardless of what a dealer may tell you. A closeout mattress IS one that is generally an older stock (sometimes several years old), used as a floor model, scuffed, scratched, defective, or one that has been returned to a store by the previous owner due to a comfort or defective part issue. What you have now is a used bed and a market full of used beds that are bought by third party brokers who then resale these beds to mattress dealers across the nation. The beds come in by the truckloads (Name Brands such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons, Stearns & Foster, Tempurpedic, Kluft, and many others) and they are then sorted into select categories to determine their value. In some cases these beds are placed through a sanitation process that might involve them going through an oven of sorts or being sprayed with chemicals to clean cosmetic blemishes. By this point there is really no way to know how many times that one mattress has been handled or mishandled. The handling alone can damage these beds even further. In addition, many of the comfort return mattresses have permanent body impressions from the previous owners that are clearly visible. If your only intention is to have a Name Brand Mattress just because of the name, no matter the circumstances or quality, then you may have found your match. Sure you might be purchasing a mattress for $1000 that once was already sold for $2000, but did you really save? Here's the kicker -- Buy at your own risk -- Closeout mattresses are sold AS-IS w/no warranty due to their history. Need a second kicker? You will never know how many hands or homes a closeout mattress has been in before it makes it to your home. Fair enough?
This is in no way meant to scare you from buying a mattress that you might perceive to be your dream mattress. After all, it’s your decision, but hopefully you can make a more informed decision next time you consider spending money on a refurbished or Closeout mattress. Can we sell closeout mattresses? Yes, however, we prefer to sell mattresses that don't carry a laundry list of issues.
The alternative? INVEST in a new mattress----One that you can afford and that accommodates your specific comfort level. Don't be shocked, but Newly Manufactured beds, in many cases, have a considerably lower price point than closeout brands. There are many choices available and some of the best beds that are made are by brands that you have never heard of, so be open minded. A newly manufactured mattress will also give you comfort in the fact that it will provide a manufacturer's warranty. You Deserve to feel secure with your investment and you Deserve to get quality sleep.
INVEST IN SLEEP TO ENJOY THE REWARDS ------ David Welch --- My Ultimate Mattress