Today someone posted an ad attempting to sell a king mattress set that they bought two weeks ago from a large retail chain for $2700. Their asking price is $1500 and the reason for selling is that it is too firm. Let's ask some questions regarding this whole situation. Was the decision to purchase this item due more in part to the marketing of the company and knowledge of the salesperson or to the need and/or wants of the consumer? What changed over the two weeks that led the consumers to determine that the mattress was too firm? Did they spend ample time laying and 'test-resting' the mattress in store? Did they overlook the overall comfort of the bed for their family based on the excitement of getting a brand new bed? What other options did they consider? Did they feel like they had to make a large investment in an attempt to improve their overall sleep? These are great questions so far. Does the benefit of the mattress outweigh the cost? Maybe that is the greatest question. Unfortunately, that did not seem to be the case in this matter. Now the consumer has a mattress they don't like, feels remorse about the purchase, sleeps unlike they desire, and must relive the process of choosing the "right" mattress. This is a debacle that we all want to avoid, but sometimes we get sucked into or get led to believe that we are making the right choice when, in fact, it ends up being the wrong one. Consider all options. Did these consumers know that there are high quality mattress sets from many different brands for less than a 1/3 of the price they paid? Did you know that there is no 'one-style fits all' when it comes to mattresses? It's true. There are so many options that create an overwhelming feeling, but the key is to invest "REAL" time into the purchase of a new mattress set so that you make a decision that is ultimately right for you and your family.
Sleep Well Always,
David Welch - My Ultimate Mattress