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Philadelphia Steals and Deals Beds in a Box Part 2

Real Estate Agent with HomeStarr Realty RS143922A

We have been shopping for a mattress in the big stores, and now we are looking online at Amazon and all the other Internet sites. Some Big Box stores even promise to remove your old mattress. The warranties are exceptional; some even let you try them for almost a year. Many of these Bed in a Box require you to install the mattress onto the bed. I may have gone for it if I was younger, but at my age, sorry, it's not happening. 

I will say many of these Beds in a Box brands I saw in the big stores. I did have the opportunity to see them and try them out, which I was thankful for. Some of the brands were Purple and Nectar. Now, they might install the mattress for you. I did not ask. I was surprised to see how many Bed in a Box brands were available but were not shown as a Bed in a Box. They may be different models.

In part one, I mentioned I was the Princess and the Pea. I do not want a mattress that is tufted. The one that has the buttons. No matter how lofty it is, I can feel those buttons. My friend says oh really, you get a good mattress pad. It would not matter how many mattress pads there were; I would feel those buttons. Thankfully, there is no need to worry about it because they make many mattresses without these darn buttons.

None were my choice, but they may be yours. I found mine in Part 3 

Below is a video for the top 10 Bed in a Box 

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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Hannah with what mattresses cost these days, you have to take you time shopping and checkout everything.  You are going about it the right way, and I look forward to reading which one you picked.

Feb 29, 2024 03:02 PM
Hannah Williams

George Souto, It is my dream mattress. I thought I had found it the first time, but when I returned, I was unhappy. Then, I was hypnotized. There was no doubt in my mind. 

Mar 01, 2024 11:36 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, shoot, thought you would tell us which mattress you purchased.   I did get a pillowtop, and is pretty comfy.

Feb 29, 2024 03:21 PM
Hannah Williams

 I never dreamed there was a bed like this. Joan Cox, I would have purchased it no matter how much it cost. 

Feb 29, 2024 03:42 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Hannah,

I will be anxious to hear what you decide on! You are doing your research which is important!

Feb 29, 2024 05:11 PM
Hannah Williams

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  There are so many to choose from and being an insomniac like myself finding one that will work long term is very important

Mar 01, 2024 11:38 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Joan- I think that mattresses are one of the hardest things anyone can buy.  I loved the separate feather bed topper we used to have. 

Feb 29, 2024 05:32 PM
Hannah Williams

Kathy Streib, are you speaking to me or Joan Cox?

Mar 01, 2024 12:01 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Diane has been hounding me about a new matrass so no I will not show your post.... funny there is a friend who is no longer on this platform and we talked about this today... she recommended a few names a month ago.... and when I checked the price points I was ready to call an ambulance:)Endre

Feb 29, 2024 10:23 PM
Hannah Williams

Endre Barath, Jr.  Be prepared as the prices are alarming. I am spending way more than I intended to, but when you read Part 3, I think you will be as shocked as I was.

Mar 01, 2024 11:41 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

p.s.: as to your post from yesterday indeed out with the old bring in the new or no deal:)))Endre

Feb 29, 2024 10:25 PM
Hannah Williams

We had another long discussion about this. Take out the Old and bring in the NEW 

Mar 01, 2024 11:43 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Hannah - while some people enjoy the thrill of shopping, there are many who feel the pain of that process.   I am sure that must be especially true when it comes to a mattress purchase given the many (way too many, right?) choices.   

Personally, I prefer doing it in-person, but it is nice to know there are alternatives "out there".  Your previous "Princess and the Pea" reference remains with me.  May the result bring a happily ever after conclusion too.  Hmm, am I remembering that fairy tale correctly?  Let me sleep on it.  🛌 Good luck.  

Mar 01, 2024 03:49 AM
Hannah Williams

Michael Jacobs,  what surprised me was there are mattresses for people of specific weights. People who share beds sleep on their backs, on their sides, on their stomachs, and so on and so on.

I am with you. I prefer to do it in person. as a mattress is very personal. Like looking for a house, you need to get that feeling.

Mar 01, 2024 11:51 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am the same way with buttons on a mattress, I would feel them no matter what and I have always wondered why they even do that, haha.

Mar 01, 2024 05:46 AM
Hannah Williams

Ah ha, Brian England, The Prince and the Pea! 

Mar 01, 2024 11:53 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I am looking forward to part THREE!

Mar 01, 2024 05:46 AM
Hannah Williams

Kat Palmiotti, I am unsure if I should write it until it is delivered or while waiting. 

Mar 01, 2024 11:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing some of your mattress shopping adventures.

We have not been pleased with our last mattress purchase and are thinking about a replacement.

Mar 01, 2024 06:49 AM
Hannah Williams

Roy Kelley,  Here are some great choices for you to look into. I am not finished; I am only touching on some options. 

Mar 01, 2024 11:56 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I bought a bed that got dropped off at the house. I still use it (and like it).

Mar 01, 2024 11:29 AM
Hannah Williams

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty  Which Bed in a box did you choose? My friend has Purple and swears by it. 

Mar 01, 2024 11:59 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty

did the My Pillow bed. Pretty awesome if you ask me.

Mar 02, 2024 07:22 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Hanna:

Your mattress shopping journey has been a busy and thorough one. Hope it comes to a satisfactory conclusion for you soon!


Mar 01, 2024 01:53 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Jeff Dowler, CRS, it is over. Now I need to get the bedroom ready. I want to move some things around and give it a good cleaning. I have some boxes stored under the bed. I will have to see if they are keepers or donations.

Mar 01, 2024 02:11 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hannah Williams - How weird was that to buy a mattress for a year to try it out for that length of time. I couldn't do that, no matter how good it sounded.

As for buttons - I can't stand buttons. I am very aware of the hard bumps in bed, and they are very uncomfortable for me too.

I wish my mom was alive. She didn't trust mattress sellers. If she was still alive, would ask her why? Never thought about asking her, but I knew it was something she was strongly against buying a mattress from a stranger from a strange company. She was raised as a child during the Great Depression. It was probably depressing.  

Looking forward to Part 3!

Mar 02, 2024 03:18 AM
Hannah Williams

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  My Mother was raised in an orphanage. She didn't trust anyone. She did have a fantastic feel for people. She did live through the depression. Every time the news announced a problem with banking, she wanted to take her money out of the bank. 

Mar 02, 2024 11:54 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Hannah Williams - My mom didn't trust people either and she had personal family stories about relatives that lost their money when the banks closed. The bank she referred to was in walking distance to where we lived and the only bank where locals banked. There were many misfortunes during the Great Depression and reasons not to trust. 

Mar 02, 2024 05:46 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Hannah, Never tried one of those mattresses in a box as thought how can they be comfortable?  Waiting to read about your choice!

Mar 02, 2024 05:35 AM
Hannah Williams

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400. Many people swear by them. They say they are very comfortable.

Mar 02, 2024 11:55 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I bought a new mattress a couple years ago.  It is a Serta Perfect Sleeper.  I should have done a little more research.  What happens is it apparently has gel that conforms to your body, etc.  However, I find when I move myself to the other side of the bed, I am placed on top of little hills that have accumulated from my prior position in the bed.  I'm not fond of that.

Mar 02, 2024 11:55 AM
Hannah Williams

Myrl Jeffcoat  : Is that the mattress with sheep as the logo? I think that is the last mattress I purchased. Was good in the beginning but was not happy after a few years. 

Mar 02, 2024 12:03 PM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD
http://www.medicalandspaconsulting.com - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

It is astounding how many "bed in a box" there are in the marketplace. I recently ordered one for times that I visit family in Haddonfield (near you)!!! It has infra red elements for blood flow!!!!

Mar 09, 2024 02:38 AM
Hannah Williams

Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD,   Did you leave the bed at their home? Yes, I have not heard about that and have done extensive research.  There are so many to choose from 

Mar 09, 2024 09:06 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Shopping for a mattress is a major purchase and one that requires a great deal of research. It’s so important for our good health. It’s one of those purchases we know we need to make but not the most fun. Thanks for sharing all of your experiences and good luck!

Mar 11, 2024 09:49 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Joyce Marsh, You hit the nail on the head, as it is important for our health. A good night's sleep is so important to one's health. Luckily in today's world, there are many  choices to fit everyone's pocketbook

Mar 11, 2024 11:33 AM