Mattress Store in Charleston, SC 1045 Wappoo Rd. Charleston SC 29407
Charleston Bedding Mattress Buying TIps
Most people do not know anything about buying a new mattress. (They generally go in about 6 or 7 different directions)
Some people start by shopping for lowest price…. however (The best way to start is based on mattress construction)
Some people think that the more they pay, the better the mattress (When doing a side by side comparison, we have better quality mattresses for less than half our nearest competitor)
Some search to find what company has the most 5 star reviews (not realizing that most were written by the company themselves) (The most reliable reviews are “Google Reviews” and not the store’s website reviews)
Some people look for mattress review sites (they don’t realize that those sights are usually owned by the 7 brand name companies) (Of course the reviews are good when they write their own)
Some people stop at the nearest high priced retail store (especially if they have recently seen the advertisement on TV) (These stores spend lots of money on advertising and depend on impulse shoppers to pay 3 times more than they should)
Some people search for one of the name brands that they have seen advertised (Serta, Sealy, Simmons, Sterns & Foster, Sleep Number and Tempurpedic) (They don’t realize that shopping name brand is for dummies)
Some people search online (These mattresses are lightweight for easy shipping) (Lightweight mattresses don’t hold up)
The very best way to buy a mattress is to buy it based on it’s construction. (It’s “quality” construction that you should be looking for) But how will you know about that? (Especially when most mattress stores don’t talk about “mattress construction”? (By visiting our store you will learn more in 5 minutes than if you spent 3 hours doing online research!)
Give us a visit or call and you’ll see why we are Charleston’s most trusted mattress store
If you want to spend the time gathering information before you invest in a new mattress: (Start Here). Read the info below or visit my blog for answers to all types of mattress questions:
There are 500 mattress manufacturers in the U.S.A. who get their components from the same few companies! So why do most people start shopping for the one of the brand names they have seen advertised?
Advertising works in the mattress business!
(These big retail stores take advantage of this fact)!
Paying more for a mattress does not mean it’s better!
Most mattress stores count on the fact that the average consumer does not know anything about mattresses. It is difficult to find accurate information regarding what to look for when purchasing a mattress. When you perform an online search for information, most of what you will see is placed there by these brand name companies. It may seem that you are receiving unbiased information however that is likely not the case. Often the people that are selling mattresses don’t even know about them. On my blog I try to provide accurate information with regard to mattress construction and the mattress industry. Here is an unbiased online website that i recommend http://www.themattressunderground.com/
(Don’t want to take the time to read about mattresses? Stop by, it only takes 5 minutes to learn)
A few things things you should know when it comes to buying a new mattress:
Most people’s mattress knowledge is based on advertising and not facts. Yes you know the name brands such as Serta, but the fact is that Serta is not known for quality, they are known because of all the advertising dollars they spend. Most people think that Tempurpedic is the best. The only reason they could possibly think that is because of all the advertisements they see that tell them this. There are hundreds of mattress brands that are the caliber quality or better than these well known brands. The difference is when you purchase these overpriced name brand mattresses a good portion of that money goes back into advertising to keep the circle of confusion going.
Some people think that the big retail stores somehow have buying power and must be the place to shop. They see the advertising and the fancy expensive location and are sold. They often overlook a small boutique mattress store. The fact is that it’s not the furniture stores, appliance stores, department stores, Sam’s or Costco. The best place is usually going to be the small independent store that makes mattresses their business. (If I could not beat these stores I couldn’t have stayed in business for the past 10 years).
Many people are buying mattresses online these days. Most of these manufacturers are brand new to the business. Check this video regarding the “Purple” mattress for an example of one of the pit falls of purchasing from these new online companies: CLICK HERE (UPDATE) This video was taken down. It showed some pretty negative things about the Purple Mattress. (Just don’t buy that one)
UPDATE: The online mattress industry changes so fast that I have to update every month. The bottom line is this with regard to online mattresses:
All of these online stores claim to have the best, newest, different etc. However, I have replaced almost every brand of these “new” mattresses. So far everything that I have seen is a low density foam mattress and much inferior to ours
Our mattresses will beat any online mattress that I have seen in price and quality. These online stores have to pay hundreds of dollars in advertising to acquire a customer. Then they have to ship the mattress at a low cost along with make it at a low cost. They have not gotten to the point where they beat my store in any sense of the imagination and I doubt they ever will. Their mattresses work good because their mattresses are better than what you have now. We beat them hands down when it comes to price and quality. (Let’s compare)!
Come by and let me show you what to look for in a quality mattress and then visit the other stores to compare. (It’s a free service that I offer). Never buy a mattress without laying on it and don’t buy a mattress without knowing what is on the inside. If the store won’t tell you or does not know what is on the inside then it might not be the best place to purchase a mattress!
Low Priced Mattresses: If you are shopping for low price you should know that Corsicana also known as (Hampton and Rhodes) not long ago were “promotional” mattresses. They are constructed with the low cost components. These are the ones the salespeople will show you if you are looking for the very lowest priced mattress. At Charleston Bedding I could but I won’t sell that type of mattress. We have much better quality mattress that will last 3 times longer at the same low price.
Another mattress buying mistake that some people make is buying mattresses manufactured in China such as (XXX Brand) (I am not allowed to show the brand name here however)….. All you need to do is smell these mattresses to know that the polyurethane used in them is questionable. (That smell will not go away). Our mattresses have virtually no smell when they are brand new.
I think that a mattress store loses it’s integrity when it sells these lower construction cost mattresses.
Here is a nice “Common Mistakes” Video
If you are shopping for the very best mattress then you should be looking at latex. Latex mattresses have been around for 50 years. There are people still sleeping on their nasty 50 year old mattress because they still hold up. Latex is natural, sleeps cooler, last longer, is more supportive and feels better than polyurethane foam. CHECK OUT THIS 3 MINUTE VIDEO CHECK OUT THIS 3 MINUTE VIDEO. About 1% of mattresses are made with latex while the rest are polyurethane. Most mattress stores don’t offer latex because latex is expensive. Why should they offer more a more expensive to manufacture product when consumers don’t know the difference? (Don’t worry, nobody has ever been allergic to a latex mattress).
With regard to polyurethane, there are many different levels of quality, density. It is important to know these differences. If the foam has a strong offensive odor for example, then it might be made with petroleum oil and possibly made in China. (Read my blog for more information on this or come see me).
At Charleston Bedding our factory has been making mattresses since 1987. They are located just outside of Atlanta. Their moto is “It’s what’s on the inside that counts”. You have likely never heard of Golden Mattress however they are one of the largest manufacturers in the country. They have a total annual advertising budget of $200 which pays for my Christmas calendar that I receive every year. Golden strives to purchase the finest components available and they construct the best possible mattress and just like my store, they keep their overhead low and pass the savings on. Golden takes pride in making the very best in over 50 different styles of mattresses.
At Charleston Bedding we have whatever you are looking for. (Latex, double sided spring, independent pocketed, hybrid, gel foam and basic spring systems). We display and warehouse all types and sizes of mattresses. If we don’t have it in stock then we can have it in within a week. Our prices range from $250 for a nice queen mattress and box set to $1350 queen set which is the very best mattress that you can anywhere at any price.
We specialize in “Pocketed Coil” mattresses! Here is a quick video that shows the difference between all foam and pocketed coil: Pocket Coil vs. All Foam
Once you take the blinders off from all the bogus advertising, we are your best choice when it comes to buying a mattress! Give us a try and you will see.