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Costco Mattress Suggestions

Hello,

I'm looking to buy a new mattress and have decided to buy from Costco due to their return policy and great customer service.

I have narrowed it down to one of the following 2 mattresses which are in a fair price range. I'm wondering if anybody has any experience with them? Also I have heard that Sleep Country should have the same mattress just under a different name, so I could go and try them out and decide, not sure if this is true.

http://www.costco.ca/Chedoke-Double-Mat ... 55749.html

http://www.costco.ca/Compose-Double-Mat ... 23326.html

Thanks
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sickcars wrote: I'm looking to buy a new mattress and have decided to buy from Costco due to their return policy and great customer service.
I never buy main mattresses in Costco because you can't try them out at Costco.
I have narrowed it down to one of the following 2 mattresses which are in a fair price range. I'm wondering if anybody has any experience with them? Also I have heard that Sleep Country should have the same mattress just under a different name, so I could go and try them out and decide, not sure if this is true.
May be partially true, but the manufacturer will never tell you which is which, and anyways there are likely often some minor differences that can justify the name change. This happens all the time. Costco often gets Costco-only versions of products which are similar but slightly different models of ones you find elsewhere.

This is one reason I hate shopping for mattresses. Mattresses you find at The Brick often won't be available at Costco or Sleep Country, so you can't do a direct comparison. The other reason is the pricing is just totally stupid. Retailers other than Costco mark up prices 250% and then hope you are impressed when they sell them for half price.

For my last mattress I just went to hole-in-the-wall mattress store and bought a mid-range Dreamstar mattress with decent specs and which I could try out in the store, for 500 bucks.
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EugW wrote: I never buy main mattresses in Costco because you can't try them out at Costco.


May be partially true, but the manufacturer will never tell you which is which, and anyways there are likely often some minor differences that can justify the name change. This happens all the time. Costco often gets Costco-only versions of products which are similar but slightly different models of ones you find elsewhere.

This is one reason I hate shopping for mattresses. Mattresses you find at The Brick often won't be available at Costco or Sleep Country, so you can't do a direct comparison. The other reason is the pricing is just totally stupid. Retailers other than Costco mark up prices 250% and then hope you are impressed when they sell them for half price.

For my last mattress I just went to hole-in-the-wall mattress store and bought a mid-range Dreamstar mattress with decent specs and which I could try out in the store, for 500 bucks.
can i ask which hole-in-the-wall store you went to? also mattress hunting.
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Yes I know what you mean how there are many different options/names/prices for a mattress & I may not be comparing apples to apples.

As for a hole in the wall place thats what i did with my last mattress, paid around $500 for a pocket coil/memory foam one which was one of their higher end mattresses and nothing but issues. It has gone back once to fix a sagging issue and 6 months later it started again but this time they said nothing was wrong and they wont repair it. Not to mention one of the cheapest box springs I have ever seen, I had to re-inforce it with pieces of 2x4's. So this time Im going to buy from Costco due to warranty and customer service just in case I have issues with it.
EugW wrote: I never buy main mattresses in Costco because you can't try them out at Costco.


May be partially true, but the manufacturer will never tell you which is which, and anyways there are likely often some minor differences that can justify the name change. This happens all the time. Costco often gets Costco-only versions of products which are similar but slightly different models of ones you find elsewhere.

This is one reason I hate shopping for mattresses. Mattresses you find at The Brick often won't be available at Costco or Sleep Country, so you can't do a direct comparison. The other reason is the pricing is just totally stupid. Retailers other than Costco mark up prices 250% and then hope you are impressed when they sell them for half price.

For my last mattress I just went to hole-in-the-wall mattress store and bought a mid-range Dreamstar mattress with decent specs and which I could try out in the store, for 500 bucks.
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LetsGoBJs wrote: can i ask which hole-in-the-wall store you went to? also mattress hunting.
I went to a place called Mattress Liquidators at 31 Commercial in Toronto. It is truly a run down crappy store that many people wouldn't dream of visiting, but the guy was decent to talk to and and no nonsense. Also, it was nice to get free delivery the next day (today) after 6 pm, as opposed to having to take a day off or wait 3 Saturdays later to get a weekend delivery like is often the case with the big retailers.

They don't seem like a liquidator either. Rather they seem to sell mainly locally made new stuff, mainly Dreamstar. I've read a few reviews that say Dreamstar is OK but I'll withhold judgement until I've had the mattress a while. Honestly I don't expect it will last more than a year or two before it starts to sag significantly but as far as I'm concerned, that's par for the course. ALL the name brand spring mattresses I have purchased, and I mean ALL, have started to sag in the first couple of years... but not enough to qualify for warranty replacement... which basically makes the warranty useless. In fact my last spring mattress purchase before the current one was a Simmons. It lasted all of one year before the sag became significant, but again, not enough to qualify for warranty work. The only reason we've kept the mattress longer is because we kept it as a guest mattress.

BTW, with regards to Dreamstar, I've since learned that most of the cheap mom and pop mattress shops carry this brand, because it is lower cost. Some nicer retailers also carry it, but from what I've seen online, the nicer shops sometimes will charge maybe $75 - $150 more per mattress than the hole-in-the-wall shops.
sickcars wrote: Yes I know what you mean how there are many different options/names/prices for a mattress & I may not be comparing apples to apples.

As for a hole in the wall place thats what i did with my last mattress, paid around $500 for a pocket coil/memory foam one which was one of their higher end mattresses and nothing but issues. It has gone back once to fix a sagging issue and 6 months later it started again but this time they said nothing was wrong and they wont repair it. Not to mention one of the cheapest box springs I have ever seen, I had to re-inforce it with pieces of 2x4's. So this time Im going to buy from Costco due to warranty and customer service just in case I have issues with it.
See above. The only mattress that has lasted longer with minimal sag for us is our Tempurpedic memory foam mattress but I don't sleep on that anymore because I don't like the feel. That mattress cost way too much money too. Which brand and model did you buy?

As for the bad box springs, I was shocked to see just how cheaply made the Tempurpedic platform was. The top layer was essentially thick cardboard. I was like, WTF?!? This was for a mattress that I paid over $2000 for. I promptly returned the Tempurpedic platform/box spring and instead created a much more solid platform out of 2x6 planks and MDF.
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sickcars wrote: Hello,

I'm looking to buy a new mattress and have decided to buy from Costco due to their return policy and great customer service.

I have narrowed it down to one of the following 2 mattresses which are in a fair price range. I'm wondering if anybody has any experience with them? Also I have heard that Sleep Country should have the same mattress just under a different name, so I could go and try them out and decide, not sure if this is true.

http://www.costco.ca/Chedoke-Double-Mat ... 55749.html

http://www.costco.ca/Compose-Double-Mat ... 23326.html

Thanks
I would steer clear of any big box store or chain store when buying a mattress. There are many independent stores and manufacturers who will offer products with much better value propositions. Begin by reading the guides at www.themattressunderground.com. They also have a list of suggested vendors throughout the US and Canada on the site along with a huge forum if you need advice.

For reference, I recently paid $1000 for a custom made memory foam mattress with very high quality North American sourced foam. A similar mattress from tempurpedic et al would probably be double or even triple that.
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We're also in the market for a new mattress but have been out of the loop for many years that we have no idea what's what, heck when we bought all our mattresses all we were familiar with was coil spring, so what's on the market now is all new to us.

We presently have a Marshall mattress that we've had for over 30 years and it's still pretty good with no real sag but my wife feels we're do for a new one. New our mattress was around $2000.00 and I believe now they're around $15,000.00 which we just can't justify. I guess we have to decide whether we pay lower and replace the mattress every 5 years or pay more and have them last 30 more. The nice thing about the Marshall spring mattress is it's still comfortable without any noticeable sag.
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i bought my mattress from costco earlier this year, picked up a novaform memory foam mattress when it was on sale for $1000 (king size). awesome quick delivery, free no hassle returns (if needed) and they will come pick it up at no charge.
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I'm looking for a mattress as well. That one in your link is on sale, too. Might check it out.
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sickcars wrote: Well after doing some more research I figured out that This Costco mattress - http://www.costco.ca/.product.100223326.html

Is from the Sealy Posturepedic Plus line - http://www.sealy.com/mattresses/sealy-p ... pedic-plus

Just need to go try out one of them in a store to see if I like it.
How'd you find out which mattress from costco is from which manufacturer and model? I wanna buy one at Costco as well
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EugW wrote: I went to a place called Mattress Liquidators at 31 Commercial in Toronto. It is truly a run down crappy store that many people wouldn't dream of visiting, but the guy was decent to talk to and and no nonsense. Also, it was nice to get free delivery the next day (today) after 6 pm, as opposed to having to take a day off or wait 3 Saturdays later to get a weekend delivery like is often the case with the big retailers.

They don't seem like a liquidator either. Rather they seem to sell mainly locally made new stuff, mainly Dreamstar. I've read a few reviews that say Dreamstar is OK but I'll withhold judgement until I've had the mattress a while. Honestly I don't expect it will last more than a year or two before it starts to sag significantly but as far as I'm concerned, that's par for the course. ALL the name brand spring mattresses I have purchased, and I mean ALL, have started to sag in the first couple of years... but not enough to qualify for warranty replacement... which basically makes the warranty useless. In fact my last spring mattress purchase before the current one was a Simmons. It lasted all of one year before the sag became significant, but again, not enough to qualify for warranty work. The only reason we've kept the mattress longer is because we kept it as a guest mattress.

BTW, with regards to Dreamstar, I've since learned that most of the cheap mom and pop mattress shops carry this brand, because it is lower cost. Some nicer retailers also carry it, but from what I've seen online, the nicer shops sometimes will charge maybe $75 - $150 more per mattress than the hole-in-the-wall shops.
I should also point out that one problem with these places is they won't take returns. So, no perfect-sleep guarantee or anything like that. So I guess that's one reason these hole-in-the-wall stores are cheaper (besides the hole-in-the-wall part).

I said the last mattress I purchased they delivered the next day. Well, a bought a second mattress yesterday, and they delivered it the very same day. Nice. It was priced at $769 for a queen mattress, but they gave it to me for $679, including free delivery. I was checking online and to my surprise it is listed at $940 to $1249 for this model. So in other works, even for 2nd tier brands like Dreamstar, there is also this crazy mattress price markup happening out there. Literally almost a $500 difference from what I paid.

When I got it home I realized its medium firm feel is probably better for my wife, but is a touch soft for me... and in two years will probably be far too soft... which is exactly what happened with the Simmons Beautyrest medium firm mattress I bought a few years ago. It was great for my wife and OK for me for about a year or two, and then I decided to replace it.

In contrast, the firm Century I bought is a decent fi*****ess for me although probably a touch on the firm side, and definitely too firm for my wife. I'm thinking in the future I might just have to two get two different twin XL mattress with different fi*****ess to put together as a king, for my wife and me.

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Why is the word "firm-ness" starred out?
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I had to search and compare between the costco mattress I wanted vs ones I found on the sleep country website & sealy website and so on. I had to compare every feature as they are similar but named a bit differently.

So for example they both have extra support, they both said something about 20% more support, etc etc so you got to look to see if they have mostly the same features.
foodyforlife wrote: How'd you find out which mattress from costco is from which manufacturer and model? I wanna buy one at Costco as well
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It looks like a good one which is why I ordered it just make sure to order it soon the sale ends tomorrow I think.
Sejong wrote: I'm looking for a mattress as well. That one in your link is on sale, too. Might check it out.
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