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Mattress shopping after covid - stick to Costco?

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Mattress shopping after covid - stick to Costco?

I’m in need of a new mattress but don’t think I’d be comfortable for going to a physical store trying them on for a long while.

We’re getting a traditional coiled mattress, not the “mattress in a box” type. I think we’re stuck to still ordering online and so the only place I’d trust doing that is Costco because of the return policy.

For those who bought a mattress from Costco, how did you decide what to get? Think I may have go to buy blind and hope it works out since you can’t test the feeling of it until it shows up.
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What's wrong with going to a store and lying down for 20 minutes.

... it's not as if some other customer will lie down next to you to cuddle
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Think of the Childre…
If you're that worried, wear a hazmat suit with googles and mask and gloves.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Many stores are now open in Ontario (not just Costco)
I would suggest you mask up and head out to a Mattress Store
(ala Sleep Country)
These stores are never busy
Lots of room for everyone
Try out the brand name beds
Find the brand & firmness you like
Then buy online from Costco
For best price, service, & warranty

Costco carries several brands
Like Sealy & Beautyrest for traditional coiled mattresses
(Hard to go wrong with either IMO )
Just be aware that mattress companies market their brands with different named mattresses for various retailers
So don’t expect to find the “princess” model at more than one retailer
It will have another name (and maybe even colour / fabric covering) at the next retailer
Which is why I said focus on brand name ... and firmness you like from them
That bit should stay consistent model to model
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That sounds like a good way to go at it.

But if you can’t visit a store, then I’m not sure there can be another way of comparing mattresses on the Costco website.
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nwwong wrote: That sounds like a good way to go at it.

But if you can’t visit a store, then I’m not sure there can be another way of comparing mattresses on the Costco website.
Can’t visit a store ?

In Ontario as long as a store has a Street front entrance they are allowed to be open ... as of Tomorrow, Tuesday ~ May 19th
And most are now (or planning to be shortly)

Only stores this doesn’t allow to open
Are those found in indoors malls

Sleep Country ... for example
Meets the street front entrance requirement
Cuz they are primarily located in Strip Malls, or Big Box outdoor malls

Other reasons you cannot visit ...
Like self isolation
Well, low risk of catching anything here ...
As I said in my earlier reply

I’d be worried about buying with NO REAL INFO Going in
And then finding that a store won’t process a return
Lots of Retailers have paused their returns
Or are changing policy to NO RETURNS during Covid

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