Buying a mattress should be easy, right? Right. Let me help you make it easier.
First things first. Haggle. You never know until you ask if that price is fixed or not. If you find they are willing to move that price down, bargain hard. If they are willing to haggle, that means they are probably trying to get more for that mattress than you or anyone should be paying. Make’em sweat.
Next up: make sure there is some kind of trial period. After you find local mattresses for sale, go there, check it out and shell out all that hard earned money, you want to be able to bring a mattress back in case it isn’t all it was when you checked it out. You want a month or so to make sure that you give your body enough time to get used to the mattress. Don’t bring it back after one bad day’s sleep, or three or four.
I said you should haggle, but remember you get what you pay for, too. It is better to pay a little more for a better brand of mattress. You spend one third of your life sleeping (less if your boss hates you) and you want to make sure that those hours are as restful as possible. Get the best for as little as possible.
Trust the salesman. That salesman makes a commission on these sales, so they want you happy with your purchase. Ask questions. Answer their questions. Tell them what you are looking for and ask which mattress is best for you.