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Topic # 237873 21-Jun-2018 18:27
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Ive got a friend who doesnt have a lot of cash. They really only need a king single.

 

I had no idea what to recommend. I think there bugdet is about $300.

 

I really like the look of the Ecosa rubber mattresses, but they are more like $1000.

 

Is buying a used mattress an option, hygiene wise?

 

Very off topic topic so didnt know where to put it.

 

 


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  Reply # 2041879 21-Jun-2018 18:39
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At $300 you are not going to get anything good and/or comfortable.

 

I would not consider 2nd hand.

 

I have also sent you a PM.




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  Reply # 2041880 21-Jun-2018 18:41
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Yeah I know, I feel for the guy, hes a uni student.


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  Reply # 2041882 21-Jun-2018 18:44
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If price is an issue trademe might be an option.  Lots of mattresses under $500.

 

Or Target?  We got this one for our Au pair.  She hasn't arrived yet but both my mum and sister in law has slept on in and they both said it was very comfortable.  In fact my sister in law said it was the best sleep she has had in years (most of that would be due to not being woken up by 2 kids and a snoring husband :)   




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  Reply # 2041885 21-Jun-2018 18:50
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Bahaha no mattress fixes that.

 

I guess if its had a mattress protector on it, used should be ok?

 

I like the Ecosa mattresses I linked as I have back issues and the quality latex with topper mattresses i find to be the most supportive to the back. or at least a latex topper. but they wont be affording that.


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  Reply # 2041886 21-Jun-2018 18:55
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Is it an option to pay one off over 12 months? They will spend 1/3 of each day there, so worth it if possible to stretch the budget over a bit of time. Still get a lower priced one, but just a bit better.

 

Edit   Blackjacks one is $229, and recommended. 


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  Reply # 2041893 21-Jun-2018 19:12
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I disagree that that budget inherently means the mattress will be uncomfortable.

There are many shops now selling Chinese-made mattresses in this price range, and while one can argue about how appropriate it is to bring these items in from the other side of the world and as to whether they’ll last a long time, some of them aren’t too bad.

We spent about that on a king single and it’s pretty damn comfortable. Sure, it’s only for a spare bed, but it’s a damn sight better than the mattresses many students may be using. Ours was the euro top on this page, but I think the store is only in my area.

https://furnituretree.co.nz/index.php/catalogsearch/advanced/result?height_calc%255Bfrom%255D=0&height_calc%255Bto%255D=2200&width_calc%255Bfrom%255D=0&width_calc%255Bto%255D=2500&depth_calc%255Bfrom%255D=0&depth_calc%255Bto%255D=2400&price%255Bfrom%255D=0&price%255Bto%255D=4700&bed_size=2&category=2377

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  Reply # 2041938 21-Jun-2018 19:55
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We bought a whole bed for $500-600 delivered with what we thought was a pretty good mattress. Some sort of thing through the university I thought .

Maybe there’s something like that. It was brand new.




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  Reply # 2041939 21-Jun-2018 19:56
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If he gets a second hand one get a water mattress protector from KMart, that will stop most things getting through. Best if it's had one on all the time, but you never can tell with a mattress.





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  Reply # 2041994 21-Jun-2018 20:46
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I'm personally not a fan of constructed mattresses, I don't find them comfortable and they're a hassle to manhandle around. I prefer a decent foam, e.g. https://pararubber.co.nz/mattresses/723-premium-foam-mattress.html or https://pararubber.co.nz/mattresses/885-premium-plus-mattress.html if you're into the feel of memory foam (they can also cut the various grades of foam to suit your application).


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  Reply # 2042018 21-Jun-2018 21:22
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35mm of memory foam isn't much. I think my whole mattress is memory foam, but it cost a fair bit more than $300. I don't like the mattresses that are springs and other bits either.





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  Reply # 2042054 21-Jun-2018 23:35
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While I have never done it, I wouldn't have to much issue buying a used mattress. It's not really different to sleeping on a mattress in a hotel, uni hostel, friends house etc.

 

Try to get something under 5 years old as they definitely do age...


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  Reply # 2043116 24-Jun-2018 12:13
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I paid $205 for a new double off a dealer on Trademe.

 

 

 

Excellent! Perfect, nothing at all wrong with it.

 

 

 

Last one lasted 19 years.

 

 


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  Reply # 2043127 24-Jun-2018 13:25
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I bought one of these for my aging uncomfortable mattress...

 

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.co.nz/bedroom/mattress-toppers/TO0002/Bambou-Mattress-Topper.html

 

RRP is ridiculously expensive, but got one on sale and price was justifiable.

 

Completely transformed sleep time, best money I ever spent.

 

 





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  Reply # 2043131 24-Jun-2018 13:49
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TSB's mattresses are fantastic value, we have had the super king version of this for about a year or so and its great, previous mattress was a 100% latex mattress design mobel jobbie and this beats it hands down

 

 

 

https://www.tsbliving.co.nz/collections/king-single-mattresses/products/23cm-king-single-pocket-spring-memory-foam-mattress

 

 

 

 


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