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  #2103342 8-Oct-2018 14:18
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Mattress retailers greatest trick was convincing the NZ public that you need to spend $2000+ to get a reasonable mattress.


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  #2103344 8-Oct-2018 14:24
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Furniture is generally quite expensive in NZ. Really should get IKEA to come set up shop, that would drive down prices.


 
 
 
 


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  #2103403 8-Oct-2018 15:31
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jonathan18: 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... hmm, it was years ago but something in the vicinity of $500 on a Chinese-made King mattress, and it's the most comfortable mattress I've ever slept on. A housesitter who stayed at my place for awhile said they'd like to take it back with them. To find it, we went to an area where there's pretty much one mattress shop next to the other (Wairau Park, for those who know the area) and laid down on every mattress in turn until we hit this one. After trying maybe a hundred or so mattresses, it was immediately clear that this was the winner.

 

 

This isn't a quick in-and-out process, we just set a Saturday aside for it and at the end of the day had our mattress. The place gave us a week to return it if we changed our minds, as long as we put a mattress protector over it, overall I think we got a pretty good deal. OTOH you occasionally hear horror stories about cheap Chinese mattresses, so check carefully before you buy.

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  #2103422 8-Oct-2018 15:43
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We have bought second-hand beds and mattresses on Trade Me. The expensive mattresses are usually well looked after and people often use an additional cover or protector so they look as new even after a few years of use. The photos often give a clear picture of the condition of the mattress and the house it is used in. We wouldn't consider buying one from a house with pets like cats and dogs.

 

If you can pick-up the bed & mattress then you can get them at a cheap price because many people just want to avoid the hassle of getting rid of it themselves. They've often bought a new bed and mattress so they want a quick sale and pick-up.

 

kiwifidget:

 

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.

 

 

This is a great option.

 

We had inherited a cheap queen bed and mattress. We're used to latex mattresses so being able to feel the spring pockets was an obvious issue which that topper resolved. We bought it for half price on sale. Now we're also much happier to pass that mattress on to friends who need a spare bed.

 

 


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  #2103508 8-Oct-2018 18:56
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Id go used, problem is delivery, I have a station wagon by no towbar and only the gutter on the roof not the rails themselves.


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  #2103532 8-Oct-2018 19:49
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jonathan18: 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
that’s similar if not the same as the mattress we got along with the bed from furniture tree and I love it. Great shop too.

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