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Topic # 229215 13-Feb-2018 06:59
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Time to ditch the rolling down the hill sensation so looking for a new bed. So far have looked at Wellington Beds, big save, Harvey Norman and Farmers. I don't want to spend over 2.5k as last bed spent over 4 and has been a nightmare from day one. I have two top contenders one a tattesfeild from Big Save has all the layers needed dreamfoam, gel ect and has a innerspring system the other is a Sleepyhead from Farmers which is 50% of at 2.4k this one has pocket springs. What is the major difference and what has longer reliability?. I like the pocket spring option as less movement but then heard innersprings better for sore backs . What's the better option pocket or innersprings?

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  Reply # 1956113 13-Feb-2018 07:25
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Honestly - just go for Wellingtom Beds. When I bought mine they had a service that if I was not fully happy with it they'll make it right and ensure I got the best bed. My bed is simply amazing and they got everything right the first time. Had to wait for it to get made but honestly was worth it. I bought mine from the Porirua store and the guy was incredibly knowledgeable.




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  Reply # 1956114 13-Feb-2018 07:26
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Beds are extremely personal so take any advice (including mine) with a grain of salt. 

 

I like a really hard bed, and our last purchase was a firm pocket spring made by King Coil (avoid).  The idea of pocket spring sounded great, less disturbance and all that, but in reality despite it being a 'firm' it was far too soft and damn hot, felt like laying on an oven!  Dents quickly formed and when our backs couldn't take it anymore we couldn't get back to a spring mattress fast enough, lasted barely a year.   Hats of to Harvey Norman who were amazing to deal with.  We have always had a Sealy but for some reason the sale on the King Coil and the swish sales pitch swayed us.  Now back with a Sealy (who have their own spring system) and couldn't be happier.  I wouldn't buy any other brand ever again.  

 

In my mind too many thick layers means more that it will compact and faster.  I have noticed that even some higher priced beds have now moved away from all the comfort layers of foam technology they claim never fails. 

 

If you like beds that are soft and that you sink into I suspect a pocket spring would probably be ok. 

 

I am guessing the mark up on beds is huge and don't think you should take too much notice of the RRP.  There is always a sale on somewhere, Harvey Norman often have all size beds for the same price as a single and deals like that.  Brought my teenage son an entry level Sealy from Big Save and he loves it (also likes a firm mattress)   

 

Some places (I think Harvey Norman is one of them) offer  abed guarantee, that if you don't like it within a month you can swap it for something else.     

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1956130 13-Feb-2018 08:54
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I wasn't very impressed with Wellington Beds. We got one bed, did an exchange but, they made it difficult. Note that not all beds can be exchanged, only ones they make - they resell as well. They also gave us the hard sell "sale ends in a few days", but won't they and other bed places don't say is another sale starts the day after. Discounts of 50% or more are the norm.

 

I prefer memory foam beds. More expensive, no discounts, but for the people who like them they're great. Some people don't. If you've never had one and go for it get one that will accept returns, or who have a loan memory foam bed you can try for a week yourself.





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  Reply # 1956131 13-Feb-2018 08:57
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Anyone tried/have a Koala matress? Had a quick lie on one at nood and it seemed interesting


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  Reply # 1956174 13-Feb-2018 09:42
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My advice is take you pillow with you when you try beds.  If you have a partner take them too.

 

Both the type of pillow and the presence or absence of another person change how beds feel.





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  Reply # 1956183 13-Feb-2018 10:07
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unless already rolling the largest available, get the next size up as well if budget allows.....


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  Reply # 1956199 13-Feb-2018 10:48
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Agreed on a bigger bed. Get the largest that your room can accomodate. No-one ever laments having a too bigger bed, only too small. Kids make a difference too, they can take up space.

 

I believe, after buying a fair number of beds, you should spend whatever it takes to get the bed you actually want, you can't easily upgrade or change the size.

 

Margins on beds are massive, I think we got 60%! Didn't even have to press too hard. Was over a long weekend. 




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  Reply # 1956202 13-Feb-2018 10:51
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hsvhel:

unless already rolling the largest available, get the next size up as well if budget allows.....



Looking at a King size instead of queen, was considering super king but was worried about how easy it is to find sheets and duvets for that size

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  Reply # 1956204 13-Feb-2018 10:53
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Stu1:
hsvhel:

 

unless already rolling the largest available, get the next size up as well if budget allows.....

 



Looking at a King size instead of queen, was considering super king but was worried about how easy it is to find sheets and duvets for that size

 

No problem, just more expensive. 

 

Also buy a duvet one size more than the size of your bed. 

 

Also, if you are renting, buy a medium sized bed if you move around a bit, nothing worse than having your rental choices affected by the size of your bed. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1956205 13-Feb-2018 10:54
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timmmay:

I wasn't very impressed with Wellington Beds. We got one bed, did an exchange but, they made it difficult. Note that not all beds can be exchanged, only ones they make - they resell as well. They also gave us the hard sell "sale ends in a few days", but won't they and other bed places don't say is another sale starts the day after. Discounts of 50% or more are the norm.


I prefer memory foam beds. More expensive, no discounts, but for the people who like them they're great. Some people don't. If you've never had one and go for it get one that will accept returns, or who have a loan memory foam bed you can try for a week yourself.



Big save do have 21 day return if you buy the mattress which is 179 with ten year warranty I think which is good. I found Wellington beds quite expensive in comparison with big save and sleepyhead sale



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  Reply # 1956209 13-Feb-2018 11:04
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Thank you good advice, I had really bad experience with HN with last bed, they completely fobbed us off to the manufacturer, even had Consumer involved in helping us draft letters under the CFA. I refuse to shop there for big ticket items these days . I want medium to firm bed was not sure what would be more robust in 3 years time. I am leaning more towards the innerspring option over the pocket spring. I want to hopefully buy a Bed where in 3 years at least I am not sleeping in a ditch and of rolling towards the end of the bed as I currently do.They do have a really nice Sealy at big save at about 3.8 k which I may rebook at

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  Reply # 1956369 13-Feb-2018 14:38
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You can get an exceptional bed for $4k (8K retail) for certain. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1956425 13-Feb-2018 16:15
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You can get an exceptional bed for $4k (8K retail) for certain. 


 



Will keep hunting for sales

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  Reply # 1956426 13-Feb-2018 16:16
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Wife and I bought a 'Spinal Luxury G-Top' from Brownie's in Nelson recently, extremely happy with it. King Size with a basic base for like $1300 on special I think.


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  Reply # 1956429 13-Feb-2018 16:18
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Unfortunately i only know if i like a bed when i actually sleep on it.

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