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Topic # 243785 1-Jan-2019 10:22
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Hi,

 

Spent a few days with the missus bed shopping.  After 5 shops, lying on a heap of beds and having a budget of 2300 max (bed, cover, delivery) we ended up liking a King Koil medium (we are side sleepers) and we ordered a super king from Harvey Norman.  It's set for delivery on Friday, but after further research which I stumbled on to, I can't seem to find any good reviews on this brand.  All I can see is "Avoid" and average reviews of 2 stars.  That being said most happy customers don't write positive reviews.  I am now wondering if I should back out of the order and change brands (Sealy?).  A sleepyhead was a close 2nd yet it also seems to have shocking reviews.  As for the King Koil, I am wondering if we'll be fine as it's a super king and we are both very light weight ppl (75kg and missus 45kg).  Am I being overly paranoid from these review sites?  I know these mattresses claim 10yr warranty but I hear the warranties are pretty useless.

 

I'm interested to hear from other owners to ease my mind or cancel the order before it's too late.  Cheers!


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  Reply # 2152908 1-Jan-2019 11:21
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After a lifetime Sealy user, we got sucked into a King Coil Boxing Day deal a handful of years ago. A middle of the range box spring. Hated it!!! Felt like sleeping on a fry pan, was always hot. After only a few months it started to sag and we kept waking up with sore backs and feeling like crap. Company were good at taking it back and repairing it ( hassle that it was). It was ok for about a month after that but started sagging again, and the aches and pains returned. After suffering for about 18 months we couldn’t take it anymore and traded it for a normal spring base Sealy mid range. Soo much better. Beds are very much personal choice but after our experience I would rather sleep on the floor than another king coil.




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  Reply # 2152910 1-Jan-2019 11:25
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scuwp: After a lifetime Sealy user, we got sucked into a King Coil Boxing Day deal a handful of years ago. A middle of the range box spring. Hated it!!! Felt like sleeping on a fry pan, was always hot. After only a few months it started to sag and we kept waking up with sore backs and feeling like crap. Company were good at taking it back and repairing it ( hassle that it was). It was ok for about a month after that but started sagging again, and the aches and pains returned. After suffering for about 18 months we couldn’t take it anymore and traded it for a normal spring base Sealy mid range. Soo much better. Beds are very much personal choice but after our experience I would rather sleep on the floor than another king coil.

 

It sounds like a familiar story, gheeez.  I think i will swap this for a Sealy.  So I am thinking a normal spring system (they seem to last longer?) instead of pocket coil springs? and then adding a natural latex topper if it needs some softening.  Do you know if I can put one of these normal spring mattresses on a slat base or is it best to have the box spring?  Cheers.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2152911 1-Jan-2019 11:28
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Also, since the mattress has not been delivered to me, think Harvey Norman will object to me swapping it for something different?  I don't think it would be a problem as the original purchase never left the warehouse.


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  Reply # 2152916 1-Jan-2019 11:34
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sross:

 

scuwp: After a lifetime Sealy user, we got sucked into a King Coil Boxing Day deal a handful of years ago. A middle of the range box spring. Hated it!!! Felt like sleeping on a fry pan, was always hot. After only a few months it started to sag and we kept waking up with sore backs and feeling like crap. Company were good at taking it back and repairing it ( hassle that it was). It was ok for about a month after that but started sagging again, and the aches and pains returned. After suffering for about 18 months we couldn’t take it anymore and traded it for a normal spring base Sealy mid range. Soo much better. Beds are very much personal choice but after our experience I would rather sleep on the floor than another king coil.

 

It sounds like a familiar story, gheeez.  I think i will swap this for a Sealy.  So I am thinking a normal spring system (they seem to last longer?) instead of pocket coil springs? and then adding a natural latex topper if it needs some softening.  Do you know if I can put one of these normal spring mattresses on a slat base or is it best to have the box spring?  Cheers.

 

 

We prefer a firmer bed, the King Coil (box spring)was supposed to be "extra firm", and it was OK for a couple of months, aside from always being damn hot, but it didn't last and felt like we were sinking into it.  If that's what you like it might be OK for you.  After sleeping on both I prefer the normal spring design (Sealy have their own design).  The Sealy spring system seems better to us, and cooler to (something to do with airflow I guess).  All brands make softer/firmer beds so it's a case of trying out what you like.  The box spring felt like we were sleeping on play dough, soft and squishy and hard to move around.  We have always got about 10 years out of our beds before the aches and and pains kick in.   

 

We looked at just changing the mattress, but were told by several stores that the mattress and base are designed to work together.  Putting a normal spring mattress onto a base designed for a different mattress (e.g box spring or slat) would degrade the overall design performance and hasten the degradation of the mattress. Might be 'sales speak' but it made sense to us. 

 

King Coil and Harvey Norman were really good to deal with over the bed, so no complaints about the after sales support. 

 

 

 

  





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  Reply # 2152941 1-Jan-2019 13:27
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sross:

Also, since the mattress has not been delivered to me, think Harvey Norman will object to me swapping it for something different?  I don't think it would be a problem as the original purchase never left the warehouse.


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  Reply # 2152942 1-Jan-2019 13:28
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We have a king size King Coil and we hate it. Sagged after about 6 months. 

 

 

 

It'll be going to the tip sometime in the next year.


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  Reply # 2152961 1-Jan-2019 15:25
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sross:

 

Also, since the mattress has not been delivered to me, think Harvey Norman will object to me swapping it for something different?  I don't think it would be a problem as the original purchase never left the warehouse.

 

 

 

 

You'd be better served to ask them that, than us I think ! :) 

 

So long as you are purchasing an item of the similar value from the same place I can't see it being a problem, but be quick. 

 

I had a king coil many years back, had no issues with it, was a great bed. I wouldn't buy one now, just on reputation.




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  Reply # 2153179 2-Jan-2019 13:33
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Ok, for those curious I did some more research and decided to make my own hybrid bed solution.  I went with a Sealy posture premier super king, which has a very small topping.  The mattress feels between firm and medium but more on the firm side.  I then ordered a super king ecosa mattress topper, which are boxing day 25% off.  I'll report back when it's all set up and how it sleeps.  The consensus by some folks out there is by buying an inexpensive durable set + a quality topper you can get more bang for your buck.  Hopefully the firm seally springs will last me 15yrs and if needed I refresh with a new topper every 3-5yrs.


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  Reply # 2153729 3-Jan-2019 11:07
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Looked at one of those but reviews weren't too good..

 

Ended up with an Ecosa California King and just made the base myself.. Best bed and best sleeps ever..


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