Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




307 posts

Ultimate Geek


# 179119 27-Aug-2015 09:58
Send private message

I see Farmer's have a 1 day special coming up, 60% of many beds / mattresses. From sometime next year I'm going to need a new bed, but I have no idea how specials go with beds because I've never looked before. I was wondering if people think 60% is quite unusual?

I guess it shows how much mark up there must be in them :P

The Sleepyhead ones mention all sorts of technology in the mattresses, and I can't help but wonder how much of a real life difference it all makes. But my partner sometimes has issues with her back, so something with good support will be worth it.

Cheers for any thoughts!

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
3460 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1375071 27-Aug-2015 10:09
Send private message

They often do 50% off or mattresses all at the same price.  I bought my bed a couple of years ago in a 50% off sale.

3400 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1375072 27-Aug-2015 10:10
Send private message

I purchased one last week (gets to me next week).

http://www.farmers.co.nz/sleepyhead-balance-regent-mattress-5910357A

It says 4k and i got it for 1600 so I am happy :)

 
 
 
 




307 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1375078 27-Aug-2015 10:16
Send private message

Thanks :) That's already painting a pretty good picture.

Did you guys decide on a bed based on features, or more just feeling them and seeing what felt nice?

Banana?
4901 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1375079 27-Aug-2015 10:18
Send private message

60% is good, but it depends what the starting price is. I worked selling furniture for a while, and generally the markup from cost over 100% (so buy the bed from Sleepyhead for $500, RRP for $999 as an example of a 100% markup, most beds were more than 100% if I remember correctly). Most stores have the beds on display at RRP. 60% off that $999 makes it $400, so a pretty good deal.

Find a bed you like (that's the hard part - how can you know if you like a bed before you've slept in it??) and price check a couple of stores, then you will know if your start price is good and therefore the discount is good.

 

RRP on beds is really high, and markup is pretty massive (on all furniture) compared to electronics, so 60% off probably still doesn't get it down to 'cost', but it will get it pretty close (and Farmers etc will all get rebates from manufacturers to make their actual net cost much lower, but the salespeople will never see that rebate in cost figures).

3400 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1375081 27-Aug-2015 10:22
Send private message

LostBoyNZ: Thanks :) That's already painting a pretty good picture.

Did you guys decide on a bed based on features, or more just feeling them and seeing what felt nice?


I just got the mattress.  
I went in and tried out a few of them and then picked the 1 i liked



442 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1375082 27-Aug-2015 10:27
One person supports this post
Send private message

my partner and i found this place , usually some good deals 

http://www.kiwibedandsofas.co.nz/ 


Room for me and her and our bitch (dog) on our Kingsize bed





 

Amazon Echo

 

Amazon Dot

 

Lifx Bulbs

 

Nexus 5X
Magic TV 3600
Sony EX700

 

Unblocking service
Amazon Fire TV x 2  = Netflix USA + Amazon Prime
Lightbox




3344 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Vocus

  # 1375083 27-Aug-2015 10:31
Send private message

Definitely shop around first.  There are "sleepyhead" mattresses under other brands which are identical but cheaper, you won't find them at the big chain stores though.  There is huge margin in beds.

 
 
 
 




307 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1375087 27-Aug-2015 10:36
Send private message

Thanks :) And that's VERY interesting to hear about the markups and the rebates from manufacturers, and that Sleepyhead mattresses can be used in other brands (I wonder, how do people tell?)

True, the hard part will be choosing what we like without sleeping on it.

From a technology point of view I have to wonder about things like "Phase Change - absorbs and/or releases heat, helping to maintain the body in a thermal comfort zone". Although, haha, that's out of the price range anyways :P

So far it looks like 60% off is good (dependent on original price), don't buy if it's not at least 50% off haha, try the beds as best you can to see what feels right for you, and certainly shop around :)

2092 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1375098 27-Aug-2015 10:50
Send private message

At least in the states the same mattress with different model/brand is to make price matching a joke.

i.e. Farmers has the Sleepyhead Amaze-o-sleep for $1999

Furniture City has the Sleeyhead Amazing sleep for $1999 - but on special today for $1799

Both are the EXACT SAME MATTRESS.

Both offer Price Match - we will match any price on the same mattress!

Because the models are "different" you never have to worry about price matching a competitor, but can still claim you do.

67 posts

Master Geek


  # 1375109 27-Aug-2015 11:07
Send private message

I got a  new mattress from Farmers couple of weeks back  50% off was a Sleepyhead Chiropractic Hotel Medium Plush Mattress  -  very happy with it  ,best price in Dunedin , Beds R us and Smith city all have the same beds with a different name and more expensive at the moment .   

28552 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1375115 27-Aug-2015 11:20
Send private message

Sleepyhead sell the same product with different names to different retailers - this makes it hard for people to directly compare pricing between retailers so avoids some unnecessary discounting. Heavy discounting is exceptionally common in the industry to fall in line with the model adopted by many retailers.

I got a new Sleepyhead Sanctuary bed (there are lots on this range so I can't recall the exact model) a few months ago and it's an amazing bed

3238 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1375140 27-Aug-2015 12:10
Send private message

Sealy also market the same bed through different retailers under different names. Loving our latest pocket spring, doubt I would ever go back to standard inner spring now. 60% off sounds pretty good, but just do your due diligence as always with big purchases




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



610 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  # 1375152 27-Aug-2015 12:41
Send private message

scuwp: Sealy also market the same bed through different retailers under different names. Loving our latest pocket spring, doubt I would ever go back to standard inner spring now. 60% off sounds pretty good, but just do your due diligence as always with big purchases


LMAO. Sealy do not market the same bed through different retailers under different names. How do I know this, I work for them ! Interesting reading this thread, there are so many misinformed answers here coming from people who THINK they know but don't. Feel free to PM he with specific questions and I will help out where I can. NO I am not try to sell anyone our product, but just trying to help a person make an informed choice and it that happens to be a Sleepyhead from Farmers, then so be it.

617 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1375181 27-Aug-2015 13:22
Send private message

We were after a new mattress for our slat base last year and was contemplating spending upwards of 2k for something that fitted our needs from a specialist bedding shop... Ended up paying under 400 for one with everything we wanted (pocket springs/firm/non partner disturbance) at PK furniture.  

The brother in-law pointed us in their direction, I'm so glad he did!

3344 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Vocus

  # 1375395 27-Aug-2015 20:58
One person supports this post
Send private message

slliwgd: Interesting reading this thread, there are so many misinformed answers here coming from people who THINK they know but don't. Feel free to PM he with specific questions and I will help out where I can. NO I am not try to sell anyone our product, but just trying to help a person make an informed choice and it that happens to be a Sleepyhead from Farmers, then so be it.


Really.  You may work for a company who makes mattresses, how often do you actually go out and buy one from a shop, exactly.  I'm not too keen on the way you are dismissing everyone's experiences, and offering help only over PM.  If we are "misinformed" and don't know, why not enlighten us all?


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.