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Topic # 192299 5-Mar-2016 15:14
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Hey guys and gals,

 

 

 

So, it's that time where we're faced with yet another major outlay of $$$$.

 

This time for a new bed. Just calling on anybody who has gone through this adventure recently or can offer advice and/or their experience.

 

I know it's a very personal thing so what I'm really after is stories of experiences with different products and brands and their warranties and after sales support. Maybe things to look into or other things to avoid or be weary of when looking around.

 

 

 

It's a bit overwhelming these days with all the technology they're putting in them which of course sounds, looks and feels great but adds $$'s and may be un-necessary. Just don't want to end up with something that doesn't last close to another 10 years or leaves us with regret. Not the sort of person to go for the cheapest and don't want to buy the most expensive.

 

 

 

Anyway, would really appreciate your input. Thanks in advance.


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  Reply # 1506500 5-Mar-2016 15:36
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I can tell you, you can reasonably expect HEFTY discounts on bed's. We paid quite a bit for our bed, but it was 40%+ off. Bed review sites are quite difficult to find as often the same bed is sold under a different name or brand to different chains. It's done so you can't very easily go from store to store looking for price matching offers. 

 

Our bed came with strict instructions about rotation and to be honest it was far beyond what we were prepared to actually do. We had a problem and raised it with the manufacturer who claimed we hadn't followed rotation intervals and flipping routines was met swiftly with a stern talking to of a manager by me and a threat to return the bed for a full refund, which resulted in a fix free of charge.

 

Partner disturbance is a real thing, and in my experience beds which promise to stay cool seemed like a marketing BS thing, but we have friends who swear it's the best thing ever (having your bedroom cooler helps you sleep better.

 

Ultimately what you find comfortable is what dictates how you will sleep, but generally I'd recommend a firmer bed than one which is too soft. 

 

Don't be afraid to try beds for a reasonable time (<30 seconds won't give you a genuine sense of the bed) and to try and imitate how you actually sleep rather than lying like a plank on the bed on your back.


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  Reply # 1506501 5-Mar-2016 15:39
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We had beds/mattresses made by Innature. They make mattresses with latex and coconut fibre, which is very healthy.  By far the best investment we ever made.  Even after 5 years I still marvel at how comfortable the beds. are.  Expensive yes, as they are made to order but the quality is outstanding. Can't recommend them highly enough.

 

Two other points to consider.  Get a longer than standard mattress if you are 183cm (6' 0") or taller.  Makes a huge difference. Secondly get a slat frame base with a 'spine' down the middle.  Really minimises 'partner disturbance'.  

 

 

 

[edited - spelling.]





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  Reply # 1506503 5-Mar-2016 15:41
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We bought one of these about 6 years ago: http://www.nzbeds.co.nz/product/detail/mercury-125-medium

 

I can't say anything about their after sales support or warranty claims, as we've never needed to use them. What I can say, is that the bed itself is very comfortable, and has become one of those things that you always look forward to coming home to when going away. Has made almost all other beds seem uncomfortable.

 

I'm sure other brands offer similar style beds with similar materials, but have had no issues so far, and would consider buying from them again if we needed to.

 

(Also regarding your 10 year comment, they have a 10 year warranty)

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1506505 5-Mar-2016 15:45
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We have Sealy Posturepedic - Crown Jewel would be my choice.





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  Reply # 1506582 5-Mar-2016 19:43
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Wellington Beds make superb beds in Wellington.





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  Reply # 1506584 5-Mar-2016 19:48
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If partner disturbance is an issue go for a pocket spring.  Last bed was a Sealy which I would recommend.  This one is a King Koil which we got on a massive discount.  Seems ok thus far.  Bigger is better if you have the space.  





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  Reply # 1506585 5-Mar-2016 19:49
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Farmers when 50% off.

 

Get something with an overlay layer. I went for medium coz not sure which to get. Too soft, need to sleep without pillow. Maybe get strong support esp if you are heavy.


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  Reply # 1506588 5-Mar-2016 19:58
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We waited until the Sealy Posturepedic we wanted was on special at Harvey Normans, Think we paid around 4k for ours and we love it. If you have the space get a king its great having the extra space. Try stuff out don't be afraid to jump around on the store beds that's what they are there for.





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  Reply # 1506723 6-Mar-2016 05:52
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Take your partner and both of you hop on as if one of you is already in bed and the other one is jumping in. Thrash around a while. Stay there for some time to see how it is for longer. Don't buy until there is a big sale or you can get the equivalent discount. Ours is a Sleepyhead kingsize, we like it very much.



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  Reply # 1506770 6-Mar-2016 10:00
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Thank you all for your comments so far. You've been very helpful and I have quite a list to work through. Cheers!!

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  Reply # 1506810 6-Mar-2016 11:08
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Don't copy the bed choosing scenario shown in the forthcoming film The Brothers Grimsby.....!






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  Reply # 1506822 6-Mar-2016 11:39
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We are at 14 years on our Design Mobel.
Fantastic bed, really comfortable and almost no movement from the other person.
Slat bed frame with a spine in the middle, latex mattress.

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  Reply # 1506832 6-Mar-2016 11:46
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I bought a bed from Wellington Beds. Whilst it was not cheap it is really nice to sleep on. I'd personally rate Wellington Beds higher than most other bed manufactures.





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  Reply # 1506844 6-Mar-2016 12:12
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Things I have learned,

 

 

 

They feel a lot softer in the shop when you have a quick lie on them. Still not as hard as beds in China tho. Those were truely aweful.

 

Some of them seem to have a harder part down the center to stop people rolling together. When it is a bed for just one person, that is really annoying.

 

Thicker materesses will not fit most fitted sheets.





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  Reply # 1506846 6-Mar-2016 12:20
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When I was in China a few years back I spent two nights sleeping at a pod (Capsule) hotel just because I wanted to try it , I tell you what it was the two best sleeps I have ever had.





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