Never bought a mattress before. Need one around $500-700 in Queen, is it possible?

I'm thinking of getting a "standard" first mattress, not something super cheap (is $700 super cheap?) or super expensive.

I don't care if it's firm or soft, firm ones are great once you get used to them.

Queen would be good.

Is IKEA any good? They look terrible from my ignorant standpoint.

What about bases? How much do they run up to these days, we will get it a while after.

Thanks!

We live right next to a DavidJones, so could walk it across the street.

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    Koala mattresses are good.

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      Yeah I feel incredibly stupid wasting your time on this. Just wanted personal reviews that I can trust.

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        Don't apologise. I agree it's a really tough decision/situation for most. How many people have the money to keep buying mattresses over and over till they get one they like? Not many.

        And the average person wouldn't have slept on many different mattresses, so can't compare, just give you an opinion on their own one. Which might be different for you as they would have different issues, preferences and body types.

        You can try testing them in store, but it doesn't compare to real world sleeping.

        I've been wanting to try koala or ecosa etc for months, but have been too afraid to pull the trigger. And will foam last the distance? Too soon to tell with these new companies.

        I know they have free trial periods, but what the hell am I meant to do with my old mattress during the trial period??? Pay for it to be put in storage? Logistical nightmare.

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    i've been told the Ikea mattresses are SUPER hard. So if you don't mind that, then go for it

    I bought a OneBed for $500 (during their 50% off sale). I'm not entirely happy with it but i'm super super fussy, the bed itself seems very well constructed and theoretically comfy

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      Sleeping on Korean mattresses and they're super hard, not uncomfortable though.

      I hear that Ikea HOKKASEN is renowned, but I feel like it'll be a waste of money lol.

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    I bought the lazy bed for about $650 (queen) on promotion. It's good so far, no complaints.

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    I've tried both the koala and the kipset mattress and the kipset was WAY more luxurious. I'd recommend Kipset over the koala.

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    Mine is from Regal Sleep Solutions, I'm someone who likes a medium-hard bed and the Back Care range is pretty decent for me.

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    if you start googling mattresses, particularly koala, do it through incognito.

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    We have IKEA hyllestad medium firm in King and queen.
    Really comfy and lasted really well too (3 years with no issues so far)

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    Thank you for your report.

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      Does it come in a box? I am thinking to get it delivered to work and put it my car. Do you reckon it would fit in a sedan?

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        yup in a box , rolled up. rather heavy too.

        allow for 210cm and you should be all good

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          cheers. I have an ikea bed and it seems like there is a discrepancy between sizes. Ikea double bed size width 135cm vs the double mattress width 138cm from zzz Atteiler. The bed has an boundary and the mattress sort of sits inside it if that makes sense. I might be able to squeeze the mattress in but 3cm is a fair bit. The mattress will be forever wanting to push out. Any ideas?

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          @b0nd007:

          definitely a IKEA thing. we kept our base from the old king for the new zzz mattress

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      I bought this one too.

      love it too. So comfortable

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    Has anyone tried Noa mattress?

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