Please Recommend Me a Place to Buy a Decent Queen Sized Mattress Where I Won't Get Ripped off!

I don't mind spending around $800 to $1000.

Just need to know where to start looking? Myer? Harvey Normal? Sealy? King Coil?

Any mattress that's medium to firm.

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  • +1 vote

    try the many mattress in a box mattresses

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      I think he's hoping someone can rec a specific one. Watching with interest.

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        You'd find someone recommending each one on here. Best to take advantage of their return policy.

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    ebay

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    When I shopped for one, I found the big players to be very expensive. I bought one from a local retailer in my place (Dandenong, VIC) and got the same mattress for about 75% of the price compared to HN. I have heard great reviews about Koala mattresses from my friends who purchased it more recently. May be try them. You can buy them online, get it delivered for free and I think they have a 30 days return no questions asked policy.

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    I wonder what $1000 gets you at Ikea with their memory foam mattresses.

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    I have $700 and $450 (cheap mattress with expensive mattress topper) mattresses from IKEA and really like them both. Might be worth a visit to them if you have one close by.

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      I’d suggest IKEA too. We’ve got the Hovag’s, I think, and they’re quite good IMO. Also the advantage of what you’ve done xyzzx is that if you find that the topper goes cruddy then it can always be replaced and the mattress beneath is still ok.

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      Love my IKEA mattress.

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    Been a couple of sales recently on here for zzz Atelier beds that run around $250 or so. I bought one in King for under $300. So far it seems really good and lots of good reviews on here from longer term owners. For the price, it only needs to survive a few years to be worth it imo.

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      Another vote for ZZZ here. Got a king size for $271 about 3 months ago and I am very happy with it

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    I bought one from the sleeping giant (Prospect) for 800. It was a firm mattress and then bought another one (same brand, same store and same mattress) after about a year. Paid 750 incl delivery the second time around (after they noticed I am a repeat customer).

    Very happy with the mattresses, very firm and still going strong after 5 years.

    Having said that, I wouldn't mind trying the box ones now (they weren't around in 2013). They have a great return policy.

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    There is a huge margin on beds probably because you don't replace them for 10 years. Some posters have made some good suggestions, but really you need to test the mattress. They are all different. The big brands make a specific range for each main retailers, HN, 40 winks, so it is hard to compare mattress to mattress.

    I'd try a warehouse outlet manufacturers as well.

    If you do end up at a larger retailer deal hard on the price and also make sure its based on delivery. Although they won't usually give you a discount on delivery as its normally outsourced.

    Another good way is to look out for the stores 40% off sales if you don't need the bed urgently. If you need other bedding furniture you may be able to bundle a price. Also look at catalogue sales.

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    IKEA; very happy with their pocket spring mattress! Koala is another option if you want a foam mattress.

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    We loved our Koala at first but now it's losing support after just under 2 years and we need to replace it.

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    Lounge in Comfort - they’re online but I’ve now bought 2 from them and they are excellent. Especially for the price.

    Eg
    Eco Choice Bamboo Queen Mattress with Pillow Top
    Was $629 Now $329

    https://www.loungeincomfort.com.au/shop/catalog/product_info...

    Highly recommend. I think they have a showroom too.

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    I still like my Sleeping Duck. Try a box in mattress place, free returns if you dont like it. No shop will give that kind of risk free trial.

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    IKEA.

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    Are you in QLD or NSW StedyEdy?
    Can recommend OMF Original Mattress Factory for price, comfort and durability.

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      I'm thinking about a sealy or OMF, ever had to deal with after sale with omf? if you did, was it any good?