Good Queen Mattress for $400- $1000 Delivered?

I have a ~$200 Ikea spring mattress and it is terrible and has given me serious neck problems (pillow aren't an issues I use proper latex ones). Looking to upgrade, I know I qualify for Ikea's exchange program but I was wondering if there were any good alternatives out there e.g. Koala etc

Happy to spend at the upper range of my budget as I currently hate my current mattress.

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    I think your best bet would be to go to a mattress store and try out all the beds there. Mattresses can be very subjective.

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      Good idea but any mattress you try in store might be different after sleeping on it a month or two.

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    I've bought my last 2 mattress from Myer & David Jones sales, 45% off sales on Sleepmaker, delivery was and extra $50 or so. They even pick up your old mattress. These deals come around every 3 months or so.
    I think I paid $600 or $700 for a $1300-$1400 RRP mattress Queen Size. Hold out for the sale, it's worth it. But you do have to wait for Sleepmaker to make the mattress, they don't hold stock, which could take around 3 weeks.

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    Ikea

  • +2 votes

    The problem with matress shopping is that no one calls the mattresses the same thing even when they are the same model from the factory. There may be a few colour changes too. Your best bet is to take your clean pillow in the middle of the day or last thing on a Sunday and lay on the bed for 15 mins. Yes it embarrassing but they want to sell a mattress and you want it for 10 years. Don't get caught up in the technology, test it for yourself. I tried 4k mattresses and 200 mattresses and I couldn't tell much difference in firm mattresses over 1k that weren't latex. You should also know that most medium mattresses are usually a firm with a pillow top from what I understand. This means if you are not sure whether to go with a firm or medium don't panic , get a firm and if it's a little too hard buy a nice pillow topper. I ended up paying ~780 including delivery from memory.

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    Buying a mattress is very selective and subjective. We also needed one which was firm and wifey had back problems as it is. Every store's and company's definition of "firm" varies so much, it was irritating.

    Did rounds to all major stores and finally found one from Sleeping Giant. Been happy ever since. Couple of year later, bought one more from the same store for guest and eventually for kids' rooms also.

    The one we liked is https://www.sleepinggiant.com.au/aands-gold-mattress-set-001... (GOLD + FIRM SUPPORT QUEEN MATTRESS)

    Go and have a look, try it by sitting on the edge and laying down for 5 mins or more.

    Do not pay retail price (that goes without saying doesn't it).

  • +1 vote

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/458401

    The zzz Atelier mattresses are seriously great. Basically a similar (or better) product as Koala and the other clones, without the advertising etc.

    Read the previous deals and comments and you'll see the general consensus is extremely positive.

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    Check out this thread - it is the best one on mattresses on this site that I could find: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/295526