The Pros and Cons of Buying a Mattress In Store


Once upon a time, the best way to get a feel on the right mattress for you was to visit the store and search high and low for the one that was right for you. Obviously, with the advance of the internet, it’s far less strenuous to flock to the internet, so, click here for the best mattress sales.

So does the in-store purchase still have value in an age where most things are available from a computer screen? We look through the pros and cons to find out.

Pro – You Can Sample the Bed Yourself

The best way to know if the bed is right for you is if you sample it yourself. So when you’re moving up and down the aisles, you can work your way through the mattress and envision yourself sleeping in the bed, taking in all those requirements; is it the right size? How does the material feel? Is the price worth it?

Con – It Doesn’t Have That Lived In Feel

There is always going to be a limit to which you can sample the bed. It’s not like you’re able to throw on some bedsheets and climb under a quilt. And sleeping is obviously out of the question. So you need to consider if this limited experience is enough to sway you into buying a mattress.

Pro – Advice is Always on Hand

If you’re scratching your head and struggling to make up your mind, you can always consult with the store’s staff who will be able to answer any queries you have when looking for a mattress, and may be able to help you make a suitable choice based on your own requirements.

Con – Advice Can Also Be Pushy

For the most part, you will likely get a salesperson who will be happy to let you take your time and give you some balanced advice. However, every now and then, you will get a salesperson whose first instinct is to live up to their job title and hurry you along into making a purchase, which may hinder your ability to make a decision and leave you deciding to leave it for another day.

Pro – Local Shop Means Local Delivery

The benefit of buying from a mattress store based in your local area is that you won’t have too long to play the waiting game and get the mattress delivered to you within a matter of days.

Con – Not Exactly Spoiled for Choice

Depending on how picky you are when picking out the perfect mattress. Some people have more requirements than others. You may want a wider selection to choose from and want to go online to scour the search engine and find a mattress more closely suited to your needs. And given the cost of getting a mattress, you may want to err on the side of caution rather than throw a lot of money on something that could be a great deal cheaper elsewhere.

Ultimately, the decision comes down to how varied you want to be in your choice of mattress. It ticks a lot of the boxes location-wise and you have staff on hand to help you make an informed decision.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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