Recent Topics
Toyota 2TR-FE 2.7 questions
by Doublehaul. 12/12/18 12:32 AM
Anybody used Eurolub?
by FordCapriDriver. 12/12/18 12:18 AM
Micro-Green Cut Open
by David1. 12/11/18 11:45 PM
Witch way does this valve work?
by Dylan1303. 12/11/18 11:42 PM
Santa came early..
by leoblack9. 12/11/18 11:22 PM
dropped a zip tie in my prius trans
by eljefino. 12/11/18 09:54 PM
2 Cello's - Some talented fellows right here.
by StevieC. 12/11/18 09:49 PM
Something different for sure - Punjabi Celtic
by StevieC. 12/11/18 09:40 PM
Honda eu200i hiccuping @ low idle - fixed
by Jmoney7269. 12/11/18 09:34 PM
Your dealer is here - Humor
by StevieC. 12/11/18 08:46 PM
1994 Honda Civic LX Main Relay-solder
by Gito. 12/11/18 08:43 PM
Winter/Summer Fuel Economy
by RayCJ. 12/11/18 08:33 PM
0w20 oils - NOACK
by superangrypenguin. 12/11/18 08:19 PM
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5w20 API SN
by Johnny248. 12/11/18 08:15 PM
Buy a brand new 1966-1977 Ford Bronco
by StevieC. 12/11/18 07:50 PM
2012 Accord,QSUD 5W20,WIX 57356 filter,3K miles
by aquariuscsm. 12/11/18 07:05 PM
Check out this awsome work!
by Chris142. 12/11/18 06:47 PM
200,000 miles
by Marco620. 12/11/18 06:29 PM
Newest Members
tcoffin014, Schm1d, EagleC, Dinka, MechanicGuy
66654 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
44 registered members (bullwinkle, 69Torino, alarmguy, 97K15004WD, carviewsonic, 8 invisible), 888 guests, and 36 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics294,964
Posts4,924,977
Members66,654
Most Online2,553
Oct 27th, 2018
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. #4691659
03/11/18 02:59 PM
03/11/18 02:59 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 6,486
...
PimTac Offline OP
PimTac  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 6,486
...
It has been a long time since I had to buy a mattress and since that time they have started to sell mattresses shipped to your doorstep boxed and vacuum packed. Just cut open the bag and let the mattress expand. Prices are cheap compared to store brands.

Has anyone here bought one and what were your thoughts? There are so many brands and a huge price range.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. [Re: PimTac] #4691668
03/11/18 03:11 PM
03/11/18 03:11 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,030
The Midwest
skyactiv Offline
skyactiv  Offline
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,030
The Midwest
Go to a mattress store and see if you like Latex or memory foam mattresses. That is what most such web sellers sell.
Go to a website called "sleep like the dead" for reviews on what your considering. You can shop a multitude of mattresses on a site called U.S. Mattress.Com I have a latex mattress and don't like it. Latex differs from memory foam. The best mattress I ever slept on was a Restonic spring mattress.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Wanted: 2019 Ford Ranger
Re: Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. [Re: PimTac] #4691670
03/11/18 03:17 PM
03/11/18 03:17 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 9,277
Phoenix
dishdude Offline
dishdude  Offline
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 9,277
Phoenix
I like a traditional innerspring from Costco.


2018 Challenger SRT 392 PUP 0w-40 Wix 57899XP
2018 GTI
Re: Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. [Re: PimTac] #4691683
03/11/18 03:34 PM
03/11/18 03:34 PM
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 995
Rockwall, Texas
Old Mustang Guy Offline
Old Mustang Guy  Offline
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 995
Rockwall, Texas
I have a temperpedic memory foam, and I like it but it was expensive and some people think they are too firm and some think they are hot. I did notice that Consumer Reports gave good ratings to Costco mattresses.

Re: Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. [Re: PimTac] #4691690
03/11/18 03:37 PM
03/11/18 03:37 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,022
TX, USA
JMJNet Offline
JMJNet  Offline
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,022
TX, USA
Most of the memory foam mattress in a box is very firm or firm.
It comes in just foam or foam on top of spring (hybrid).
It is the nature of memory foam.

So, if you like plush, stay with traditional spring mattress.


  • 2017 Toyota Sienna
  • 1995 GMC Suburban 6.5L Turbo Diesel


Re: Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. [Re: PimTac] #4691695
03/11/18 03:46 PM
03/11/18 03:46 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 6,486
...
PimTac Offline OP
PimTac  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 6,486
...
I prefer a firm mattress so the memory foam ones are the focus at the moment.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. [Re: PimTac] #4691700
03/11/18 03:52 PM
03/11/18 03:52 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 41,529
'Stralia
Shannow Online content
Shannow  Online Content
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 41,529
'Stralia
Got an ALDI one in a box...springs and memory foam.

We love it.

Re: Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. [Re: PimTac] #4691705
03/11/18 03:59 PM
03/11/18 03:59 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,231
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline
Reddy45  Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,231
Where the wind comes sweepin'
I used one for a few years until I got freaked out one day about offgassing. I went back to a traditional spring mattress and have the same sleep quality.

Re: Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. [Re: PimTac] #4691713
03/11/18 04:08 PM
03/11/18 04:08 PM
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 36,603
Great Lakes
Quattro Pete Offline
Quattro Pete  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 36,603
Great Lakes
Wife bought one of those mattresses in a box. We have had it for about 3 months now. So far so good.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. [Re: PimTac] #4691731
03/11/18 04:30 PM
03/11/18 04:30 PM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 899
Fernandina Beach FL
Dan55 Offline
Dan55  Offline
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 899
Fernandina Beach FL
I have the Costco Foam that comes in a box, my wife likes it.but I feel it is too soft. I also have a Sleep Number bed which I prefer, its fully adjustable (Firmness). Consumer Reports came out with an article last year, I suggest you read it, so you can fully understand all the options.


2016 Lexus NX200T 2017 Mustang Conv Eco Prem
Re: Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. [Re: PimTac] #4691744
03/11/18 04:43 PM
03/11/18 04:43 PM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 374
Ceciltucky Maryland
Oldtom Offline
Oldtom  Offline
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 374
Ceciltucky Maryland
Ikea has a lot of foam mattresses. I know you asked about mail order, but, you may want to try before you buy if there is an Ikea close. I bought a memory foam mattress from Walmart dot com that worked well for our trailer.

Re: Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. [Re: PimTac] #4691745
03/11/18 04:44 PM
03/11/18 04:44 PM
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 896
CA, USA
paulri Offline
paulri  Offline
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 896
CA, USA
Just got a memory foam from costco. You are correct, we cut open the bag, and then instructions said to just let the mattress unwind itself, and a couple hours later it was full spread out on the bed.

I have never slept so soundly in my life. I go to bed at night and except for a bathroom trip, I'm out until the alarm goes off, instead of waking up, looking at the clock, then going back to sleep. I also find that I'm sleeping so soundly I don't even move positions--I wake up in the same position that I fell asleep in, which tells me I'm sleeping pretty soundly.


2005 Toyota Sienna LE; 156,000 miles
1998 Honda Civic DX; 202,000 miles
Re: Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. [Re: Quattro Pete] #4691752
03/11/18 04:48 PM
03/11/18 04:48 PM
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 36,603
Great Lakes
Quattro Pete Offline
Quattro Pete  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 36,603
Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Wife bought one of those mattresses in a box. We have had it for about 3 months now. So far so good.

I should have mentioned, it's a hybrid (coil + foam). Once the plastic wrap was punctured, the mattress "bounced back" to its normal size within just a minute or two.

I think it was this one:
https://www.wayfair.com/mattresses/pdp/c...l?piid=12176145


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. [Re: PimTac] #4691778
03/11/18 05:30 PM
03/11/18 05:30 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,407
CA
raytseng Offline
raytseng  Offline
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,407
CA
Whatever you do, don't get sucked into mattress "review" sites or fall down that rabbithole.
These have popped up over the past few years just and are just a side job for a young millennial with web skills to get affiliate money. The review and review sites are all circular quoting each other boosting their own SEO results for "best" mattress is a casper or a leesa or a tuft and needle or a purple.

Nor shoild you believe their comparisons that
this is a $1500 or $2000 traditional mattress for $800. Nobody buys that traditional mattress at $2000 msrp, it is 50% off on any holiday, and even steeper discounts during closeouts. At a furniture store, you can often bargain for a high quality floor model mattress (still in plastic, but laid on a few times) for like 200 or 300. versus 1000 msrp.

There is a lot of profit in tradional mattresses, so the traditional sales deserve to get some of their fat trimmed. This does not mean that the .com foam mattress is always better than a traditional, nor does it mean that it is worse. Ultimately you need to try things out.

All that being said, I did go internet I'm happy with my helix .com mattress.

Last edited by raytseng; 03/11/18 05:33 PM.
Re: Mattress in a box. Experiences. Suggestions. [Re: raytseng] #4691784
03/11/18 05:36 PM
03/11/18 05:36 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 6,486
...
PimTac Offline OP
PimTac  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 6,486
...
Originally Posted By: raytseng
Whatever you do, don't get sucked into mattress "review" sites or fall down that rabbithole.
These have popped up over the past few years just and are just a side job for a young millennial with web skills to get affiliate money. The review and review sites are all circular quoting each other boosting their own SEO results for "best" mattress is a casper or a leesa or a tuft and needle or a purple.

Nor shoild you believe their comparisons that
this is a $1500 or $2000 traditional mattress for $800. Nobody buys that traditional mattress at $2000 msrp, it is 50% off on any holiday, and even steeper discounts during closeouts. At a furniture store, you can often bargain for a high quality floor model mattress (still in plastic, but laid on a few times) for like 200 or 300. versus 1000 msrp.

There is a lot of profit in tradional mattresses, so the traditional sales deserve to get some of their fat trimmed. This does not mean that the .com foam mattress is always better than a traditional, nor does it mean that it is worse. Ultimately you need to try things out.

All that being said, I did go internet I'm happy with my helix .com mattress.




Yep I saw those. Scam sites for sure and a lot of them are sponsored by mattress companies so you know where those reviews will take you. At least they do disclose this up front for the most part.

We used to own a Select Comfort. It was great. When we moved we deflated it and took it apart to find the inside full of mold. That was a older design and I think they have improved the circulation.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Page 1 of 2 1 2

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™