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Deciding Where To Buy A Mattress - Online Or In A Store?

Wondering where to buy a mattress at the best price and where you can make a good, informed choice?

Well, there are a lot of mattress shops out there where you can take your time checking out the mattresses on display and even sitting down on them to check how they feel. And there are also a lot of websites that also sell mattresses online.

Which is the better way to shop for mattresses? Both of these sources of mattresses have their advantages and disadvantages.

Shopping At An Actual Mattress Store

As mentioned earlier, the number one advantage of shopping at an actual mattress store is that you can try sitting on the mattresses to check how they really feel or how cushioned, how soft, and how firm they are.

Some consumers think that this is highly necessary, perhaps you do too, but there are also some disadvantages to buying at an actual mattress store.


Shopping at an actual store means you are limited to what they have on display and on stock. You cannot scour the entire market for the very best mattress for you.

You can only look for the best mattress out of what's available in that store.

It could be quite a hassle having to go to one mattress store to another looking for what you want. This means you have to go out of your home, drive around, and really set aside time for it.

And since buying a mattress isn't an easy feat, it might take you a long time, which other people just don't have a lot of since consumers are really busy these days.

And if you don't find what you're looking for, you'd have to move to another mattress store.

Shopping at an actual store exposes you to mattress salesmen who may or may not have their own agenda when they assist you. They might have a quota for a certain type of mattress and thus sell that mattress to you.

Unfortunately, the hottest new mattress that the salesmen want to sell a lot of isn't necessarily and automatically the best for you.

Buying A Mattress Online - The New Way

All these disadvantages are resolved when you decide to buy mattress online. We have already entered what feels like a "new age" in the consumer industry.

Everything we need can now be found online. You don't have to go out if you need something. You only have to get your computer, search for what you want, and place an order.

The next thing you know, what you want is right in front of you at your doorstep. This is the ultimate advantage of mattress shopping online. It beats physically going from one store to another.

Other advantages:

  • Buying a mattress online also gives you the advantage of choice, availability, and accessibility. Since online shops aren't limited to the space of actual stores, they don't have to limit themselves to what they can display to customers.
  • You can look for the very best mattress that fits your needs, budget and decorating ideas in every way, and then order it. You don't have to be limited to what's available in the store.
  • And if you don't find what you're looking for in one online store, you can easily move on to the next.
  • And this whole process won't even take you a long time. Though you still have to make time for it, you don't have to go out of your way. You can start searching while on break at work. And if you already know what you want to buy, you can place an order within minutes.
  • You don't become exposed to biased salesman advice. You can make your own choices.
  • Usually prices online are lower. Mattress shops online don't have to markup the mattresses so high because they don't have to maintain an actual store, which is very costly for a business.

There are, however, some disadvantages to buying a mattress online.

Some downsides:

  • Since you can't be sitting down on mattresses when you buy a mattress online, the only way you can ensure that your choice will match your preference based on softness or firmness is by reading reviews and taking mattress sellers at their word or description of the mattresses you are considering.
  • To make up for not seeing and touching the mattresses in person, you would have to do a lot of research. One of the best methods is to read some mattress reviews written by actual customers.

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