The average person requires eight hours of sleep per night to function optimally. However, many people don't even come close to this amount, and one reason could be an uncomfortable, worn mattress. If you wake up in the morning feeling stiff, sore or still tired, chances are you may need a new mattress. While mattresses can be expensive, you can purchase a floor model at a discounted price. The best time to buy floor model mattresses is in May when furniture stores bring in new inventory.
Things You'll Need
- Phone book
Locate local mattress and furniture stores in your area; find one with a good selection of in stock mattresses.
Discuss your needs with a salesperson, including the size and firmness you're interested in. Lie down on several floor models and test them out. You should spend at least 10 minutes on each bed to get a feel for the mattress. Make your choice.
Ask the salesperson how long that particular model has been on the sales floor, and when they will be bringing in more inventory. This is a prime time to take a floor sample off of the store's hands.
Negotiate a price. If you are shopping in May when stores are expecting new inventory, you can purchase the previous year's floor model for 30 percent to 50 percent off. Offer to pick up the mattress as part of the deal. Most stores are more likely to sell you a floor model at a good price if they don't have to deliver it.
- Photo Credit bed. pillow and duvet.bed head. image by L. Shat from Fotolia.com
Mattress Firm Return Policy
Mattress retailer Mattress Firm recognizes that testing a mattress briefly in a store doesn’t ensure long-term comfort and support. Though Mattress Firm...
How to Buy a Bed and Mattress
Do you really have a bad back--or just a bad bed? Buying a new mattress set can be confusing and expensive--a queen...
How to Buy a Mattress
So you're tossing and turning, your body aches, and you can't sleep. It sounds like it's time for a new mattress. The...
How to Buy a Floor Sample Bed Mattress
Many mattress storefronts, outlet stores and discount web sites will sell floor samples of mattresses at a discount. For many people, this...
How to Buy Discount Mattresses
Discount mattresses can be found at most local furniture companies. Follow these simple steps and do a little research first. You will...
- Ideas for Mattress Advertising
Beautyrest Mattress Specifications
Simmons Beautyrest mattress line was introduced to the marketplace in 1925. Today the Beautyrest mattress collection features five mattress models in seven...