are people happy with their simmons beautyrest pillowtop?

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  1. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    God you love to get screwed by salesmen. Zegna pants for $300, Beautyrest for $2500. Did you even price it out with 1-800-Mattres?(leave off the last "S" for savings!).

    As to the longevity, any decent mattress will last you at least 10 years, flip it every 2-3 years. Mine (Stearns and Foster) last a lot less, but I'm a sexual dynamo so that attributes to their demise.


    I don't think he got screwed, on a price-basis anyway. I got mine through a senior VP at the company and I paid factory cost, which ended-up being ~$1300. I saw the one I have at the Linen Chest for $3200. The Blacks are considerably more expensive although I think there's no extra value in them. And these beautyrests are no-flip mattresses btw.
     


  2. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    The Blacks are considerably more expensive although I think there's no extra value in them.

    Racist.
     


  3. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    Racist.

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    lol, nice ed. [​IMG]

    I didn't get screwed - they tried though. Took about an hour of wittling to get 'em that low - it should be 2500 - 5% for the bed and the box springs.

    I wish I could get the same model for 1300 - that'd be fucking fantastic.

    ABSOFUCKINLUTELY I got burned on those Zegna pants. It was almost like a bait and switch. That will never happen again.
     


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    ColinzDad New Member

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    GQgeek,

    How is your Rosalyn mattress holding up? Any problems with it yet?
     


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    GQgeek Senior member

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    I don't get the Rosalyn reference, but the mattress is holding up well. I've only had it for just under a year though and I'm not a heavy guy so YMMV.
     


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    I got the Rosalyn, and it's holding up just fine. Still not sure whether or not I liked my Sealy more, however.
     


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    The W Hotels store has 40% off coupons for employees from time to time. The code gets leaked on the usual deal sites. Seems like a solid deal and that will be my next bed after I move.
     


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    dkzzzz Senior member

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    I own Simmons Beautirest Firm and that junk already (after 5 years) developed sagging. Despite the memory-foam mattress pad and the fact that I weight only 165lbs.
    I would not buy another one.

    1800-mattress ftw
     


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    GQgeek Senior member

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    I own Simmons Beautirest Firm and that junk already (after 5 years) developed sagging. Despite the memory-foam mattress pad and the fact that I weight only 165lbs.
    I would not buy another one.

    1800-mattress ftw


    if it's sagging more than a certain amount it is covered by warranty and they will replace it. I was worried before I bought mine because i saw wildly varying reviews. I wonder if some people aren't just ridiculously picky. Springs will always sag to a certain degree. My father had a Sealy and it lasted 2 years. Simmons is generally better regarded than Sealy.

    They also make the mattresses for both the W and Westin hotel chains and those beds have been extremely popular. Given the high ratings generated by the mattresses, I can't imagine that it is a general QA problem relating to all simmons mattresses.
     


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    Allow me to disagree. I owned a few peaces of well-made furniture in my life. Namely sofabed that was over 70 years old. It had no body impressions on it despite the fact that I slept on it for many years while in HS and in college.
    The reason Simmons has lousy quality and lousy warranty is : they make disposable shit. There is no incentive to Simmons to make anything that last long and made well.
    If you set on buying Simmons buy extra firm and then add memory foam pad on top.
    That way it might last you may be 10 years or so.
     


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    World Class Exceptionale Crown Jewel

    Lol, why are they so modest about their product?
     


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    So if Sealy and Simmons are shit, then what is good?
     


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    There was a thread recently that named a number of European companies (and one based out of Cali, if I recall) that make 9k+ mattresses. Perhaps they are the Kiton of the mattress world?
     


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    So if Sealy and Simmons are shit, then what is good?

    +1. Certainly not those memory foam mattresses.

    There was a thread recently that named a number of European companies (and one based out of Cali, if I recall) that make 9k+ mattresses. Perhaps they are the Kiton of the mattress world?

    These are just high-margin products that are no better than regular beds with a nice fat import duty tacked-on. Simmons has started to do the same thing with their Black label. The black label beds are no better than the next-lowest tier. It's just a bunch of marketing. They put token amounts of cashmere and other luxury materials into the mattress and set the price 50% above their other mattresses.

    There is absolutely no argument that you can make that will convince me that adding a bit of cashmere to a mattress is going to make the slightest difference.
     


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