How to Buy a Floor Model Mattress
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.
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.
Jess Jones has been a freelance writer since 2005. She has been a featured contributing writer for "Curve Magazine" and she teaches English composition at a small college in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her Master of Arts in English language and literature in 2002.
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