After breakfast, the hubby and I decided to head over to the furniture store and see about replacing the mattress on the guest bed. That mattress is apparently hard, or super-firm. I haven’t slept on it, but others have and no one seems to like it.
While checking out the mattresses (because they expect you to lay on them even though we aren’t the ones who are going to sleep on the sucker), my hubby decided he wanted to replace our own bed (which is a king size).
Now, I knew he wanted to replace it. He’s been complaining about our bed for years. In fact, when we were at the JW Marriott in
(for the RT
Convention), he fell in love with THEIR bed, but couldn’t pull the trigger and
purchase one (and yes, they do sell them on-line!). New Orleans
So I went along with him, trying out other beds (unbeknownst to the salesman, I think) until he thought he’d found “it.” And it was a nice bed; called a hybrid (mix of foam and springs). $1500. We still wanted the full size mattress for the guest bed, though (we picked out a plush—a lot softer than the old mattress). $700.
But…. When my husband told the nice salesman (and he was nice) about our experience at the JW Marriott, the salesman waved hubby over and asked him to try out this other hybrid bed.
It was nice. A little firmer than the one my hubby had been sold on, but he liked it better. $2600. He didn’t know if he liked it THAT much better. I told him it wasn’t my shoulder that was keeping me up at night; he had to choose. He asked if it came softer.
Oh boy, did it ever!
We tested that mattress and practically fell in love. Of course, it cost more. $2800. Hubby didn’t care.
Thank goodness Morris Furniture was offering 48 months same as cash.
We did get a $200 gift card in our purchase, which we used for the frame and mattress cover/protector/whatever. And the $700 mattress we originally came in for ended up only costing around $550.
Our old bed is not even 7 years old and will be transferred to my son’s former room (which is currently used to store gift wrap and my TBR books—the books will stay, the gift wrap…I don’t know yet). Meaning we’ll have TWO guest rooms now.
Everything will arrive next Tuesday. Looks like I’ll be doing a bit of cleaning!
The rest of the weekend was pretty nice. Weather was absolutely beautiful. Drove around in the convertible a lot and loved it. We’re back to having storms tonight. Figures. Better on Monday than the weekend though, right?
So…have you gone into a store expecting to buy one thing and coming out with way more than you expected?