Mattress shopping has changed a great deal over the years. Today’s consumers are savvier than ever before, and want the best possible value and experience when shopping for latex mattresses. They want to get the biggest possible bang for the buck and the best mattress for the money. That’s why it’s important to keep these things in mind while shopping for latex.
High Quality Botanical Latex Foam
It’s not enough to simply make the decision to buy a latex mattress and just pick the first one you come across. Like all other mattress types, latex foam mattresses are not created equal. The best latex mattress values are the ones that are made of natural latex and do not include synthetic latex or latex blends. The reason is simple. Natural latex mattresses made of high quality botanical latex foam last more than 20 years. Synthetic latex and latex blends do not have the same extraordinary lifespan. Nor do they provide the same degree of comfort and support that natural latex does.
Warranties and guarantees are an absolute necessity when buying mattresses. Natural latex foam mattresses should have a minimum guarantee of 20 years, and should retain their shape and provide the same consistent level of support during that entire period. That’s part of the reason why these mattresses represent such a high return on investment.
Return policies should also be quite generous. It takes at least 30 days to grow accustomed to a mattress enough to get a feel for whether or not it’s actually beneficial for you. The more generous the length of the trial period is, the better the odds are that you’ll be able to find the fit you need. You really need at least 90 days to decide how well a mattress is working for you.
Verifiable Third Party Reviews
So many reviews on the Internet are conducted by people who have a vested interest in selling products. Sometimes, they are even provided by competitors seeking to discredit the product or company. Whether they’re earning affiliate commissions on the sales of the products, or working for the company itself to help boost the product’s reputation on the World Wide Web, it can be difficult to verify the authenticity of the reviews unless going through a third-party review site.
The other benefit to consumers is that third party sites confirm that the reviewers are actual customers of the businesses they’re reviewing. This means they actually did have a buying experience with the company in question.
The Better Business Bureau has been in the business of protecting consumers for a very long time. They take their business seriously. While the organization isn’t infallible, they are the best source, by far, to turn to if you’re concerned about the legitimacy of a business and whether or not that business honestly seeks to address customer concerns and issues in a timely manner, has a reputation for providing good quality products, and has a reputation for solid customer service. The higher that rating with the BBB, the more likely it is that you’re dealing with a standout business.
Price gouging happens, even in the mattress market. Latex mattresses are long-term investments. The upfront costs are fairly high, but over time, the value and longevity of the mattresses makes them a solid investment. There are some unscrupulous suppliers, however, that will price their mattresses above the average market value in order to accommodate occasional sales at well below market value prices. That’s why it is always a good idea to purchase your latex mattress from a manufacturer. Also check for hidden fees (particularly excessive shipping or “handling” expenses). It helps to learn the average value of the mattress before you buy, and only do business with those who are making apples to apples comparisons and charging prices that are fair based on the average.
Put these tips to good use. They’ll help you get the best possible value for your dollar while shopping for a latex mattress.
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