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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:03 
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My entry for 'dullest thread' award at the 10th anniversary party.

I've been sleeping on springs for the past year or so, and really need a new mattress. Anyone bought one recently? I don't think it's the kind of thing I can just click online for, not least because I still need to get rid of the old one.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:11 
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Kern wrote:
My entry for 'dullest thread' award at the 10th anniversary party.

I've been sleeping on springs for the past year or so, and really need a new mattress. Anyone bought one recently? I don't think it's the kind of thing I can just click online for, not least because I still need to get rid of the old one.


In London, I always recommend Warren Evans. They have showrooms and everything and take your old mattress away. You can google and see if they're in the 'shire.

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:37 
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I bought a memory foam job a few years ago off tinter net, arrived all vacuum packed and small. Put old one on gumtree/freecycle.
Much cheapness many bargains and I love my mattress dearly.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:51 
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We bought one a few years back. I believe it's called Tempura or something like that? Anyway, it wasn't cheap so it's a good job it's the comfiest thing I've ever slept on.

I dread going on holidays sometimes as it means I'll have to sleep on a mattress that isn't mine. #1stworldproblems


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 
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We bought one a few years back. I believe it's called Tempura or something like that? Anyway, it wasn't cheap so it's a good job it's the comfiest thing I've ever slept on.

I dread going on holidays sometimes as it means I'll have to sleep on a mattress that isn't mine. #1stworldproblems

Tempur. Tempura is japanese batter :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:01 
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How do you know I don't sleep on Japanese batter?


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:02 
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TheVision wrote:
How do you know I don't sleep on Japanese batter?

I certainly don't have a spy camera installed in your bedroom for example. So stop asking.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:05 
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Simba are apparently pretty good, and they have demo mattresses in all John Lewis stores. About £600 for a double mattress.

I had a quick lay on one (fnarr fnarr) but it's not really enough to get a good idea - but fortunately they offer a 100 night trial and if you're not happy they'll refund 100% and collect the mattress from you.

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:24 
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I got a Sprung mattress with a memory foam top, from a local bed shop. It is soooooo comfy

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:30 
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Giphy "got sprung":
https://media2.giphy.com/media/Ujd4bzFrM8XJe/giphy-loop.mp4

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:08 
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Benson's for beds are actually pretty good at their job. Both our ridiculous main and spare beds came from them. Main mattress is an Adelaide which I dont think they do anymore - 1400 pocket springs with a memory foam topper and it's still amazing after 2 years.

Normally i find a mattress will have enormous Homer grooves by now, even if I turn it properly, but this one has just the slightest detectable ridge down the middle.

They also have a gizmo which you lie on and it can simulate all the different firmnesses with pressure display. I'm sure it's just a gimmick but it's fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:22 
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Lots of options to investigate, thanks everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 15:05 
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I can confirm that there's no way to test a mattress in a shop without looking stupid.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 15:07 
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It depends on what you're testing it for I suppose. You'd look pretty daft dry-humping one.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 15:08 
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And for some reason, taking your shoes off is weird :shrug:


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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 15:09 
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Amazon have a deal on them right now!

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 15:12 
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It wouldn't fit under the tree.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 15:30 
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The eve mattress on Amazon's daily deal is apparently really good. I was tempted myself, but Jem quite rightly pointed out that there's not really anything wrong with our mattress, apart from its thickness making it hard to find suitable sheets.

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 Post subject: Re: Mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 21:43 
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Amazon have a deal on them right now!

Fuck off am I delivering those

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