A mattress is an investment, and some mattresses can get pretty pricey. If you’re balking at the price tags and wondering if you should just go ahead and purchase a used mattress, you certainly would not be the first person to ever come up with this idea. However, we would urge you to abandon this line of thought, for several good reasons.
- First, you have no way of knowing the quality of the mattress. If you’re buying a used car, you can take it to your mechanic to be examined, so that you’ll know whether or not it’s a good buy. Mattresses aren’t something you can take apart to inspect, and they do tend to deteriorate over time. Even if the mattress is a name brand you recognize and looks to be in good shape, the wear on the springs and foam may not be apparent when you’re just looking at the outside.
- A used mattress will need to be replaced sooner. A new mattress has a lifespan of seven to ten years, so if you buy a used one, you’re automatically at a disadvantage. What’s more, used mattresses don’t have warranties, so there’s no protection if something goes wrong. When you buy a used mattress, you’re setting yourself up to have to buy another one sooner than you otherwise would.
- You have no idea what a used mattress has experienced in its lifetime. Bed bugs are a real threat when you purchase used furniture, and even more so when you buy a used mattress. Beyond that, there could be dust mites, water damage, pet dander, bodily fluids, and a host of other contaminants in the mattress. It’s easy to spot clean the exterior of a mattress in order to sell it, but mattresses cannot be sanitized or washed. They can contain all sorts of potential health threats, including a host of allergens.
- A used mattress is not going to be as advanced as a new mattress. Mattress technology is continually evolving to make sleeping options better not just for you, but also for the environment. One advancement that’s progressed very quickly, for instance, is cooling technology, which makes your mattress much more comfortable. When you buy a new mattress, you’ll be able to find one that meets your needs in terms of extended use, comfort, cleanliness, and technology, while giving you the most bang for your buck.
The good news is that high-quality mattresses don’t have to be out of your reach, especially if you shop at Mancini's Sleepworld. Since 1969, the Mancini family has owned and operated their store in Sunnyvale, CA, selling brand name mattresses at fair prices and treating every customer with respect. Beginning an expansion in 1989, we now have 33 locations across the greater bay area, allowing for same day mattress delivery in most cases. To learn more about Mancini's Sleepworld, contact us through our website or call 800-647-5337.