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Big guys: what kind of mattress do you have?

Old 05-03-05, 08:10 AM
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Big guys: what kind of mattress do you have?

It's time to buy a new mattress. Past time, really.

We are both taller than average and overweight, so we put more strain on the bed than average people.

I know that there are bunch of big guys on the Other Forum. What kind of mattress do you have? Are you happy with it?
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Old 05-03-05, 09:07 AM
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There was a mattress thread around here about 6 weeks ago. Check it out. It helped me decide on a mattress, even though I haven't bought it yet.
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Old 05-03-05, 09:55 AM
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I have one of the Sealy models in Cal King size that Costco sells.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...Path=93*20744*

I was told by a former mattress salesmen friend that it was the best buy there is. Now 3 years later, I'm not very happy with it. I think it's breaking down already and it's not as comfortable as it was when it was new.

FYI - I'm 6'5" 290 lbs

I want to get a Tempurpedic, but I don't have the cash right now.
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I bought a Duxiana late last year and it's the best I've ever experienced. I'm 6'3" 220 lbs.

www.duxbed.com
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6'1", 210. I went to The Original Mattress Factory and asked for their firmest King that they had. I love it, and only paid a bit over $1K for it.
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Old 05-03-05, 10:26 PM
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I have a Tempurpedic clone and I love it

6'3 300lbs
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Old 05-04-05, 08:32 AM
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We have a Tempurpedic and love it.
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Old 05-04-05, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Sn0
I have a Tempurpedic clone and I love it

6'3 300lbs
Good to hear. I found a place that sells clones for $750(queen), and wondered how close they are quality wise. They offer double the warranty of the official as well.
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Old 05-04-05, 01:08 PM
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What is a Tempurpedic clone? Is that like a Bolex watch?
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Old 05-04-05, 01:25 PM
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My next mattress will be a Tempurpedic http://www.tempurpedic.com/

I have slept on these in hotels and they are the most comfortable mattress out there, not to mention you can't feel the other person moving around either. It's pricey, but it'll be worth it when I get my house.
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger
What is a Tempurpedic clone? Is that like a Bolex watch?
Much like Sorny, Magnetbox, and Panaphonics.
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Old 05-04-05, 02:07 PM
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3299 for a King ouch.
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Old 05-04-05, 02:46 PM
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My bigness makes me popular with the ladies, so I need a mattress that can sleep 7-8.
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Old 05-04-05, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by BigDaddy
3299 for a King ouch.
We got a King (Classic) and two foundations "a/k/a" box springs for under 2k at Nebraska Furniture Mart.
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Old 05-04-05, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Good to hear. I found a place that sells clones for $750(queen), and wondered how close they are quality wise. They offer double the warranty of the official as well.
Trixie and I have a Temperpedic-clone mattress. (She did all the research on them). This clone mattress is actually BETTER than a Temperpedic because it has a thin topper on it so that it feels like a soft mattress to the touch, but has all of the memory properties of the Temperpedic.

It is difficult for me to lay on this mattress for more than 10 minutes without falling asleep... no matter what time of day. But at certain times that can be a negative.
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Old 05-04-05, 06:20 PM
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Queen...and it was free
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Old 05-04-05, 09:17 PM
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The sad thing is that Tempurpedic is putting a factory in Albuquerque, about five miles from my house. All I have to do is to wait a year, and I can be getting cool factory bargains. But I need a bed now.
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There are certian drawbacks to the foam beds which form to you.....It makes certain things much more difficult.
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