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February 09, 2021 3 min read

Why Is My New Mattress So Expensive?

So you’ve been to a store shopping for mattresses and maybe come back with a mild case of sticker shock. You might be thinking, “I liked that mattress a lot and it was definitely my favorite. But can I justify spending that much money on a mattress?”

Many customers have had these thoughts running through their heads after a visit to a mattress store or showroom. Finding the right mattress for your sleep position, only to discover that the price is higher than you expected can leave you nervous about whether buying is the right decision.

At Furniture Fair, we’ve seen many customers experience sticker shock when it comes to mattress purchasing decisions, and we want to help explain why mattresses tend to be higher-end purchases.

Read on to find out why mattresses tend to cost more than you expected, and to find out ways that you could potentially take some of the strain out of your wallet when making a mattress purchase.

Why Is My New Mattress So Expensive?

So Why Is The Mattress So Expensive?

Roughly one-third of the average human life-span is dedicated to sleeping. Human bodies need sleep to function properly and to aid with joint health and spinal support. For this reason, good mattresses need to be made with stronger higher-priced materials that will last longer.  

A mattress is also a purchase that you will make around every 8-10 years. A good mattress isn’t just a small purchase meant to be replaced after a year or two.

Well-made mattresses will be a part of your life for the better part of a decade, so it is important that you get one that you are happy with. A cheaper mattress will not hold up long-term.

Now is the time to decide whether the mattress you like fits into your budget priorities and to find out whether or not you should consider other payment options besides cash.

If you are planning on buying a mattress that lasts longer, the price may seem high, but your time spent getting proper sleep should outweigh the money spent.

Is The Price Still Too Much?

If you are still concerned that the price is a bit too much, consider scheduling another appointment with your sales associate at the Sleep Center, and let them know where you are more comfortable with your budget.

Furniture Fair carries mattresses at every price point and we’ll be happy to start fresh with your new budget in mind. Our goal is to help you find the mattress you want at a price that works for your budget.

If you really like the mattress you were looking at, but the price tag is just outside of your financial reach, you may want to reconsider some of the financing options that the salesperson may have explained.

Financing offered through Synchrony or Progressive Lease might be a way to give you the time you need to pay for your mattress. If you have other payments such as a house, car, or others, financing might be a way to take this big mattress purchase and break it into easier payments.

Need More Time Before You Can Purchase?

If you are seriously considering a mattress purchase, but waiting to pull the trigger until you have the full payment needed, you might want to try placing a deposit on the mattress. A deposit will lock in your mattress and keep the pricing protected against future increases.

You can make payments in order to pay the price down over time until you are ready to pay the remaining price and take your new mattress home. Provided the mattress isn’t on clearance, we also offer hassle-free cancellations.

We Want You To Get The Best Mattress For Your Needs

A mattress purchase is not a small decision and should be carefully planned and researched. We hope that this article has helped give you some ideas about how you can get the perfect mattress for your needs.

Keep in mind that If the price is too high, we have mattresses available at all price ranges, and if you can’t pay the full amount now, a deposit can ensure that you are locked in and your mattress is secured and waiting for when you are ready to pay the final amount.

If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact your sales associate or make an appointment on our website, where you can also revisit our showroom and learn more about the mattresses that we offer.



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