Ever wonder if you can negotiate the purchase of a new mattress at a mattress store? Well guess what! You can.
Buying a new mattress for your bed can be very expensive, especially if you are looking to buy a pillow top mattress. People often wait until stores reduce the prices of their mattresses or have a clearance sale. Many people do not know that the price of a mattress is not fixed in stone and that sales people are open to negotiations regarding the price of the mattress. Knowing how to buy a mattress at a great price is something that many people do not know but there are some things that you can do to reduce the price and get a great mattress.
The best mattresses usually cost you more than a thousand dollars if you are looking to buy the box spring as well. However, there are a large number of stores that sell mattresses and they are trying to outsell their competition. Shopping around is always advised as each store would rather have a sale at a lesser price than no sale at all. Do not try to negotiate a price before you have visited several stores to see what the average price is and who has the best mattresses and prices.
Knowing how to buy a mattress means that you must already have a price in your head of what you are willing to spend. When you enter a store knowing what you are willing to pay and what you are not, there is no way that you will end up overpaying for your mattress. Sales people can also tell when a person is firm and when they know it they are willing to negotiate the price because they know you will not buy otherwise.
In some cases, the best mattresses will not be sold at a lower price but knowing how to a buy a mattress like a pro means that you know of other things that they can reduce the price on to make the sale what you want it to be. For example, most mattresses stores will charge you to deliver the mattress if you are unable to transport it yourself. This delivery charge can be anywhere from fifty dollars to one hundred dollars depending on where you live. If the sales person will not reduce the price of the mattress then you could try reducing or eliminating the delivery charge. You may also be able to get a discount on a box spring to go with the mattress. Some stores will throw in other things such as high quality mattress pads and so on. In fact there are some mattress stores that offer deals where if you pay the full price for the mattress you may get a free bed frame or in some cases a free television.
There are so many brands of mattresses on the market today that you can visit a number of different stores and find the same quality mattresses in but with a different name and in some cases with a different price. The key to finding the best price on your mattress is to shop around, know what you are willing to spend and show the sales person that you are not willing to go any higher. If you do this then negotiating the price of your mattress will be simple.
Want to learn more?
Get Rich Slowly has a good article about buying mattresses.
Lifehacker also covers the subject of getting a better deal on a mattress.
USA Today covered the subject of buying mattresses and getting a better price.
ABC News also covered how to buy the best mattress and get a low cost.
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