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What can you tell me about the quality of Saatva mattresses? For example, is their 'luxury firm' model of similar quality to that of Simmons Black or Stearns Luxury Estate? If not, what are the biggest differences?

asked Nov 27 '13
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Keep in mind that that with a subjective question like this, experts may have some bias (even subconsciously) toward the products they carry, and this particular brand (Saatva) is not sold by anyone except the manufacturer. That said, the experts can surely offer you some good (and hopefully objective) perspective on what some of the key differences are amongst the brands you mentioned.

(Nov 27 '13) GoodBed Help ♦♦ GoodBed Help's gravatar image

I agree with the Admin, these guys only supply online and do not partner with retailers, which leaves it up to online reviews, materials used and feel. On the surface, it looks like it is a well-built bed.

Where they might run into some trouble for the FTC is that they claim their foam is "safe" and that is a pretty big claim. Claims of safety are hard to substantiate.

What it is simply is a coil based mattress with memory foam and organic cotton cover and a mysterious "thistle" fire barrier. You can't lay on them before you buy, but it looks like they have a generous return policy.

While I am not personally a big fan of sleeping on metal coils, it looks like a good value.

answered Nov 27 '13
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You get what you pay for. Coil mattresses are designed to last 7 to 10 years. While I do not know much about their product, it will not last more than 10 years. Second, smaller firms like this can't buy their springs for the same price as the S companies (Serta, Sealy, Simmons, etc) So where they say they are saving you money, I'm not sure they are.

No one gives away their product. Just doesn't happen. They do have a decent amount of coils, but what gauge? It would probably be a heavy mattress with the double coil layers. How do you know how comfortable they are? There are no stores to visit, to lay on them. Which model do you buy, there is no way to compare. How good is the manufacturer? How financially stable are they? Good news is they are BBB accredited. But they lost points on length of time in business. No complaints with the BBB means they take care of their customers, or have limited sales.

That is the true value of a mattress retailer. They put items in the store for you to experience. They hire people with knowledge to help guide you. And you can find some mattresses in their stores for the $899 example I saw. A Consumer magazine recommends that you spend at least 15 minutes laying on a prospective mattress before you decide to buy it, not possible in this case.

Lastly, we find almost nothing is truly cheaper on line. This is a myth, as most manufacturers require a minimum selling price for their products. Under normal markups, since they manufacture the $899 mattress, their costs would probably be less than $400. To repeat, you get what you pay for! Personally, I would not like to make a major purchase like this without trying it out first.

Hope that helps...

Sleep Well!

answered Nov 27 '13
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