This turned out to be an expensive mistake

In August 2011 I bought a Series 8 Emerald Air Bed from Air Beds Unlimited. They have a dizzying range of styles and options for their beds. The marketing is very persuasive and I decided to give them a try. I have a Select Comfort Mattress that I like very much and thought this might be a way to get another adjustable air bed in the house. When the mattress arrived and was set up I immediately thought something was wrong. It was really soft relative to what I was used to. No point in being adjustable, there was no way to get it to be too hard. Customer service gave me a lot of razzle dazzle about how the mattress is like concrete at the fully inflated setting. Maybe it was the thick foam topper I wondered. I tried all types of variations, finally settling on fitting a bedboard between the air mattress and the foam topper. The bed was much better but hardly what I had expected or wanted. Today I bought a new mattress and was delighted to watch the delivery guys haul my $1,700 Air Beds Unlimited mattress off to the dump. It was an expensive lesson. I like to think I am a smart consumer, but I think the marketing on this bed is much better than the product. Never again.

See more ratings and reviews of this mattress »
Pros:
    User also said: None that I can think of
    Cons:
    • Product Consistency
    User also said: Compared to our Select Comfort mattress, this thing is just too soft
    Was this helpful? 
    Helpfulness (-2)

    Ratings from this Sleeper

    Back Support

    User rated this bed:
    Poor Back Support

    Pressure Relief

    User rated this bed:
    Not Rated

    Sleep Quality

    User rated this bed:
    Not Rated

    Stays "Cool"

    User rated this bed:
    Not Rated

    Value

    User rated this bed:
    Very poor Value

    Warranty Service

    User rated this bed:
    Not Rated

    Softness Level

    User rated this bed:
    N/A
    Not Rated