What you need to know about the business
of beds and mattresses....
The beds and mattresses
business is very competitive and you should always shop around for the best deals and check current ads for the latest special
prices. We have always wondered-- how can stores guarantee that they have the "best deal" on a certain mattress,
and how can they say they can give you a free mattress if you find a better deal? This is a big secret in the bedding
and mattress business. And here's what you should know:
How can they guarantee "you can't find it for less
elsewhere?" Well, the answer is because different mattress stores have different "exclusive"
styles and code numbers on their mattress. So if "Company X" says that they have the best deal on "Mattress
XYZ123" it is because "Company X" is the only mattress store in the world selling "Mattress XYZ123"
and it is impossible to find it elsewhere.
BEDS ETC. HAS STARTED ITS MEMORIAL DAY 2013 SALE EARLY
Update May 6, 2013 The BEDS ETC. stores have started their 2013 Memorial Day sale early
and there are great deals on exclusive beds that are designed to help you sleep better as well as great prices on adjustable
beds and massage beds. At Beds Etc. you will always get the best advice for buying a bed and they can help you customize
your bed so that it is the proper height. Watch our Best Buys TV Show report with information about the Memorial Day
sale prices that are available now.
Call Beds Etc. at (800)
SLEEP 411 or check them on the web at www.bedsetc.com for more information. There are now 5 locations in Studio
City, West Los Angeles, Torrance, Gardena and the newest in Tarzana.
ELECTROPEDIC BEDS AND THE ELECTROPEDIC FACTORY
Update March 20, 2013 Electropedic Factory has two showrooms in Southern California --
one in Burbank and one in Garden Grove. The company showrooms are called Electropedic Beds and they offer a giant selection
of electric adjustable beds and chairs. The Electropedic Factory showroom stores can deliver any adjustable bed model,
size, mattress and firmness the very next business day anywhere in Southern California. They carry all sizes including
twins, fulls, queens, kings and they also feature dual queens and dual kings. See our full report and TV video on our
"Beds, Chairs / Adjustable" page.
ORTHO MATTRESS BEATS THE COMPETITION WITH ITS OWN FACTORY
Update September 18, 2012 We just toured the Ortho Mattress factory in La Mirada, California
and now we know how Ortho Mattress can offer high quality mattresses at hundreds of dollars less than what comparable mattresses
cost at other stores. Because Ortho Mattress has its own factory, it can control costs from the purchase of materials
and components, to labor and assembly, to distribution and even profit margins. Ortho Mattress literally does eliminate
the middle men which is why its private brand mattresses have all of the features of comparable major brand mattresses --
but at a much lower price. At the factory we saw high quality mattresses sold with Ortho's private labels that offer
the newest technology and features that major mattress makers offer but Ortho's prices are much less.
Ortho Mattress also offers major brands -- so it is a full service mattress company. And you will find competitive
prices on the other major brands. Because Ortho has its own factory here in Southern California, you can have mattresses
made to your exact specifications -- any size, any shape, any materials. Ortho has the newest mattress technology including
modern memory foam and prescription gel mattresses that will keep you cooler and give you more support. Pillow top mattresses
cost less at Ortho Mattress because Ortho controls the cost of pillow top production as well.
Ortho Mattress has been recognized in various consumer surveys as having the best mattress stores in Los Angeles.
Ortho Mattress has more than 60 locations throughout Southern California including the Inland Empire, San Diego and Los Angeles
areas. Immediate delivery is available in many cases because of the huge inventory.
Call 800-734-6784 or to to www.OrthoMattress.com for information and locations. Our new Best Buys TV Show report is below.
THE BEDS ETC. LABOR DAY 2012 SALE
Update August 16, 2012 Beds Etc., with convenient locations around the Los Angeles area,
has started its 2012 Labor Day Sale. You will find great deals on great mattresses including a high-tech line of mattresses
made by Serta that are made with gel to make sleep more comfortable by keeping you cooler in bed. And the savings are
cool too. You can get up to $400 off an adjustable bed or get a box spring free on this Serta gel mattress. Watch
our report on the Labor Day sales below and further down this page is more information about the Beds Etc. store locations.
BEDS ETC. IS HAVING A MEMORIAL WEEKEND SALE
Update May 13, 2012 Beds Etc. is having a Memorial Weekend sale with great deals.
Our new TV report will be added here soon. Call Beds Etc.
at (800) SLEEP 411 or check them on the web at www.bedsetc.com for more information. There are now 5 locations in Studio
City, West Los Angeles, Torrance, Gardena and the newest in Tarzana. Watch our TV report below with some of the deals
in this sale.
BEDS ETC. IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Update February 8, 2012 Below is our report on the Presidents Weekend sale at Beds Etc.
Beds Etc. has various locations in Southern California and when you shop here you are getting more than "Best Buys,"
because you are also getting a bed that will give you the best rest and best sleep.
sales staff at Beds Etc. is factory trained and this means that every three months factory representatives come to Beds Etc.
to be sure that the sales staff knows the latest features that are available. The factory direct showrooms of Beds Etc. have
mattresses, daybeds, electric adjustable beds with massage, and there are custom iron beds.
out the Beds Etc. clearance center and outlet store which is at the intersection of 190th Street and Vermont, which is just
off the 405 at the 110 Freeways. At the clearance center you'll find all of the top brands as well as closeouts and overproduction
and mattresses that have to be liquidated by factories. Beds Etc. is family owned since 1964.
Beds Etc. at (800) SLEEP 411 or check them on the web at www.bedsetc.com for more information. There are now 5 locations
in Studio City, West Los Angeles, Torrance, Gardena and the newest in Tarzana.
Watch our Best Buys TV Show report below
featuring the 2012 Presidents Day Weekend sale.
Below is our original Best Buys TV Show report.
Please note that prices and merchandise may have changed.
JUST LIKE THE MODEL IN ORANGE COUNTY
Update August 2, 2011 Just Like The Model in Orange County is the discounter of designer
furniture used in builders' model homes. And now, Just Like The Model has a new department selling new bedding and new
mattresses. Just Like The Model made a special deal with a factory to get high quality mattresses at low prices.
Visit the new mattress department at 18429 Pacific Street, Fountain Valley.
August 4, 2011 There is a discounter of memory foam mattresses that cuts prices up to 70% for mattresses similar
to those sold with major brand names. This company can discount because it doesn't use major brand names and it sells
direct to the public over the phone and through its new website www.LAmemoryfoam.com. This company can deliver or ship. I was amazed to find out that memory foam mattresses can be compressed and
rolled up into a large tube for shipping. Memory foam pillows are also available.
A queen memory foam mattress starts at $499 and a king memory foam mattress
starts at $599.
This company is growing
and is looking for others to open up their own stores selling these mattresses. Call about information including how
a store can be set up in your home or garage, supplies, training, inventory, etc. Entrepreneurs can sell over the Internet
or from their homes or set up a store or sell from a flea market or swap meet.
For information call 310-310-1645 and keep in mind that this
is a new phone number and different from the number they had before when we did our TV report. Watch the TV report below
and see how you can also get into this business. Remember, the website address has changed to www.LAmemoryfoam.com and is different from the website address that you see in our Best Buys TV report below.
BEST BUY MATTRESS -
SLEEP CENTER IN WEST LOS ANGELES
there really is a Best Buy Mattress and Sleep Center in West Los Angeles, and because of the "Best Buy" name I couldn't
resist checking this discounter when I found at that they opened this store at 10865 West Pico Boulevard. It's right
in the heart of the shopping district and there is convenient metered parking. Call them at (310) 470-6171.
But your best strategy is to visit this store to see their in-store inventory and deals. Floor models are sometimes
discounted up to 70% off. And the main strategy for this business is to "discount, discount and discount."
This company has low overhead which helps to keep prices down, and it specializes in Englander mattresses which is a high
value mattress line. There are queen mattress sets starting at $295 that sell for $400 elsewhere. And the Best
Buy Mattress Center also handles custom orders for special sizes. Best Buy Mattress Center also carries headboards,
footboards, platform beds and wrought iron beds. They have same day delivery available if the bed you want is in stock,
and there is a large inventory in the store that's ready to go. Watch our TV report below. Please
keep in mind that we haven't visited this store in quite some time, and you should call first to verify prices and availability.
EEZZY IN CULVER CITY
This custom furniture store in Culver City also has several high quality lines of beds and mattresses
that it discounts. Please see the report on Interiors Made Eezzy (that's easy)
in our "Furniture" section, including a TV report about the high
quality mattresses that they discount. Please keep in mind that we haven't visited this
store in quite some time, and you should call first to verify prices and availability.
LARRY ST. JOHN
FURNITURE ISLAND HAS CUSTOM MATTRESSES AT DISCOUNTED PRICES
Larry St. John & Co. Furniture Island in Gardena, the discounter of custom made furniture
at discounted prices, is also in the custom mattress business. You can get mattresses to exactly fit your specifications,
so if you have an antique bed frame there is no problem getting the exact mattress size at Larry St. John & Co.
Memory foam mattresses are also available. Larry St. John also has a large selection of beds and childrens beds that
can be customized for size, color stains, fabrics and design. When you check out the new custom mattress department
you'll find Larry St. John's "non-prorated warranty" which means it won't cost you a dime to get a replacement mattress
during the warranty period. And no chain store can offer a deal like that. Overall, you will find prices up to
60% off what the big chain stores charge for furniture -- but the chains can't customize the way Larry St. John can.
Larry St. John & Co.
Furniture Island is freeway close at 18101 South Figueroa Street, Gardena. Call them at (310) 630-5828
or on the web at www.LarryStJohn.com -- and really enjoy your furniture and mattress shopping. There is a video report about Larry St. John Furniture Island
on our "Furniture" page and we will soon have a video highlighting the custom
mattress at discounted prices. Watch our TV report below for more about the custom mattresses and the "non
pro-rated warranty" that this quality discounter offers. Please keep in mind that we haven't
visited this store in quite some time, and you should call first to verify prices and availability.
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Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County.