4 Reasons to Never Buy a Second-Hand Mattress

Shopping at a thrift store or used bookstore is a great way to save money on most items. But for other home goods, like mattresses, buying new matters. According to The Guardian, most humans spend roughly a third of their life asleep, so your bed is not the area to cut corners! Here are four reasons to avoid buying a second-hand mattress.

1. Unknown Sleep Quality

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When purchasing a used piece of clothing, it’s easy to see if there is significant damage or deterioration. The same isn’t true for mattresses, however. Foam, springs, and other materials can diminish in quality over time. Many used mattresses may appear to be in good condition, but it’s impossible to know the quality and the state of the material without sleeping on the mattress first. By then, the damage may already be done. When purchasing new, it’s easy to have all of the information including tips on how to choose the right mattress for you.

2. Poorly Cared for by the Previous Owner

The previous owner may have left his old mattress out in the rain, transported it improperly, or even let it become infected with bed bugs. On top of this, humans naturally release bodily fluids, such as sweat, into mattresses over time, making them potentially very unsanitary.

3. May Need to Be Replaced Sooner

A used mattress may be more affordable up front, but it may need to be replaced much sooner, driving down the return on your investment. Buying a discounted mattress only to have to replace it in six months is often less affordable than buying a new one that can last for double the time, or more. This means buying new mattresses is sometimes more affordable in the long run! New purchases also often come with financing plans.

4. Outdated Materials and Technology

Like cars and computers, the technology and materials that go into making mattresses improve with research and time. Therefore, buying a used bed is like buying a car that is years old—it may be cheaper, but one can’t expect the same ease of use of a newer model.

Although buying a used mattress may be tempting, some things should simply be purchased new. If you’re looking to buy a new mattress, CLS Direct can help you know where to start. Call us today at 614-436-0357 to speak to one of our sales representatives, or visit our location in Columbus to see our extensive inventory.

Wilmington Bedroom Group

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