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Video: The Mattress Industry is One Big Rip-Off

VIDEO: The Mattress Industry is One Big Rip-Off
12/05/2018 05:33 44.8K 2.7K 1.9M

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  • Saffron Sugar
    Saffron Sugar

    When I moved to the United States, I was shocked at the amount of mattress stores there were and the ridiculous prices. In England, I don’t think I’d ever seen an additional box mattress before. Yet here was this pointless, massive extra expense.

  • Losshe

    We don't need a 1k+ mattress. If you do some research you'll know that for the average person, mattresses that are too soft is bad for your body, so I put a 3" memory foam mattress($200) on a hard surface and my back has never felt better. It gives you enough cushion without your whole body sinking into the mattress distorting your spine. That's how the Japanese people has done for centuries sleeping on a futon on the hard floor

  • classichost

    Being someone who has been in the industry for 12 years in a variety of capacities I can say, 100%spot on.

  • spidermandy310

    They said "mattress" so many times, it no longer sounded like a word. Is that really what they're called? I don't know anymore!

  • Rondo Cat
    Rondo Cat

    Best matress I have ever had was just a simple foam one costing 100$ bought here in Norway, now 20 years later I am still using it. In between I have tried expensive onces costing 20 - 30 times more but non have been as good...

  • Aaron Collado
    Aaron Collado

    I'm about to make a series called ruining Adam...

  • RaYze dark
    RaYze dark

    lol what are those people doing at 5:34 ;)

  • Rick Gross
    Rick Gross

    i'm sure there must be lots of money in mattresses. You've got these stores in strip malls with big SALE signs on the window. There's some East Indian guy in there telling you how great the deals are and he'll THROW IN a mattress cover to boot! I bought there but didn't believe a word the guy was telling me. And the so called warranty he game me probably isn't worth the paper its written on

  • Chan nel
    Chan nel

    Um. I don't see how any of this is unique to the mattress industry. Sounds like we're just describing capitalism in general.

  • 60zeller

    Did not mention that many off the online companies have 30 to 60 day full return policies.

  • orlock20

    Mattresses cost a lot to ship. I did a return from a local brick and mortar and was out $100 or so for shipping. Imagine the cost to ship a mattress to another state. Always check to see the cost to return the product, before you buy.

  • thomas cloyd
    thomas cloyd

    Ok? And? Lol Also who haggles these days? Unless it's for a car or a house, no haggling goes on. Just buy the damn thing haha

  • Heather Holley
    Heather Holley

    I can tell you right now I purchased my mattress on wayfair. It came in a box like Casper and was only $200. It’s the best thing I’ve ever slept on. Idk know the brand but it does say aloe Vera on it.

  • Charles Francis
    Charles Francis

    What about those "Purple" mattresses? Are THEY a rip-off too? Or did I just answer my own question!

  • Oleksii Kudin
    Oleksii Kudin

    Contents of this video do not reflect my first thought upon reading thumbnail's title "Adam ruins mattresses" - total clickbait, reported

  • McSoi

    There are so many mattress stores I totally believe the conspiracy that some are laundering tons of money. I mean when have you ever seen someone in a mattress store or been in one other than just to browse. How often do people even buy mattresses? No way there is enough demand to require like 8 "Mattress Firms" In a ten mile radius?

  • orlock20

    That is partially true, but mattresses stores rarely sell mattresses. You go to the groceries and you can walk away with a can of beans. You usually can't do that with a store that sells box spring mattresses. The product gets shipped from a warehouse and most of those stores are probably getting those mattresses from the same warehouse.

  • Brad Parker
    Brad Parker

    This doesn't change anything. After watching this I'm just back to square 1 of "oh darn mattresses are expensive"