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Cheap vs Durable (by DJ [VA]) Mar 13, 2019 12:38 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by Jeff [CO]) Mar 13, 2019 1:12 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by WMH [NC]) Mar 13, 2019 1:17 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by WMH [NC]) Mar 13, 2019 1:18 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by 6x6 [TN]) Mar 13, 2019 1:56 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by GKARL [PA]) Mar 13, 2019 2:13 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by plenty [MO]) Mar 13, 2019 3:52 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by Robert J [CA]) Mar 13, 2019 3:54 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by Frank [NJ]) Mar 13, 2019 4:29 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by Rangor [TN]) Mar 13, 2019 4:43 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by DJ [VA]) Mar 13, 2019 6:09 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Mar 13, 2019 6:13 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by GKARL [PA]) Mar 13, 2019 7:14 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by GKARL [PA]) Mar 13, 2019 7:18 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Mar 13, 2019 9:47 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Mar 13, 2019 9:48 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by LindaJ [NY]) Mar 14, 2019 4:31 AM
       Cheap vs Durable (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Mar 14, 2019 5:28 AM
       Cheap vs Durable (by Jeff [CO]) Mar 14, 2019 7:38 AM
       Cheap vs Durable (by DJ [VA]) Mar 14, 2019 9:21 AM
       Cheap vs Durable (by WL [CA]) Mar 14, 2019 11:34 AM
       Cheap vs Durable (by WL [CA]) Mar 14, 2019 11:34 AM
       Cheap vs Durable (by 6x6 [TN]) Mar 14, 2019 12:55 PM
       Cheap vs Durable (by RR78 [VA]) Mar 17, 2019 4:36 PM

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Cheap vs Durable (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 12:38 PM
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Experimenting with furnishing two rooms. Don't know yet if they will rent better.

Shopping for mattresses & torn between paying for durability (which may or may not hold up to roomers longer) vs cheaper up front during the experimental stage. Could get a better replacement later if furnished rooms rent well.

Waddaya think? --174.255.xxx.xxx




Cheap vs Durable (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 1:12 PM
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Great saying: Cheap tools are for millionaires. --76.120.xx.xx




Cheap vs Durable (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 1:17 PM
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Mid-priced. What price range are you looking at? I bought a queen size Tufts & Needle online for my guest room for well less than $1000 ($600?) and it gets raves. Arrives all rolled up, easy to install, let puff up.

I would put a waterproof/bedbug proof cover over whatever you get of course! --50.82.xxx.xx




Cheap vs Durable (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 1:18 PM
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w w w .tuftandneedle.com/?gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1267461

Cheaper than Casper. Same thing though. --50.82.xxx.xx




Cheap vs Durable (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 1:56 PM
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What WMH said sounds like a good idea. If you go too cheep it could backfire on you.

Jeff, millionaires must not use tools much. I use tools for a living and my own repairs. Cheep tools brake, don't last and bust knuckles',I hate cheep tools. --73.120.xx.xxx




Cheap vs Durable (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 2:13 PM
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I buy metal platform beds from Walmart and a mattress. I generally get those new and cover the mattress so the cover rather than the mattress gets dirty. I think the platform bed runs me about $ 100 and the mattress is about the same. Metal bed frames are very durable. Dressers and etc I get from thrift shops. I prefer to furnish the rooms rather taking a chance on bedbugs by them furnishing. --64.121.xxx.xxx




Cheap vs Durable (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 3:52 PM
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Estate sales? Many people have extra rooms that get used frim time to time when family visits. Like new. But you'd have to have someone move it. --99.203.xx.x




Cheap vs Durable (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 3:54 PM
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On apartments where I provide a mattress, I also purchase a BED BUG mattress cover that zips over the mattress and protects it form nightly tenant discharges.... I do NOT buy a top of the line. With an illegal cat or dog they will chew it up, screed it to pieces. If not and they keep it in good shape they may steel it upon move out.

I have even provided sleeper sofas where as guest with children and destroyed it after one evening. --47.156.xx.xx




Cheap vs Durable (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 4:29 PM
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In areas where there is a large amount of senior living houses/apts. are a gold mine for lightly used used merchandise of all kinds.

Usually the spare BR for" When The Kids come to visit" gets very little use. [after a night at Mom's they get a room at the local hotel the next time around.

Those are the rooms to get clean used stuff for a song. --74.105.xxx.xxx




Cheap vs Durable (by Rangor [TN]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 4:43 PM
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I was on vacation last week and slept on a foam mattress by Zinus. It was very different but I am leaning towards getting one. I was shocked at how cheap they are. --166.137.xx.xx




Cheap vs Durable (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 6:09 PM
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I already got two of the metal platforms from walmart. And shopping thrift stores for dresser/shelves. (Great minds think alike? : ) Just need mattresses now. I really wanted the heavy-duty vinyl ones like they have in college dorms, but can only find them online. $100 for mattress - not bad. More than that for shipping - bad. My concern is the bedbug covers may not be that durable, but looks like that's all I can do for now - over a regular mattress.

GKarl: in the rooming house: foam, inner spring, or whatever is on sale. If you've been furnishing for a while, any difference in durability? --68.10.xxx.x




Cheap vs Durable (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 6:13 PM
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We bought a queen IKEA bed in San Diego about 15 years ago. Used it about 5 yrs, then a guest bed about 5, then was a rental bed, now it's in my garage sale pile. I think we paid maybe $300 for the bed, headboard, two end tables and lamps. I was actually quite impressed that it survived a couple of rentals. The whole thing can be knocked down, rolled up and carried in or on a sedan.

A couple of times I rented units furnished, but those people don't stay so I stopped. I gave tenants left over furniture and TV's a few times. Our mattress at home was about a grand or more, and my spouse hates it. For a rental I'd just get the cheapest non lumpy piece of junk you find. --47.216.xx.xxx




Cheap vs Durable (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 7:14 PM
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DJ, I got all of my mattresses from Walmart. They were either fulls or twins. I got the one's with the inner springs. I never tried the foam. I get the covers that zip up. I'm not sure if they're specifically bedbug covers, but they only cost about $ 20. I get those from Walmart also. --209.122.xx.xxx




Cheap vs Durable (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 7:18 PM
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I love those metal platform beds they sell. Easy to put up and move. --209.122.xx.xxx




Cheap vs Durable (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 9:47 PM
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DJ,

We just installed the $99 rolled up queen mattress with 8" foam and springs from WalMart. Delivered to the store then we picked it up.

The standard style mattress could not fit up and around the stairs so this mattress in a box was great.

Bedbug cover is a MUST! $45 on Amazon. Make certain it states BEDBUG PROOF, not "helps prevent bedbugs"

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Cheap vs Durable (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2019 9:48 PM
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DJ,

Rooming house durability: a few urine accidents will ruiin even the bestest mattress.

Add a waterproof cover.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Cheap vs Durable (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 4:31 AM
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Everyone has a different idea of what a good mattress is. I prefer a firmer one. Others prefer the plusher, softer styles. If you get a firmer mattress, a mattress topper can soften it. Either way, I would go more for the mid to cheaper ones. That way you won't feel bad if you need to replace it. A lot of expensive ones don't have the durability to last years. Bed in a box is great because you can get it delivered to the door and easy to get up stairs and through doorways.

Consumer reports just did an article in the March edition on beds. Might be worth it to check it out. --108.4.xxx.xx




Cheap vs Durable (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 5:28 AM
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cheap is my vote

Unless you are buying something that is tenant proof by reputation go for cheap --73.182.xxx.xxx




Cheap vs Durable (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 7:38 AM
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6x6, the saying "cheap tools are for millionaires" means that only someone with a lot of money can afford to buy cheap stuff. After you buy an inferior product you usually have to go out and buy the right one - at a higher price. And you have to include all you spent in trying to save money with the cheaper one that you have to throw away. --76.120.xx.xx




Cheap vs Durable (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 9:21 AM
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Thanks, y'all!

I'm going with 8" inner coil mattresses with the water/bedbug proof cover. --68.10.xxx.x




Cheap vs Durable (by WL [CA]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 11:34 AM
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I prefer to buy tools that thieves can't sell for much money. Harbor Freight or thrift store tools for my landscapers or handymen. When, not if, they walk off the job, no stress. --201.140.xxx.xx




Cheap vs Durable (by WL [CA]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 11:34 AM
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I prefer to buy tools that thieves can't sell for much money. Harbor Freight or thrift store tools for my landscapers or handymen. When, not if, they walk off the job, no stress. --201.140.xxx.xx




Cheap vs Durable (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 12:55 PM
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Jeff, thank you for the explanation. --73.120.xx.xxx




Cheap vs Durable (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2019 4:36 PM
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Mattress are one of the hardest things to buy. There is such a high markup.

Same mattress can just have a different name and be hundreds of dollars more. Why you cant compare since no two stores carry exact model.

Sams club is always a safe bet. Ones in store

You will be getting what you paid for. They have a fixed low markup on all items in the store. So at least know you are not over paying for a item.

--73.152.xx.xxx



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