The key to a good night sleep is a comfortable mattress and bed set. The suitability of the mattress dictates the difference between a good and a bad night’s sleep. Purchasing a queen mattress set is an excellent way to not only ensure a good night’s sleep, but also offers matching stylish furniture that will set off any room.
eBay’s extensive range of not only queen mattress sets but bedroom furniture and furnishings make it the ideal place to shop. This guide will offer advice on how to purchase a queen mattress set on eBay.
Different Types of Queen Mattresses
Given that every individual is different and requires a mattress to suit their own needs, it is important to know what types of mattresses are available before purchase. As a general rule, there are three different types of mattress available, which are outlined below:
Foam mattresses are made entirely out of foam. Because of the nature of the material, foam contours hold the body in place. It is also a heat retaining material, so it can present some heat issues in warmer climates. Also available on the market is memory foam mattresses which actively acts to correct and support the posture of the sleeper.
The innerspring mattress is made up of a series of inner wire coil ‘springs’. There are two different types of coils available in innerspring mattresses. These are interlocking coils and independent coils. Essentially the coils do exactly as they suggest, the interlocking coils lock together and the independent coils are stand alone. Because interlocking coils are knitted together not as many are required, however individual coils standalone so more are required to make up the mattress. The innerspring mattress is the most popular mattress and there is a range to suit every budget.
Air mattresses are filled with air. The air mattress is commonly used as a temporary bed. However it is also possible to purchase air mattresses for everyday use. The advantages of this include adjusting the firmness of the mattress and, the bladders of the mattresses can be changed frequently to prolong the life expectancy of the mattress.
It is also possible to purchase a bespoke hybrid mattress combing features of two or more of the above standard models.
Queen Bed Sets
A queen bed set is a combination of more than just the mattress, it also includes the base. The two most common bases for a queen size bed is a base or a spring set.
Despite the name, a spring set is a wooden or metal structure that sits underneath and supports the mattress. The structure will be finished with a fabric covering. As the spring set will be supporting the mattress, it is extremely important that a high quality set is purchased. Poorly made spring sets will see the mattress sag thus stopping it from doing its job of supporting the sleeper. Spring box sets will typically come in two identical size boxes designed to fit together.
A bed frame is a base that fits around and underneath the mattress. They are made out of a variety of different materials including wood, metal and iron. Some bed frames come with a foot and head board however this is not essential. Bed frames will require tools for assembling.
When it comes time to purchase a queen mattress set on eBay, there are buying considerations to take into account. These include:
· Physical Factors. Ideally, a queen mattress set should support a person whilst they sleep. As a result, a bed suitable for a petite person will be different to another person with a larger body mass index. This needs to be taken into consideration.
· Research. Before starting to shop, take time to research the most appropriate bed sets. This will help to ensure a cost effective and wise purchase is made.
· Brand. There are some brands which have leading reputations within the bed industry. Take time to compare and contrast different brands offers. The genetic makeup of the bed may vary from brand to brand and one may be more suitable than the other.
· Back Pain. There is research available that offers advice on the type of mattresses suitable to combat all types of back pain. Be sure to apply this to the buying process.
· Match the Products. Where possible, it is a good idea to match the mattress to the base. This is particularly true of the spring box sets. Often the models will have been designed to go together and so offer the best fit and ultimately, a good night’s sleep.
· Mattress Protection. To help ensure the life expectancy of the queen mattress set, it is advisable to purchase a mattress protector. They come in a range of different fabrics, are easy to clean and can add an extra layer of luxury to any mattress for additional comfort.
Buying Queen Mattresses on eBay
eBay’s range of queen mattresses is extensive. Not only that, but it is also possible to purchase a queen bed frame, sheets and doona covers at the same time. eBay offers an easy, one-stop-shop for all bedroom needs. This section of the how to buy guide offers advice on using eBay effectively.
· How to find products. The first step when using eBay is to locate the desired item, in this case a queen mattress set. This can be done a number of different ways. It is possible to search using the keyword search bar (located at the top of every page on the site), advance search or categories search. In each instance the search will collate all of the requested items onto one page ready for browsing. Once an initial search has been undertaken, it is possible to advance the search even further by using the search filters on the left hand column of the page. This will filter the search even further.
· Is the product suitable? Once a product has been identified, it is important to double check its suitability before attempting to purchase. This is a simple task, and achieved by reading the description of the product provided by the seller. Be sure to cross reference it with the photograph. Always ask the seller if there is any outstanding information required.
· Exchange and refund policy. It is important to always be aware of the sellers exchange and refund policy. All sellers on eBay are customer focused, however being informed can avoid any issues in the future. eBay has an extensive buyer protection program for all users of the site.
· How to pay for an item. It is easy to pay for an item on eBay. This can be done by a simple debit or credit card transaction or, by using PayPal. PayPal are a third party company dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure transaction between buyer and seller on the site.
· eBay deals. eBay deals will also offer deals on queen mattresses.
· Additional information on how to use the site. If more information is required on how to use the site, simply visit eBay’s buyer’s tips page for more assistance and advice on the site.
By taking adequate time to research and identify the requirements in a queen mattress set, this will ensure the best purchase is made. Once broken down into easy steps, the purchase of a queen mattress set does not need to be an overwhelming experience.
eBay houses an extensive range of mattresses, spring box sets and, bases. Not only this, but it is also possible to purchase all bedroom furnishings such as sheets, doona’s and mattress protectors.