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Mattress ads

Has anybody else noticed lately the hand-written "mattress for sale" signs around town? They're all alike and have the same phone number. I also noticed in the latest issue of the Toledo City Paper had three or four mattress ads in the classifieds section with the same phone number. Just wondering if anybody knows if this is some kind of new pyramid scam or something. Seems odd to me.

created by dell_diva on Jan 17, 2008 at 07:03:46 pm     Comments: 12

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Haven't seen the signs and not sure how a mattress for sale could be a pyramid scam.

I bet most people don't even know what a pyramid scam really is.

posted by camaroman2125 on Jan 17, 2008 at 07:40:08 pm     #  

I bet most people don't even know what a pyramid scam really is.

No Kidding.

Say, either of you interested in purchasing a mattress.

posted by thetoledowire_com on Jan 17, 2008 at 08:29:33 pm     #  

Beware of cheap mattress's or used mattress resellers.

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2000/06/mattress2.shtm

posted by holland on Jan 17, 2008 at 09:18:14 pm     #  

They make me want to add to mattress collection.

posted by charlatan on Jan 17, 2008 at 10:53:16 pm     #  

I wouldn't dare buy a mattress from one of those signs. I wait until trash day and get the good stained ones from the side of the road.

posted by tommy1 on Jan 17, 2008 at 11:40:28 pm     #  

I haven't seen as many of those signs has I had. I saw them all over Toledo and all the way to BG and Butler Indiana...

posted by SensorG on Jan 18, 2008 at 09:55:12 am     #  

Sorry Toledowire if I need a new mattress I'll go buy one from the store lol

posted by camaroman2125 on Jan 18, 2008 at 11:11:59 am     #  

I seen them all summer. I did call the number at one point and the message said something about being too busy to answer the phone, I left them a message saying that if they were too busy to answer possible customers questions when they called that I was too busy for them to intrude on my time by giving them my phone number...LOL!

I haven't heard anything good or bad about who it is, but always wondered where they were at.

Speaking of mattresses, where's the best place in town to get a good deal on one? Mine is pushing 15 yrs old and is in VERY bad shape!

posted by justsimplyholly on Jan 18, 2008 at 06:20:34 pm     #  

Sears! Best prices on all matresses from premium to economy brands. We bought a Fosters & Stearns last spring. Pricey but a good buy. We comparison shopped thoroughly. We did have a problem with the mattress. The topper got unusually lumpy after a short time in service. To our surprise, Sears delivered a new one in two days with just one phone call. No problems with the replacement mattress. They do stand behind what they sell.

posted by holland on Jan 18, 2008 at 08:02:16 pm     #  

ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I went to that guys place out on angola road...and the guy was trying to sell me a matress that stunk like someone had dipped it in rubbing alchohol to kill germs on his "new" matresses. I was like hmmm this seems way to sketchy. The guy told me he is doing the favor for his buddy who gets the matresses because they are recalled, but have never been sold before. I asked him why do they smell so bad? He said whenever there is a recall them have to sanitize the materials ...he was pretty much a sketchy character.................doing something illegal.

posted by stooks on Jan 19, 2008 at 04:28:45 pm     #  

ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I went to that guys place out on angola road...and the guy was trying to sell me a matress that stunk like someone had dipped it in rubbing alchohol to kill germs on his "new" matresses. I was like hmmm this seems way to sketchy. The guy told me he is doing the favor for his buddy who gets the matresses because they are recalled, but have never been sold before. I asked him why do they smell so bad? He said whenever there is a recall them have to sanitize the materials ...he was pretty much a sketchy character.................doing something illegal.

posted by stooks on Jan 19, 2008 at 04:28:45 pm     #  

simply holly ..i got my mattress at denver mattress and I love it! Wasn't too pricey either! 260 for a queen pillow top!

posted by stooks on Jan 19, 2008 at 04:29:40 pm     #