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Pretty good once I got it
on January 20, 2009
In my case, I was stuck starting the semester after moving to a new apartment from a furnished one. I needed to furnish my room, but I was on an extremely tight budget. Also, I tend to fly and move around a lot so buying a mattress I would get attached to for a long period of time wouldn't be smart anyway. I am not an air mattress person, and the idea of spending 3-4 months on one was really unpleasant to say the least. This was by far the cheapest futon mattress I could find online or off and it seemed like a good compromise. Not so cheap that I end up sleeping on a foam pad or air mattress, but well within my price range for a mattress that I may or may not be giving away in a few months.
Is exactly what I needed. I LOVE firm mattresses so one meant for a futon was a good choice. Blame it on years of sleeping on dorm beds. It's appropriately squooshy too, though, so it's not as if I'm laying on a rock. I was also pleasantly surprised at how damn good it looked. The cover doesn't look like its price. I really wasn't pleased about the hole I discovered in it, though. See below. Futon mattresses I've seen in the past have usually been much thinner and uncomfortable, but this is nice and thick. It's more like a real mattress. However, I noticed while moving it around that it's really hard to fold due to being so heavy and more like one large cushion than a foldable futon.
Pay attention to the vendor's shipping dates and ignore Amazon's if you really want it. I was shocked when I saw it leaning outside my door. I had just come back from looking around at a mattress store and considering canceling my order because I was tired of waiting so long. I had ordered it over break stupidly expecting it to take a couple of weeks. Since the estimate had run out and customer service explained to me it could take 4 more weeks just to ship, I was just about fed up. Actual shipping was lightning fast, however. It got here on the same day it was sent out. It arrived in a thin plastic layer that served as "packaging" that had several holes in it that had obviously been torn while being bumped around. Since it's the dead of winter, that meant the mattress got dirty and I found a small hole actually torn into the mattress on one end. This didn't matter to me since, hey, it's only $10 shipping for a freaking mattress, but I can imagine it would matter to others.