I did a ton of research before purchasing this mattress. This is my first memory foam mattress, I've slept on my daughter's tempurpedic mattress, and while I loved it, I did not want to spend the $$$ for the tempurpedic name. I was very hesitant to buy online, but based on the high rating this mattress has, I finally bit the bullet, so to speak. The shipping was unbelievably fast, I ordered on Thursday afternoon and it arrived in Mississippi on Tuesday. There was no one at home when UPS delivered it, and I was quite surprised that they left it lying in our driveway, until I tried to move it and realized that it would have been very difficult for the driver to get it up on my porch by himself. My husband and I moved it upstairs, it was heavy and awkward, but not terribly difficult to move. Then we followed the unpacking instructions exactly. While the mattress 'poofed up' to its full thickness in a couple of hours, we decided to wait two days to sleep on it. My old mattress was a name brand pillow top, and it was not cheap. However, it was less than two years old and my husband and I (both average to slightly above average size) were already 'falling' into a trench in the middle. In hopes of having our new memory foam mattress last as long as possible without the trench effect, I ordered the firm. It is definitely FIRM. I'm not complaining, as it is firm and comfortable, but if I would have known then what I know now, I would have ordered the medium. Ah well, live and learn! I will order a medium the next time, because, unless something drastic happens to change my opinion, I WILL buy one of these again. At this price, it is a exceptional value. In addition, despite the firmness, this is the first mattress I've ever owned which allows me to comfortably sleep on my back, which is much better for my shoulders than the modified side/stomach position I usually have to be in. As for the smell...there was a strong wet paint-like odor. Let me say, my husband and I are both a little OCD and our bed is made EVERY morning. Well, I think making the bed traps the new mattress foam fumes under the bedding and concentrates it so that when we first got into bed at night, it smelled very strong. Once we figured that out, we stopped making the bed in the morning, and opened a window and ran a fan pointed at the bed each day for about a week. That has made a huge difference, and now the smell is barely noticeable and then only when we first get in. We had the family over for Thanksgiving and the subject of this mattress came up and pretty much everyone had to try it out, and the consensus was that we got a great deal. I think Overstock can expect more purchases from Mississippi in the near future!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very