Second Home Sleepytime: Don’t Buy a Gross Used Mattress for Your Vacation Home

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I published this story over on CandysDirt.com, because someone in Dallas was trying to sell a used mattress on Craig’s list with a “heart-shaped placenta stain”, and spinning it as a plus. I mean, with that kind of creativity, this guy or gal ought to go work on the federal deficit. Anyhow, I started thinking about how this might tempt some folks to buy a cruddy used mattress for a second home because it won’t be used that much. One word of advice: DON’T! And of course, this is a great chance to plug my favorite bed, Duxiana, because stains on foam  are impossible to remove.

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  1. Word Wyz says

    You're obviously a realtor; always trying to upsell. My wife and I bought a used Duxiana mattress with a stain and a slight rip on it four years ago, and we couldn't be happier. Duxiana mattresses have two components – the mattress and the pillow-like "top pads." You have to change the top pads every five years or so, anyway. So, if the stain is on the top pad, you can still save considerable $$ over new by buying the mattress and replacing the top pad.

  2. Word Wyz says

    You're obviously a realtor; always trying to upsell. My wife and I bought a used Duxiana mattress with a stain and a slight rip on it four years ago, and we couldn't be happier. Duxiana mattresses have two components – the mattress and the pillow-like "top pads." You have to change the top pads every five years or so, anyway. So, if the stain is on the top pad, you can still save considerable $$ over new by buying the mattress and replacing the top pad.