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So how ecstatic was I to see this Living Social Deal from Zen Bedrooms:
A king size for only $400 bucks! What a steal. But as usual I hemmed and hawed, knowing full well it wouldn't be the same as the expensive ones. And I did my usual research. Comparing the Zen Bed Room ones to Tempurpedic and Costco. Then a though entered my head...what if this is just a glorified mattress topper? Well I ran a google search with those exact terms which led me to walmart and finding basically the exact same mattress for about HALF of the cost of Zen Bedrooms.
For $229 you can have the same king sized "memory foam" mattress that Zen Bedrooms is peddling at Walmart:
For $419 you can get the thicker 12" model:
The descriptions are almost identical. I'm guessing Zen Bedrooms is marketing it as a foam mattress that is comparable to the actual Tempurpedic when in reality it's more in line w/ the Walmart variety of mattress. They marked up the price to be on par with Tempurpedic, then come out w/ a "deal" on Living Social, Groupon, etc. so it looks like they are giving you the same product at much lower cost. Wrap all that up in a nice slick website and there you go! And to boot you can get it from Walmart much faster than the 6 week delivery time I see from Zen. The Walmart model also has over 2,000 reviews rating it at almost 5 starts. Plus you also get Walmart's 90 day warranty/ return policy without having to deal with the hassle of return shipping...god I'm starting to sound like a Walmart commercial, they should pay me for this advert!