November 22, 2010 5 Comments
One of the things I’ve needed to get for a while was a bed so that my sister had something to sleep on.
The way I see it I had a few options:
1. Buy her a cheap ass bed and save me some $$$. Casting my sister into eternal suffering each night
2. Buy myself a new bed and she can inherit my 9 year old queen bed.
Can you guess which one I chose? Yup, option #2.
Yesterday BF and I went bed shopping (together, awwww…). The first store I was in I was tempted with this delicious non-spring based bed. OMG. I felt like I was laying in heaven. It was so comfortable. The right amount of firm and soft, support, ect. This bed was quality. BF and I just laid on it and even snuggled (in the store, we’re gross like that) with complete bliss. The downside? $1900. For a bed. That’s a lot of dough. I managed to talk the salesmen into 2 years 0% interest, a free bed frame, free delivery, AND a free mattress protector. Calculate it all out and I’m paying ~$80/month for two years. Yikes, that’s a lot.
We then went to the other store near my apartment. Here we found another bed. Not as wonderful and dreamy as the first, but we both agreed it was about 80-85% as comfortable as the bed at the other store. The upside? It was on sale. Regular price $1695. Sale price? $995. The bonus? $50 off coupon good only for another two days. I managed to talk the salesman into a free mattress pad, free bed frame and (you guessed it) free delivery. Because of the price point (less than $1,000) I was only able to get interest free financing for 12 months. So I’d be paying (when you include tax) $90/month for one year to pay it off.
Which did I chose? Dream bed #1 or more practical bed #2?
As much as I wanted the first bed, it was twice the price as the second, and BF and I both agreed that it wasn’t twice the comfort.
So I signed the dotted line on bed #2.
On the flip side, BF mentioned that it we ever do move in together we might consider splurging together on a bed like the first one. That made me grin. Of course, he knows good and well that I don’t plan on moving in with anyone until I’m engaged, but it was still a sweet thought.
Anyway, I’ll need to redo my budget for the next year to include a $90 bed payment every month and avoid the 29% interest that starts if I DON’T get it paid off in 12 months. Dang… that’s some good incentive there. 😉
P.S. When I applied for financing I was approved for $2,800. Dang… $2,800 on a bed? That would be the nicest bed in the entire world! And at that price point I would have no interest for 3 years… and still only $80/month. Lemme tell ya… that is kinda tempting, but I’ve already made my decision. I slept on bed #2 last night and it was fantastically comfortable!