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Hey guys! With new morning aches and pains, I think it's obvious I need a new mattress. Mine is 15 years old and no matter where you stretch out, you'll wake up stuck in a dent with a wicked pain in the neck. So, time to spend some cash. I don't want to spend more than $1000, so I'm wondering what is the best time to buy a new mattress? Like, before Christmas? In January? What's the height of the mattress sale season? Also, are there standard sales-times for stores like Macy's or Sears or Sleepys? It's not yet Christmas, so I'm assuming sales are only going to get better....so I'm looking for my best opportunity to grab a good deal. Your help is most appreciated! Katy

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This is a great question — mattresses seem to be on sale all the time. Because so many mattresses are sold by salespeople who have some control over pricing and deals, we'd recommend a lot of research BEFORE you commit to buying. Who has suggestions for Katy?