There has been a new trend of late for the retail of mattresses. A mattress stores are stores that exclusively sells mattresses. They may be a part of the factory that manufactures mattresses or is may be a store that carries many brands of mattresses.
Some are actually factory outlets that sell the product of one specific manufacturer. These types of mattress stores are owned by the manufacturer, so the prices should be lower in most cases. Sometimes they are the same price or higher than a retail store that sells the same product. Those that are actually factory outlets sometimes have offerings that are a little off but can be a lot cheaper than the perfectly crafted counterpart. These off items many not have anything that is noticeable wrong, the misfit may simple have had the wrong stitching applied to it, or the stitching may be a bit crooked, or the cover may have been the wrong color, usually the error is minor but it is not perfect enough to make it to the retail floor so the factory outlet will try to sell it at greatly reduced prices.
There are home outlets that are cropping up here and there that are dedicated to specialty mattresses. There are a host of specialty mattresses on the market now, these specialty mattress stores are dedicated to selling these specialty mattresses. These are usually very expensive and are devoted to one particular product, these are unlike factory outlets where the store is dedicated to selling mattresses that are manufactured than sold in the store, but the product is usually also available in retail outlets as well. In the case of retailers that are dedicated to one specific product the product is only available at the specialty retailers.
Buying mattresses from one of the dedicated retailers will be the cheapest way (next to the factory outlet option) to purchase a mattress. In addition to the price being lower most of the time the staff is much more knowledgeable about mattresses than the staff at a store that does not specialize in mattresses.
There are many options available for purchasing a mattress and investigating all the options is the best way to determine which is the most cost-effective. Mattress stores have popped up everywhere and there is probably one located in the immediate area to visit.