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Best for Beds?

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:30 am
by Richard_H
Looking around for a new bed at the moment - I'm after a wooden double one.

I've had a look around the "quality" department stores like M&S and John Lewis but haven't seen anything that really took my fancy. I've heard enough horror stories about Dreams and Bensons to be a bit wary of them. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance for any and all advice offered.

Re: Best for Beds?

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:55 pm
by digger
I've seen the horror stories on review sites about Bensons but personally I've had nothing but good experiences from them and have been buying beds from them for 30+ years, the most recent being the week before last. Never had a problem with products, delivery or sales people. The bunch in the White City outlet were particularly pleasant and helpful.

Re: Best for Beds?

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:06 pm
by Louise
Ikea?

Re: Best for Beds?

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:05 pm
by Victorian
Someone recommended the place behind Stretford Arndale - Robin Hood Beds? I didn't go but its been there years

Re: Best for Beds?

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:33 pm
by otherman
Robin Hood closed a couple of weeks ago.

Whats up with Chorlton beds on Barlow Moor?

Re: Best for Beds?

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:40 pm
by the loz
Robin Hood beds is in the process of shutting down, we popped in last week and they're just selling off what they have left. We ended up at a place called Meadow Mill, it's in Stockport, in an old mill, the name of the mill escapes me sure if you google it you can find their details.

We ordered a bed and mattress, paid a good price and the service was good. I'd proably back.

Also, take a look at Feather and Black, they're online and they have a shop on Deansgate. Really nice stuff.

Happy shopping

Re: Best for Beds?

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:38 pm
by ash pole
Someone once told me you have to be careful with Ikea beds as the sizes are non-standard so you have to stick with their mattesses.

Re: Best for Beds?

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:23 pm
by FuriousStyles
Another vote for Bensons here. Bought 3 beds from them and had great customer service including after sales when we had a problem with one of the mattresses after about 3 years.

Ikea on the other hand I wouldn't touch - bought a bed from there when we bought our first house and it was poor quality (the bedstead and the mattress).

Re: Best for Beds?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:54 am
by Stevieboy
Richard_H wrote:I've heard enough horror stories about Dreams and Bensons to be a bit wary of them. Does anyone have any recommendations?


I bought a new matress from Dreams a couple of years ago. I got the usual spiel about i can do it at this price but only until the end of today etc. I just nodded and ignored all of that. I compared a couple of other places and price checked on the internet. When i was ready to buy, I went back and told them i could get it cheaper on the web and they under cut the price straight away.
No issues with the delivery, the product still good. Overall a good experience - you just need to ignore the sales BS they come out with.

Re: Best for Beds?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:25 pm
by Richard_H
Thanks for all the feedback so far. I popped into Bensons today (before I saw the later coments on the other places, which I shall check out) and saw a couple of beds I liked the look of and felt pretty solid when I gave them a good shake.

As for the horror stories - it's worth bearing in mind that people are more likely to spout off about bad service than praise good service - which is why forums like this where people record their experiences both good and bad when asked are so useful.

Re: Best for Beds?

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:53 am
by Justamo
Hi, I have just shifted to Australia and I am also looking for the bed but I wana bedspreads which looks good on it. Do you think wooden will be okay?

Re: Best for Beds?

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:58 am
by Mr Squirrel
ash pole wrote:Someone once told me you have to be careful with Ikea beds as the sizes are non-standard so you have to stick with their mattesses.


That used to be true but their new ranges are in standard UK sizes. I would ask in the store to make sure you get a UK size - the person I spoke to in Ashton Ikea was very helpful.