dealpad: The bed.

As I said in last week's post, there are two things a man needs to live in an apartment: A bed and a TV. Since I've already covered the TV purchase, herein lies the tale of the bed.

What I bought: The W Bed Queen Plush Top Mattress for $627 shipped free via a now-expired 40% off coupon at W Hotels The Store. (Click here to see our archived article.) This bed is made by Simmons for W Hotels and a similar Simmons queen plush top mattress goes for about $1,300 elsewhere.

How I got it: The mattress was delivered very quickly, regardless of the fact that I had entered my billing address incorrectly. Once I got in touch with W Hotels The Store to rectify my mistake (they were friendly and helpful in their email correspondences) it was just two days before I got a call to schedule a delivery. The mattress arrived two days later from the W Hotels The Store warehouse just outside New York City. It came in a large sealed plastic bag, so it was completely clean.

The verdict: I've stayed at W Hotels a few times over the years, mostly while at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. I can vouch that this bed (1) feels just as good as the hotel's beds and (2) is indeed new and has not been soiled by skanky celebrity hijinks at the W New York - Union Square, as I had feared. Overall, at just over $600, this bed was a fantastic deal.

One last observation: Although W Hotels The Store categorizes this bed as "firm," I don't find it particularly so. But I didn't opt for box springs, so the bed lies on the floor at the moment.

Now, all I need is some sheets...

dealpad is an ongoing series of product and store reviews by Dan de Grandpre, Chief Dealguy at dealnews. The "dealpad" is Dan's new apartment in NYC, where virtually every item was bought via a deal from

DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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