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    anitha
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    Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
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    • 11th Nov 04, 3:34 PM
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    Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style 11th Nov 04 at 3:34 PM
    Hi,
    I am wanting to buy some good pillows and have had tempur pillows recommended to me by a friend. I have looked on the net and they are very expensive, approx 60/70 each.

    Does anybody have any recommendation on this ?

    I have found tempur style pillows on ebay and wanted to ask if anybody knew if they were any good before i bought them. They cost about 25 with postage.

    I would most appreciate any input.

    Many Thanx
    anitha
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  • Beninio88
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    • 11th Nov 04, 4:15 PM
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
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    • 11th Nov 04, 4:15 PM
    You can buy cheap one from Argos for 16.99. They have a layer of the foam stuff at the top. Not sure that the layer is really thick enough really IMHO.

    If you are buying from ebay ask the seller how thick the memory foam is (and *not* what percentage it is). I saw somone selling the one you can get in argos on ebay for 30. Would have been very disappointed if I bought that for 30.
    • Js_Other_Half
    • By Js_Other_Half 11th Nov 04, 7:37 PM
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    Js_Other_Half
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    • 11th Nov 04, 7:37 PM
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
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    • 11th Nov 04, 7:37 PM
    Matalan do some of those pillows now too - someone on here has recently bought one...
    • Js_Other_Half
    • By Js_Other_Half 11th Nov 04, 7:43 PM
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    Js_Other_Half
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    • 11th Nov 04, 7:43 PM
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
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    • 11th Nov 04, 7:43 PM
    Just did a search - it was Sweety Pie who bought it.S/he says:-

    "Matalan have memory foam pillows for only 15.00. I bought one earlier in the week, and it's great. I'm sure it isn't of the same quality as the more expensive ones, but I am sleeping really well on it! "

    hth


    < ps I am useless at quoting etc, hence the copying and pasting :>

  • JayneH
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    • 11th Nov 04, 9:32 PM
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
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    • 11th Nov 04, 9:32 PM
    No, you're right, it was me!

    I havn't used the proper tempur pillows, but the Matalan version is very comfortable to sleep on, and only 15.00.
  • Lungman
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    • 11th Nov 04, 9:45 PM
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
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    • 11th Nov 04, 9:45 PM
    Yes the Tempur ones are expensive

    But they are definitely worth it - had mine 6 years now and no sign of flat pancake syndrome (sick of buying pillows that lost there shape quickly).

    Word of warning they are on the firm side, but definitely the best pillow I've had.
  • JayneH
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    • 12th Nov 04, 12:24 AM
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
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    • 12th Nov 04, 12:24 AM
    Hi Lungman, although I like it my husband can't sleep on the Matalan one, although he drops off, he wakes up in the night and has to change to a standard pillow when he wakes up during the night. Do you sleep all night on your Tempur, if that's not too personal a question :
  • Lungman
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    • 12th Nov 04, 12:46 AM
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
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    • 12th Nov 04, 12:46 AM
    Hi Sweety Pie

    The wife and me both have one and we both sleep all night on them.

    Although it did take me a little while to get used to it, I definitely wouldn't be without it now - I actually find "normal" pillows uncomfortable as they are too squidgy. :-/

    The TEMPUR Original Neck Pillow is the one we purchased but there are different ones available now:

    http://www.tempur.co.uk/page2756.asp
  • JayneH
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    • 12th Nov 04, 12:52 AM
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
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    • 12th Nov 04, 12:52 AM
    Very interesting...thankyou!
  • anitha
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
    A big thank you to you all for your help.
    I think I will give Matalan a try
  • likeagoodbargin
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
    Hi, I've had my Tempur pillow for four years due to a neck and back problem and I think its brilliant. It hasn't lost its shape and is still good as new. I know they are really expensive but in this case I think you get what you pay for and is worth spending the extra.
  • aussielle
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
    Think I paid about 65 - 70 for mine. It really was worth it though as it does help alleviate my neck and back pain.
    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 15th Nov 04, 9:01 PM
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    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
    Look out for offers. I bought my Tempur pillow last year in a special event at the local stockist. It was a weekend only special and cost me about 40. It is excellent (I have a neck and upper back 'problem'). It took a week or so to get used to it as it is quite firm and feels quite different to other pillows - even 'special' neck type ones (and, believe me, I've tried lots!).

    I'd love to have one of their matresses as well but at over 1000 I think Martin woul not approve! :-X
    • malcyplop
    • By malcyplop 16th Nov 04, 1:35 AM
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    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
    My wife is a Physiotherapist & goes to trade shows & exhibitions for the disabled etc. I go along to carry the brochures! The companies that sell these sort of pillows & matresses always exibit, including tempur. They always do deals on the day. We picked up 4 memory foam pillows for 20 each. These retail at 60 & are of a very high quality.
    Do a search on altavista or similar for the exhibitions.
  • anitha
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
    Dear malcyplop,

    Did you mean any kind of exhibition or did you mean exhibitions for Physio's etc ?

    I have done a search
    http://www.exhibitions.co.uk/
    link for anybody if they are interested and have come up with a few general exhibitions in my area soon - and I will wait to have a look.

    thank you everybody for your input.

    anitha
    • malcyplop
    • By malcyplop 16th Nov 04, 6:02 PM
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    malcyplop
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
    Dear malcyplop,

    Did you mean any kind of exhibition or did you mean exhibitions for Physio's etc ?

    I have done a search
    http://www.exhibitions.co.uk/
    link for anybody if they are interested !and have come up with a few general exhibitions in my area soon - and I will wait to have a look.

    thank you everybody for your input.

    anitha
    The exhibitions that I have been to have been for: Carers, general therapy, disabled living, specific exhibitions like the "OCPPP".
    There is a list of suppliers here:
    http://www.physiofirst.org.uk/public/default.asp

    These are the companies that exibit, some may deal direct with you, some won't.
    Here is another useful list:
    http://www.dlf.org.uk/news/events.php

    Hope this helps
    Malcolm
  • zain
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
    I have always dreamed of a tempur pillow( or mattress) and you will be gutted when you read this....

    I spotted one in a local charity shop today and it had hardly been used and was priced at 2.50! Pure luck and timing.

    What are the chances of a mattress ( that has hardly been used) appearing?

    Try your local charity shops- you never know
  • anamartinez
    Re: Investing in Pillows - Tempur or Tempur Style
    Try this people:

    http://www.righteous.co.uk/

    I got a very good price when I bought my Tempur bed from them over a year ago. Certainly a lot cheaper than Selfridges or places like that.
    • homealone
    • By homealone 13th May 05, 7:00 AM
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    homealone
    i wanna decent pillow
    i had a fether pillow that belonged to my grndmother for 20 years and no doubt did need throwing away but coulf sleep on nothing else. i have to mNY STORES INCLUDING JOHN LEWIS AND BOUGHT LOTS OF DIFFERENT PILLOWS BUT NONE CAN GIVE ME A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP/ I DAMAMGED MY SPINE A COUPLE OF YESRS AGO AND DONT know if that made getting comfy even worse, can someone suggest one sorry for caps
  • anitha
    hi guys,

    I have not been on this thread for a while.
    I have since bit the bullet and bought two tempur pillows at about 55 each and am so enjoying them

    I would so love to buy a mattress - been told thta if I have a back problem and can get my doctor to substantiate it, then I can get the mattress less vat.
    At 1049, it would be a great 17.5% saving
    A
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