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Air bed?


TUG Lifetime Member
Jun 6, 2005
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San Jose, CA
Resorts Owned
Kauai Marriott Beach Club
Ok, so a couple of weeks ago I noticed that there was "dampness" exiting our waterbed that we've been using for the last 10yrs (this is the 2nd one we've had over the last 15-20yrs)

I decided that maybe one of those Sleep Number bed thingies might be a better replacement, a bit cheaper and easier to work with (adjustment levels, moving the bed, no floods, etc)

I was shocked to encounter the "used car dealer" sales pressure when I asked about prices (very expensive!).

When I didn't bite and started to walk away, they offered a "special buy it now" discount, when that didn't close the deal they called the next day, to say they were having a "special offer" that they didn't tell me about the day before! This happened at two different bed stores.

Is this a common high pressure sales tactic for furniture?