The Mattress Industry is One Big Rip-Off

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  • jmarks881
    jmarks881 3 hours ago

    These are common tactics not limited to mattresses

  • Pharaoh Misa
    Pharaoh Misa 3 hours ago

    Okay but that purple mattress is life tbh.

  • Senato_X
    Senato_X 3 hours ago

    throwing shade at the campfire like that
    leave them alone :(

  • June Juyeon Park
    June Juyeon Park 3 hours ago

    I bought my memory foam mattress off amazon for less than $200 and it's better than my parents $3000 mattress lol

  • Dark Vulcan
    Dark Vulcan 3 hours ago

    EXACTLY 30 seconds into the video she says "you have 30 seconds, go."

  • Virginia Noone
    Virginia Noone 4 hours ago

    Also, if you think all mattresses are the SAME on the inside... you're out of your mind. If you think a traditional steel coil mattress will affect your back the same as a pocketed coil, or even a combination memory foam + pocketed coil... you have no idea what you're talking about. There's a huge difference in these materials and how they affect the pressure points in your body. There's a reason a coil mattress will only be a few hundred dollars, while a memory foam or purple is thousands. Sure, memory foam mattress A might be similar to memory foam mattress B... but those are WORLDS DIFFERENT from a traditional spring coil mattress. I'm speaking from experience.
    Also, if you sleep hot... there's a lot of cooling tech that can help you sleep better... but I guess it's all the same? Suuuuuuure it is.

  • anticarrrot
    anticarrrot 4 hours ago

    It's a mattress for pity's sake. Buy the $200 one and be done with it.

  • Virginia Noone
    Virginia Noone 4 hours ago

    Well, this video is depressing. My Fiance is a mattress salesman, and I've been supporting him every step of the way. He works for a big company that rhymes with Mattress Film... and he loves it. He tries really hard to do a good job. He knows everything about the products. He's a manager, and he works really hard to get people good deals... it is literally our livelihood. The sad thing is a bunch of customers treat him like a scam artist, when he's working his hardest to actually provide good service.
    The industry may be shiesty, but honestly a lot of these salespeople and managers are good people just trying to make a living. They know how people see them-- "shady"-- and work really hard to gain trust and do a good job... to undo that stereotype. He knows everything about foams, spring types, etc. and can tell you why and how they're different. He works really hard at it.
    This video just makes me really sad. He's the best person I know in the entire world, not a scam artist... and we were lucky to find this company too because it pays really well, provides benefits, and nice vacation. I hope some people take this video with a grain of salt, because this really isn't true for some salespeople.

  • Jack Albertin
    Jack Albertin 4 hours ago

    Please go buy your mattress from a mom and pop type store. It's usually the same stuff, slightly less expensive and at least you're buying from the folks that own the store.

  • Xtra Daank
    Xtra Daank 4 hours ago

    Make this stay on truTV

  • Brian Petraglia
    Brian Petraglia 4 hours ago

    If he did a little more research and wrote a few less clever comments, hed see that yes department stores are a rip-off, and they do jack up prices for no reason. However, if you look through the products, you will find they are actually different mattresses. Adam ruins actually teaching us something by not do enough research

  • MeldrickCz
    MeldrickCz 4 hours ago

    Is it a thing in the states, to buy a matress like some sort of all family once a 10 year decision car aquirment? Because here in eastern Europe we just buy a matress and hate it for the half of your life.

  • ragnarok343
    ragnarok343 4 hours ago

    I feel like the title, "Adam ruins mattresses", is flirting with libel.

  • Zeratul Rus
    Zeratul Rus 5 hours ago

    So, just buy the cheapest one?

  • pr0xZen
    pr0xZen 5 hours ago

    This is why I get my mattresses for cheap, under a bridge by a barrel fire (oh those stains? Its called patina. Its sleepytime nanobots, thats why its itchy) or at Ikea. Ikea makes ok, reasonable stuff - the prices come from the immense global scale, meaning its good economics to cut out _all_ the middle players, and own the whole raw material, processing, manufacturing, logistics and sales chain themselves. Which means they don't have to up charge absurdly much to make a decent profit. Flatpacks and vacuumbagging save billions on logistics and space/storage, and selling eg. 20-30 million mattresses a year, with a selection of maybe 20-25 different sku's, they can make reasonable quality units and sell them at a very competitive price, while still raking in billions. Oh and last time I bought a mattress there, they gave 25y warranty and a whole year of free return&exchange. On a $120 mattress. I mean, most places don't give a single second of return(&replace) on _any_ bedware or other "hygiene goods", unless the thing is has manufacture defects or stuff like that. Being able to test it for months at home, kinda changes the game (suggest using a moisture-proof lining under your bed sheet if you think you might be taking advantage of that, I can imagine they might get s bit fuzzy if you return it full of stains (its not like they're gonna resell it, but at that point you've significantly damaged the thing, meaning they can't donate it to goodwill or anything like that, maybe not even recycle the materials. Same thing for pretty much things things they sell. While I only get _some_ things there, the scale and simplicity can afford them to do things affordable, environmentally sustainable, all the while being recognized even by Forbes, as one of the best employers around.

  • Cascadian Mapping
    Cascadian Mapping 5 hours ago

    That reviewer/podcaster looks like the guy from God Friended Me.

  • Mattress Stain
    Mattress Stain 5 hours ago

    This represents a real stain on my reputation.

  • TheSynysterVyrus
    TheSynysterVyrus 5 hours ago +1

    That was the greatest mattress salesman I’ve ever seen. I don’t care if it’s a scam now I’ll take 3 of those mattresses and buy them outright, no monthly payment

  • Game and Watch
    Game and Watch 5 hours ago +1

    she was in that black ice key and peele sketch right?

  • Véronique Gosselin
    Véronique Gosselin 5 hours ago

    Get it shipped directly from the chinese manufacturer.

  • TheJoish
    TheJoish 5 hours ago

    You can always trust Ikea

  • hba8103
    hba8103 5 hours ago +1

    Where I live there’s literally a Mattress store in EVERY strip mall or shopping center. This is not an exaggeration. We have 3x more mattress stores than Starbucks! I don’t understand who’s even buying all of these mattresses, yet there’s stores everywhere. Money laundering??!

  • Nathan Enzor
    Nathan Enzor 5 hours ago

    I worked at Mattress Firm and we were told to make the voting process as simple as possible for the guests. If the salesman didn’t do that, then they just didn’t do their job well.

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy 5 hours ago

    Just get a job on the space station. They sleep on the walls!

  • Meredith Richardson
    Meredith Richardson 5 hours ago

    And... I'm sleeping on the floor.

  • Shenanigans
    Shenanigans 6 hours ago

    Sponsored by SleepCountry

  • Woke 24/7
    Woke 24/7 6 hours ago

    Guess I will sleep on the floor.

  • Bryan P.
    Bryan P. 6 hours ago

    Purple bed

  • Just a dude who likes Dbz

    4:05 *Inserts Lil Pump and Kanye West meme*

  • Just a dude who likes Dbz

    4:05 Adam's *W I D E*

  • Acryllix
    Acryllix 6 hours ago

    Doesn’t Casper have it so you can send it back if you don’t like it?

  • Pryexel 48
    Pryexel 48 6 hours ago

    ( 3:58 )
    Nice Roblox cosplay, Adam!

  • Sveta Makoveeva
    Sveta Makoveeva 6 hours ago

    Eyeglasses too

  • OVXX
    OVXX 6 hours ago

    aliexpress exists for a reason

  • gzmo
    gzmo 6 hours ago

    i always wonder if adam's job is a result of his last name.. like he got tired of being con over

  • Danielle Ravenwing
    Danielle Ravenwing 6 hours ago

    Just buy one on Amazon for $130.

  • El'li Zaethe
    El'li Zaethe 6 hours ago

    It's why I only watch reviews by non professional reviewers on TVclip while also watching pro reviewers and then I make my choice from there.

  • Kebz
    Kebz 6 hours ago

    the sleeping comfortably industry is a scam

  • James Loehr
    James Loehr 7 hours ago

    People buy bed in the box anymore and not from the big stores. Why ? There mattresses are so over priced they are not worth buying. They dont last and they want thousands of dollars for them. Better to buy a cheap mattress off amazon. Retailers shoot themselves in the foot by pricing themselves out of buisness.

  • Devan Zane
    Devan Zane 7 hours ago


  • Julian Saiz
    Julian Saiz 7 hours ago

    Mattress monopoly

  • Matthew Rooney
    Matthew Rooney 7 hours ago

    The maid is the maid from Friends. ‘‘ The one with the stain”.

  • some random women
    some random women 7 hours ago

    Guess ill sleep on the table

  • Varagod
    Varagod 7 hours ago

    I wanted this for the last 4 seconds.

  • Maple_Hobbit
    Maple_Hobbit 7 hours ago

    Considering how many facts this series routinely gets wrong, I think I'll go out and buy the most expensive mattress I see...

  • Theloss52
    Theloss52 7 hours ago

    I've been sleeping on the floor for years now, and guess what, its free! Get a futon pad for the floor if your body is too soft from sleeping in beds your entire life, your body will adjust and thank you.

  • Ben Pross
    Ben Pross 7 hours ago

    what happened to 30 seconds

  • Lesbian Amazon Sister
    Lesbian Amazon Sister 7 hours ago

    Green tea memory foam mattress on Amazon
    Love it

  • Waitwhat469
    Waitwhat469 7 hours ago

    How about 30 day return policy on the online mattresses?

  • randomrazr
    randomrazr 7 hours ago

    should do a video on car sellers

  • randomrazr
    randomrazr 7 hours ago

    this is why ii bought a CASPER. just click and try

  • animeGurU
    animeGurU 7 hours ago

    5:04 You have to be Gay to Buy a Metric well Dame. It’s interesting I don’t own One. Dame my Wife wants One though, I have to warn Her that weal Divorce once we get One!

  • Anjimations
    Anjimations 7 hours ago

    except purple.

  • Mr. T
    Mr. T 7 hours ago

    Reasons of veaganism doesn't save animals

  • Ege Studios
    Ege Studios 8 hours ago

    Adam Ruins Himself

  • John Nickel
    John Nickel 8 hours ago

    Fack and I was in the process of buying a new mattress

  • Sanuka Kithnula
    Sanuka Kithnula 8 hours ago

    Is this true

  • Chicken nuggets
    Chicken nuggets 8 hours ago

    Look at Zinus online. I have a Temourpedic style mattress from Zinus that's just as good as another one I bought from Gardner White. Will definitely buy from Zinus from now on.

  • Patricia Diaz
    Patricia Diaz 8 hours ago

    What about the purple bed?

  • Gouroz Taibei
    Gouroz Taibei 8 hours ago

    They should be forced by law to disclose if they are paid for the the review. It's a disingenuous practice.

  • Edelio Bazan
    Edelio Bazan 8 hours ago

    Was there any communication between college humor and Freakanonics Radio? Both released very similar episodes around the same time.

  • Porter Chase
    Porter Chase 9 hours ago

    Propaganda machine Adam

  • TheWishingPanda
    TheWishingPanda 9 hours ago

    I tried buying a mattress from Am*zon. It came with bedbugs.

  • DeRosset Myers
    DeRosset Myers 9 hours ago

    What about Tuft & Needle?

  • Stephen Troyer
    Stephen Troyer 9 hours ago

    Guys, guys listen. You can buy a foam mattress directly from the factory that makes them for all those online companies.

  • nGon-
    nGon- 9 hours ago

    What to do? Buy the cheapest mattress that doesn't feel like concrete

  • k0walsk
    k0walsk 9 hours ago

    I had no idea!
    What about IKEA mattresses?

  • Tom Blazee
    Tom Blazee 9 hours ago +1

    That's why I sleep on the floor

  • 2Keen To give a what
    2Keen To give a what 9 hours ago

    Adam sucks at Everything

  • Tim Rose
    Tim Rose 9 hours ago

    Sooo. Where does one buy a mattress without a huge ripoff?

  • J Clair
    J Clair 9 hours ago

    Bought one off Amazon ,

    • J Clair
      J Clair 9 hours ago

      Thank goodness the guys that market mattresses didn't get ahold of television because they are insanely inexpensive!

    • J Clair
      J Clair 9 hours ago

      It was crap but at least cheap, I gave it away. I bought a water bed still got hosed 🤔 but very comfortable.

  • Dan Chase
    Dan Chase 9 hours ago

    I just gonna buy a futon.


    Ruin my eyes, boi

  • Eric Moss
    Eric Moss 9 hours ago

    Adam is so cringey

  • gridiron995
    gridiron995 10 hours ago

    Eh, i like my casper

  • TheBossinator
    TheBossinator 10 hours ago +3

    Um Actually, mattress store are money laundering schemes.

  • u0455294
    u0455294 10 hours ago

    big mattress, it's always those guys.

  • TheGreat Gatsby
    TheGreat Gatsby 10 hours ago +2

    Garbage... I thought you were talking about apple products!

  • Live - Topic
    Live - Topic 10 hours ago

    Having worked in a mattress store these sell points are the least likely thing to prove if even an outdated approach.
    I actually do sleep on the floor though.

  • GuelphRacing
    GuelphRacing 10 hours ago +43

    Hey random person scrolling down the comments..
    Have an excellent day :)

    • TheNationalfilmbored
      TheNationalfilmbored 4 hours ago

      I actually needed this. Thanks.

    • Jacob Ewing
      Jacob Ewing 4 hours ago

      You're a good person. Thank you

    • Some Guy
      Some Guy 5 hours ago +1

      To you, I am a random person. To me, I am the center of the universe!

    • RICH
      RICH 5 hours ago


    • Adam A.
      Adam A. 6 hours ago

      You have a terrible day, trust me, you'll learn more from it.

  • Sean Switzer
    Sean Switzer 10 hours ago

    I worked in the mattress industry for 5 years. Your best bet is to find a mattress you like at a mattress store, ask them for the mattress specifications, and then find a mattress with similar specifications at Costco or Sam's Club. You'll get the best price possible and a good night's sleep. Done and done.

  • Michael Arellano
    Michael Arellano 10 hours ago

    Just buy one... Thinking to much complicates things to a world full of depressed humans

  • joseph stalin
    joseph stalin 10 hours ago

    like purpule mattres?

  • caleb alford
    caleb alford 10 hours ago

    Once again he complains without offering a solution.

  • Grayson Rachels
    Grayson Rachels 10 hours ago +1

    2:24 XXX sleep XxxTentacion

  • Moff Ant
    Moff Ant 11 hours ago

    SOB.. we need a new mattress..

  • Mr Pengwen
    Mr Pengwen 11 hours ago

    I heard sleeping on the floor is good for your back, I'm going to try that.

  • Holly Furgason
    Holly Furgason 11 hours ago +22

    When I was a kid the tags didn't say "except by the consumer." :-) We were pretty sure we'd go to jail if we tore them off by mistake.

  • Pixel Phone
    Pixel Phone 11 hours ago +2

    Was the podcast bit a shot at serial?

  • Jacob Greenwell
    Jacob Greenwell 11 hours ago +1

    I mean, I just sleep on the couch.

  • 10 10
    10 10 11 hours ago

    Guess that means Adam sleeps on the floor and so should you.

  • Open World Gamer
    Open World Gamer 11 hours ago +1

    My sex is a lie

    LOL am a Virgin

  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo 12 hours ago

    A big old nightmare

  • sadface
    sadface 12 hours ago

    I got so sick of trying to find the right mattress I just got the £200 one from IKEA and 6 months later I have no issues at all, very happy with it.

  • Nicholas Tehan
    Nicholas Tehan 12 hours ago

    ok but what about purple

  • therabbithat
    therabbithat 13 hours ago

    Back pain anad insomnia are so common and so awful that people will spend anything in desperation on the mere hint it might help them with either problem :(

  • therabbithat
    therabbithat 13 hours ago


  • tittsntattoos4u Muah!
    tittsntattoos4u Muah! 13 hours ago

    Went to mattress firm. Told the guy I wanted this mattress this box spring this frame. He tried to sell me the frame that goes up and down. No thank you this mattress this box spring this fraaaaaame. Then tried to sell me the cover pillows warranty. You have to stand firm and know what you want try before you buy and get the heck outta there!

  • Emilyy Vazques
    Emilyy Vazques 14 hours ago +1

    so then what fucking bed do I buy and from where :(

  • Pedro Vieira
    Pedro Vieira 14 hours ago

    He forgot to mention that sleeping on the floor is the best option for the body! Mattresses and pillows are 100% scam! Ever since I ditched my mattress, I sleep like a baby and wake up energised and refreshed! 😃