Mattress alert

York Press: Mattress alert Mattress alert

ABOUT a week ago a white van stopped us in Heworth Village Road offering “free” mattresses if we were locals.

The driver said his manager had told him to dispose of an over-delivered consignment.

He showed us a stack of new-looking mattresses, and sensing our interest then said they were available at the ridiculously low price of £150, ie no longer free, and so we declined the offer to buy one.

Having now seen the article in The Press of February 22 by the National Bed Federation warning of a “back-of-the-van scam” where old dirty and even fire-risk mattresses are re-covered to look like new, I am relieved that we were not caught out, but I wonder how many locals have been?

Roger Cook, Galtres Avenue, York.

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1:45pm Sat 1 Mar 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

Roger Cook, with a name like that I am surprised not to have seen this issue on the Cook Report by now?
Roger Cook, with a name like that I am surprised not to have seen this issue on the Cook Report by now? NoNewsIsGoodNews
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10:38pm Sat 1 Mar 14

oi oi savaloy says...

why is that 'ridiculously low'? when you can get a new mattress for £149.99 at argos!
why is that 'ridiculously low'? when you can get a new mattress for £149.99 at argos! oi oi savaloy
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10:56am Sun 2 Mar 14

Daisy75 says...

I got offered a Silentnigt pressure relieving mattress by a couple of guys in a van whilst walking the dog in Earswick. The van did have some mattress related logo on it, but apparently the mattress was 'left over from a delivery on the estate'. And they'd also stopped in at the hairdressers in Wigginton.
I got offered a Silentnigt pressure relieving mattress by a couple of guys in a van whilst walking the dog in Earswick. The van did have some mattress related logo on it, but apparently the mattress was 'left over from a delivery on the estate'. And they'd also stopped in at the hairdressers in Wigginton. Daisy75
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12:42pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Jonthan says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
why is that 'ridiculously low'? when you can get a new mattress for £149.99 at argos!
The way I read it is the con man, not the letter writer who was claiming that the price was ridiculously low.
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: why is that 'ridiculously low'? when you can get a new mattress for £149.99 at argos![/p][/quote]The way I read it is the con man, not the letter writer who was claiming that the price was ridiculously low. Jonthan
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