Inflatable beds?

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  1. Mark Larson

    Mark Larson Supporting Actor

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    Well, since my idea of "bed-in-a-bag" has crashed and burned, i'm turning to Aerobeds.
    Since i'd be quite naturally skeptical of a store called "WonderfulBuys", i'm asking for your opinions. Have you used one of these for any period of time?
    What are your thoughts? Are they worth the money ($ 90)?
    Would i be better off buying a futon/mattress?
     
  2. BrianB

    BrianB Producer

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    Much better off with a futon or matress, Mark. "Air matresses" & the like are fine for the odd night or two, but they don't stand up to any more than that in my experience - you'll get back pains, find them uncomfortable etc.
     
  3. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

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    Mark, I know HT ties up all of our money here, but there are some things you just don't skimp on. Toilet paper, tissues, and beds come to mind. Do yourself a favor and pick up a cheap IKEA bed.

    "Where you goin' with this Ikea boy?"
     
  4. ace peterson

    ace peterson Second Unit

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    We bought a double bed at an auction once for $5. Doesn't get cheaper than that my friend.
     
  5. Mark Larson

    Mark Larson Supporting Actor

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    Ace, WOW! Was that at ebay or local auction?
     
  6. Bill Catherall

    Bill Catherall Screenwriter

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    I lived (well...actually slept) on an inflatable bed for a month. I won't do it ever again. Pretty hard to get a good night's sleep. And on some mornings you're back is so sore that you just can't get out of bed.

    It was really nice to have a real bed out of storage after that month.
     
  7. Nathan*W

    Nathan*W Screenwriter

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    There's a BIG difference between one of those "bed-in-a-bag" things and somthing like this from Select Comfort. These beds are pricey, but may help eliminate back pain/tossing and turning. (Hey, anything that Paul Harvey advertises for can't be bad!) [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

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    Air mattresses just aren't very comfortable. I agree with everyone here...spend the money on a real bed. I got a new bigger bed about 2 months ago. Cost me about 700+ but its the most comfortable thing I've ever slept on. Wish I didn't have to get up in the morning, I could lay in bed all day long [​IMG]
     
  9. Philip Hamm

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    I have a ThermaRest camping air mattress and I find it to be extremely comfortable, as good as my bed. Very expensive though, and purpose built for camping.
     
  10. Daren Welsh

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    If this is strictly for camping or for short stays, then you might consider the Coleman inflatable bed. It's around $40 at Wal-Mart and it'll do just fine compared to those overpriced Aerobeds. But, if you have the extra space and this isn't for travel purposes, just get a mattress/futon.
     

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