You know that old line of jokes about The Mattress Police, the people who check whether a mattress still has its law tags attached? If you live in the U.S., then you probably do. After all, it was a joke in the 1985 movie Fletch, an author uses it for his registered domain name, and there are t-shirts, a punk band, and countless other links riffing on the concept. The whole joke is based on the absurd notion that someone checks such an obscure thing. Of course, the tags also state that the tags can be removed by the consumer, so it’s just a joke. Right?
Not according to Sealy. They use those tags as a way to weasel out of their warranty. Wow. Sealy just screwed me out of $1000+.
In Spring of 2007, I bought a California King Sealy mattress. The mattress has turned out to be an epic fail. Within 3 years it began to cave in, and now it has sunken in deep enough to cause me a lot of back pain. However, Sealy will not honor their 10 year warranty because I removed the “law tags.”
Although the warranty states that you must have these, the tags merely state that they may only be removed by the consumer. They don’t mention that removing the tags can void your warranty. Talk about your fine-print technicality.
Sealy uses cheap technicalities to get out of serving customers. That really sucks, Sealy. You suck, Sealy.
I post this rant because I hope that some small number of people will see this and avoid Sealy when purchasing a Sealy sleep set.
I’ll take it down should Sealy ever decide that their brand matters enough to honor the warranty that helped their authorized retailer sell me their shoddy Shy Blossom mattress.
Other Suckful Rants on Sealy
- Facebook: SEALY MATTRESS SUCKS
- Warning: Actual Consequences To Removing Mattress Tags
- Sealy P3 (10 year replacement) Warranty Sucks!!
- This Mattress SUCKS!
- Sealy Mattresses SUCK!
- Will NEVER buy another Sealy!
- it sucks, it sags and it uncomfortable!
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