Is it OK to buy a really cheap bed? If you're hunting for a bargain bed, you need to be careful. There are lots of retailers offering great discounts on quality beds - but don't confuse that with those people who are just offering bad beds and low quality mattresses. If you need a new bed, but you don't have much to spend, don't just go for the cheapest bed you can find - and try to resist getting a second-hand or giveaway bed as well. Finding bargain beds The competition to sell beds to customers like you is intense. Retailers on the high street and retailers online continue to offer the best discounts they can in order to attract customers. If you're trying to spend as little as possible, take the time to look at the various deals that are available and compare them so that you can see which one is the best for you. Bargain deals might include: ? Discount on bed bases or frames ? Interest free finance ? Buy now, pay later ? Joint discount on selected frames and mattresses ? Free delivery Remember that you should always buy the best mattress you can afford. In this case, "best"; doesn't necessarily mean most expensive; it means the one that provides you with the best support and will last for many years. When you're looking at deals, particularly those that offer a bed base and a mattress at a discount, you must make sure that you're happy with the mattress. Otherwise, you could be saving a couple of hundred pounds in the short-term, but letting yourself in for uncomfortable nights and aches and pains for years to come. Always try out Even if you're only planning to spend a small amount, you should still take the time to try out the beds you can afford. It's incredibly important that you choose a bed frame that's sturdy and a mattress that's comfortable and supportive. Just sitting on the side of the bed isn't enough - you need to kick off your shoes and lie down for at least 5-10 minutes. If you share your bed, your partner needs to come shopping with you and try the bed out too. That way, you can make sure that the bed is big enough for both of you and that there's no danger of you rolling into the middle during the night. Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional and contemporary single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.