Mattress Wedge claims to be an award-winning patented foam device that will close the open space beneath the headboard that often eats pillows in the middle of the night and covers them in dust. They claim it will also stop toys or other small items from meeting a similar fate and promote a good night’s sleep. Mattress Wedge also comes with side-pockets for small-item storage such as a TV remote.
BuyMattressWedge.com was recently registered in July 2013 and there is no information about the company behind it. As such, there is no BBB information or accreditation available.
How Mattress Wedge Works
The Mattress Wedge is a long piece of what they call “high-density comfort foam” that comes in different sizes: Twin, Full/Queen, and King/California King. Each has a flat bottom and triangular top. Place the Mattress Wedge triangle-side down into the space between mattress and headboard, which they say will cover that open gap and prevent pillows, toys, or any other loose, small item from falling in. (They suggest you can also use Mattress Wedge to close the seam between twin mattresses in a similar fashion.) In addition, they say the foam will stay cool in summer and warm in winter, helping you sleep more comfortably. It is said to be light and sturdy and comes with machine-washable cover and two removable side pockets for handy nighttime storage.
Each Mattress Wedge order comes with:
- Mattress Wedges (size of your choice)
- 2 pillow cases
- 4 storage pockets
Mattress Wedge Pricing, Shipping, and Returns
Mattress Wedge can be purchased for $19.95 (Twin), $29.95 (Full/Queen) or $39.95 (King/California King) plus $9.95 shipping & handling. In addition, when you purchase, you are getting a “free” Mattress Wedge for an (automatically) added cost of $9.95. Essentially, you are paying $19.90 in S & H in addition to the price of the initial unit.
They promise to ship Mattress Wedge to you within 30 days. Once you receive it, you have 30 days to return if you don’t like it, minus the $19.90 in shipping (and what it cost you to send back.)
Bottom Line: Should You Buy Mattress Wedge?
It sure can be annoying to lose a pillow to that “gap” in the middle of the night; the same goes for straining and reaching for a rubber ball or doll that fell in and is now covered in dust or dog hair. (Thankfully, this problem has mostly been solved in contemporary children’s bed set designs.)
Even if you do have a gaping older bed frame, the charge of almost $20 in shipping fees for 2 pieces of foam is ridiculous. We think you should wait until Mattress Wedge is available at more reputable shops like Amazon or Wal-Mart. You’ll pay less for shipping and have a hassle-free return - and that in-and-of itself will give you a better night’s sleep.
Scam, scam, scam--DON'T BUY DON'T BUY DON'T BUY
I am ashamed of myself for not doing proper due diligence with this company. Their website is misleading. To get what I thought was 2 of these stupid wedges, I ended up with 4 and they charges $39.95 for shipping/handling when it clearly states $9.95 and i thought it would be total of less than $20 to ship.
A band of thieves. Immediately upon seeing this i tried the customer service number but since i placed the order after the cutoff, i could not reach them until the next morning whereupon i was told that the order had already been shipped out. (What you want to bet that it will be WEEKS before i get it--they shipped it by elderly donkey probably.
American Express was of no help. They show "pending charges" but won't cancel it. So i get to go through disputing the charge with Amex. By the way, i've been a Platinum card member for almost 40 years!
Outrageous Order Processing with NO CONFIRMATION!
Unfortunately, I think this could have been a great product, but due to the way my order was processed, I can only rate them as a COMPLETE SCAM!
On the first screen, I only selected a wedge for a king bed. This is then followed by a series of screens where they try to sell you additional products.
After denying any additional product, I entered my Personal Information, including my Credit Card Info. I assumed that the next screen would be some kind of Order Confirmation Screen, letting me know what the shipping/handling charges would be - Instead, I was presented with a fully processed order, that included wedges for single and queen beds, and a shipping/handling charge of almost $20, bringing my Grand Total to $149.??. Order Processed and no option to confirm or change anything on the Order.
I immediately called their Customer Service department and was told to call back in a couple of hours as my order didn't appear on their computer. I called back 2 hours later and even tho I had received an email confirmation, complete with an Order Number, I was told that it still was not in their system, and to call back the next morning. When I called the next morning, I was told that they couldn't cancel my order because it had already shipped, despite the 2-3 week shipping notation.
Fortunately, I was able to contact Visa and they were able to cancel the charge to my account.
This was one of the most blatant abuses of the Ordering Process I have ever experienced on the Internet.
DO NOT PLACE AN ORDER FROM THIS SITE!
Not only is the product not what I expected, but despite repeatedly refusing a "free" second wedge (for shipping and handling,) they sent me one and charged me $49.85, despite the $19.95 advertised price. I will try to get the overcharge reverse, but I don't like my chances. Beware.
Ordered this on Saturday and after I realized they automatically send you 2 wedges, even if you selected just 1, I called to cancel.
I was told that they will not cancel any order once it has been placed and my bank can't help until the actual charges are posted. They also said that they can't guarantee that I'll get my $19.90 shipping charges back, even if I refuse the order.
Customer service is rude and nasty, and told me it's not their fault if I can't read. Stay far far away!
Poor rating dishonest business practices
I will be filing with the attorney generals office (new jersey) a criminal complaint against the owners of this company. The NJ governors office will be contacted on Thursday , June 19, 2014. The governor does not look kindly to illegal activity. These people will soon be sharing a bed with their kind.
Like the Product but Not the Sales Tactics
Agree with everyone on the sales tactics and ordering scams. Definitely setup to be deceptive, tricky and all-around not customer friendly on the ordering system. PLUS they try to keep selling you stuff till you are ready to scream. Had I not wanted these pretty bad I would have given up. I have a problem with pillows always slipping between my mattress and headboard on 2 king size beds in my house and was sick and tired of it. When I received the 2 wedges and installed them, they DID actually work really well. No more stuff sliding through the cracks and they also act well to prop up your pillows for making the bed or reading in bed, which I do a lot. That's the only reason I gave it 3 stars. I would order more for more beds in my house but never want to go through this again. So I would recommend the product but try and find a knock off somewhere else.
I haven't even received the wedge yet and I know it's a scam. Add says buy 1 and if you pay additional shipping and handling you can get a 2nd one free. I was willing to pay the S&H for a 2nd wedge so I selected a quantity of two. There was no "confirm your order" screen that other websites have and when the order confirmation came up, it showed I would receive 4 wedges. I immediately called Customer Service but they are only available M-F and I ordered on Sunday so I called first thing Monday morning but the order was already in shipping and I couldn't cancel the additional 2 wedges - even though the ad clearly says 2-3 weeks to ship. They will have a record with the Better Business Bureau now and it won't be positive.
This is the worst shopping experience ever..
I placed an order on line and realized I made a mistake and called immediately (within 10 minutes) to cancel the order. The person that answered the call said they couldn't cancel the order because it wasn't showing up yet and to call back in 4 hours.
I did and again in 6 hours. I was told "nope' still didn't show up and to call back in the morning. I asked them to take my order number to have it on record that I wanted to cancel the order. I also asked if there was a possibility that the order would ship and was told "probably not."
I called at 9:00am the next morning and was told. "Sorry, can't cancel, the order already shipped." I have submitted a complaint to the consumer's protection office, This whole thing was a total scam.
If there was a negative 10 rating that would be my review.
Update on shipping address
Same issues...double charges, customer service give you the run around, no address available to report to BBB, so I trace the source where the wedges came from:
I traced the shipping address from the fedex tracking to Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation Wallingford, Connecticut Headquarters: 26 Barnes Industrial Park Road Wallingford, CT 06492
1-800-759-5558 I Called Fosdick, they would not give me any information and hung up on me. So I'm not sure if they are a front for www.buymattresswedge.com, so I reported them to BBB for refusing to give me information on the packages that came from their warehouse in CT as above. Please do the same!
Don't order Mattress Wedge - it's a scam
I placed an order for one mattress wedge for a queen sized bed. The pricing stated $29.99 plus $9.99 for shipping & handling. I was charged $152.00 and was not presented a confirmation page upon checkout. I suppose I should have known better, but I assumed the page was coming.
Don't do it.
First when you buy one, you're really buying 2 and you have to pay shipping on both. When you checkout you have to say no at least 3 times to more wedges. After my first order I got a letter a few weeks later saying they couldn't process my order and it was cancelled unless I called them; instead of doing this I just reordered presuming I entered incorrect info. Then 2-3 weeks later they called to "verify" my order which was just really a pushy sales pitch for a shopping club; the operator then transferred to the final verification operator who basically repeated the same sales pitch. I had to be insistent to not join the shopping club. Then even after all this verification I got another letter saying my order would be cancelled due to incorrect billing info? This was followed up by a phone call to verify my credit card info, again?
I'm convinced their primary business is not selling a mattress wedge but trying to confuse people out of there money. I think a letter to state attorney general may be in order.