I ordered this bed online and it arrived before the due date.
I opened it up the next day and it took about 5 minutes to fully expand, and there was no smell at all.
I slept on it that evening, and for the first few days it was very hard but gradually softened to where it is now. I find the edges a bit soft when sitting on it while dressing, however, I will NEVER go back to a regular mattress again. I have had this bed for about 2 months and will be keeping it for a long time.
I highly recommend this bed, and the customer service was exceptional.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend