Expensive Beds and the Financial Crisis

Sydsvenskan reports today that despite the financial crisis, expensive beds are selling very well. My first reaction was of course, when people are worried, they cannot sleep well and they believe that an expensive bed will solve the problem. Or perhaps, they were thinking like, what the heck, I’m bankrupt anyway and got no job so why can’t I just lie on this expensive bed the whole day and never rise up?

Some swedish-made beds were tested and it was surprising how much those beds cost. A double bed (90×200 cm) would range from 6395 SEK (Ikea) to 22140 SEK (Hästens), that is from ~600-2100 euro. Nine different brands of beds were tested and aside from the test of durability wherein they simulated jumping children by dropping 35 kg weights at specific points on the bed, the cheapest brand, Ikea, got the lowest score. This means that if you don’t have children or at least incapable of preventing your children from making trampoline out of your bed, then you should buy the more expensive brands. The best in test was the brand called Ekens, costing around 1,800 euro.

But the point of this post is not about which brand of bed is the best. No matter how expensive your bed is, you cannot just buy a good night’s sleep. Angelina Jolie according to the article reportedly bought a Vividus Hästens bed for 50000 fucking euro! If I can sleep really well on a mat made from braided coconut leaves laid on the floor, I think I would never wake up in that expensive bed. Unless of course if Angelina Jolie (minus Brad and the kids) is right there with me as well. I’d perhaps not sleep at all! Hahaha. 

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6 Responses to Expensive Beds and the Financial Crisis

  1. Smek this! says:

    If I had bought a 50000-euro bed, hell, I couldn’t sleep. I’d spend all nights thinking how stupid I was to have purchased such an expensive piece of furniture, LOL!

  2. mogLi says:

    @Smek: Good point!

  3. HairySwede says:

    interesting to see if this trend continues as the financial crisis worsens or if people will learn to control their bed jumping kids and stick with ikeas cheap beds instead when money gets tight.

  4. cheh says:

    dammit that’s more expensive than the whole bedroom set we bought 3 years ago!hindi ako makatulog nito sa inggit hahaha

  5. cheh says:

    oops sumimblay nawala si furniture sa bedroom set!;)

  6. mogLi says:

    @cheh “di makatulog dahil sa inggit.” LOL!
    @HS yep, it will be pretty interesting to follow. this can be one good indicator about people’s spending habits, since everyone sleeps (except for that vietnamese(?) man who reportedly has not slept in more than 30 years!

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