Posts Tagged ‘Mattress’
As seen on Lincoln out west in San Francisco County:
Somebody might have been using this mattress to sleep on in Golden Gate Park – I can’t tell.
This might be the RPD parks and recreation people – I can’t tell. (The Recology garbage monopoly people use hydraulics for a streetside summary execution of the box springs* they find.)
Another thing I can’t tell is the difference betwixt San Francisco’s legitimate mattress removal scheme vs. the process of simply wrestling your old bed** downstairs and throwing it down on the sidewalk in front of your door. I think you’re supposed to tell them your address and put the letters RMJ (Remove My Junk) on your unwanted booty.
I’ll look it up when and if the time comes…
*If you wanted to sell me** a box spring, I’d ask you what does it do and how am I going to eventually going to get rid of it. Oh, you say its job is to “support the mattress?” Uh, the same way the a hardwood floor might similarly “support” a mattress? And then people put a sheet of plywood in between the box spring and the mattress for “more support?” So I ask how does the mattress even know what’s under the plywood? Box springs are a scam, man!
**This is an option, a foam bed, on sale, from the Costco.com – SPONSORED LINK, SURPRISE! No, no, just kidding, Gentle Reader. I wouldn’t TBI you like that. Anyway, UPS delivers the box and you say, well, that’s a small box, and then you cut it open and the thing expands and unfolds like a US Navy life raft. Now some people say that foam mattresses are too warm at night, you know, for Frisco. YMMV
In the spirit of None More Black, here’s electric blue and neon pink on Central Avenue:
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Someday, there’ll be an NFL football team with these colors…
No, it cannot.
And could McRoskey’s claim survive any kind of scrutiny?
No it could not.
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The reviews are IN – read away.
The Airflex is a lonely child
Who’s waiting by the park
The Airflex is a door to finding
Treasure in the dark
And watching over lucky clover
Isn’t that bizarre
Every little thing the Airflex does
Must be answered with a question mark
How the Commenters of SFGate Ruined, Just Ruined, This Press Release/Advertorial for the McRoskey Mattress Co.Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Let me tell you something here – if you can get a good night’s sleep ONLY in a McRoskey Mattress, you know, the way the McRoskey Mattress Company wants you to think, then there’s something wrong with you asides from your back or your neck or whathaveyou.
There’s something wrong with yo noggin, is what I’m saying.
Let’s see how the readers of the Chronicle SFGate respond to the advertorial in the electronic pages of the SFGate. Here are the first two:
“FINALLY! A mattress with the 49 square feet of space I NEED, and at a $12,000 price tag I can AFFORD!”
“Almost 12 grand for a mattress… it should improve sleep, sex, and prolong my life by 10 years for that.”
Here’s how it will look in the corner of your live-work mansion:
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And here’s the original release, below, if you want to compare.
McRoskey, if I put one of your 7×7 box springs on the sidewalks of San Francisco, it would sit there for weeks because nobody would realize it’s worth thousands of dollars.
(Oh, because it’s not worth thousands of dollars.)
McRoskey, if you took a 1×1 bite out of the upper left corner of this mattress combo, I’d give you points for style. But you didn’t do that.
McRoskey, nobody wants your $12,000 beds.
(And oh, Gentle Reader, if you want a good night’s sleep for two, why not get a queen mattress from the Costco? $475 delivered – it comes in a surprisingly small box, one that you yourself can move around. Let it air out for a couple of days after it expands, and you’re in business. This is the modern way of sleep during our Great Recesssion.)
“McRoskey Mattress Introduces The New 7’X7′ San Francisco King
McRoskey’s newest standard size is for people who really love to stretch out
SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — McRoskey Mattress Company introduces a new standard size mattress set, the 7’X7′ San Francisco King©. This seven foot square mattress is the perfect size for people who want more freedom of movement while sleeping, love sleeping with their pets or just want more room to cuddle with the kids.
According to McRoskey President Robin McRoskey Azevedo, the 7’X7′ San Francisco King was created to address these needs, providing more space and more comfort. “Because we’ve received ongoing requests for custom over-sized mattresses from customers – especially professional athletes — who want a bigger sleeping surface, we have introduced this new, larger standard size.” She adds, “Our new 7’X7′ San Francisco King is an ideal mattress for an open loft area, a spacious penthouse or a large master bedroom suite. And as a San Francisco-based manufacturer, we love the fact that the new size connects with San Francisco’s seven-by-seven square mile footprint.”
Like every McRoskey mattress set, the new San Francisco King is handcrafted to order at the McRoskey factory in San Francisco’s Central Waterfront neighborhood. The 7’X7′ San Francisco King comes complete with linens and mattress protector and is available in McRoskey’s byDesign and Classic comforts. Box spring heights can be customized.
This new San Francisco King set retails for $11,777 in the byDesign line. Retail pricing for the set in the Classic line is $7,777.
About McRoskey Mattress Company
Family owned and operated, the McRoskey Mattress Company has been handcrafting mattresses and box springs in San Francisco, California since 1899. McRoskey mattresses are available in standard and custom sizes. McRoskey has showrooms in San Francisco and Palo Alto. http://www.McRoskey.com or Facebook or Twitter: @McRoskey.
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CONTACT: Dianne Newton-Shaw, The Placemaking Group, +1-510-835-7900, x 206, for McRoskey Mattress Company
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Labor Unrest on Market Street: Carpenters Local 2236 vs. McRoskey, the Absurdly Expensive Mattress MakerThursday, October 13th, 2011
This was the scene yesterday on Market Street near Gough:
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Is the National Labor Relations Board involved with something to do with McRoskey Mattress Company, that longtime manufacturer of absurdly expensive mattresses, as well as absurdly expensive pillows and, well, you get the idea? I think so.
Anyway, if you ever want to buy a cot for $2000+, or a twin bed for $3600 (plus tax of course), well, just push past the protesters and shop, shop, shop.
Actually, It’s Remarkably Easy for the Authorities to Come By and Pick Up Your Abandoned Mattress on the SidewalkWednesday, May 25th, 2011
I’ve never abandoned a mattress on the Streets of San Francisco* myself, but you people, you people do that kind of thing all the time, I can see that.
Now, the driver of this rig spotted a box spring in the Western Addition (or the North of Panhandle Area, as it’s called these days by the real estate industry and selected rich white people) and, in about 30 seconds, stopped pick it up, tossed it into the caboose, and crunched it with hydraulics. Then he was gone in a flash. (Not sure if he came just for this box spring if he’s patrolling the hood, picking up stuff he happens to spot.)
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Not saying it’s inexpensive for him to do this, but it’s certainly easy for him. It’s a piece of cake.
Perhaps mattress abandonment isn’t all that much of a crime after all…
*A Quinn/Martin Production
Today’s announcement from San Francisco’s McRoskey Mattress Company, that place on Market near Gough, talks about their new “BASIC” line. So, temporarily, during “introductory pricing,” a low-cost queen mattress set will run you just $3500(!). But that’s not the funny thing.
The funny thing is that McRoskey is worried that this new “recession special” line will cannibalize sales of their even more expensive beds.
“This McRoskey is ideal for anyone looking for a new mattress and box spring set and is especially suited for kids’ rooms and guest rooms, or vacation homes. It is also a wonderful idea for newlyweds or first-time home buyers.”
(IMO, a “wonderful idea for newlyweds” would be for them to spend their money on something else, or maybe even not at all.)
All right, enjoy your expensive recession-era beds, San Francisco. Oh, and pillows too – they run $500 per, or something.
NB: If you think you can get a good night’s sleep only on a McRoskey mattress, you’re delusional. Also, your salesperson thinks you have more money than brains. Sweet dreams!
San Francisco’s McRoskey Mattress Company Introduces the BASIC Mattress and Box Spring Set
The BASIC offers trademark McRoskey quality at a comfortable price
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22 — San Francisco mattress maker McRoskey Mattress Company introduces the newest member of its mattress product family, the BASIC mattress and box spring. The set is available through March 14, 2010 at introductory pricing.
“We’re excited to introduce the new McRoskey BASIC. It’s made with our trademark attention to detail,” says McRoskey owner Robin McRoskey Azevedo. “This McRoskey is ideal for anyone looking for a new mattress and box spring set and is especially suited for kids’ rooms and guest rooms, or vacation homes. It is also a wonderful idea for newlyweds or first-time home buyers.”
The new McRoskey BASIC mattress is made with buoyant cotton and polyester fiber filling materials and is built to a medium firm comfort. It is a two-sided mattress that can be flipped for use on either side, extending the life of the mattress. The BASIC mattress is built with the signature McRoskey innerspring system providing supple yet strong support. The BASIC’s construction details include vented mattress and box spring sidewalls allowing for a cooler, cleaner sleep. The BASIC box spring is flexible, enhancing comfort and relieving pressure.
The new McRoskey BASIC comes in all standard sizes including California and Eastern king, queen, full and twin, and custom sizes are available. The BASIC set has a non pro-rated 8-year warranty. To learn more about the McRoskey BASIC mattress and box spring visit www.McRoskey.com/Basic.
About McRoskey Mattress Company
Family owned and operated, the McRoskey Mattress Company has been handcrafting mattresses and box springs in San Francisco, California since 1899. McRoskey mattresses are available in standard and custom sizes. McRoskey has showrooms in San Francisco and Palo Alto. In addition to mattress and box spring sets, McRoskey sells fine French blankets, luxurious down pillows and duvets, shipping worldwide