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Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? #818702
23rd Aug 2013 11:37am
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My daughter and I were stopped the other day, on the Millhouse Estate, by a man driving a bed van. We thought he wanted directions. He said he had two spare 'memory foam' mattresses going cheap if we wanted them, and it would save him taking them back.

I thought it was very odd and we would not have bought them in the circumstances.

Wondered if anyone else was approached.

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Re: Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? [Re: paxvobiscum] #818706
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Yes indeedy. Tuesday. Middle-aged, bald-headed guy, driving a white van.

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Re: Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? [Re: paxvobiscum] #818711
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We get them calling in every now and again' just say no thank you.

Re: Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? [Re: paxvobiscum] #818713
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seems legit

Re: Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? [Re: paxvobiscum] #818716
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Get loads of them when working in chester mainly irish accent white van laugh . Memory foam that losses it's memory. http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/Beware-of-Fake-Memory-Foam-Mattresses-/10000000004680283/g.html

Re: Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? [Re: paxvobiscum] #818717
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The matresses might have been for comfort in case you were bundled into his van and assaulted.

Re: Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? [Re: paxvobiscum] #818723
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comes round our garage at least twice a year, they are stolen from the company he is supposed to be delivering them for.

Re: Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? [Re: paxvobiscum] #818729
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yup, come knocking at ours. said they had shifted a few to our neighbours.

Neighbours say no.


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Re: Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? [Re: paxvobiscum] #818774
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When a bed retailer removes the old bed from a house they place them on their skips to be collected by their carriers. Over the last year they have noticed that the mattresses are disappearing overnight.
It is assumed that they are stolen recovered with new covers and sold from vans in residential areas.
The retailers are not too bothered as they dont have to pay for the waste removal.


Re: Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? [Re: paxvobiscum] #818801
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Same, couple of months ago at Bromborough retail park.

Just said no thanks.

Re: Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? [Re: rhoobarb2002] #818803
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Same here Prenton, Woodcurch,and Tranmere Sometimes he is selling PILLOWS,or duvets .they are poor quality ,Buyer beware.

Re: Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? [Re: paxvobiscum] #818814
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This happened to me on New Ferry Rd, it was quite a while ago now but it sounds familiar......van stopped and asked if I wanted a memory foam mattress, they said they had one left and didn't want to take it back, and quite a few people had bought them, I said no, then they asked if I knew of anyone who wanted one, again I said no...........
so they must still be trying to sell these things!!

Re: Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? [Re: valli] #818819
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Never buy in haste. Tell him you'll have to sleep on it... laugh

Re: Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? [Re: paxvobiscum] #818842
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Ironically, it was the patter of telling us that they only had a couple left and that 'loads of your neighbours have bought them' that set my radar twitching- I know my neighbours. However, this person dousn't and thats what gave her away!!! sherlock


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Re: Mattresses--Scam? Dodgy? [Re: paxvobiscum] #818947
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You're all too suspicious. If you cant trust a man in a van pulling up at random selling you possible dodgy goods then who can you trust!


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