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Mattress To Go donates beds to Detroit family

Mattress To Go donates over $2000 worth of mattresses to family; Helps expose used mattress industry in Detroit along with Fox 2 News

September 14, 2012 – Mattress To Go, located in Shelby Township, Mich., recently donated over $2000 worth of mattresses, bed frames, pillows and mattress protectors to a family that unsuspectingly purchased used mattresses from a Detroit furniture retailer. The plight of this family had been featured on a local newscast where it caught the attention of Mattress To Go owner Jeff Scheuer.

“I had originally viewed a news story by Fox 2 News Problem Solver Rob Wolchek. In this story he reported about people being victimized by stores selling mattresses that contained used components,” stated Scheuer. “The story really made me mad, as these mattress stores were victimizing people with the least amount of disposable income. I contacted Rob Wolchek and eventually made arrangements to donate mattresses to one of the families involved in this story.”

It turned out that the used mattresses weren’t the only problem. “The beds that I replaced not only contained used materials, but they also contained bedbugs,” Scheuer said. “So, I ended up providing this family with three new premium mattress sets, three bed frames, new pillows, and complete bedbug-proof encasements for the mattresses and pillows. I was so happy that this family allowed me to help them out of their bad situation, and the smiles and hugs I received at the end of the day made it all worthwhile.”

Scheuer continued, “This donation is just another in a long line of contributions we’ve made locally through our Comfort For Everyone campaign. Rob Wolchek of Fox 2 News was kind enough to document our delivery to this family (view the news story video at http://bit.ly/NvRykA ). I’m hoping that this publicity will result in others making donations to families in need, as well as raising awareness of these disreputable used-mattress dealers. In Michigan it’s legal to sell used mattresses, and Detroit isn’t the only area where these used products are sold. We have plenty of liquidators and warehouses – what our industry terms as ‘dirty window shops’ - in Macomb County where used and remanufactured mattresses are often sold. The public really needs to be aware of this. In general, if something sounds too good to be true, it generally is, especially in the mattress business. The only true way to make premium mattresses affordable is to eliminate overhead and operate a sleep shop with a one-person staff – exactly what we do at Mattress To Go.”

About Mattress To Go:
About Mattress To Go: Mattress To Go, located at the NE corner of 23 Mile and Van Dyke (Next to the Salvation Army) in Shelby Township, Mich., features factory-direct pricing on premium innerspring, memory foam and latex mattresses from Therapedic, America’s eight-largest mattress company. For 20 years owner Jeff Scheuer has provided nationally-acknowledged educated and expert mattress advice. He recently received his third consecutive Pinnacle Award from Therapedic for superior customer service, product knowledge and sales. Visit Mattress To Go at www.matt-to-go.com

About Rob Wolchek
Rob Wolchek is an Emmy award-winning journalist who specializes in exposing scam artists and stopping bad guys. He's part of the Problem Solver team at Fox 2 News Detroit. Learn more about him at www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/17212301/rob-wolchek.

                           
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