Beds of all standard sizes can be purchased at department stores, at some furniture stores, or at bedding stores such as Sleepy's and 1-800-Mattress, according to Consumer Reports. It is not recommended that consumers buy beds online unless they have researched the chosen brand in person at a store.
Department stores have a wide variety of mattresses and have sales on beds often, but they can be crowded and it may be difficult to get customer service, explains Consumer Reports. Bedding stores and furniture stores have a sufficient number of choices and more personalized customer service than department stores. Bedding and furniture stores often keep the most expensive models in the front of the store but may be willing to bargain on the price.