3.14.2008

Pillows are cheap

Casey needed a new pillow. His old one was completely worn out and not worth saving. We threw it away. He and I have different tastes in pillows...I like feather pillows you can mold around your head. He prefers really flat simple ones.
So I wondered where I could buy a real flat pillow. Seems that most pillows are advertised as fluffy and full (um, sounds more like an IBS commercial.) But Casey advised, "I think you just have to buy a cheap pillow and it will flatten down over time".
So I went to Bed Bath and Beyond first and found their cheapest pillow for $9.99. Sold! I had no idea it would be such a steal! But then next I went to Target for some other shopping and decided to check their bedding department. There in the front aisle was $4.99 for a standard pillow! WOW. It felt like a ripoff, like I should just give Target a few dollars extra to help cover their shipping costs or something. I mean, 5 dollars for a pillow? Seriously. I know labor overseas is cheap. But are they making any profit?
Well, at this rate, I told Casey he could have a new pillow every 6 months if he wanted. Of course, that's probably when the new one would just be flattened to his liking.

9 comments:

Suman Family said...

i totally like a flat pillow too...

maybe i should check out target, see if they are flat enough. :)

Sara said...

I love flat pillows too! well at least the cheapy ones! But Mark has to have his feather pillow- must run in the Suman family!

dana said...

Funny, I didn't really think anyone would comment on this post. But 5 minutes after posting, 2 family members have piped in! Pillow preference must define us in some small way.
And yea, I think feather pillows run in the Suman family.

teresa and the boys said...

I love how the most random posts seem to generate the most passionate responses!

Aaron mocks me regularly for my strange pillow habits. I have two. And a body pillow. That number is likely to increase as my bump gets more and more intrusive.

dana said...

ah yes, I forgot about pregnancy pillows. I used 4 pillows when I was pregnant....3 to prop me up and one behind my back.
Good luck with the pillows Teresa!

lettieb said...

I would not fit in with the Suman clan. I hate feather pillows. I am not fond of flat pillows wither. I like a good fat pillow though. That's funny you mentioned how cheap they are. Nate and I waited forever to replace our pillows. When finally got new ones I was surprised at how cheap they were and was sort of annoyed that we took so long to get them.

Sharrid & Lexie said...

pillows are cheap and yes the flat ones will be the cheapest...or the ones that will quickly become flat. I know this because I have to have a flat pillow. I don't know if I would like a feather pillow. I have never had one. I know I don't like a big fluffy pillow.

debra said...

I so wish my favorite pillows were only $5 at Target. I'm with you on the feather side all the way- they just have a bigger price tag! Funny, Laura- I totally remember you having flat pillows.

Brittany said...

I'm with Casey. Anytime I go out of town I get a neck ache. Hotel pillows are always too big for me. I would never buy a $10 pillow, though. I always looks for the cheapest ones at Target. I thought they had some $2.99 or $3.99 ones, though. $4.99 is sounding pricey to me!