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Old 12-04-2012, 09:53 AM   #41
 
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I think $60-$100 is a good price for decent sheets. I have a king size bed. Where does one get good sheets for $20-$30?
You don't. They'll be low end sheets.

Sheets last years. Why not buy a good set?
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:02 AM   #42
 
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I bought a $20 set of sheets. I never use them. They don't fit on my bed well and the material feels horrible.

I'm certainly not made of money. Sheets are expensive, which is why I have only 3 or 4 sets of them. I usually pick them up at Home Goods or TJ Maxx.

I love my flannel sheets. They're the only ones that fit tight and snug on my mattress.


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Old 12-04-2012, 10:12 AM   #43
 
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Same here, Iroc. I bought 2 sets 6 months ago for about $30 each and I don't like them. The elastic doesn't go all the way around the bottom sheet and it comes off the bed. I don't care for the fabric either. I'll still use them in the Summer, but with a different bottom sheet. I'm not made of money, so I don't like wasting it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:40 AM   #44
 
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That's what I was thinking. Unless you happen upon some sort of fantastic clearance deal where you get $150 sheets for $30, I probably won't want to sleep on any sheets that are that cheap. Those kinds of deals do happen...but they are usually for some crazy-ugly color that's been discontinued. I'm not against crazy-ugly sheets...I do sleep in the dark afterall...but let's be real and admit that cheap sheets aren't easy to find, and when they are, they are usually cheap for a reason. It's usually a better use of money to spend a bit more for a set of sheets that will last and that are comfortable to sleep on.
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I get most of my sheets on Ebay for less than in stores but still not super cheap. I don't normally buy high end anything but I also can't sleep on really cheap sheets like 150 thread count or those really thin cheap micro fiber ones (tho I wish I could). So middle of the road works well for me.

I have 4 sets of sheets and they are between 2-5 years old. They probably totaled $150-175. The higher thread count sateen sheets and the micro fleece were around $40-50 each, the Jersey sheets were $30ish each.

I did splurge once and got high end super high thread count sheets, not thinking about the fact that the higher the thread count the less the sheets breath. I quickly gave them away. Sometimes 'better' isn't always better. : )
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I don't just go by super-high thread counts. I've had some 1,000 count sheets that were pure crap. I now only buy from a reputable company (Lands End). The no-name sheets I was buying at BB&B were just bad sheets...cut badly, too short, didn't stay on the mattress, wrinkled badly, got HOLES in them after a few washings, etc. I never have any of those issues from Lands End. I buy from their sale section, and try to get 400-ish count sheets. Usually they're about $60 for sheets that normally run $125-$150.
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Oh, and the best time of year to buy sheets and bedding seems to be January/February, which is the traditional time for "white sales".
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I don't just go by super-high thread counts. I've had some 1,000 count sheets that were pure crap. I now only buy from a reputable company (Lands End). The no-name sheets I was buying at BB&B were just bad sheets...cut badly, too short, didn't stay on the mattress, wrinkled badly, got HOLES in them after a few washings, etc. I never have any of those issues from Lands End. I buy from their sale section, and try to get 400-ish count sheets. Usually they're about $60 for sheets that normally run $125-$150.
I was gonna say this too. I went by thread count for a while and I ended up with high thread count crappy sheets.

But yes, low thread count is like cardboard.

I have 2 sheet sets that I like. One is a BB&B sateen, not amazing, but one of the better ones. The other is an old flannel set. They're blue with snowflakes and polar bears on them. They're horrible, but comfortable, and my bedding doesn't look like it was in a tornado the next morning.


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I did splurge once and got high end super high thread count sheets, not thinking about the fact that the higher the thread count the less the sheets breath. I quickly gave them away. Sometimes 'better' isn't always better. : )
That's interesting, I never made the association between the thread count and breathability. I bought some high thread count a few years ago thinking they'd be great summer sheets, and we couldn't stand them. We gave ours away too.

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^^ They were beautiful sheets, so well made and soft but yes, the higher the thread count the tighter the weave so after a certain point they just don't breath anymore.
For me, 400-600 thread count is about ideal for softness and quality and you can still find them at a decent price.
I'm still looking for a new set of micro fleece at a good price. Should have looked in the summer.
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The best set of sheets I've ever had were a really nice set given to me by my step-mom about 11 years ago and the bottom sheet just wore out about 4 months ago. The bottom sheet had developed a few holes that I repaired, but the material finally got so thread bare that a big rip appeared and that was the end of that. RIP favorite sheet. Instead of buying a whole new set, because the top sheet was still in great shape, I just bought a new fitted sheet. I wish I could purchase the exact same set of sheets again.
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I think $60-$100 is a good price for decent sheets. I have a king size bed. Where does one get good sheets for $20-$30?
You don't. They'll be low end sheets.

Sheets last years. Why not buy a good set?
I agree. I have a king size and my sheets are $50-60 for 100% cotton, somewhere btwn 400-600 thread count. I got them from ross or tjmaxx. Queen is usually 30.

I am willing to pay more if the sheets feel really nice, I have noticed on other beds that it really does make a difference. I only use one set so it's worth it. I have a backup in case. I love sleeping and you spend a lot of time in bed so why not, it's just a one time cost.

My only requirement for sheets is that it must be 100% cotton and that eliminates the really cheap stuff.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #53
 
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I like the Springmaid brand sold at Target. They're 100% cotton, but not sure what the thread count is. They're my "just right" sheets.

I did get curious and cop a feel of the sheets B-Wavy recommended. They looked a bit furry for me, and the only size available was King, anyway. Cozy, though.
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My sheets are shedding really bad. I've washed them twice, but it isn't helping. Not sure what to do.
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Lotsa, I'd be inclined to contact Berkshire and see what they say. I haven't had that problem, and neither have any of the people we've given them to. Mine are still in excellent condition after several years of use.
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Thx, I'll contact the company. I did a search and saw that others have had the shedding problem, but I'm not sure of the brand. I really love these sheets. I sleep like a baby on them. I'm not willing to give them up.
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Add me to the list of people who want a cool crisp sheet. In fact, I am looking for some new ones now. I do like sateen. Want something soft but definitely not fleece or flannel.

Anyone ever hear of these. I am thinking about giving them a try.

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B-Wavy, I emailed the company yesterday and I received an email this morning. They said my set may be defected, so they are sending me the mailing label, so I can return it and they are sending me another set. Great customer service!
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That's great, Lotsa, I'm glad to hear it. So yours were the Berkshire brand then? I hardly have anything in the lint screen when I wash and dry ours, so I couldn't imagine how you were getting shedding from yours. Nice that they will replace them for you.
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Yes, it's the Berkshire.
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