Saturday, June 05, 2010

Shaving Inches off a Queen

When my daughter left in the U-Haul for NYC, she had a new queen-size mattress and sheets for the platform bed that was in her mostly-furnished apartment.  It was touch and go that the mattress arrived from Overstock before she left, but it had come and it was on the truck.
She arrived to find the landlord had been mistaken about the size of the platform.  It was in fact a double, not a queen.  A few inches make all the difference in the world when it comes to some things, like mattresses.
Her brand new Overstock mattress is not returnable, despite the fact that her landlord offered to pay for shipping.  So the question of liability looms large.  She has gone ahead and purchased a mattress that will fit on the platform, but what happens to the queen-size mattress that has never been removed from the shrink-wrap?  
It seems to me she should just make a gift of it to him and let him figure it out, at the same time deducting the cost of the second new mattress from her first month’s rent.
I’m sure getting a good night’s sleep is high on her list of priorities after her first full week of nurse practitioner training.  I hope it all works out.


Blogger Kristin said...

Oh, that is frustrating. Giving it to the landlord and letting him figure it out sounds good to me. There's a huge difference between a queen and a double when it comes to fitting in frames!

10:05 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

I think deducting it from rent makes perfect sense, but if the landlord won't go for it, there's always Craigslist! (Especially if it's still shrink-wrapped.)

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was going to make the same exact comment as Steve! So will just add that I bet you are mighty proud of your daughter. I'm really happy this new chapter in her life story has been unfolding so well.


11:16 AM  

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