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    Arrow Airbeds? Walmart?

    As you know, purchasing a mattress unit, otherwise known as a "bed," can be an expensive proposition -- 15 to 20,000 $RD.

    I've been looking at the manually or pump-driven "airbeds" sold by Intex Corp. which cost around $RD 4,000 +/-.
    In the United States, these are sold at Walmart. Having slept on one for a few weeks at a friend's house in California, I was pleasantly surprised by the comfort. Depending on how much air you add, you can adjust the firmness. Additionally, you can use these as modular units: a sofa by day and a bed by night. And they are easy to clean and store.

    I have visited La Cuesta, La Sirena, and Sederias California. These venues have limited selections and, often, older models, and no pumps or accessories.

    Is there a Walmart in Santo Domingo? Other recommended venues?

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    no walmart.

    you can try buying directly from their website Cozy Airbeds - Whether you're hosting guests or traveling, you can easily inflate a great night's sleep - Intex and sending it in a tanque (they must weigh a ton).

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    I have this one by AeroBed.



    Yes the air bed is comfortable for a few nights but definitely not something you would want to sleep on 365 nights a year. One of the problems I do not care for is fitted sheets don't work so I was forced to use flat sheets which get all scrambled up during the night. I recently replaced the aerobed with a normal full size bed in my guest room and now the aerobed will get little or no use.

    A few nights, yes........ but for full time use please think again.

    @ DV8, no they do not weigh a ton, more like half a ton. LOL

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    The one I bought didn't survive my nephew and son (who, I suspect, used it as a giant slide), so definitely for adult use (and/or for guests who you don't want to get too comfortable)

    Very convenient, though. Since I have frequent visitors quite frequently, a cheap day bed was the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbird View Post
    A few nights, yes........ but for full time use please think again.
    @ DV8, no they do not weigh a ton, more like half a ton. LOL
    my parents bought one for me to use when i visit them. i agree, it's not suitable for daily use over a long period of time. it is also too heavy and too bulky to bring with regular courier like EPS. i would also worry about them surviving in heat and humidity in DR, not to mention zealous cleaning practices of dominican maids.

    i would rather go for the cheapest sofa-cama from ikea, like this one: https://www.ikea.com.do/santodomingo...=113&item=6169
    better value for money.

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    They have them at the Santiago Price Smart, not sure if they have them in the SD stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    no walmart.

    you can try buying directly from their website Cozy Airbeds - Whether you're hosting guests or traveling, you can easily inflate a great night's sleep - Intex and sending it in a tanque (they must weigh a ton).
    Good option, Though from the NY area to DR a tank cost $ 150.00 but the Heavy corrugated box normally used 18" x 18" x 29" H is $ 75.00, the weight is not important, and there is leftover room then you stuff it inside. This is door to door delivery, and 3 weeks maximum. I know this because I have done many times & just had items shipped last week. That Box also qualifies you to send up to 50 lbs of Rice or 2.5 Gallons of cooking oil FREE, Just Place a label & wrap with Shrink-Wrap. Our shipper is AWILDA in Corona Queens

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