Long warranties dishonest, Therapedic chief contends

Perry, David
August 2006
Furniture/Today;8/28/2006, Vol. 30 Issue 50, p23
Trade Publication
The article presents a letter from Therapedic President Gerry Borreggine in response to the author's July 31, 2006 column in which a retailer commented on his call for one-year bedding warranties. Borreggine explains why he believes that long mattress warranties are dishonest. He points out that regardless of the cost or quality of the mattress, it should be replaced well before the expiration of its warranty.


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