Most of us have seen or heard the infomercials and commercials on TV and radio for MyPillow®. Mr. Lindell is a great communicator and he is the founder and inventor of MyPillow®. I want to trust him when he says “I personally guarantee MyPillow® will be the most comfortable pillow you’ll ever own.” But is the MyPillow® pillow really that good? I could use a new pillow because mine is turning a yellow-brownish color. But should I buy a MyPillow®?
Is this pillow amazing or what?
Radio and TV Talk show host Sean Hannity (who is awesome by the way) discusses the benefits of owning a MyPillow® pillow on his radio show. The testimonies found on the MyPillow® website proclaim nothing but praise and adulation for this pillow and the wonders it does to help in sleeping better. With all this positive jubilation I’ve heard and read about the MyPillow® I am nearly persuaded to buy my own MyPillow® pillow just to experience the hype …er… pillow myself. But there is a problem that has been keeping me from purchasing my own.
What about the price
First, the price of the MyPillow® pillow is not cheap. I have seen it for close to $50 at Walmart to as much as $90 online. The high price for any pillow causes me to pause and it certainly does with a purchase of my own MyPillow® brand pillow. And yet, there is an even bigger problem that price holding me back in such a purchase. And this second problem is not an easy one for me to overcome.
There are reviews
What I have learned so far about MyPillow® started with a quick visit to a few website reviews such as Amazon, Walmart, Better Business Bureau and YouTube. All of these sites feature either mixed reviews or some candidly negative opinions about this pillow or the company who makes MyPillow® with positive comments in the mix. Positive reviews and comments are great and essential to sell a product but negative reviews about a product never sit well with me. When I read or watch reviews, I take into account user error, bias, tone, the details provided and the overall quality of the comments within the review. But even honest and fair reviews for MyPillow® seem to expose something unsettling about this product. For starters, the grade letter on the Better Business Bureau website certainly doesn’t help this cause especially when companies pay the BBB to appear on their site. Hmmm.
I have read about and watched reviewers who have cut open a MyPillow® brand pillow and reveal what appears to be nothing more than shredded pieces of foam in varying shapes and sizes. This might not be problematic if this was all there was to tell. Many reviewers claim the MyPillow® is lumpy. That theme repeated itself more often than I think it should have unless it were true. And I can understand why this might be when there are lumps of foam clumping together under one’s head in the form of a pillow! How about the return policy? User experience seems to be all over the map on this one. Some folks claim an easy return while others claim customer service was unhelpful and the high price for return shipping had to be paid by the customer. But back to what’s on the inside of the pillow. Perhaps this foam (or whatever it is) is made of a high quality material and that’s why the pillow is expensive? I do like that MyPillow® is made in the USA.
So the question that remains still remains. Is this pillow simply a cheaply made pillow that should cost around $10 and some reviewers have suggested but has instead been marketed at a higher price so we the consumer think it’s a luxury pillow? Of course, that would be deceptive and that wouldn’t be good publicity for any company would it? Or, is this pillow in fact a truly a high quality product that one could justify in paying a price of $50 to near $90 or more? Well, right now I don’t have the answer but I do wish I could try out a Premium MyPillow® before I spent more than $10 on my own.
If do get my hands on a MyPillow® pillow I will update this post and give you my first hand…..or head, experience and thoughts.
I want to hear from you. Do you have (or know someone) who has first hand experience with the MyPillow® pillow? Feel free to let me know in the comments below.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this post are that of the author’s in his endless quest for the truth.