Buyers' Guide: Where to Buy Bunk Beds Online

Buying stuff online from a store you've never used before can be a delicate affair. The process requires a measure of trust, and that is best acquired by taking action -- if you've had a positive experience once, you're likely to return to that store again and again. However, while that is a sound strategy for smaller stuff, such as books or DVDs -- you probably wouldn't lose much sleep over $15 you'd paid for a book if the store had messed up and the book ended up in Cicely, Alaska instead of Aaronsville, Pennsylvania -- things are not so simple when it comes to more valuable things like, say, a bunkbed. So, what to do? An inner voice might tell you to just go and buy something from the local furniture store, but their selection will likely be miserable compared to what is offered online, not to even mention that an online purchase could probably save you hundreds of dollars. So, in the end, one just has to rely on the reputation the retailer's accrued in the online world; the stores listed below are receiving rather decent feedback by the jury of your peers on major shopping comparison sites, plus they meet our internal criteria: wide selection, competitive prices, generous return policies and diverse payment options.

MoreBunkBeds.com

MoreBunkBeds.com is a division of Cymax Stores, a Canadian e-commerce company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in 2004, Cymax is one of the fastest growing e-tailers with more than 100 specialty online stores under their wing and is a regular guest on the list of "Internet Top 500 Retailers." Although the company is based in Canada, the bulk of their business comes from the USA. The selection of bunk and loft beds for girls and boys alike that can be found at MoreBunkBeds.com is outstanding; over 20 manufacturers are represented, with hundreds of products to choose from. No sales tax is charged to US based customers, and basic (Truck Freight) shipping is always free. Furthermore, Cymax offers free white glove shipping (which can include a degree of setup) for select items. Like their competitors, MoreBunkBeds.com offers the standard 30-day money back guarantee, and accepts all the popular payment methods; for larger orders they'll even accept Wire Transfers.

Wayfair.com

Boston-based Wayfair.com (formerly CSN Stores), is a leading e-commerce home and office goods retailer. Founded in 2002 by two Cornell University classmates, the company has had somewhat of a meteoric rise to become one of the top 3 online U.S. retailers of home and office goods, with 200+ websites under their wing. Wayfair.com features what is likely the most comprehensive list of childrens bunk bed manufacturers out there, with hundreds of items in the catalog. They offer free shipping on everything; often times, with pricier items, this is coupled with free inside delivery and even setup! In addition, there is an unconditional guarantee on everything listed on the site: if the product you purchased turns out not to be to your satisfaction, you can send it back within 30 days of receipt and Wayfair.com will exchange, credit, or refund the cost of the item -- if the product was damaged or the store made an error, they'll pay for return shipping charges. Payment methods: major credit cards, PayPal, Google Checkout, Personal Checks and Money Orders.

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