More Than Mattress Reviews

At qMattresses.com, our unique and proprietary ratings system is based on feedback from more than 1,250 individual product owners and users. The keyword being “unique” because we place


a greater emphasis on the best products and worst products when evaluating them. More specifically, using a 5-Star mattress ratings system within a micro framework allows us to properly classify and highlight the best and worst mattress products on an ongoing basis without risking obsolescence in the quality of those ratings. Additionally, assigning 5 Stars to only the best mattresses and 1 Star to the worst mattresses allows the mean to properly represent what most mattresses truly are: average. The following image provides a visual representation on how our Star Ratings are assigned:

In order to ensure that ratings have validity and relevance, we separate our ratings into different categories. At this point, we rate Mid-Range Mattresses and Value Mattresses independently. This allows mattress products to “compete” with similar products, otherwise higher-priced mattresses would essentially earn all of the 5 Star ratings while cheaper mattresses would earn 1 Star, with little regard for the comparable quality and features that each product truly offers.

On a more macro level, extreme satisfaction and dissatisfaction take the spotlight when arriving at our qScore ranking hierarchy for mattress brands. Be sure to visit our Mattress Ratings post for more information on ratings by brand, which also covers the most common Memory Foam Problems and the most common coil mattress complains.

In a Rush? Our Mattress Reviews offers Summary Sections (read more by clicking here) that promise to highlight 3 positive features of a product, 2 negative features, the actual Star Rating and the Peer Group. As well, we publish something that no other resource offers: Target Mattress Pricing which helps you figure out whether that so-called Sale is really a Sale at all!

For the most part, features and characteristics for products are available from the manufacturer themselves, either on their website, through product brochures on by telephone. As well, product information can be obtained through the retailer, but we should warn you that not all retail staff are trained the same and therefore there can be wide gaps in the reliability and integrity of that information – always best to speak with the manufacturer. At any rate, actual product information is readily available without having to dig too deep. But if you don’t want to deal with the manufacturer, then the Top Mattress Stores covered here as well as our in-house Mattress Expert, Peter Cancelli, can provide the most up-to-date and reliable information you need about products and sleep health.

Qualitative data for our satisfaction ratings (qScore) comes from multiple sources and the research was completed by a third-party to ensure absolute impartiality on our part. Most data was collected on the internet on sites that were not directly related to the manufacturers included in our surveys. In addition, to at the very least eliminate some element of bias, we limited information to no more than 10% from any given source. So we could not sell out and get all data from big retailers like Sears.com.

Don’t forget to check out the Mattress Buying Guide and read our 6 Golden Rules For Buying a Mattress before starting your search. And lastly, be sure to check out our unique-to-qMattresses sections: Mattress Warranty, and Mattress Complaints for help with making a complete, well-researched Purchase Decision.

Oh, and let us know what you think about your latest mattress by writing to us at qstkmedia(at)gmail(dot)com!

Discount Memory Foam Mattresses

One of the most popular mattress options for bargain shoppers looking for the best “bang” for their buck is the Discount Memory Foam segment. For under $750 (for the most part), shoppers can find a mattress that rivals the comfort of some of the bigger players, namely TempurPedic and to a lesser degree, Bragada. While […]






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Sealy Posturepedic Irresistible Mattress Review & Rating – Solid

3 star mattress rating

In the world of mattresses, the Sealy Posturepedic brand counts itself among the most-recognized brands in North America. And given their costs, there is no question why these mattresses account for the majority of Sealy’s sales. With the Sealy Posturepedic Irresistible mattress, consumers will have a better understanding of and appreciation for the strength of […]






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Stearns & Foster Thurston House Offers Plush Luxury

4 Stars Mattress Ratings

As a name that has become one of the most highly recognized within the luxury mattress segment, Stearns & Foster mattresses have plenty to offer consumers. What many will consider striking about the Stearns & Foster Thurston House mattress is that our high praises are for a plush mattress, something most people do not see […]






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Browse Value Mattresses By Rating

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Given the state of the economy, there is no question that value-priced mattresses play an important role when it comes to helping so many people enjoy a good, quality night of sleep without forcing them to spend a bundle on a new mattress. Although experts remain divided about just how far the quality of low-cost […]






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Browse Mid-Market Mattresses By Rating

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Mid-Market mattresses account for a considerable amount of mattress sales across the industry. For our purposes, these mattresses are primarily sold in the $1,000 to $3,000 range after in-store or promotional discounts (our unique and exclusive Target Mattress Pricing feature provides a suggested discount value that shoppers should look for before buying a mattress – […]






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Simmons Beautyrest Legend Mattress Sets A High Standard

4 Stars Mattress Ratings

As at the time of publication, Simmons Beautyrest mattresses have a solid representation at the high end of our Mid-Range Mattress Ratings curve, with the Simmons Beautyrest World Class Brathwaite having earned a 5-Star rating and (now) 3 other Simmons Beautyrest products earning 4-Star ratings. To put that into perspective, consider that only 2 mattresses […]






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Stearns & Foster Cora Luxury Mattress A True Mid-Market Product

3 star mattress rating

When it comes to affordable luxury, most mid-range shoppers will jump at an opportunity to own a Stearns & Foster luxury mattress. This year, owning a Stearns & Foster product becomes a whole lot more reasonable and possible given some of the key changes that Sealy (Stearns & Foster’s parent company) has fed into its […]






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Getting Wordy – Simmons Beautyrest Haworth Plush Mattress Review

3 star mattress rating

Despite being in the midst of an identity rebranding, Simmons mattresses continue to offer a top quality and comfortable sleep solution to consumers. In particular, the Simmons Beautyrest mattresses highlight some of the best-in-class characteristics and features that shoppers should expect from a mid-range mattress product. As for the rebranding, shoppers have little to worry […]






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A Value Leader – Sealy Posturepedic Juniper Valley Park Mattress

4 Stars Mattress Ratings

Currently the largest mattress manufacturer, Sealy Mattresses offers a broad range of models to shoppers. Their best-selling and biggest “hit” has been the Posturepedic line, which is to say it accounts for roughly half of the company’s total sales and is probably the biggest benefactor when it comes to product enhancements. With a solid slate […]






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Mattress Ratings – Upgrades & Downgrades By Model

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As your leading mattress reviews and ratings website, we take our assignment of assigning “stars” to specific mattress models quite seriously. As our Mattress Ratings posts will demonstrate, there is little value (to you) if we consistently rate a mattress as “above-average” simply for the same of assigning a rating. In reality, times change and […]






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Low Profile, Big Value From Sealy Posturepedic Mohican Mattress

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For shoppers who want to make a purchase based solely on price alone, there is plenty of potential with Sealy Mattresses. Best known for its Posturepedic models, Sealy is also the leading mattress brand as measured by market share. And there is good reason for that – much of which can be attributed back to […]






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Plush Luxury – Serta Perfect Sleeper Whispers Parkmore Mattress

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with the recent changes that Serta Mattresses announced for its Perfect Sleeper line in 2012, we thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at some existing Perfect Sleeper models. What makes the existing mattresses controversial, in our view, is that their price suggests pocket-coil, mid-market luxury while their continuous coil mattress core is […]






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Sealy Posturepedic Supreme Bartola Offers Key Features

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The most popular mattress model on the market today is the Sealy Posturepedic. Not only does this model range account for more than half of Sealy’s total revenue stream, but it is one of the most recognized mattress name among consumers. This certainly puts Sealy, which is also today’s market share leader, in a comfortable […]






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From Stearns & Foster’s Estate Collection: The Shantel Luxury Mattress

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a name synonymous with luxury, Stearns & Foster mattresses have taken on the Luxury mattress segment while maintaining a mid-market price. Arguably one of the most comfortable mattresses in any mattress retailer’s showroom, Stearns & Foster models offer all of the expected features and a whole lot more comfort. That certainly seems to be the […]






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Simmons BeautySleep Ridgebrook Mattress – One Worth Checking Out

There has been much written here and elsewhere about the impressive quality that can be found in Simmons mattresses. The Simmons BeautySleep Ridgewood is one that sticks close to the grain and further underlines Simmons’ dominance in a the Value mattress segment despite its firm hold in the mid-market segment as well. Not unlike the […]






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Simmons Beautyrest Elite Windsor Mattress – High End Mid-Market

The heat has been turned up at Simmons over the past few months. While the ultra-successful Serta iComfort gel bed logs sale after sale after sale, it’s toughest competitors, market-leader Sealy Mattresses and second runner-up Simmons, have yet to deliver a gel product that will adequately compete. Gel beds aside, neither Sealy nor Serta product […]






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The Mid-Market Kingsdown Emerald Crown Crest Mattress

The mid-range mattress segment can be a tricky place for mattress manufacturers. Depending on the niche they carve for themselves, a mattress company’s presence in the mid-market can be seen as a “better version of a cheap mattress” if they have built a reputation in the value mattress segment or as a “cheap version of […]






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Simmons Beautyrest World Class Brathwaite Mattress Offers Pure Luxury

Although a large percentage of mattress reviews published on our site have focused on the Value Mattress peer group, the fact remains that many shoppers may not be interested in a value mattress product, even though higher price is not synonymous with higher satisfaction ratings. While Simmons definitely has a presence in the value mattress […]






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Huge Value: King Koil Comfort Solutions Thaila Mattress

Mattress shoppers who are seeking the best deals for a new sleep set will sure come across King Koil Mattresses in their search. Known as one of the largest value mattress companies out there, King Koil is well-recognized among consumers and highly marketed by retailers who want people to come walking through their stores. As […]






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Serta Perfect Sleeper Rosa Vista Mattress: All Around Good Comfort

Currently ranked as the Second Top Mattress Company, Serta Mattresses has been enjoying tremendous momentum with two product lines in particular. The first is the hugely successful Serta iComfort mattress, which we believe will be viewed as the innovation pioneer in the industry for years to come. The other line is a direct competitor (in […]






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Making Mid-Range Decisions Simple: Sealy Posturepedic Supreme Tociano

Shopping for a mid-range innerspring mattress can be a particularly difficult task. You find that prices are elevated, but not quite as much as a luxury mattress, so you might start doubting the mid-range mattress and opt for a higher-priced luxury model instead. Luckily, Sealy Mattresses casts a wide web with its mattress offerings. With […]






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Sealy PosturePedic Ivy Glenn Mattress Review (Value)

Finding a great deal on a mattress is one of the most frustrating things shoppers are up against. With the Sealy Posturepedic Ivy Glenn mattress, there is definitely a great deal to be had. Currently, one of the top mattress stores is selling this queen-size mattress for just under $400 for the full mattress set. […]






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NEW! Value Mattress Ratings

Our Value Mattress Ratings section offers individual mattress ratings on the Value products reviewed on our website. Here you will find links to all of the different, individual mattress reviews we have completed and updated with our unique Ratings Overview box. Each new mattress review on our website now incorporates one of these Ratings boxes […]






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Simmons Deep Sleep Chesterfield Mattress Review – Deep Sleep Unlikely

Currently one of the best spring mattress products on the market is built by Simmons. In fact, some would go so far as to say that the Simmons Beautyrest is one of the highest quality, most comfortable mattresses on the planet, and for good reason. The trouble with the Beautyrest brand is price, which locks […]






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Sealy Comfort Balance Ellington – A Value Mattress Review

When you hear the name Sealy, chances are good that you think of the Posturepedic brand. This makes sense; roughly half of Sealy Mattresses‘s sales happen in the Posturepedic arena and without a doubt it is also one of the company’s most-innovative innerspring prodcuts with its titanium coils. But what about the true budget-brand? After […]






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Our King Koil Majesty Mattress Review

With affordability at the forefront of its existence, King Koil mattresses offer reasonably priced mattresses to the value-conscious shopper. Given that objective (to help budget-minded consumers find a decent mattress without having to break the bank), King Koil is continually offering options to shoppers. That is definitely the case with the King Koil Classic Majesty […]






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Our Review of The Serta Perfect Sleeper Crestdale Mattress

If anyone understand sleep and sleep patterns it must be the National Sleep Foundation. So it should make sense that a mattress company would want to partner with them, especially if that mattress company really does have a genuine interest in helping its owners sleep better. That is what Serta Mattresses did when it designed, […]






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Simmons BeautySleep Ravenspur Mattress – A Good Alternative

The Simmons Beautyrest name is one that appears frequently on our site in favorable terms. A product of Simmons Mattresses, the Beautyrest collection consists of mid- to high-end mattresses. Nearly every mattress review compliments it and rates is exceptionally well, whether you read about it at mattress review sites like ours – because Beautyrest mattresses […]






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Simmons Beautyrest Portsmouth Pillow Top Mattress Review

It is very likely that by now, regularly visitors know just how much we love we give the Simmons Beautyrest mattresses. Although our experience has not always been the most positive all the time (read After Four Nights: My Simmons Beautyrest Classic Review by site editor, Christopher Fitch), the overwhelming reality is that the Beautyrest […]






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Sealy Posturepedic Johnson Ferry Mattress Review

Recently, Sealy Mattresses announced that its earnings have increased while its number of mattresses sold have actually decreased. It does not take a forensic accountant to realize that selling less units and making more money means charging people more money for the units sold. The first natural instinct is that, as consumers, we are getting […]






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Sealy Posturepedic Myrtle Blossom Mattress Review

The Posturepedic name brings a lot of satisfaction to Sealy Mattresses, the company responsible for this highly popular mattress brand. This is because Sealy Posturepedic is the company’s best-selling mattress line, followed by its ultra-high end luxury mattress name, Stearns & Foster. With so much riding on the Posturepedic name, it makes sense that the […]






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Our Sealy Cerminaro Mattress Review

The current leader in the industry, Sealy Mattresses is known for its Posturepedic mattresses. This product line alone accounts for just under 47% of the company’s total revenues. Talk about a heavy weighting in a single line. The other line that keeps Sealy earning big bucks (the company reported revenues for 2010 of $1.2 Billion, […]






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Common Memory Foam Mattress Problems – The Winners & Losers

We recently published a very “broad” post that outlined the Most Common Mattress Complaints, and while this information certainly provided some insight into the biggest problems with mattresses, it looked at all mattress types. A little deeper into the post, it became clear that coil mattresses and memory foam mattresses are not only two different […]






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Common Coil Mattress Complaints – The Winners and Losers

In our post about the Most Common Mattress Complaints, we outlined how coil mattresses suffered from negative owner feedback about premature sagging, followed by comfort and then quality. In this brief post, we will dig a little deeper into these common complaints and show how each of the measured mattress manufacturers fared. We have taken […]






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Most Common Mattress Complaints

Mattress Complaints offer good clues to consumers looking to replace an existing bed. Some mattresses cost a lot of money and while it is true that mattresses are no longer built the way they used to be, generally speaking they are better products now as well (in terms health, safety and comfort anyway). Knowing what […]






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Embody Mattress Complaint Not Much of A Complaint At All

Embody mattresses by Sealy represent the company’s serious entry into the luxurious latex mattress market. While Embody mattresses come in two different materials – a higher end memory foam and this latex foam – our focus with the Embody has been on the latex model, which retails for about $2,000 for the complete mattress set. […]






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Updated Englander Mattress Complaints: Not Much Better

When we first published our Mattress Ratings, Englander mattresses ranked quite high. For comfort and quality, it ranked mid-pack, high for value and 3rd overall when it came to its motion transfer qualities. Without question, this was a mattress we praised as one of the best of its kind. Now, with Englander you have the […]






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Absence of Kingsdown Complaints Suggests A High Quality Product

As one of the better coil mattress companies, Kingsdown Mattresses offer a collection of four different sub-brands. The company’s approach to helping people select and purchase the best mattress for them, whether it is one with an uniform mattress core or one with dual zones (one zone built for your side, the other one for […]






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Premature Sagging Is a Recurring Sarah Peyton Mattress Complaint

One of the key selling features of Sarah Peyton Mattresses is cost. These memory foam mattress can be purchased at less than $325 for a queen-sized mattress and make for a great replacement in some circumstances. However, these discounted memory foam mattresses are not without their flaws. First, we should point out that Sarah Peyton […]






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Firmness Is The Most Common Of Sleep Innovations Complaints

Quite often, memory foam mattresses will suffer from sagging given enough time, just as coil mattresses suffer from sagging after excessive wear. The difference is that most memory foam mattresses will truly “swallow” a user, especially if the base foam has lost its support or was never supportive to begin with. Mattress softness is definitely […]






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Solving The Mystery Of No Dynasty Mattress Complaints

One of the better discount memory foam mattresses comes from Dynasty mattresses. Although there are some areas where this mattress scores below others in the memory foam space, however there are virtually no Dynasty Mattress complaints out there. This baffles us given the price point and the fact that almost all shoppers buy this mattress […]






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Simmons Beautyrest Complaints Point To Poor Edge Materials

As one of the more popular coil mattresses on the market, Simmons mattresses offer tremendous comfort and support at a very reason price. Whether you are looking at its higher end Beautyrest Black collection or its traditional mattress, the Simmons Beautyrest brand is very well-known for the quality and overall satisfaction ratings from its customers. […]






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Customer Service, Deep Rutting Are Biggest Bragada Complaints

On the surface, Bragada mattresses offer an exceptional product that takes a direct aim at thie high-end models manufactured by Tempurpedic Mattresses. However, Bragada is not immune to its share of legitimate complaints from existing users. In fact, Customer Service and Deep Rutting in the mattress make up the bulk of the Bragada Complaints you […]






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Mid-Market Dream: Stearns & Foster Berkeley Square Luxury Mattress

One of the most sought-out luxury mattresses on the market, Stearns & Foster mattresses offer uncompromising comfort and aim to deliver exceptional support in every mattress the company manufactures. That attention to high-end luxury carries forward with the Berkeley Square Luxury mattress line, which retails for about $1,800 for a Queen Sized mattress and $2,300 […]






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The Low Down On The Sealy Posturepedic Grayson Mattress

Arguably, the Sealy Posturepedic mattress one of the most popular mattresses on the market today. With a name like Sealy behind it, it makes sense why so many consumers will flock to the Posturepedic name. Currently, the Sealy Posturepedic Grayson Highland Pillow Top mattress is listed for sale at price of under $800 for a […]






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Simmons Beautyrest Belmont Pillow Top Mattress Review

Currently, several retailers are listing the Simmons Beautyrest Belmont Pillow Top mattress on sale at a price of less than $1,000 for a queen-sized mattress set. Wow, this is a great price for a decent product. As we noted in our Simmons Beautyrest Review, this line of products is the “entry” point if you are […]






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Valve Issues and Mold Complaints Top Sleep Number Bed Problems

The Sleep Number Bed by Select Comfort Mattresses works on something that we will never run out of – air. For many consumers, this translates into a mattress that is expected to last for a very long time – unlike springs that wear and tear, air is ample and can always be found. However, that […]






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Chattam & Wells Complaints Sort of Point to Warranty

Chattam & Wells Mattresses, as a Spring Air product, score favorably when it comes to their customer service. This spring mattress is not unlike many others on the market these days – a good, solid mattress with good comfort and support. In fact, Chattam & Wells mattresses score higher than the “Usual Suspects” when it […]






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What Stinks About Sarah Peyton Mattress Problems

As one of the best-selling discount memory foam mattresses at Amazon, the Sarah Peyton mattresses offer a low-cost alternative to some of the higher-priced brands on the market today (brands like Tempur Pedic come to mind). And while this memory foam mattress comes with many praises from its long list of buyers, the reality is […]






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King Koil Mattress Complaints – Premature Sagging?

As far as bed mattresses go, there are generally two types when it comes to popularity. The first is popularity at the consumer level, which we cover fairly well in our mattress ratings section. The second is popularity at the retailer level, which is where all of the “big brands” seem to show up, including […]






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