“like many others on boards, we heard about Bigmickey from the now closed thread on beds.Without hesitation, we would recommend and encourage anyone looking for furniture/bedding to take a visit to Micks. We have absolutely no connection or ties to Mick other than we got a fantastic “bargain” on what we bought and I thought it worth putting up in Bargain Alerts.We were looking for a replacement super king mattress and I had priced in many different outlets both bricks & mortar stores and online.The only day we were both free to travel from Kilkenny was new years eve and Mick met us at the shop and opened up for us.
The man is a pure gent, no hard sell or pushing and he lets us wander around at our leisure (3 kids running riot as well!), we must have been in the store for nearly two hours.
Ultimately we ended up purchasing a super king mattress, sheets and covers for same, a leather 3 piece suite, footstool, 2 x floormats and 40yds of timber flooring for the living room.
None of our purchases were impulse as were looking for all and had priced and viewed elsewhere, just didn’t realise bigmickey stocks as much as he does.Overall I reckon we saved roughly 30%.We took delivery of all our bits on Saturday as arranged and received regular calls from both Mick and the driver as to his ETA.
I’m not sure how the OP didn’t spot any good deals while he was there. €425 for a 5ft Sealy mattress, you’d have got a base, headboard and duvet for that down in Longford. I remember we were looking at Sealy and Silent night beds when we got ours, they were between €5-600 for 6ft base, mattress and headboard. We’re actually heading back down in the next week or so cause the missus wants to get some new bits for the house.
I got a really good quality Sealy Kingsize Mattress from www.bigmickey.ie yesterday for what I think is a great price – Euro 299 including delivery to Dublin.
I’ve been pricing mattresses for a couple of months and found out about mick from bargain alerts here. I see the original thread was closed by mods so I cant thank unklerosso the original poster for the alert so am posting my thanks here!
Mick definitely gave me a great bargain in my book and great service, the deal was done over the phone no problems. I just described what I wanted Mick sourced this mattress for me, delivery was great on time etc and he even just rang me today to see if everything was ok – In my book definitely a bargain – Sealy @ 299 kingsize – check out Mick before making a purchase I will fully recommend him to anyone and will definitely buy from him again.”
I gotta give another Thumbs up to Big Mickey… Been a year and a half since we got our bed from him and we’re still telling people about it. We spent a month traveling around the states, stayed in some class hotels and slept on many fancy beds. Still, got home and into bed and swear it’s the best thing we’ve ever slept on.
“I am also an extremely happy customer of Mick’s.After reading the previous on here over the weekend, me the hubby & the kids decided to go on a “road trip” from Dublin on Sunday to visit ‘big mickey’when we got there we had a look round the showroom and then after about 10/15 mins, I spoke to Mick who was very helpful, in the end, I bought a gorgeous 4’6″ bed from him at an excellent price. Also got sheets, pillows, rug & picture for my son’s bedroom all of which were at rock bottom prices!! When I was paying I asked when will it be delivered and they said early in the week which I was delighted with but then on Sunday night when I got home I got a text to say it would be delivered the next day, then on Monday I got a phone call to say that it would be with me soon, then a text to say that the driver was on his way to swords and then he was coming to me and then I also got a call from the delivery driver to say that he was leaving swords! Couldn’t fault the service at all, Mick is so friendly and the customer service he provides is faultless – a lot of other companies could learn a thing or two from him!!Highly recommend him to anyone!Will def be getting other furniture from him in the future!!”
“unbelievable bargains. After reading all the posts here I decided I’d call in to see if I could get a bargain at www.bigmickey.ie. we were on the lookout for a new mattress. there was no pressure to buy and I can honestly say he actually listened to what I wanted and how much I had to spend.got a savage rest assured pocket sprung bed for a 1/3 of cost in the high street.bought on Sunday, delivered on Monday. got a txt from him today to see if all was OK? Would highly recommend this guy.”
“Big Mick’s- A Delighted Customer
We just got back from Mick’s this evening, and I cannot sing his praises enough. We had heard about him through donedeal.ie and here on boards.ie, but to be honest we didn’t expect to get the deal that we did.
We got (quite easily) about 3k worth of really high-quality bed, mattress and headboard (superking)for 650 euro including delivery (to Dundalk), and we had spent a very long time going into LOTS of large furniture stores and looking things up online, but after being down in Mick’s I can honestly say that I would never shop for my furniture anywhere else.
The great prices combined with just lovely service made it so easy for us to decide on what we wanted- he opened the warehouse the day before his sale so we could get in to look (as it was the only day we were able to make it down), and he showed us lots of different options, with absolutely no pressure to buy what ‘he thought best’, he listened to what we wanted and really did help us find it.
He has a brilliant selection of such a wide range of furniture for really knock down prices, and I’m delighted we drove down (nearly a 5 hour round trip!) because it really was worth our while. He even said if we got our headboard home and it wasn’t right there was no problem changing it to one more suitable!
We will definitely be going back down- he has lovely sofas (we, unfortunately, don’t need another one- despite what the girlfriend thinks) and he said the stock changes all the time, so I think the next time we go down we might see even more things we want- I know we already spotted our kitchen chairs, a tub chair and bedroom furniture we liked. It’s shocking to think the inflated prices we were going to pay in large retail stores… there must be at least 500% markups, and I have to say it was really refreshing to meet a salesman who I really don’t feel was trying to screw us over. I honestly believe he gave us a brilliant price for what we got, and I look forward to shopping with him again.”
Just to update everyone, bed arrived Thursday as agreed, call when leaving and a call when close by. Even brought the mattress upstairs for me and set up the divan base which was great, compared to Homebase who ditched a 3 seater, 2 seater and 2-footstools outside my front door after informing me, “Oh we don’t do stairs”. Very happy with the mattress, not a mark on it and very comfy. Drawers were also excellent, I’m so used to flat pack these days I was surprised when they came off the truck ready built and are of all solid construction, great quality indeed. Even called Mick that day and got him to send up another piece I had been looking at in his showroom. Very happy, saved and fortune and my thanks to everyone in this and the last thread whom have saved me easily over 1500 euro if not 2000euro on Irish shop prices.
“Like a lot of people on this thread, I paid a visit to big mickeys a few weeks ago to check it out after reading this thread.Anyway, I went back the weekend to make a few purchases. Bought a Harrison Mattress 3000 pocket spring for a quarter of what you’d normally pay, A Bentley wooden bed frame and a second mattress which was heavily discounted. If you’re in the market for quality mattresses and beds this is defo the spot to go. cant recommend the guy and the place highly enough
Great slogan on his van also ” Big Mickeys”…….” it’s not what you think!”