One of those daily deal sites recently sent out an email offering a “Queen-sized Egyptian sheet set” from Pulse TV for 75% off — only $20. MrConsumer has never seen an Egyptian cotton sheet set for such a low price.
When clicking through to the seller’s site, this is what you see in part:
The name of the product is “Egyptian Comfort 1200″. Wow, 1200 thread count sheets. What luxury! A little further down, however, the true nature of the offer was disclosed.
So these are really NOT Egyptian cotton at all, but rather microfiber. We asked the customer service department what the actual fiber composition of these sheets was — cotton, cotton-blend, polyester, nylon, etc., and what the thread count was.
Their response was “The Sheets compare to a 1200 thread count” and to view this video on their website:
The spokesperson in the video says, in an uncharacteristically candid way, wincing:
“I wanted to address a couple of issues. First of all, it says it compares to a 1200-sheet count, I am sorry, cotton thread count. I’ll be honest with you. I don’t think so. I’d say it is more along the lines of between a 400 and 600.”
In a newer video, the spokesperson says:
“They say on this that it compares to a 1200 thread count cotton. Simply not true. I’d say it is more like a 300 to 400 count.”
Did I hear right? The spokesperson is saying don’t believe what our company just said about 1200-thread count!
When we asked customer service to once again tell us what fiber these sheets were made of, and what the actual thread count was, since neither question was answered in the video, we never got a subsequent response.
Microfiber sheets are cheap, but very soft feeling. At Kmart last year, a queen set was only $9.99, and made of 100% polyester.