Pillow awakens opportunities for Carver inventor

  • Article by: TODD NELSON , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 2, 2011 - 6:29 PM

Unlike some entrepreneurs, MyPillow's founder sleeps soundly -- thanks to the pillow he invented.

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obamaisdumbJan. 2, 11 5:21 PM

Where is the story? After the byline and last updated time, there is no text!

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justin117Jan. 3, 11 5:54 AM

Good Luck and good sales in 2011. I'm glad to see an "average Joe" make a product and make a living from it. I also like that its MADE IN THE USA

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tombutlerJan. 3, 11 7:07 AM

I bought one. Might work for some - did nothing for me.

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rarmstrongJan. 3, 11 7:08 AM

Has the government decided to regulate pillows yet?

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nursedeb_51Jan. 3, 11 8:02 AM

The customer service for this company is awesome! I bought one of the pillows at the state fair, and found that it wasn't exactly the best fit for me. They exchanged it (mail you, at their cost, with a postage paid return package for returning pillow) two more times until I found the right one for me, no questions asked. They care about their customers and want you to be happy with their product.

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ienuvenJan. 3, 1110:12 AM

I remember seeing the pillow on some local access channel. For a brief period of time they had the pillows at the Eden Prairie Mall in a small kiosk and bought one years ago. I do admit, the foam does make a noise in your ear if your a side sleeper so it takes a while to get used to it. I'm guessing most foam pillows have this issue. All in all it's a good pillow. Glad to save a bird or two of its feathers.

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rlwr51Jan. 3, 1110:22 AM

"Has the government decided to regulate pillows yet?" posted by rarmstrong on Jan. 3, 11 at 7:08 AM |Actually, law requires that only new materials be used in pillows (and mattresses). This stems from people taking filthy old mattresses and putting new covers on them and selling them as new. Most regulation is the result of people abusing self regulation. If you don't like police, police yourself...

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kusstJan. 3, 1110:32 AM

What a great success story?? why don't we see more of this?? wonder how big his company has to get before Obamacare takes a bite out of his profits?? oh did I say profits??? clearly he does not deserve profits. there must be something else about his business we can tax??? please help!!! before this poor sap makes any money and the government fails to get its fair share.

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rarmstrongJan. 3, 1110:40 AM

rlwr51: I guess my point was too subtle. Many industries spring up, entrepreneurs launch products, etc., based on a new concept or idea. But then, the established companies, seeing a threat, lobby their legislatures (state and federal) to put regulations and restrictions in place that are too burdensome for smaller start-ups to afford. They go out of business, and the existing companies maintain their monopoly and raise prices to comply with the regs.

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skel950Jan. 3, 1110:45 AM

Love, love, love this pillow! And Mike's a great guy too!

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