Our mattress-shopping desires are pretty straightforward: great deals and no hovering salespeople as we sprawl out to test the goods. Burlington Mattress Co. passes the test. When retailers receive imperfect mattresses — details that most would consider insignificant in the quest for a good night's sleep, like a small scuff or a rip in the plastic that covers the mattress — they often send them back to the manufacturer. Burlington buys those mattresses and offers deep discounts on top brands, such as Sealy and Stearns & Foster. Edward Collins, a retired Kansas City Fire Department battalion chief, opened the original store in 2010 on Burlington in North Kansas City. He has since expanded into four other metro locations and an Illinois store. A bonus: You don't have to deal with the life-paralyzing, multi-hour delivery window. Name a time, and they'll show up with your mattress.