Tuesday, June 30, 2009

How To Choose A Mattress

How do you choose the right mattress for your specific needs? It’s not an easy question to answer if you are not an expert on mattresses! We’ve all seen those TV commercials for Serta with the ‘Sleep Number Beds’ or even just come across print ads on holiday weekends for a variety of mattress brands at a local mattress retailer. While a sale price is great – you should not choose a mattress based solely on price. The most expensive mattress may not always be the best mattress for your needs and the ones on sale may not be right for your needs either! You should look at criteria including size, support, quality, firmness, and types of materials used.

Probably the most important thing to look for in a mattress is softness or firmness to ensure the support matches your needs. Try out each mattress in the store by lying down on them! Though it can be difficult to find the right mattress for a couple who has different needs, most can find a compromise with all of the choices there are on the market. In extreme situations for couples who can not agree on the same mattress, there are mattresses that offer options in adjustability for a more personalized purchase. If you are not getting the support you need while you sleep – your mattress is basically useless. It is best to do your research and shop around before making your final decision.

As a buyer, you must also consider the size of the mattress. If you are a single person, you can consider a twin size or even a full size if you need more room. A couple will usually choose a queen or a king mattress, but will sometimes choose a full size if it is a good fit with the right features. When we sleep, we all have different needs and wants when it comes to the size of our mattress. In general, wider or larger people will do better with a queen mattress or maybe even a king if extra room is a desired feature. It is even quite common for most couples to begin with a full size mattress and eventually upgrade to a queen mattress. You will want to take into consideration things such as a restless sleeper as they may need a larger mattress size in order to accommodate both people comfortably.

And because everyone is not rich, the cost of a mattress is worth mentioning. The features of your mattress are important, but it is important to get a good deal, too. The most reliable way to know if you're spending the right amount of money on your mattress is to compare prices at local retailers for the type of mattress you want.

Obviously, the quality of your mattress is very important. The higher the quality, the longer your mattress will last. You may sometimes need to compromise on quality when money is tight, but keep in mind that a lower quality mattress does wear out more quickly and you will need to replace it more quickly. Of course, this may not be your only option! Check for mattress closeouts and liquidations in your area, as you may be able to score a great mattress for a super low price. Right now, AMC Liquidators is holding a closeout event on mattresses including twin, full, and queen sized mattresses. Get all the info and pricing online at AMC Liquidators website to get your new mattress!

Friday, June 26, 2009

AMC Liquidators Interview with South Florida Live on 6/25/2009


AMC Liquidators was happy to interview with Karen Posada from South Florida Live just yesterday. The interview features the inventory of office furniture from Stanford Capital which AMC Liquidators has for sale from a recent liquidation. If you are interested in the Stanford Capital inventory or have any questions - feel free to email us at: Support@AMCLiquidators.com!

Monday, June 15, 2009

What a steal! Disgraced Financier's Stuff on Sale


Article from Associated Press:

What a steal! Disgraced financier's stuff on sale

By TAMARA LUSH – Jun 15, 2009

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Sal Lazzara needed some new office furniture. Thanks to a flamboyant financier's downfall, he found a matching set with an infamous pedigree.

For $1,500, the Boca Raton restaurateur bought a maroon leather chair, a cherry-wood desk and a credenza — all once owned by Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford, whom the Securities and Exchange Commission has accused of running a massive Ponzi scheme.

Lazzara discovered his new furnishings at AMC Liquidators — "Value in Volume" is their slogan — a South Florida company that hauled out 25 truckloads of luxury office goods from the disgraced businessman's Miami offices last week and put them on the market.

Stanford had adorned four floors in a downtown high-rise with Oriental rugs, regal marble-topped tables and leather couches. He had bronze eagles (the symbol of his company, Stanford Financial Group) and blown-up photos of Palm Beach County polo grounds that he sponsored.

From the looks of things, Stanford — or his decorator — favored dark wood, maroon leather and heavy gold picture frames. Tufted sofas, wingchairs and delicately carved occasional tables predominated. Think Queen Anne-meets-Donald Trump.

There's even a tapestry depicting Louis XIV, France's legendary 17th Century "sun king."

"The quality of this stuff is just really nice," said Lazzara, standing in the AMC showroom and patting the nearly new desk. He thinks he saved 70 percent off of retail. "I got a steal," he said.

Valued at $2 million, the bounty for sale in Fort Lauderdale was only a small part of Stanford's lavish lifestyle. In 2008, he was named the world's 605th richest person by Forbes magazine, with an estimated worth of $2 billion.

Court documents revealed details like $100 million in private jets, $100,000 weekly yacht rentals, and, in his Houston headquarters, a professional kitchen. Stanford also used the title "Sir" in 2006 after being knighted by the leaders of Antigua & Barbuda.

In his heyday, Stanford was a dominant figure in his adopted island homeland and also held considerable influence in Washington, where his campaign donations, mostly to Democrats, reached a peak as efforts to strengthen financial regulations died in the Senate.

In February, U.S. federal regulators sued Stanford, alleging that he committed fraud. He is accused of promising clients unrealistic returns on $8 billion in certificates of deposit and other financial fraud through an offshore bank in Antigua.

In March, a federal judge said the government could go after at least $226.6 million in back taxes, penalties and interest.

Stanford denies the SEC's allegations, and he has not been charged with any crimes. The chief investment officer of Stanford's parent company, Laura Pendergest-Holt, faces criminal charges of obstructing the SEC's investigation by lying about her knowledge of the firm's activities and omitting key details. Her attorney has said she was "set up" by Stanford.

Don Goldberg, a spokesman for Stanford's attorneys, said Stanford and his lawyers are "concerned" about the liquidation of the offices nationwide.

"It's part and parcel of an overly hasty effort to liquidate a viable business that viable revenues," Goldberg said.

But a federal judge in Dallas has named a receiver to liquidate the company, and the contents of Stanford offices are being sold.

That's where AMC Liquidators of Fort Lauderdale comes in.

Michael Grimme is the owner of AMC. His business specializes in emptying hotels, offices and stores of unwanted furnishings and then reselling them. Business is up in recent years due to bankruptcies and downsizing. AMC is among many companies that have flourished during the downturn because even the wealthy have fallen on hard times. Repossessors take back yachts, planes and luxury cars, and even pawn shops have seen a rise in rick folks selling items.

"Everything here has a story," Grimme said, sweeping his hand toward one of Stanford's treasures — the tapestry of King Louis XIV — and toward a $99 blue leather chair from the Lowes Hotel in Miami Beach.

Grimme said the Stanford case reminded him of other Wall Street scandals and losses, including New York financier Bernie Madoff, who pleaded guilty in March to charges his investment advisory operation was a multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme.

"A lot of my friends were targeted in the Madoff scheme, and I've lost a lot of money in my accounts, too," he said. "We were very well aware of who we were buying this inventory from. You could say, maybe it's payback time."

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

AMC Liquidators and Stanford!


Article from lalatenews.com

AMC Liquidators and Stanford!

LIST! Here is the INVENTORY LIST of AMC Liquidators liquidation of Stanford Capital (R. Allen Stanford) offices. AMC Liquidators has an incredible offering of all Stanford’s furnishing, so good, that AMC says it’s the best quality office furniture its carried in 10 years, with customers telling AP they saved 75% off retail in buying the prized former possessions of Stanford.

Billionaire R. Allen Stanford occupied four floors of a Miami office building when the SEC opened investigations into his alleged Ponzi operations. The furnishings now taken and that can be yours are valued at $2 million, reportedly just a fraction of Stanford’s net worth put at $2 billion by Forbes last year.

AMC Liquidators says of the sale:

“AMC Liquidators is proud to announce that we have begun the liquidation of Stanford Capital’s Miami office May 19, 2009.This inventory is the best quality office furnishings we’ve seen in our nearly 10 years in business. To view just a sampling of the 24 tractor trailer loads of top of the line office and home furnishings arriving over the next week…”

AMC has put the inventory list in PDF and warns it takes a while to open because of the huge file size:


AMC says of its operations:

“Since its inception, AMC Liquidators established itself as the premier purveyor of pre-owned high end hotel and office furniture. Our position as a leader among office and hotel furniture liquidators is well known. But as furniture, times and demands change, we have expanded our merchandise mix to meet the expectations of a changing business environment as well as attractive furnishings for the home. In addition, we now offer closeout inventories of high end furnishings and consignment goods.”

Visit AMC online here

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Liquidation Sale Sweeps Away Bank Opulence


Article from United Press International:

Liquidation sale sweeps away bank opulence

MIAMI, June 10 (UPI) -- Advertising Stanford Financial Group as the source of furniture in a Florida liquidation sale gave the sale added appeal, business owner Micheal Grimme said.

Grimme, who runs AMC Liquidators, generally keeps quiet about the source of the company's sale items, The Miami Herald reported Wednesday. But the firm's ads for 24 truckloads of tapestries, original paintings, cherry desks, and marble-topped tables that once belonged to the collapsed international bank touted the source proudly.

"It has that panache to it," Grimme said.

Stanford Financial Group collapsed amid Securities and Exchange allegations that the firm sold CDs with "unsustainable" yields, then used the revenue to make risky investments.

Attorney Lawrence Sherlock said founder Allen Stanford "has not been accused of committing any crime," although Sherlock is helping Stanford fight a $100 million Internal Revenue Service tax lien.

While the bank's office furnishings are on sale around the country, Grimme estimated the haul from the company's Miami offices is worth about $2 million.

"I think the investment in art was ridiculous," said his wife, Pamela Grimme, who helps run the liquidation company. "We've got originals here -- which is scary," she said.

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.