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article imageSpanish company offers ultimate in mattress money storage (video)

By Anne Sewell     Apr 5, 2013 in Business
Madrid - While some people joke that it is safer to keep your money under your mattress, one Spanish company has taken the issue more seriously and is producing mattresses, complete with built-in safe.
As the economic crisis continues in Spain and more people distrust the banks, this Spanish company came up with the perfect solution.
Paco Santos, the creator of this new mattress told NPR, "You see, we've got big economic problems in Spain, and people have really lost confidence in the banks."
The company, Descanso Santos Suenos, promotes its product "Caja de Ahorros Mi Colchón" or "My Mattress Safe" with the slogan "Your money is close to you."
Of course, with the latest happenings with the banks in Cyprus, more people are getting concerned about the safety of their money. The advertising campaign for this new product emphasizes all the conveniences of having a built-in safe in your mattress.
The YouTube advert above shows black and white footage of protests in the streets of Madrid complete with slogans such as "Crisis - Spanish Banks Collapse" and "The People Can't Sleep Soundly" and concluding with a man opening his mattress storage compartment and realizing that his money is safe.
Another ad, at the bottom of this article, features a smiling Santos declaring that his company wants to "reinvent the traditional method of saving money."
A Spanish company came up with the ultimate in mattress money storage.
A Spanish company came up with the ultimate in mattress money storage.
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A Spanish company has come up with mattress safes to store your money.
A Spanish company has come up with mattress safes to store your money.
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According to the company's website, “Your money is always available anytime that you are at home and you can enjoy your money for as long as you want and without risks.”
Santos himself was laid off by the largest Spanish mattress manufacturer three years ago and decided to start his own business. The new mattresses sell for 875 euro each (approximately US$1,120), and despite the Spanish deepening financial crisis, are in high demand, according to Santos.
"We're completely serious! And we've sold many, many of these mattresses," Santos said, declining to give actual sales figures.
"It turns out our grandparents had the right idea - hiding their money under the mattress!" he told NPR, laughing.
A Spanish company has come up with mattress safes to store your money.
A Spanish company has come up with mattress safes to store your money.
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With 26% unemployment in Spain, the country has been experiencing yet another wave of mass protests as the Spanish people demand both social and financial justice. Anyone who still had a modicum of trust in the banking system has lost even that with the recent Cyprus financial turmoil, where clients of the countries largest banks may now lose up to 60% of their deposits.
Santos might have come up with the best product yet, as long as no one steals your entire mattress!
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