Cars are sold by franchise and so you know what brand you want but visit the dealer to decide the model and extras.
For beds we visit large shops such as John Lewis and the beds are all laid out for us to bounce on and compare. So to be winners like the Myer brothers you need a passion for your product. Most beds are bought by women who understand value, whereas cars are bought by men who are only interested in “size”.
So when manufacturing beds you need to concentrate on the things which give your product value in a given price range. Take the lazy route and you will buy the cheapest fabric and it will look cheap on the shop floor and you customers will drift away. You need to spend time walking the floors of the shops and understanding what the customer sees and what little finishes you can put on the corners which make the customer realise that you care about your product and about them.
So be careful buying a business run by enthusiasts. It is all the little things that they put into their products which make the customers realise that they “care” and justify a slightly higher price.
Make the devan drawers run in and out smoothly. It may be cheap but it does not have to be tacky.
For property it is Location, Location, Location but for beds it is Passion, Passion, Passion all wrapped up in a business plan.