Thanks to online shopping, many products are available much more cheaply than if your only choice was to purchase the items from a physical store. Online shops help keep overhead costs down for retailers, enabling them to pass along savings to you, the buyer. Keep this in mind when you are shopping for a cheap platform bed. Platform beds are all the rage these days but not all of us can afford the designer prices. You may even be able to find a cheap platform bed that is a ringer for the designer styles.