Who wants to leave the house to buy a 1.5-ton belt sander? Thankfully, that and millions of other items are only a click away on Amazon.
It’s not surprising that you can buy some wild items on Amazon, but it is a little shocking that many heavy items — including the belt sander — ship for free.
It’s impossible to calculate exactly how much Amazon has to dish out to ship these heavy objects — that depends on where you live, and which warehouse has the item. But cutting down on shipping costs, especially on orders like these, is probably fueling the company’s entry into the freight business.
Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.
JET 26×80 Geared Head Engine Lathe (6,700lb)
The heaviest object we could find that ships free on Amazon is this three ton powered lathe. Weighing significantly more than a car, and requiring special delivery agreements — no one-click ordering available — you’ll have to be home when it’s delivered. But with something this large you’ll probably want to be around when it arrives.
NVA Creative Garden Granite Wilma Bench (319lb)
If your home’s decor would benefit from a giant slab of granite, you’re in luck. You don’t have to worry about freight costs when it comes to this rustic and durable bench. But you might have a few other headaches, as the listing notes that “minimal assembly” is required.
CAP Barbell 300-Pound Olympic Set (300lb)
Only Prime-eligible in certain colors, this weight set will give you the ability to work out at home, unfortunately you won’t be able to pump up before having to carry them into your house.