6 Ridiculously Awesome Items You Can Buy on Amazon
Amazon has changed the way the world shops for the everyday necessities of life. It has allowed businesses to compete on an international level and has given even the loneliest corners of the world access to luxury goods.
Join me on a quest to discover what absurd, enormous, expensive, and exotic items you can get to your front door in just a few business days. It might just blow your mind.
Did you know that you can order a 12 karat engagement ring on Amazon? No need to fly to London for a shopping spree—with the click of a button, you could be proposing to your girlfriends in three to five business days.
How much does it cost? At the current 60% off, you save over $168,000 dollars on the ring. Now that's a deal! In fact, there is quite an assortment of engagement rings in the six figures category. Are people really buying them? This one currently ranks # #1,811,348 in the whole jewelry category—so someone out there is wearing a rock the size of small house cat.
I think it's safe to say that you should order the shipping insurance for this one.
Now that You've Got the Rock, Here are Some Ideas
Maybe it's not as cool as the ones Homeland Security has for taking out unruly citizens, or as cool as the ones Amazon is planning to one day deliver your drone to you with, but you have to admit—this one is sick!
No GoPro needed—this 4 prop drone, with a 3 axis gimbal gives the built in camera a very smooth ride. Plus, it's not big enough for terrorists to steal and mount remotely triggered machine guns on—so we can all sleep easier knowing that this drone can only be used for super awesome Youtube videos, and isn't secretly a weapon of mass destruction.
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A Swing Set
With the click of a mouse you can bring the park to your backyard. This swing set comes in a box—or several of them, and can be erected without cementing it into the ground. According to several user reviews, it takes about 4-5 hours to assemble, comes with everything you need to secure it to the ground, and has withstood 50 mile an hour winds.
The Adventure Lodge Play Center has a 2 story fort, a climbing ladder, a small climbing wall, 2 swings, a 2 person glider, a basketball hoop, and a slide. This play set is sure to be the neighborhood kid hang out spot as well as a great incentive for your children to be exercising and playing outside.
Since you don't have to cement it in, Santa can put it together in a few spare hours on Christmas Eve, tie a bow around it, and it can be ready to "open" on Christmas Day.
A Flying Machine
I searched long and hard and couldn't find any hot rods, yachts, or airplanes on Amazon, but I did find a paramotor. It's now time to break out in song and dance I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky—because that is literally what you could be doing with this awesome delivery to your front door.
With a 25 horsepower engine, this beast will send you high and flying. It is a small aircraft, so getting training for your new toy from a certified instructor is a necessity. The manufacturer strongly urges that you carry an extra parachute.
Sorry, Amazon doesn't ship you a pet squirrel, a tiger, or a puppy—but they can ship you a tadpole that will turn into a frog.
As far as live animals go, you can find crawdads, tadpoles, sea monkeys, and crabs on Amazon. For about $8 you can have a live tadpole shipped to your house with a live guarantee. The poor little guy comes via UPS and can only be shipped to areas with climates between 40ºF and 85ºF.
The tadpole comes with care directions, food, and water treatment solution. He only needs 1 gallon of water and a little bit of love to turn into a frog. In 12-16 weeks you will have a leopard frog who can live up to 5 years. It's not just a tadpole, it's a 5 year commitment. The company warns buyers not to release the frog into the wild because it won't know how to hunt and may endanger native species.
If you don't have a gallon sized fish bowl, with a terrarium for when the tadpole turns into a frog, and extended kit is available for purchase on Amazon.
Ok, so it's not a yacht, but you can buy a small boat on Amazon. In just three to five business days you could be picnicking, fishing, and enjoying a local lake. The best part is, a trip in this boat may save you a trip to the gym because it is human powered.
This five person peddle boat will provide hours of fun in the sun—and if you prefer the shade, it comes with a sun shade for UV protection. It's got built in coolers and cup holders, making it a great fishing addition or picnicking platform.
Now, for your opinion
Which item were you most surprised to find on Amazon?
Is there anything ridiculously cool you've found on Amazon?