We're all totally spoiled by Amazon's free "Super Saver" shipping. If you buy anything that costs more than $25, they ship it for free. That's their deal. And, apparently, they stick to it HARDCORE.
The "Wall Street Journal" decided to put Amazon to the test . . . and hunted down the HEAVIEST ITEM on Amazon, to see if they could get it shipped for free.
The ended up settling on a massive fire safe that holds 48 guns, has 13 locks . . . and weighs 1,509 pounds. Including all the packaging material, it weighs 1,672 pounds shipped. That's only a few hundred pounds less than a TON.
The safe costs $3,486.57. And . . . Amazon DID ship it for free. Even though it cost about $700, Amazon ate the shipping fee.
It's just part of Amazon's business model to ship free. Just last QUARTER, they lost $636 MILLION in free shipping . . . about a 1% loss per item. But they've figured out how to MORE than make up for that in sales volume.