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(The Atlantic Wire)   If you're planning on buying a 1,509-pound gun safe from Amazon, pay the $79 for Amazon Prime. It'll be worth it   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 47
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2012-11-29 10:09:56 AM
6 votes:
Amazon Prime is some of the best money I've spent in a long time.
2012-11-29 10:41:37 AM
3 votes:

whiteylexus: Who the fark needs to own 48 guns? I suppose they're all for hunting, right?


Who needs to own hundreds of bobbleheads?

Who needs to own hundreds of collector plates?

See a pattern?
2012-11-29 10:24:46 AM
3 votes:
In all seriousness, daaaamn. I don't even have any guns and I want that gun safe. I'm sure I can think of lots of things I could put in it.

Never forget, when you buy a huge safe, you're telling all your neighbors you have stuff worth keeping in a huge safe.
2012-11-29 10:46:38 AM
2 votes:
Dont forget, amazon prime ALSO lets you "borrow" one book a month for free for kindle, and gives you access to lots of free movies and tv via their streaming app
2012-11-29 10:39:31 AM
2 votes:
Just need some Sarah Mclachlan background music as we're shown sad pictures of Amazon warehouse employees. After reading articles about those places this Summer it wouldn't me much of a stretch. Sorry, Amazon could give a free kitten with every order and it still won't unblock how inhumane they treat their warehouse workers.
2012-11-29 10:38:22 AM
2 votes:
I recently ordered a mattress from Amazon, and the shipping was going to be $112. I paid for Amazon Prime, saved a little bit instantly, and have free shipping for a year. Plus I can add up to four people onto my Prime list, and they get free shipping too.

It's a winner in my opinion.
2012-11-29 10:14:19 AM
2 votes:
I did this with a Costco subscription. Their price on the safe was so low I saved about $100 by paying for a membership. It wasn't even a gun safe, although it is an awesome safe: QE5541 Fire Safe. It has a USB pass-through so you can put a USB hard drive inside and read/write to it from outside the safe. It sits in my office next to the computer, and I use the protected drive as my backup location.
2012-11-29 10:08:48 AM
2 votes:
Well, I never though I would say this but that's a pretty cool gun safe.
2012-11-29 09:11:24 PM
1 votes:

SuperDuper28: puppetmaster745: SuperDuper28: Just need some Sarah Mclachlan background music as we're shown sad pictures of Amazon warehouse employees. After reading articles about those places this Summer it wouldn't me much of a stretch. Sorry, Amazon could give a free kitten with every order and it still won't unblock how inhumane they treat their warehouse workers.

The worst part is the shock collars that prevent the workers from leaving the warehouse and getting a job somewhere else.

Sensing someone who's never had to work at a crappy job before because they need a paycheck. Besides the point that saying if you don't like it leave doesn't treat the problem of Amazon locking their warehouse employees in a heat box while violating labor laws on top of it. But hey, free shipping!


Breaking labor laws? Why hasn't anyone called the labor po-po?

And yes, I have worked crappy jobs but I have never left myself in a position where I wasn't in a position to leave an abusive job.
2012-11-29 12:55:02 PM
1 votes:
Your FedEx guy, by the way, may or may not hate forever you if you order one.

Proofreading hard is.
2012-11-29 12:21:00 PM
1 votes:

900RR: whiteylexus: Who the fark needs to own 48 guns? I suppose they're all for hunting, right?

Who the fark needs to own 48 pairs of shoes? I guess they're all for walking, right?


The flaw in your fallacious rebuttal is assuming that people wouldn't find ownership of 48 pairs of shoes equally ridiculous.
2012-11-29 12:04:58 PM
1 votes:

not5am: tricycleracer: Amazon executives insist that it all works out in the end. In the words of CEO Jeff Bezos, "It's not like we didn't do some arithmetic ahead of time."

And with that statement, Jeff Bezos was disqualified from ever running for President as a republican.

he and his wife pledged $2.5mm to a marriage equality group in washington state when a former employee asked hoping for a small donation.


insert sarcastic comment: Helena Handbasket: I recently ordered a mattress from Amazon, and the shipping was going to be $112. I paid for Amazon Prime, saved a little bit instantly, and have free shipping for a year. Plus I can add up to four people onto my Prime list, and they get free shipping too.It's a winner in my opinion.

WHHHHAT? I've had Prime forever and I had no idea!

yup. added my sister to my account when it became available, she loves it. it's a great idea too, keeps me subscribed as i feel like i'm getting my money's worth and gets additional business from my sister.


Does your sister live with you? I swear....I looked into this when I wanted to add my dad to my prime account, but all the information I read said he had to share my address.

That would be fantastic if I could.....but I wonder if it's a restriction with my student account....

My good on Amazon story: I have no idea where the warehouse is that services Georgia, but over the past few months there have been several things I've gotten in a day instead of two. A freaking day. The one time I had an issue with an order, their customer service chat fixed it. When I emailed them asking about a problem with the instant video, not only did I get an email right away, but they followed up weeks later to make sure everything was still cool.

/Prime is one of the best annual services I pay for
//will happily keep it when my student account expires and the price doubles
2012-11-29 11:57:15 AM
1 votes:
I have prime, and it's saved me Tons on shipping. The biggest thing I've used it for so far was a 65" Plasma TV. Free shipping, and got it in 2 days.
2012-11-29 11:56:52 AM
1 votes:
I recently ordered a 72 inch rolling tool cabinet that weight close to 1000 pounds. I ordered it online on a Friday and was delivered and was delivered a week later for free. Shipped from Kansas City, MO to Buffalo. For Free!. This sucker is HUGE I tell ya HUGE!!


Now I need more tools, LOL!
2012-11-29 11:56:44 AM
1 votes:

tricycleracer: Amazon executives insist that it all works out in the end. In the words of CEO Jeff Bezos, "It's not like we didn't do some arithmetic ahead of time."

And with that statement, Jeff Bezos was disqualified from ever running for President as a republican.


he and his wife pledged $2.5mm to a marriage equality group in washington state when a former employee asked hoping for a small donation.


insert sarcastic comment: Helena Handbasket: I recently ordered a mattress from Amazon, and the shipping was going to be $112. I paid for Amazon Prime, saved a little bit instantly, and have free shipping for a year. Plus I can add up to four people onto my Prime list, and they get free shipping too.It's a winner in my opinion.

WHHHHAT? I've had Prime forever and I had no idea!


yup. added my sister to my account when it became available, she loves it. it's a great idea too, keeps me subscribed as i feel like i'm getting my money's worth and gets additional business from my sister.
2012-11-29 11:55:35 AM
1 votes:

Freudian_slipknot: I have an Amazon Prime membership specifically for this stuff.

I live in the city and walk to do my errands like grocery shopping. I'm currently living alone so carrying a week's worth of food home isn't a big deal with a backpack.

However, I also live with a dog and a cat. And there's no way I'd be able to manage carting home a 40 lb box of cat litter, a 30 lb bag of cat food and a 40 lb bag of dog food all on my own.

So Amazon Prime to the rescue. Buy almost all of my nonperishable items that way these days. Running down to the doorman and taking the elevator up is so much better than panting and groaning a half mile down the road with arms full of cleaning supplies.


They used to do super saver shipping on the food my two dogs eat. I was ordering a big bag a month, since I was willing to plan a week in advance to not have to drive 20 min each way just to get to a pet store. Then they figured out that wasn't a money maker.

\I did feel bad for my FedEx lady, but she was always still her chipper self.
2012-11-29 11:53:05 AM
1 votes:

whiteylexus: Who the fark needs to own 48 guns? I suppose they're all for hunting, right?


You can't ACTUALLY put 48 guns in there.

"X gun capacity" means there's slots for X number of guns. Unless they're all fairly compact rifles (no scopes, no pistol grips, etc.), you aren't putting that many in there. Not going to fit. For example, an AR-15 will probably take up at least a couple of those spaces, maybe more.

As for "need," well, I don't sit in judgment over what you own. We don't NEED anything more than food, shelter, clothing, and occasional medical care. You can get all that in jail but I don't think most people really want that kind of life.


As for the safe in TFA, it doesn't look like as good a safe as one might think. It looks like it has an internal hinge- that limits the swing of the door while also being much more difficult to repair (which will be needed... doors are very heavy and internal hinges tend not to last long with that kind of weight. It IS cheaper, though, and that's why they're used.

I have a couple decent safes (of higher quality than that one... it has gizmos, but the money is in the gizmos and not where it really counts), and they were NOT cheap. But they'll protect what is inside. A really good burglar can still defeat them, but my neighbors are likely to hear all the hammering that it's going to take.
2012-11-29 11:52:31 AM
1 votes:
My good on Amazon story: last week I bought a pair of those stupidly expensive noise-cancelling headphones made by Bose. (I probably use my headphones 45-55 hours a week, so I don't mind splurging as long as they'll last for a year or more.) I got 'em home and plugged them in and ... ugh. The noise-cancelling effect made me feel like my ears needed to pop constantly. It gave me a headache. Of course, with the package already opened I figured I was SOL, so I called Bose (they're generally pretty good with customer service) and tried to initiate an exchange, but they gave me the runaround, asked for vendor order number, etc.

So I got on Amazon customer service chat and explained the problem, that I needed the order number and instead the rep offered a refund. I blinked, then explained I'd opened the box, and he said no problem. The 350 bucks was back in my account before the return had even arrived back at their warehouse.
2012-11-29 11:39:24 AM
1 votes:

whiteylexus: Who the fark needs to own 48 guns? I suppose they're all for hunting, right?


somebody that only has 47?
2012-11-29 11:38:23 AM
1 votes:
tricycleracer


Amazon executives insist that it all works out in the end. In the words of CEO Jeff Bezos, "It's not like we didn't do some arithmetic ahead of time."

And with that statement, Jeff Bezos was disqualified from ever running for President as a republican.

Because obamaths is the better maths.

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*looks like he's a "little" short.

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2012-11-29 11:06:10 AM
1 votes:
If you think this sounds like a money-losing proposition, you're right. Cannon, the safe company, says that it charges $700 to ship its massive flagship safe, and considering all of the other heavy items in Amazon's inventory that qualify for "Super Saver" shipping, the costs add up for the online retailer. Amazon reported a $636 million loss on shipping costs alone last quarter, which boils down to a 1 percent loss per item. It's also no cake walk for the Amazon workers who have actually have to box this stuff up in the warehouse.

I wonder how much of that is an accounting game to minimize how much they have to pay in taxes.

I'd also love to know what percentage of Prime subscribers order so little that they (the consumer) loses money on Prime.
2012-11-29 11:05:52 AM
1 votes:

Bullseyed: My uncle got a gun safe on Amazon. Not that big, but it took 3 guys to deliver it and install it in his basement. They left it on a little pallet though.


I bought a 400 pounder. Not at Amazon though. The store loaded it in the back of my truck with a forklift, and me and a buddy used an appliance cart to move it into my basement. I left it on the pallet so that the bottom of the safe would be off the concrete. I'm told that the humidity will make it damp between the bottom of the safe and the floor and rust it out if it is in direct contact.
2012-11-29 11:02:51 AM
1 votes:

bmr68: Either FedEx Freight will deliver it or a contract delivery company. It will be left at the delivery door. They will not help you get it in the delivery location


Maybe, maybe not.

When I ordered my large screen TV through Amazon the shipping company they contracted with called me to setup a delivery time. Without asking they carried the TV to the second floor of my house, and even offered to help me remove it from the box.
2012-11-29 10:58:00 AM
1 votes:
My uncle got a gun safe on Amazon. Not that big, but it took 3 guys to deliver it and install it in his basement. They left it on a little pallet though.
2012-11-29 10:56:43 AM
1 votes:

Outlawtsar: H31N0US: Overstock delivers massive stuff for $3. Amazon prime is choice however. Just the free video alone is cheaper than Netflix.

CSB time about Overstock and their shipping:

I recently purchased two identical 50 lb nightstands for $250 each, free shipping on Overstock. When they arrived,the external boxes looked ok, but inside one was nearly destroyed, the other had a leg broken off (but was fixable). They had barely made the UPS weight restrictions and I assumed they had been stored improperly somewhere along the line (should have been palletized).

So I got ready for the huge hassle of shipping those beasts back...instead, Overstock said "just keep them at your house for a week, if UPS doesn't come by to examine them for damage claims, then you can throw them away. Your replacements will be there shortly."

/Now I have 3 nightstands for the price of two


I'm glad some companies have realized that nickel and diming their customers is the easiest way to piss them off.
2012-11-29 10:54:54 AM
1 votes:
Prime is amazing! I just bought a set of new Xbox controller thumbpads for $3.75 with free shipping.
2012-11-29 10:54:45 AM
1 votes:

H31N0US: Overstock delivers massive stuff for $3. Amazon prime is choice however. Just the free video alone is cheaper than Netflix.


CSB time about Overstock and their shipping:

I recently purchased two identical 50 lb nightstands for $250 each, free shipping on Overstock. When they arrived,the external boxes looked ok, but inside one was nearly destroyed, the other had a leg broken off (but was fixable). They had barely made the UPS weight restrictions and I assumed they had been stored improperly somewhere along the line (should have been palletized).

So I got ready for the huge hassle of shipping those beasts back...instead, Overstock said "just keep them at your house for a week, if UPS doesn't come by to examine them for damage claims, then you can throw them away. Your replacements will be there shortly."

/Now I have 3 nightstands for the price of two
2012-11-29 10:48:50 AM
1 votes:

whiteylexus: Who the fark needs to own 48 guns? I suppose they're all for hunting, right?


Collectors.
It's easy for any hobby to get out of hand.

/be afraid of the guy that only "needs" one gun.
2012-11-29 10:44:55 AM
1 votes:

whiteylexus: Who the fark needs to own 48 guns? I suppose they're all for hunting, right?


Question 1: Who the fark needs to own 48 X?

Solve for X, where X = anything you want to feel self-righteous about.
2012-11-29 10:42:11 AM
1 votes:
Amazon is starting to offer free shipping for imported items (... like foreign-made candy...) that are small and possibly considered impulse purchases, which may or may not be bad news for certain people's diets. You used to have to pay individual shipping prices on those items. No more, if you're buying a certain total amount of merchandise.
2012-11-29 10:40:27 AM
1 votes:

KAVORKA: It's more than $25 so shipping is free anyway -- Prime doesn't get you anything special except free shipping on things


Also quite a few instant videos to watch. Sometimes I find things there I can't watch on Netflix, and there are no ads like on Hulu Plus. And there's a book lending library, too, though I haven't used it often, which gives you access to one free book a month, for a month.
2012-11-29 10:40:12 AM
1 votes:
I have an Amazon Prime membership specifically for this stuff.

I live in the city and walk to do my errands like grocery shopping. I'm currently living alone so carrying a week's worth of food home isn't a big deal with a backpack.

However, I also live with a dog and a cat. And there's no way I'd be able to manage carting home a 40 lb box of cat litter, a 30 lb bag of cat food and a 40 lb bag of dog food all on my own.

So Amazon Prime to the rescue. Buy almost all of my nonperishable items that way these days. Running down to the doorman and taking the elevator up is so much better than panting and groaning a half mile down the road with arms full of cleaning supplies.
2012-11-29 10:39:35 AM
1 votes:

bmr68: Either FedEx Freight will deliver it or a contract delivery company. It will be left at the delivery door. They will not help you get it in the delivery location


Imagine the logistics of just moving it around inside a typical wood structure house. If you try to move it with heavy-duty carts or dollies, the wheels would just crunch right through the floor boards. you'd have to lay down steel plates or roll it on pipes to distribute the load. Stairs would be a no-no. You'd have to keep it against a load-bearing wall or it would eventually warp the structure of the house. The best place for it would be the concrete floor of a walk-in basement.
2012-11-29 10:38:20 AM
1 votes:

KAVORKA: It's more than $25 so shipping is free anyway -- Prime doesn't get you anything special except free shipping on things


Uh, you get free video service, much like netflix or hulu... But with a better selection.
2012-11-29 10:37:48 AM
1 votes:
Hey, the stupid article even managed to get a plug in for 50 Shades of Grey!

And they say the FedEx guy might not hate you forever. Certainly he won't because FedEx would never deliver this safe. Their max wight is 150 lbs for business and 75 lbs for home delivery.
2012-11-29 10:34:06 AM
1 votes:

whiteylexus: Who the fark needs to own 48 guns? I suppose they're all for hunting, right?


Many people collect guns. They aren't for shooting Bambi or self defense, they're for shooting at the range and showing to your buddies. If the collector is responsible, they may well have a gun safe.
2012-11-29 10:32:12 AM
1 votes:

I May Be Crazy But...: The Decider: In all seriousness, daaaamn. I don't even have any guns and I want that gun safe. I'm sure I can think of lots of things I could put in it.

Never forget, when you buy a huge safe, you're telling all your neighbors you have stuff worth keeping in a huge safe.

Then when they all get together to break in and steal your stuff, they open it up and there's nothing but a dead raccoon and a hidden video camera.


And a trollface picture. Can't forget the trollface picture.
2012-11-29 10:29:28 AM
1 votes:
Who the fark needs to own 48 guns? I suppose they're all for hunting, right?
2012-11-29 10:27:15 AM
1 votes:

syberpud: I'd buy it just to see the look on the face of the UPS guy...


When he pushes it out of the truck at the end of you driveway?
2012-11-29 10:26:40 AM
1 votes:

Fish in a Barrel: I did this with a Costco subscription. Their price on the safe was so low I saved about $100 by paying for a membership. It wasn't even a gun safe, although it is an awesome safe: QE5541 Fire Safe. It has a USB pass-through so you can put a USB hard drive inside and read/write to it from outside the safe. It sits in my office next to the computer, and I use the protected drive as my backup location.


That's a pretty damn good idea.
2012-11-29 10:26:40 AM
1 votes:
Amazon executives insist that it all works out in the end. In the words of CEO Jeff Bezos, "It's not like we didn't do some arithmetic ahead of time."

And with that statement, Jeff Bezos was disqualified from ever running for President as a republican.
2012-11-29 10:26:25 AM
1 votes:
A guy I worked with ordered a water compressor that weighed 60-70 lbs and had it shipped 2 day via Amazon Prime. I thought that took the cake. I was clearly wrong.
2012-11-29 10:25:46 AM
1 votes:

The Decider: In all seriousness, daaaamn. I don't even have any guns and I want that gun safe. I'm sure I can think of lots of things I could put in it.

Never forget, when you buy a huge safe, you're telling all your neighbors you have stuff worth keeping in a huge safe.


It's not like I intend to advertise the fact or anything.
2012-11-29 10:21:50 AM
1 votes:
I'd buy it just to see the look on the face of the UPS guy...
2012-11-29 10:20:02 AM
1 votes:

please: The AR in the pic - free-float barrel and flat top but with an adjustable Magpul stock? Camo mag? Huh?


Could be Remington VTR.
The same company that owns Remington owns Magpul.
2012-11-29 10:12:16 AM
1 votes:
This is what I consider to be a great personal interest story. None of that cat in a tree shiat.
2012-11-29 10:05:14 AM
1 votes:
I was told there would be no maths
 
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