15 Expensive Amazon Items That are Totally Worth the Price

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In the case of these products, you get what you pay for — and more.
Updated March 26, 2024
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Amazon is the true juggernaut among online shopping outlets. The retailer is legendary for low prices and fast delivery times.

Although some Amazon items are a bit costlier, you'll avoid wasting money since they're likely to make your life better, and Amazon Prime members can save money on purchases with the membership. Here are our top 15 picks.

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Topo Comfort Mat by Ergodriven

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If you have a sedentary job but want to sit less, a standing desk can be a great solution. Ergodriven’s Topo Comfort Mat can protect your body from any added strain associated with remaining on your feet.

The mat is $99 (or $69 for the mini), but with 4.7 stars and more than 6,600 mostly positive reviews, customers clearly love the comfort that it provides them.

Vitamix Explorian Blender

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Is there a blender that’s so good that it’s worth a $319.95 list price? According to the nearly 10,000 customers who gave the Explorian Blender 4.7 stars, the answer is “yes.”

Why? “My Vitamix not only blends every scrap of food, but much faster, and to a smooth texture that I had never known before,” one happier buyer writes.

Dansko Women's Professional Clog-Slip On

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If you work on your feet all day, you want stylish shoes that provide optimal support. Enter Dansko brand shoes. The clog comes in a variety of pretty colors and has more than 23,000 reviews that earn it 4.4 stars.

Top-end prices are near $140, so it’s a big purchase. However, your feet will thank you, as noted by reviewers.

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Kindle Paperwhite (16GB)

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The Kindle Paperwhite offers the best of both worlds: a reading experience that mimics a physical book with space-saving benefits.

Given those advantages, $149.99 for the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite with a 6.8-inch screen feels like a fair price, as is evidenced by nearly 52,000 reviews that earn the Paperwhite 4.7 stars.

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Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Dutch Oven

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Le Creuset has cornered the Dutch oven market for a reason: These pots are durable, long-lasting, and easy to clean.

As one buyer who purchased the Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Dutch Oven (with 4.8 stars and nearly 6,500 reviews) writes, “I don't know how I cooked without it.”

The $389.95 list price is a lot for one pot. But as another reviewer shared, it’s worth every penny.

YETI Roadie 24 Cooler

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If you go fishing or are on the road a lot, you need a cooler that actually keeps items cold for extended amounts of time. That’s why it might be worth the $250 you’ll spend on the YETI Roadie 24 Cooler.

As happy customers point out on Amazon, they still have ice after 24 or even 48 hours. It’s not surprising then that this product earns 4.8 stars from its nearly 7,000 reviewers.

Godiva Gourmet Chocolate Gift Box

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If you’re not a cocoa connoisseur, you’re not going to pay $53 for a 36-piece box of chocolate.

But if you are — like the more than 4,400 folks who gave the candy 4.6 stars — Godiva’s classic Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box offering is sure to meet and maybe even exceed expectations.

“If you crave chocolate, why not get the best?” one reviewer asks.

Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Bean Paste

Courtesy of Amazon Vanilla bean paste

On the other side of the coin, vanilla enthusiasts can tell when the flavor is on point, as those who purchased 32 ounces of Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Bean Paste will tell you.

That’s why they don’t mind forking over $101.50 for the item, which has more than 700 reviews and 4.8 stars.

Review after glowing review gushes about how this is a game-changer in the kitchen.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

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Bose’s Headphones 700 cost $379.99, but purchasers say these headphones are worth the money.

The headphones are noise-canceling, wireless, and compatible with Bluetooth. The best part is that the audio quality is top-of-the-line, according to over 35,000 reviews (4.5 stars).

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Pureology Hydrate Moisturizing Shampoo

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If you color-treat your hair, you know the process can dry it out and cause damage if you’re not careful. Fortunately, Pureology’s Hydrate Moisturizing Shampoo can help you take care of your mane.

With 4.7 stars and more than 15,000 reviews, you can trust this is a smart purchase, even at $180 for two 33.8-ounce bottles — one shampoo and one conditioner.

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer

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Have you joined the air fryer community yet? If not, Amazon shoppers sing the praises of the Ninja AF101 Air Fryer that retails for $129.99.

With a whopping 70,000 reviews and a 4.7-star rating, this particular air fryer offers ample space and quick cooking without the fat and calories.

“You will NOT be disappointed w/ this purchase,” a top review promises. “Happy & healthy cooking!”

Instant Pot Duo

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The $99.95 Instant Pot is a wildly popular kitchen appliance that will change how you cook.

A whopping 165,000 reviews (the most on this list) give this appliance 4.7 stars. It’s great for roasts, beans, Indian food, and more.

“It has no doubt cut down my food expenses (cutting down take-out and product waste) but has also renewed my passion for cooking,” one satisfied customer writes.

Echelon Smart Connect Indoor Cycling Bike

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Pelotons were all the rage during the COVID-19 lockdown, but here is a more affordable alternative: the Echelon Smart Connect Indoor Cycling Bike.

At $500, it is about $1,000 cheaper than the Peloton. No wonder it has 4.5 stars on around 1,600 reviews.

Note that you may have to pay extra for the app, but you will still fork over far less than you would for a Peloton.

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer

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Have you ever noticed that bakers on baking shows always use KitchenAid mixers? There’s a reason for that: These mixers have been the best for decades.

More than 18,000 Amazon members agree, swearing by their KitchenAid KSM150PSAQ Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand Mixer and not minding paying $379.95 for it.

“This machine is fantastic,” a top reviewer plainly states. What more could you ask for?

Shark NV360 Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe Upright Vacuum

Courtesy of Amazon Shark upright vacuum Amazon

Would you pay $219.99 for a vacuum cleaner? Many people have and are satisfied with their purchase, as the 86,000 reviewers of the Shark NV360 Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe Upright Vacuum attest.

This vacuum cleaner earns 4.5 stars for being light and easy to steer, as well as sucking up debris and dust well. It even makes pet hair history. It’s also cheaper than your average Dyson.

Bottom line

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Even on big-ticket items, Amazon can help you save money compared to what you might pay elsewhere. Using one of the best rewards credit cards might help you save even more money in the form of cashback or other perks.

However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t comparison shop. After all, it’s possible you might find better deals elsewhere. So keep that in mind before you pull the trigger on Amazon purchases.

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Author Details

Cat Lafuente Cat Lafuente is a Florida-based writer and editor with extensive experience in digital and print content spaces. Her own personal finance journey — particularly consolidating debt and paying it off, in turn boosting her credit score and becoming a homeowner — inspired her to join the FinanceBuzz team; she hopes she can help others do the same.

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