Where to Buy Kettlebells, Based on My Personal Experience
If you're looking to buy cheap kettlebells, there are many options no matter where you live. Kettlebells have become increasing popular, with many fitness clubs and gyms making them available to their members. If you don't belong to a gym, or would rather have your own, I would recommend a few different possibilities. It's always best to have options, and then decide which will work best for you.
Wal-Mart and Walmart.com
I recently bought 4 kettlebells, about 3 weeks ago, and ended up purchasing them from Walmart.com. I spent a couple days, on and off, researching my options. I was mainly concerned about the price and quality of the kettlebells. What I found is that you can really save a lot of money by ordering them online at Walmart.com, and then have them shipped to a store near you. If you choose to do it this way, you won't be charged for shipping, which is a huge cost when buying anything relatively heavy online. After looking at other sites, I ended up saving a little over $100 (I bought 10, 15, 20, and 50 pound kettlebells) alone on shipping. Once you're ready to check out, they provide a list of available stores that they ship to. Simply choose one of those and wait for your order to come in.
The other reason I chose to buy my kettlebells from Walmart.com is they provided sets of them at discounted prices. In my case, they offered a set of 10, 15, and 20 pound kettlebells at a cheaper price than I could find anywhere else online. I ended up saving money by buying them as a set, instead of individually, and along with the savings on shipping, it really made my decision easy.
It's true, you can get almost anything online at Amazon.com, which is why it's one of the first sites I go to when I need to buy something. The benefits of using Amazon is that they have a wide selection of kettlebells, all in different price ranges. They also sell sets of kettlebells, as Wal-Mart does, which will save you money instead of buying each one individually. The main reason I chose not to go with Amazon is because they do (obviously) charge for shipping. That may not be an issue for some, but for those looking to buy cheap kettlebells; it can make a big difference. They also offer used kettlebells, which may be a good option for some, and can be a real money-saver.
Another online option is www.kettlebellsusa.com, which I came across in my research process. Whereas Amazon and Wal-Mart sell many different products, this site is dedicated solely to kettlebells. They also sell kettlebell racks, fitness gear, instructional videos, and books. This site has the largest selection of kettlebells that I could find online, and has many different brand options, such as VTech Premium, Metrix, and Paradigm Pro. They also offer free shipping on certain products and often have many of them on sale.
Local Sporting Goods Store
It may also be beneficial for you to check out your local sporting goods stores, to see what options you might have there. It was a lot easier for me to simply go online and research the products, but for those a little less lazy, you may find some good deals locally. You also wouldn't have to pay for shipping if you chose to go this route.