40 awesome things that seem expensive but are cheap as hell on Amazon

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Contrary to what you might think, making some upgrades doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. In fact, for some quick and easy life improvement, all you need is a little pocket change and a quick visit to Amazon to stock up on products that seem expensive but which are — in reality — cheap as hell.

Want something that'll make your backyard or camping trip a little bit better? Try an inflatable lounger. Not only can you sleep on this versatile invention, but you can also use it as a float in the pool or on the lake. The best part: It deflates to a compact size when you're done, so you can stash it in the back of your car for easy transport.

I've also included useful products that make it seem like you're spending way more money than you are. For example, to make it look like you're getting your vehicle detailed on the reg, pick up this flexible cleaning gel that sinks into the grooves of your car interior, where it picks up dust, dirt, crumbs, and other debris. Voilà — no need to spend extra money at the car wash. There are many more ingenious things on this list that will truly make a difference the minute they arrive at your home. Best of all, they don't come with a high price tag.

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