I need new rotors and drums and I'm pricing up different options including shipping some in from the US via Amazon or RockAuto - believe it or not that can often be a lot cheaper, even after shipping to the UK, than buying from the dealer here.
This might sound like a strange question, but are rotors and drums usually sold in pairs in the USA, or singly? In the UK, they're always sold as 2 items in one box, because of course you should never replace brake parts only on one side of an axle, so you always get 2 discs or 2 drums in the box.
E.g. Amazon.com has Raybestos drums up for $32 - will that be for a single drum or for a pair? They list the item weight as 4 pounds, but the shipping weight as 15 pounds, so that suggests that there are two drums in the box - unless they're adding 11 pounds of pure packaging for a single 4-pound drum?
7 pounds of packaging for two 4-pound drums sounds more realistic.
I did do a live chat with an Amazon CS agent, and they couldn't give me a definitive answer. Probably because the only information they've got is what is on the same webpage I was looking at.