Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cables

I think I've gotten on the soapbox about this before, but there is a wide disparity in the pricing of cables and anyone who thinks paying a ton of money for Monster cable is worthwhile is sadly mistaken.

Just like beverages are the high-margin, profit-making items for the restaurant industry and the ink cartridges are where profit comes from in the printer industry, cables are where they gouge you in the audio/video industry.

A nice place to get good-quality cables at ridiculously low prices is monoprice.com. For example, right now you can get a 6' HDMI cable from them for $1.95. I guarantee you won't be able to tell the difference in performance between this and one of those Monster things that runs $90.00 at that ripoff store whose initials are BB.

What prompted me to mention this? Am I getting some sort of incentive to write about them? No, I just happened to be looking at some cables and they are such a good deal that I figured I might as well tell you about them in case you didn't know.

If you need audio, video or computer cables, switches or other small accessories, I urge you to go over to their site and take a look around. This in not junk, either. I've bought items from them and the quality is very good.

Here's a video of their new headquarters. I was amazed to see how young their CEO is, too..




2 comments:

kmiyake said...

but youre taking money away from those poor ripoffers

Anonymous said...

I don't think so. Most people would would know not to get ripped by these scum. I hope so anyway.