Monday, February 21, 2011

Holy &*#@ Best buy sells a $700 HDMI Cable

This is not a joke, Best Buy (who's pretty well known for ripping off the tech-illiterate) has on their website a 6 foot HDMI Cable that costs $695.99. Never mind that all HDMI cables pretty much work the same, why spend 9.95 at Fry's when you can buy a cable that's eligible for 24 month financing?

The only way I can make sense of this is that Best Buy is actively trolling nerds like me... and of course it's working. Here are a few of the "most helpful" reviews on their site.

"I must say, I was a bit disappointed in this cable. I saved up for 6 months to buy it. (I work at Wendy's so I don't make a lot of money). When I first plugged it into my dvd player, I was impressed at how well it fit into the socket. It's probably from the gold plating. When I went to hook up the other end to my 36" Dynex, I was so angry to find it only had a DVI input. So I bought a DVI to HDMI adapter at Radio Shak, and was able to make it work. I couldn't really tell much of a difference between my Monster cables, but it probably just takes a while to get used to. I would recommend it to a friend."

"I was amazed this cable was still in stock. I use it to power my 14.4 inch crt because i can't afford an lcd. I was initially concerned about the cost but once i did my research and found out this cable is manufactured with the mineral "doesnotexistium" i knew i had to have one. When its not in use on my crt i use it to hold the drapes back. I have ordered 5 more. We have a lot of drapes."

I hope to God no one has ever actually bought these cables (I'm looking your way Loren) and they only exist in some sort of universe composed entirely of Internet commenters.


Anonymous said...

I've moved to buying all my cables at If you are paying 10$ at Fry's you are still getting ripped off (Loren))



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