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    Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    50' network cable, $41 at Staples? No, $4.57 at monoprice.

    RJ45 crimper, $44 at Staples? No, $5.36 at monoprice.

    Sorry. I get a little excited.



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    Re: Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    i agree. its crazy to see brick and mortar store prices compared to monoprice.


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    Re: Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    Hey! Fred! Nice to see you join the board.

    HDMI is a steal off monoprice compared to what you'd pay elsewhere.



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    Re: Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    It is crazy how cheap stuff is there, and it's good quality. I had a friend telling me he bought an HDMI cable for like $20 and he thought he got a good deal. I couldn't help but laugh as I told him I bought 3 different colored cables including shipping for about the same price!



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    Re: Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Hey! Fred! Nice to see you join the board.

    HDMI is a steal off monoprice compared to what you'd pay elsewhere.
    Funny thing about Fred. On the second day of class (more years ago than I'd care to admit) Fred and I found out we were next door neighbors and we would ride the bus to class together. Great guy!



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    Re: Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    My two favorite buying sites on the web. Monoprice and NewEgg.



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    Re: Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    But...that really nice guy at Best Buy said that the $80 Monster cable would deliver the best picture and sound? Are you telling me he was lying?!??!?



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    Re: Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    I do love monoprice for most things. I did have a problem with a set of component cables though. They used such stiff casing for the cables that by the time that they put the 5 cables together it was pretty much unusable because it wouldn't bend and it kept pulling out of the TV. I have had a lot of luck with the HDMI and optical audio cables.

    BTW, I just got back from best buy to get a power strip for an old TV. The cheapest one that they have was $35. Apparently, even after explaining that it was for my 32" SD tube TV that's sitting in my basement the salesman still suggested that I need to have digital surge protection because fuses don't provide good quality power. I proceeded to laugh at him and left. Between Amazon prime's free shipping and sites like monoprice, I'm not sure that I'll have any reason to walk into Best Buy again. This makes me kinda sad when I remember when Best Buy used to be somewhat respectable when it comes to price and selection. Now they try to push anything that monster cable makes.


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    Re: Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    Quote Originally Posted by mapnerd View Post
    But...that really nice guy at Best Buy said that the $80 Monster cable would deliver the best picture and sound? Are you telling me he was lying?!??!?
    My brother is an audio engineer. Don't get him started on what a complete and utter scam Monster Cable is, unless you've got all day.



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    Re: Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    Quote Originally Posted by mapnerd View Post
    But...that really nice guy at Best Buy said that the $80 Monster cable would deliver the best picture and sound? Are you telling me he was lying?!??!?
    Let me translate for you from what he said to what his boss said to what the guys who told his boss to say think.

    Kid at best buy: It works the best!
    His Boss: It works the best!

    Guys who tell his boss what to say: It works the best! And we get the highest profit margin!


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    Re: Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    Quote Originally Posted by mapnerd View Post
    But...that really nice guy at Best Buy said that the $80 Monster cable would deliver the best picture and sound? Are you telling me he was lying?!??!?

    "Would you like a $15 warranty for that $80 HDMI cable? These things break all the time"



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    Re: Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    "Would you like a $15 warranty for that $80 HDMI cable? These things break all the time"
    "I'll buy 20 at monoprice in case 19 of them break."



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    Re: Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    Last week I got 5 6 foot HDMI cables for $1.97 each. And they are pretty well made.


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    Re: Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    Quote Originally Posted by mapnerd View Post
    But...that really nice guy at Best Buy said that the $80 Monster cable would deliver the best picture and sound? Are you telling me he was lying?!??!?
    He is right... Monster makes the 1's one-ey-er, and the 0's zero-ey-er. Thus you get a better picture and better sound.

    It is true.


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    Re: Is ZEE MONOPRICE not the GREATEST?

    I don't get the cable thing. Sure, I can see were Bust Buy might hose you on the prices, but cables are pretty high at all brick and mortar stores, even Walmart. I guess low prices means just lower than Best Buy. I know when I got my TV from Amazon there was a 10 foot HMDI cable for $2 suggested in the purchase, which of course, I bought. Shipping was $6, but still.



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