Cheap Computer Cables

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  1. MBulldog

    MBulldog Member

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    What is a good place to buy computer cables? I know the cables you could buy at places like Best Buy are badly overpriced, but I'm not sure which websites are cheap and trustworthy.
     
  2. rworkman83

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    Maybe try Monoprice.com That's where I get cables for my TV, so they might have Computer as well.
     
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  3. jumbopackage

    jumbopackage Well-Known Member

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    I'll second monoprice.

    Big Box stores make an obscene amount of money selling those cables.
     
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  4. superdorf

    superdorf Well-Known Member

    The only answer is monoprice.
     
  5. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    Monoprice or Overstock.com, I would think.
     
  6. HawkFanISUalum

    HawkFanISUalum Active Member

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    What types of cables? Power cables? VGA cables? DVI cables?

    Check Craigslist. I've put cables out on Craigslist before for just a few $$.

    Also, doesn't ISU have a surplus store or something like that where they have extra computer equipment? I can't remember for sure, but it's something to look into.
     
  7. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Monoprice but if you'd rather buy local DIT has some decent prices and the guys actually know what they are talking about compared to BB.
     
  8. Dave19642006

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  9. khehr

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    def. monoprice.com


    ISU has a surplus sale, but unless you are looking, for <10 gig HDs and serial or parallel cables you will find nothing of use at the Surplus sales.

    Central Stores homepage
     
  10. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    Honestly... CF should get a cut of monoprice's profits. There are SOOO many referrals to monoprice from this site! haha
     
  11. jumbopackage

    jumbopackage Well-Known Member

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    Dealextreme is another place to check, depending on what you're looking for.

    That place is like crack for me. I hate even brining up the front page because i end up spending 10 bucks on crap I have no need or use for.
     

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