New king of over-priced cable? $1,600 HDMI 26'

Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by Earl Bonovich, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

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    I was just at BestBuy today... and couldn't believe they had an HDMI 1.4 (with ethernet support). 8m = $420

    Went on line and saw this one:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/AudioQu...hite/1267512.p?id=1218245467893&skuId=1267512

    I am really in the wrong business...

    This cable could actually be more expensive the two components it is connecting... maybe even combined, more expensive
     
  2. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    The...
    But...but...but...doesn't Best Buy have the best buys??? :whatdidid
     
  3. kiknwing

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    I can top that price, the 40 ft version. It's no longer at bestbuy but it's gone down in history at woot deals. The price... $2,200.
     
  4. kiknwing

    kiknwing Godfather

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    Wait I can top that again, $10,000 5ft Ethernet cable at Amazon.
     
  5. davring

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    These companies need to ask for those kind of prices, have you read what the cost of a bag of rice is these days?
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Its has 440 reviews... man !
     
  7. matt

    matt New Member

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    Bah! This was the best part:
     

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  8. CorkyMuldoon

    CorkyMuldoon Godfather

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    Yes - but most of those reviews are absolutely hilarious!

    Did you check out the custom images???!rolling!rolling!rolling
     
  9. Hutchinshouse

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    :lol:
     
  10. TheRatPatrol

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    Wow so the cables cost more then the TV's? :eek2:
     
  11. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    If you read some of them, they have to do with time travel and other things you might expect to get from such a pricey cable.
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    That was my point - nobody buying it, but posting hilarious reviews.
     
  13. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper

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    A friend of mine asked me why they simply don't include the cable with the product. I explained that, believe it or not, the margins are HIGHER for the cables (whether they be HDMI or USB) than on the actual TV, DVD, BluRay, or printer they were purchasing. The stores explicitly tell the manufacturers NOT to include the cable, since they can then have the customer, with their "gotta-have-it-now" attitude, to sell the overpriced cable, since they want to plug in the item and use it right away rather than scrounge or order a cheaper, equivalent cable.

    She still doesn't get it, but did pick up a HDMI cable for about $8 rather than the $60 Monster cable. It worked great.
     
  14. robinandtami

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    I loved how 6% of people who viewed that cable then bought the three wolves howling at the moon t-shirt!
     
  15. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    This has to be one of the funniest review posts I've read :
    Sent from my HTC Inspire/Desire HD using DBSTalk
     
  16. kiknwing

    kiknwing Godfather

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    :lol:
     
  17. naijai

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    It's definetly worth the price i mean look at its features you can't get with those for less

     
  18. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    I think that's just someone playing. I don't think denon has that actual cable for that price...

    But that makes it even more hilarious for those who think its real.. :D

    You want expensive, look up monster cable M series stuff..
     
  19. Shades228

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