MonoPrice has good deals on cables. I needed a firewire cable for my video camera, and the total (including USPS first-class shipping and tax) was $5.97 for a 6ft cable.
Here is what you would pay at some popular retail stores. All of the prices below include 7.25% tax and I added shipping to the Monoprice price.
|CompUSA||$4.29||Wow, that’s a really good deal! I should have checked there before buying it on Monoprice|
How about another item – a 14ft network cable (CAT5). At Monoprice you can get one for $5.41 (in every color of the rainbow).
|CompUSA||$6.44||Man, that’s still a good deal. I always thought they were expensive.|
Let’s do one more comparison to see if CompUSA’s prices are an anomaly or if they really have low prices across the board.
4-port PS/2 KVM switch w/4 3-in-1 KVM cables
|BestBuy||$161.24||The only 4-port KVM I could find had USB ports. There was a 2-port PS/2 KVM for $35.46|
|Circuit City||$75.19||This only gets you a 2-port, but I couldn’t find a 4-port|
So that’s at least one example where Monoprice really shines. In my experience they’ve had much lower prices than anywhere else I could find. I wonder if CompUSA is changing their pricing structure.
As a side note, the search on BestBuy, Monoprice and CompUSA were all great. CircuitCity on the other hand was awful. I searched for ‘network cable’ and it didn’t have a single network cable in the results.