Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Save big $$$ on Audio/Visual/Computer cables

If you walk into any retail electronics store to buy any type of cable, I can almost guarantee you are paying too much.

If you go to bestbuy.com, and search for any cable needs, and then compare the price to monoprice.com or eforcity.com, Best Buy loses the overwhelming percentage of the time.

I have personally used monoprice.com many times, and even recommend it by word of mouth to everyone I know when they mention needing any cable type item.

I have saved quite a bit of money by using these sites since 2006 for my personal use, and for friends and family. The difference has been quite dramatic in my experience $80 vs $5 even w/ shipping has been a common comparison.

I'm sure some of you are already aware of the huge retail markup on many cables, chargers, and adaptors. For those of you who habitually walked into Best Buy and bought your items, maybe you will like the other options.

Spending an extra $75 dollars on a brand name cable for a digital signal (like HDMI) is a big waste of money.

Put that in your Roth IRA instead!


  1. good tips! I always check ebay. I got my camera charger there for $6 compared to the hefty $60 price best buy was selling it for. But they were selling it brand name and mine is generic. But it works all the same! what is hdmi anyways? lol

  2. Hi Lyn!

    Thanks for the comment.

    HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface and allows for audio and video to be transmitted through one cable. It has become popular because it allows for 1080P high definition resolution, if your other parts do too.