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USB TO PRINTER CABLE 3 FOR 99P BARGAIN

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Just went to Home bargains - Picked up usb to printer cables 3 for 99p normally retailing at 15 pounds plus
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Just went to Home bargains - Picked up usb to printer cables 3 for 99p normally retailing at 15 pounds plus
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#1
Are these USB A-B cables?
Like this pic..
http://www.topcddvd.com/images/USB-AB.gif

Not bad if you're going there. Can be had online for 99p or less + delivery though
#2
these are the ones
#3
never £15 a piece...good deal though, never heard of home bargains though. Voted Hot
#4
draithatha;2037997
normally retailing at 15 pounds plus


At PCWorld rip-off prices maybe.

Good find :)

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#5
Agent_Silver
never £15 a piece...good deal though, never heard of home bargains though. Voted Hot


some shops do charge that for usb cables...
banned#6
they are in the pound shop... penny extra just incase you dont live near a home bargains...(dont think they are in london)
#7
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/451389

Look at the price at pc world rip off:
#8
draithatha
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/451389

Look at the price at pc world rip off:


I'm genuinely shocked that a retailer would charge this for a basic cable, but not too surprised to discover that it's DSG!
#9
Flipd
I'm genuinely shocked that a retailer would charge this for a basic cable, but not too surprised to discover that it's DSG!


They really need some competition and they wouldn't get away with it. I refuse to buy things like this from shops just for this reason - so much cheaper online. Or if you're lucky in a random other shop you wouldn't have necessarily thought to sell them.
#10
Its actually suprisingly hard to find a cheap USB cable on the high street, i went round all my local shops and the cheapest i could find was £9.99, ended up getting one for like £1 off dell in the end
#11
Very cheap...voted hot!!
#12
These cables only cost a few pence to make. Its truly amazing the way some retailers price them and even more amazing that people buy them at these prices. Pretty sure I saw a basic usb printer cable in poundland so there is high street availability of a cheap cable.
#13
I asked a PC world salesman about this some time ago, and he said "yeah but what you have to remember is we have overheads to pay, staff, shops etc, and also we make very little on the £400 laptops so we have to make money on the extras so we mark up the cables etc"

lol
#14
Ooh nice, bought one a while ago on ebay and it doesnt work properly so will have a look in there.
#15
Good price and noticing some good deals from home bargains coming up on here - pity not one close to me here in Scotland - I'll head for the pound shops though instead of lining PC Worlds pockets;-)
#16
russ
I asked a PC world salesman about this some time ago, and he said "yeah but what you have to remember is we have overheads to pay, staff, shops etc, and also we make very little on the £400 laptops so we have to make money on the extras so we mark up the cables etc"

lol


you may laugh, but this is true.

i worked for Game for a while, and all their GameWare products had a ridiculous markup, eg the GameWare PS2 pads which sold for 9.99 probably cost them about £2 MAX wholesale from 4gamers (who most of this tat was manufactured by).

this was why they could literally give the things away free with consoles, as they cost so little.

they also used to get some ridiculous discounts from publishers and manufacturers, who basically paid Game off to get the best positions on the shop floor (ie at the front, near the windows and door).

there was a rumour that did the rounds that Game bought Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec (Platinum Edition) from Sony at around 70p a copy, RRP was 19.99.

having worked there is pretty much the reason why i never shop there :)
#17
High street retailers realise that the average consumer will need a USB cable most of the time they buy a printer/scanner or else they won't be able to use it. The average consumer who buys from the high street (as opposed to the internet) probably doesn't realise that they are being ripped off so they can get away with this ridiculous markup.
#18
Currys sell it at £15+ as well and have seen people buying at this high price!! :?:?
#19
Don't blame these shops for selling it for so much. Blame the printer manufacturers for not providing one in the first place.
#20
Good find.
Hot!
#21
Look's like a hot deal to me
#22
Great price but who wants one! Once we have bought them for our first printer never need them again but thanks for posting not on my HOT list though
#23
Just bought one from amazon wish I would have known about this! lol
#24
puls3
Currys sell it at £15+ as well and have seen people buying at this high price!! :?:?


;-)

Currys are part of the same group as PC World, as are Dixons (if there are still any around), and also The Link phone stores.

:viking:
#25
Any suggestions for a source of inexpensive 3 to 5m USB printer cables. I need 2
#26
my favourite shop, very reasonable prices. Voted hot.
#27
I used to pick up 3m ones from PoundWorld

Not sure how long Tesco Value USB cables are but they are fairly cheap.
#28
Slash
Don't blame these shops for selling it for so much. Blame the printer manufacturers for not providing one in the first place.


Is the right answer. (Although it is hard for any dsgi employee to justify the high prices of any of their cables, usb or av. What is more disturbing is the fact that a £15 usb cable doesnt yield huge amounts of profit margin for the store - i seem to remember the average margin on the essentials is about 50% (£7.50 cost) and even allowing for 75% margin (£3.75 cost), it means dsgi could make MORE profit by buying these cables and selling them on:-D)
#29
russ;2039511
I asked a PC world salesman about this some time ago, and he said "yeah but what you have to remember is we have overheads to pay, staff, shops etc, and also we make very little on the £400 laptops so we have to make money on the extras so we mark up the cables etc"

lol


at least he was honest lol
#30
What length is the cable.....I need to replace one that's only 2 feet long - I'd like one that's 1.5m or preferably 2m.
#31
Places like Tescos, B&Q, Woolies are good places to look if after non-exorbitant USB cables.
#32
Seen these this morning next to them was one of those mp3 fm transmitters so you can listen to your Ipod etc through your car stereo for £1.99 gotta be a bargain even if I don't rate them much :)
#33
Slash;2039779
Don't blame these shops for selling it for so much. Blame the printer manufacturers for not providing one in the first place.

TBH if you go back 3 or 4 years a majority of desktop printers came with either USB or Parallel cables or both.
It doesn't take much to work out that the retailers had a bit of influence in changing that as theres an opportunity there to make a few more quid.
#34
Everyman2007
Any suggestions for a source of inexpensive 3 to 5m USB printer cables. I need 2


Depends if you want something else at the same time...

Ebuyer sell 5m ones for about £1.50 but it would cost you more than that in p&p so if you were going to get one from there if possible it's probably better to wait untill you need something else at the same time.

I ordered a couple for someone else and they work fine,
#35
It should be illegal for DSG stores to charge extortionate prices for such a basic piece of kit. They are targeting the family user who has no idea about computers and can charge them anything they want for essential cables like this. OFT needs to step in with the likes of these as there is no justification for charging at least 30 times its wholesale price.

For anyone who needs one of these cables they are provided free with any broadband modem and often unused if you choose the Ethernet connection.
#36
Everyman2007;2040067
Any suggestions for a source of inexpensive 3 to 5m USB printer cables. I need 2

I think www.cclonline.com sell some ~ £1.5 each and free postage.
I live near them so buy over the counter.
#37
I saw these in Home Bargains in Jarrow on Saturday, they had loads. I was kicking myself as I had paid £3.50 for one from Play.com after seeing the price of them elsewhere I thought Play.com's price was cheap...
#38
Thank you for the suggestion. It looks just what I need.
#39
pita^norf
I think www.cclonline.com sell some ~ £1.5 each and free postage.
I live near them so buy over the counter.


Thank you for the suggestion. It look just what I need. I'm going to order one 3m and one 5m.
#40
dragon2611
Depends if you want something else at the same time...

Ebuyer sell 5m ones for about £1.50 but it would cost you more than that in p&p so if you were going to get one from there if possible it's probably better to wait untill you need something else at the same time.

I ordered a couple for someone else and they work fine,


Thank you for this. The postage is usually relatively expensive. A UK source has been soggested below and I will try them and report back in case anyone else is interested.

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