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Initial post: Nov 19, 2012 1:28:54 PM PST
4% of the ridiculously overpriced Monster 4' long cables have been sold for over $100. PT Barnum would have been proud and a majority stockholder of Monster.

At all of 4', any $0.99 High Speed HDMI cable will be just as capable and produce an identical signal on your HDTV. If you actually believe you are going to get a better picture on your HDTV because of this cable, then I'd be happy to paint some flames on your vehicle of choice for $10,000 which will make it go faster...

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 1:33:36 PM PST
FlamingoNut says:
LOL; I was floored when I saw that cable actually selling! I can get close to 50 cables for that price, and that's probably an understatement.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 1:37:15 PM PST
And as of right now 2 out of 4 people who read this thread obviously were stupid enough to buy one of those cables... Oi vey!

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 1:37:30 PM PST
Miami Nights says:
That shouldn't be surprising given how many millions of Americans go absolutely insane on Black Friday, and throughout the weekend.

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 9:35:36 AM PST
Erik K says:
But don't the Monster cables have magical fibers pulled from the nests of phoenixes and are then threaded on the horns of unicorns? Makes much more sense than the "science" they use to explain why they cost so much :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 9:38:53 AM PST
Grumbler says:
monster cables only work properly when attached to BOSE stereo systems.

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 9:40:52 AM PST
OldAmazonian says:
The 99 cent cable might be poorly shielded or deficient in some other way that could be remedied for an additional 99 cents manufacturing cost. Monster's 98 dollar premium pays the advertising guys.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 10:01:12 AM PST
How did you come up with 4%?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 10:15:20 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 6, 2012 10:18:34 AM PST
Catherine says:
I thought the high price paid for the lawsuits against anyone who writes anything negative about them and against any company that has Monster in its name. I'm surprised they haven't sued Cookie Monster yet, because by their logic, it must be a copyright infringement.

If you don't know what I am talking about, here is one such example.
http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/15/monster-cable-still-evil-will-allow-monster-mini-golf-to-exist/

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 10:16:32 AM PST
Eric Preston says:
James may know HDTV cables, but he's not very good at word problems.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 10:17:55 AM PST
medialint says:
They even had Candlestick Park named after them at one point until voters declared the name "Monster Park" as idiocy and passed a measure to rename it Candlestick again permanently after the contract expired. Of course on the other side of the bay we used to have McAfee Coliseum too after that guy that's been in the news lately ...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 10:31:15 AM PST
When I first made this post, there was a Lightning Deal for a 2' long Monster HDMI cable for $119, and that was the sale price! According to the bar, Amazon had sold 4% of their allotment of this stupidly overpriced cable. Y'all have come late to the party, and have missed the context of the original post.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 10:43:06 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 10:57:08 AM PST
Fuzzy says:
That is normal around here or they don't bother to read the whole thead.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 12:50:49 PM PST
Your title is wrong. That just means they sold 4% of their supply. The supply might be 25. This could be as little as one customer, not 4% of all customers.

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 12:55:09 PM PST
Bone says:
Monster might be BS merchants and defy the laws of physics, but they're nothing on Denon cables:

Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 12:31:01 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2012 12:32:00 AM PST
You would have had to have seen the bar. We watched it slowly creep up one tiny sliver at a time in 1% increments. As little as that bar moved, they had to have had at least 100 of the damned things, and they sold more after I posted. I will posit that this was actually a pretty good sample size of the overall population and their gullible buying habits. One only needs to look at the popularity of Beats headphones, Bose stereo equipment, Omaha Steaks, and Ed Hardy clothing to see this in action. My number, which was just a jab at the Lightning Deal bar, was probably well on the low side of things, and probably by a factor of 4-5.

Of course there was also the humorous aspect of the title which you seem to have missed, and possibly because this thread was necro'd out of context.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 1:03:00 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 7, 2012 1:19:30 AM PST
OldAmazonian says:
How might a thread be necro'd IN context?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 1:45:32 AM PST
It wasn't necro'd out of context. You said 4% of Amazon customers are idiots, and gullible ones at that. That means you know how many Amazon customers exist, and how many of those cables were available. That's the only way you can state 4%.

Other than to pull it out of your - thin air.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 10:50:37 AM PST
Grumbler says:
please put the straw man away...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2012 9:54:06 PM PST
Bose speakers are much better then the cheap ones. Although, there could be other brands in that price range even better. Omaha steaks too. They are much better than the grocery store, much better than most restaurants. I have a hard time finding local meat as good as Omaha steaks. Have you even tried them?
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