Too many people don't think outside of the box. For them, Staples is the 'go to' place for all of their home office, computer supplies. About a year ago my friend Deb bought a new PC from them. Till all was said and done, she paid more for hers then I did for my super charged, blow your socks of graphics, gaming computer. She doesn't even have 1000 GB memory. But, they did transfer her files from her old computer to her new computer at no charge. When I asked her why she didn't do a little research first, maybe see what deals Amazon was offering, she said "but Staples is right down the road."
Too many people don't understand that "Easy" has a cost. They don't understand that given the chance, Evil Staples will suck the money from your wallet.
As for the HDMI cable I needed to replace? I picked up a 12 footer at K-Mart for $19.99. Believe me, it will work just as well as any of the cables being sold by Staples.