I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Evil Staples will suck the money from your wallet

One of the things which needed to be taken care of, in regard to my new gaming PC, was connecting the computer to the monitor with an HDMI cable.  Like most people, I don't have them laying around the house.  This necessitated my using the one connecting my blue ray player to my TV.  Having off today, and needing to go to the supermarket, I decided to hit Staples while I was out and pick up a replacement.  Before leaving the house I checked on in order to get an average cost (about $12 for a decent  6 foot cable).  When I got to Staples I was shocked to see that their least expensive HDMI cable was priced at $34.55, and that was for their average rated 6 foot cable.  Their 'good' cable was over $55.  Now I realize Staples is going to charge more, you pay for the convenience.  But, if you if add in the freight charges to the Amazon cable, their cost is $17.  Something is wrong here.

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.

1 comment:

  1. I have worked hard not to start the flaming thing?.id be addicted if I did