Originally Posted by dxx
PC World, the British equivelent of whoever America's worst IT retailer is, win at this cable mark-up business. They sell a 'premium grade' Belkin USB cable for £40 - about $80 in USD, or about 33% more expensive than the printer you buy before they start pushing the cable to you. Classy.
That's how it works. There's little to no profit in bigger ticket electronic items, so they want to you buy accessories and service plans. This is why sites like monoprice.com exist and do extremely well.
Quoth the Homer (Simpson): Extended warranty, how can I lose?