Originally Posted by mcnarus
Last time I walked into Radio Shack (a few years ago), they were pushing Monster Cable hard. They still had some of their own brand, but it was buried in the back of the store.
I am seeing the same thing with Fry's Electronics in Austin. Fry's used to be a good place to find reasonably priced goods of all kinds including cables. I was looking for some cables with 3.5mm plugs at each end for my 12V trigger setup, and all I could find in the designated audio cable section were very pricey ones (including, but not limited to Monster). I finally decided I would order them over the internet, but kept looking through the store just to see what other things of interest they might have. Sure enough, way in the back corner of the store were reasonably priced 3.5mm cables. So Monster seems to have their tentacles out in several places that used to be good for reasonably priced cables. Sad.