Originally Posted by thrang
I think I can do this with Lincoln Logs for less...
"Caveat Emptor" indeed!
Are Lincoln Logs still sold? If not, they would be collector items, and if creatively marketed as antique cable lifts... well, we might make some serious change.
I absolutely LOVE laughing at the idea of people selling 'lifts' or 'isolators' for cable. I recall seeing some company selling old glass cable insulators, the kind that are used for the old rural overhead power transmission lines. They were selling these things for something like $50 each!
I am convinced that the companies that sell these things are in some way, descendants of those that made & sold new clothes to the emperor.
I am guilty of modest investment in 'snake-oil' products. Better than 80% of my system is wired with 'Monster Cable', but after reading tests comparing Monster's 'high end' speaker wire, with that of conventional electrical wire (also known as lamp cord), I have become a 'born again skeptic' regarding expensive products claiming over 'vastly improved
' audio and video.
There is such a thing as 'quality', but a power strip stuck to a block of wood for around $700?!? And (I've just checked on the price for an "Amp Stand
") between $300 and $700 for a nicely finished block of wood?
For those prices, they better come with some 'full contact delivery' by a top of the line Victoria's Secret salesperson!
In the words of P.T. Barnum "there's one born ever minute".