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Originally Posted by MichaelJHuman /forum/post/16879804
Here's another thought. It's not just salespeople selling overpriced cables. Magazines like Stereophile have perpetuated the theory that cables sound different, even digital cables.
Originally Posted by mjconnor10 /forum/post/16879863
uh...they do sound different. Here, take a listen.
"honey, your monoprice hdmi cables arrived!"
"yay - let's go buy steaks and lobster to have while we watch baraka!"
"honey, your credit card bill for the monster hdmi cable arrived!"
"oh my god! We have to sell the house!"
see? I'm not sure how it could be any clearer.
Originally Posted by muttster /forum/post/16882085
People generally do research (internet, ads, friends) and know how much a TV costs - they don't research cables!
Originally Posted by Bruins29 /forum/post/16880391
Where do you think they make their money. Its certainly not on the TVs anymore.
Originally Posted by andytseng /forum/post/16883217
Why are people mad at salesmen for trying? He's going to stop just because you said no once or twice? If he had, he'd be a terrible salesperson.
Originally Posted by scorrpio /forum/post/16882214
Not so, really. It is kinda hard to do Internet research on HDTVs these days without running into a word or two on HDMI cables. Much more often, it is the types: "Hey, the bonus check has arrived, lets head to BestBuy and get us a nice huge TV!"
Oh, and about that sales clerk: these guys are pressured by management to try their darnedest to get you to buy their extended warranty and the overpriced cable - don't hold it against him. Jobs are tough to land these days. If you did call a manager, you'd only be in for a major sermon extolling virtues of extended warranties and Monster cables.