The Great HDMI Cable rip off – How about £1.99 for a 2m Cable?

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A bit of controversy never hurt, so when our friends over at PC Pro put up a news story about the HDMI cable scam, we couldn’t resist relaying it on to you here on the Novatech blog.

According to Kogan (a new upstart retailer in the UK) many retailers are trying to sell HDMI cables at hugely inflated prices, sometimes in excess of £100. Kogan have offered customers of all the shops selling TVs such as Currys and John Lewis, the chance to purchase their HDMI cable for just £4.

“When you buy a TV from John Lewis, Currys, or countless other high street stores, you will be offered hideously expensive accessories such as HDMI cables,” the company explained on its blog. “These cables are sold with absolutely ridiculous markups, many multiples of the actual cost of the items.”

Good point, but presumably these companies were offering superior HDMI cables or is this just a myth? “An HDMI cable is an HDMI cable,” Kogan said. “It’s a digital cable. You either get a picture or you don’t. Don’t get conned into buying a ‘fancy’ HDMI cable because it will make no difference!”

It’s something we’ve been saying for a long time, which is why our own HDMI cables are suitably priced, much lower than the high street.

But, we have decided to go one better than even the good people at Kogan, so if you have bought a TV recently from any of the high street retailers, we are now offering you the chance to buy a 2 metre HDMI cable for just £1.99 over this weekend ONLY at Novatech. (We aren’t even going to check if you bought a TV from the high street!)

Grab yourself a grand prix weekend bargain right here.

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