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Very cheap place for 80wire PATA cables?


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Does anyone happen to have a place they can order medium quantities (10-20 at a time) 80 wire PATA ribbon cables? My usual source (that sold for $1 each plus shipping per LB) went out of business since the last time I had to order. They gotta deliver to east coast USA and be well built.

Newegg sells them for $3 each plus shipping each (another $3 or so) which is exorbinant!

After lots more searching, the cheapest place with decent ones is still the egg...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16812105910

but in quantities of 8 or more, it is still over $4 each after shipping. insane!

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I never said I go through a lot, just when I do buy I buy in bulk and have some ready to go when I do need them.

That business I bought them from went out of business a year or two ago :)

I would be interested in buying 10 or 15 right now, or 20 in a month, just to have some stock up... depending on how much shipping would be. shipping would be no rush - a week would be acceptible (up to a month if we have to do international ship freight), and USPS preferred.

I do however still do some freelance consulting and tech work, so I do use some in others' systems.

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fone the sales line for different online shops, with a bit of haggle you can always get them to knock some off for you :P

Also, wat i find use (especially at work) over time build up a relationship with tele sales and its amazing how much they will knock off you wen they know u more!

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Computer recycling center/dump.

Many lusers throw away perfectly good hardware.

You can probably get the cables for free, and take anything else you might find interesting.

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Problem with both those ideas: no car no phone. It's amazing how many people (and establishments) assume that everyone has a car and a phone... makes life difficult but I just can't afford one. (please save the WHY? its so cheap, or whatever comment about this for another thread, I have gotten VERY tired of explaining my financial situation to people - suffice it to say it is not possible for me to have either right now)

Heck, I just got my first bank account (and debit card) in 7 years, imagine living without a bank account :( its not been easy or fun.

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