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Old 09-24-07, 08:19 PM
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Where to get speaker wire in-store?

I just got my new surround speakers and receiver but realized I'm short on 16AWG speaker wire (I used to have a giant roll and didn't think to check how much was left).

I checked at monoprice.com which has an amazing price but they are out of stock and I'd rather just pick some up in-store.

So far everywhere I look it's around 50 cents a foot, which seems high considering monoprice's rates. Is that about the best I can do in-store or is there somewhere that you like for speaker wire at a decent price?

I need about 110' of it to set things up properly or I wouldn't really worry about it. But 55 bucks seems a bit steep. I'll suck it up if I can't do any better in-store but I'm hoping someone has a recommendation.

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Radio Shack?

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2049734
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home depot? That's usually where I pick up wires.
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I checked both of those and that's where I got the 50 cent figure. Man, I must have been looking at 12 gauge or something.

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While monoprice is good, I get my cables from a local place:

http://store.pchcables.com/

http://store.pchcables.com/100fe16gaspw.html

100ft of 16AWG is 21.12

$.21ft

You can get more expensive cable of course.
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Big Lots. I know, I know, they don't always have it in stock, but when they do I grab a couple of spools. Good Luck!
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Yeah, radio shack has some decent pricing and also have some nice flat 14AWG wire as well. It's amazing how the "high-end" cable companies have managed to completely shut-out affrodable speaker wire and interconnects from at the big B&M's like Best Buy & Circuit City.
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In Monster's defense I will berate big B&Ms:

These stores have never really catered to those who want to spend less. They do not really offer bulk cable. And even cheap (non-Monster) cable starts to cost a bit when connectors are already attached and packaged in neato plastic cases. High-end stores may be a slightly better location, perhaps offering Monster in bulk, which is cheaper than premade cables. Not as cheap as Home Depot, though.

This concludes all defense Monster will ever get.
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Originally Posted by ianholm
It's amazing how the "high-end" cable companies have managed to completely shut-out affrodable speaker wire and interconnects from at the big B&M's like Best Buy & Circuit City.
They do this because the margins on cables are ridiculous... often 50-75% of the cost is pure profit for the store. When you make that much, it doesn't make sense to offer an el-cheapo product which they'll make pennies on the dollar off. It's much smarter for them to lose 10 sales of bulk wire and gain 1 of Monster than vice versa. It's really just smart economics on their part.

I still don't like it though.
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You should check Radioshack, meaning going to several stores in your city. I bough 100 ft of 16 AWG cable a couple of months ago for $20.

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