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Old 10-17-03, 12:36 PM
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Good place to buy Cat5 cable?

I'd like to pick up a few 50-100ft Cat5 cables...

Anyone know of good, reliable places to buy these online? B&M stores around here charge through the roof for the pre-packaged stuff, and I really don't want to have to make my own.

Thanks!
Old 10-17-03, 12:50 PM
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I would get mine from a local mom&pop electronics store. Check your yellow pages and make some calls.
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Try cyberguys.com, it's a great place for stuff like that and cheap too!
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Ummm... let's see... Amazon.com, Newegg.com, or just to BestBuy.
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Steal it from work.
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I bought some bulk stuff from Home Depot. It worked fine.
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Originally posted by Nazgul
Steal it from work.
The one I stole from work was BROKEN! (it's a sign; test the stuff you're gonna steal *before* you steal it)

Thanks for the replies... I think I'll take the advice of Steelers Fan and buy from CyberGuys; they seem to be the cheapest...and we don't have Best Buy or Home Depot around here...
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Originally posted by cheapskate
The one I stole from work was BROKEN! (it's a sign; test the stuff you're gonna steal *before* you steal it)

Thanks for the replies... I think I'll take the advice of Steelers Fan and buy from CyberGuys; they seem to be the cheapest...and we don't have Best Buy or Home Depot around here...

Get a pair of pliers and a new cat5e head, and recrimp it yourself.
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Originally posted by RoQuEr
Get a pair of pliers and a new cat5e head, and recrimp it yourself.
It was "broken" in the sense that it was just some POS cable that, although it LOOKED ok, just didn't work. The heads on both ends were fine; either it was one we wired incorrectly or, it was just a POS that's been torn up over time... but thanks anyway

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