It's time to cut the cable con.
When you buy a TV from JB, you will be offered hideously expensive accessories such as HDMI cables. These cables are sold with absolutely ridiculous markups, many multiples of the actual cost of the items.
JB are trying to trick people into thinking they need a $200 cable after buying a FULL HD TV. This is simply not the case. You shouldn't be spending more than $10 on an HDMI cable!
Here's an example of the Cable Con:
In a bid to end this dodgy practice, and bring cable prices down to their proper levels, Kogan is now offering FREE HDMI CABLES to anyone who has bought a TV at JB Hi-Fi in 2011. We'll even pay for the shipping!
When you buy a Full HD TV, you need an HDMI cable to take full advantage of the great resolution on offer. What JB Hi-Fi aren't telling you is that HDMI is a digital cable. It deals with ones and zeroes -- not like the analogue cables of yesteryear. This means there is no difference to the picture quality you will receive whether you use Kogan's $3 cable, or the ones that JB Hi-Fi will happily sell you for an exorbitant $199.
At Kogan, we think it’s extremely unfair for someone who shells out their hard-earned money on a new TV to be shafted on cables and accessories because of a deliberate misinformation campaign by the big retailers.
The Kogan HDMI cable we're giving away is HDMI version 1.4, meaning it is future-proof for transmitting 3D TV, can carry an Ethernet signal, and is gold-plated.
If you’ve purchased a TV from JB HiFi, you can claim your FREE Kogan cable and help expose the JB Hi-Fi Cable Con, by simply emailing proof of your purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org before March 31, 2011.
Full Terms & Conditions for this giveaway are available here
The Kogan Team
Prices of HDMI Cables^
|Kogan - 3 metre||$3|
|JB Hi-Fi - Soniq - 1.5 metre||$69|
|JB Hi-Fi - Soniq - 4 metre||$99|
|JB Hi-Fi - Pure AV - 3 metre||$199|
^Prices current as at 16 March 2011.