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TED

Deal On Network Cable For People In Mi (local Pickup)

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If there are any of you in MN who need a deal on some network cable then this is for you! There are a couple of eBay auctions that have some cheap Cat5e if you can pickup locally in MI. I'll post the links below. I do not know or have any connection to the seller. I simply found these auctions when I was searching eBay.

Keep in mind that if you are making patch cables you really should use stranded wire rather than solid. Solid core wire WILL eventually break if you coil it up and uncoil it every season. I've posted that warning many times in the past but most people use the solid cable anyway. Just don't blame me if you buy this wire and have trouble!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230335019371

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230335019987

Oh, one more thing. If you are (ill advisedly) making patch cable from solid core network cable at least use the special plugs that are made for solid wire. I'll post a link to a source for them. (I have purchased from Deep Surplus several times. They have good prices and ship VERY fast.)

http://deepsurplus.com/Network-Structured-Wiring/Ethernet-Category-5e-CAT-5e-RJ45-Plugs-Boots/CAT-5E-RJ45-plug-for-solid-UTP-cable-50-micron-bag-of-100

Enjoy!

TED

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Shucks! I was just down there last week. :(

I'm sorry I didn't get it posted sooner. I'll try to post some more deals. Here's a couple I just saw. If you don't mind using cat 5 you can get a spool pretty cheap. (Less than .04/ft!) I don't think there would be any speed issue with Cat 5 for controller use. (If it's a concern I would ask the appropriate vendor.) All of the same connectors and such for cat5e will work fine for cat5.

Here are some auctions for 1000 ft spools of Cat 5 which interestingly are red and green!

Green:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180655501107

Red:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170629910662

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180655501138

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I'm going to start a new topic for current deals on cat5.

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