Need USB-Serial Adapters

BokehBokeh Member Posts: 1,636 ■■■■■■■□□□
Boss called from out of town, said they need two USB-Serial adapters and to run to Best Buy. Well they have them, but for 36.99! Tried CircuitCity and they have nothing on close out (which I knew but they are also a block away).

Anyone have a good source to get these from that wont charge an arm and a leg so I can order them today and have them arrive tomorrow? Ive already checked NewEgg and Buy.com but the overnight shipping is more than the unit itself. Just looking for some suggestions.

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  • meadITmeadIT Member Posts: 581 ■■■■□□□□□□
    If you don't have someplace local and don't want to pay for overnight shipping, then you'll need to find an online retailer that ships within a 1 day radius of your location. UPS and FedEx should have shipping zones on their website.

    edit: Here's the one for UPS: http://www.ups.com/maps?loc=en_US
    edit2: and the one for FedEx: http://www.fedex.com/grd/maps/ShowMapEntry.do
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  • msteinhilbermsteinhilber Member Posts: 1,480 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I'd suggest looking for a locally owned computer shop. Cables in general are a fairly high margin item even for local computer stores so I wouldn't expect much better. That is really about your only option is local, as you are likely going to spend more than the Best Buy price after the cost of the cable and next day shipping. Most places shouldn't charge additional or very much additional for next day shipping for the 2nd or each additional cable though, so if you reach a certain quantity then next day shipping and the cost of the cables might be cheaper than a local shop.
  • meadITmeadIT Member Posts: 581 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Most places shouldn't charge additional or very much additional for next day shipping for the 2nd or each additional cable though, so if you reach a certain quantity then next day shipping and the cost of the cables might be cheaper than a local shop.

    +1. Newegg came to $50 shipped overnight for 2 Vantec cables. That would be cheaper than buying two at Best Buy for you.
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  • BokehBokeh Member Posts: 1,636 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Thanks all. I got one pm suggesting a place locally. They have them in stock for 12.95 so I'll be picking them up tonight on my way home.
  • NetAdmin2436NetAdmin2436 Member Posts: 1,076
    Bokeh wrote: »
    Thanks all. I got one pm suggesting a place locally. They have them in stock for 12.95 so I'll be picking them up tonight on my way home.

    Microcenter ?
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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    General Nanosystems?
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    Computer Revolution
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,892 Admin
    They're a decent price at Fry's Electronics, which is sort of surprising to me. It's not a place I expect to find good prices on connectors and cables, but they're only five minutes from my house and sometimes it's a necessary convenience.
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    No Fry's in MN icon_sad.gif
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,892 Admin
    dynamik wrote: »
    No Fry's in MN icon_sad.gif
    The Fry's in Las Vegas is huge, clean, beautiful, and stocked with everything from transistors to refrigerators. It's the best one I've been to yet.
  • NetAdmin2436NetAdmin2436 Member Posts: 1,076
    JDMurray wrote: »
    The Fry's in Las Vegas is huge, clean, beautiful, and stocked with everything from transistors to refrigerators. It's the best one I've been to yet.

    Everyone now has a excuse to tell their wife why they are going to Las Vegas. icon_wink.gif
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,892 Admin
    Everyone now has a excuse to tell their wife why they are going to Las Vegas. icon_wink.gif
    My in-laws have a house in LV, so I can't get away from her even there. ;)
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