Re: Not just business
Or in Maplins (RIP) offering a basic optical cable for a soundbar or a much more expensive, higher quality one 'with gold-plated contacts' - I kid you not: it's still happening in Currys/PC World.
Back on topic: Is there any office anywhere which does not have a drawer or cupboard with a couple of spare cables 'just in case'? It seems that could save a fortune. However, I fear the real reason is much more mundane - it's not just the supplier being rapacious, but also the buyer not giving a toss about spending the bank's money.