When you buy a new electronics device, such as a new TV or DVD-player, for example, you will often be asked by the sales assistant if you would like to buy an HDMI cable along with your purchase. For the sake of convenience, many people accept this recommendation and buy the HDMI cable.

However, you could be spending as much as ten times as much as you need to by buying your HDMI cables in this way. It is true, HDMI cables are essential to get your new home entertainment device up and running, but there is no need to spend a small fortune on them.

The best thing you can do is to buy your HDMI cables online, where there are much cheaper prices and better deals to be had. Ideally, you should order your HDMI cables before you buy your new device, so they are ready and waiting once you bring your purchase home. However, a lot of online HDMI cable sellers offer lightning fast delivery, so you will have your HDMI cable soon enough.

It might also be a good idea to wait until you have the device in your home before buying HDMI cables so you can check which ones you need to buy in the manufacturer’s instructions.