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There is a difference between "Markup for profit" and "ludicrous pricing".
MSRP usually gives retailers about 150-300 percent mark up.
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HDMI is obviously just a copper cable (sans the ethernet part) but it has to transmit a lot more bandwidth than your typical audio signal, and this is where signal dropout becomes extremely critical. A better cable with have less power dropout, thicker gauge, better connection to the ends, etc. A more expensive cable isn't necessarily better than a cheap cable, but the better cables will all be more expensive than the cheap cables.

And most manufacturers have insanely high MSRPs, they are just following Monster's set MSRP and then producing competing products (Rocketfish, Insignia, etc) at a slightly lower cost. Technically speaking BB isn't ripping you off, they have to sell at MSRP to remain a vendor.
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If you think BB is overpriced (which it is) then you should see Europe, including VAT!
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I dare you to make up an excuse as to why a $12 (Employee discount) television mount is being marked up to $80. Before you even start I'll help you out: Its an impossible task! There is no reason at all.
It's called the free market economy. They're free to charge what the market will bear for their products.
    
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It's called the free market economy. They're free to charge what the market will bear for their products.
And i also explained all the costs associated with the item:
Employees, location, taxes, logistics, inventory, utilities, etc.
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