I pick such up at newegg.com or geeks.com for 2 to 10 bucks and never thought to buy anything buy USB 2.0 cables. I wonder if you went to the retail outlet and are seeing those 40 buck cables I've never purchased?
I have been comparing prices on USB A/B cables for a new printer. I was wondering, do things like the gold plated connectors matter? Is an expensive cable going to be faster/produce higher quality printing/otherwise better than an inexpensive one?