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Get a 3-pack of HDMI cables and an HDMI switchbox for $10 shipped

For less than the price of a single HDMI cable at most stores, you can get three of them, plus an auto-switchbox for HDMI-port-starved TVs.

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For a mere 10 bucks (with coupon code), you can score three HDMI cables and a switchbox.
For a mere 10 bucks (with coupon code), you can score three HDMI cables and a switchbox. Meritline

Looking to connect a Blu-ray player, game console, Roku box, and other video goodies to a TV that has only one or two HDMI ports? I've got just the connectivity bundle you need.

Or, rather, Meritline does. You can get a three-pack of 6-foot HDMI cables and a three-port HDMI switchbox for $9.99 shipped. That's after applying coupon code MLC195169010740NL1 at checkout.

(Note: Meritline's codes tend to expire after a certain number of uses, and there's no way to know how many this one has left. But even at the regular price of $15.99, it's a mighty solid deal.)

As regular Cheapskate readers know, most low-cost HDMI cables work just as well as their crazily overpriced counterparts (I'm looking at you, Belkin and Monster). I'm running maybe half a dozen "cheapies" in my house, and all of them deliver picture-perfect results.

As for the switch, it allows you to plug three devices into one HDMI port, automatically switching to whichever device is powered on. You can also switch manually as needed.

Given that it's often hard to find a single HDMI cable selling for below $20 at retail stores (though I recently saw some for $6 each at Home Depot, which was a pleasant surprise), this is one seriously good bundle.

Bonus deal: Game on! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2--by many accounts one of the best games of 2009, if not ever--is on sale for Xbox 360 for $19.96 (plus $1.97 for shipping and a couple of bucks for sales tax). PlayStation 3 users can snag it for $19.99 from Amazon.com; pad your cart to $25 to score free shipping. This game was 60 bucks when it debuted, proof positive that you can score even the biggest titles for a lot less if you're willing to wait.

Bonus deal No. 2: If you happen to own or operate a business (or know someone who does), check out my post on Five Ways to Cut Costs in 2011!