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Get an HDMI switch and 3 cables for $9.99

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

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.

This is an update of a deal from last year.

Gear-hound that you are, I'm guessing you want to connect a TiVo, Blu-ray player, game console, Roku box, and maybe some other video goodies to your TV.

Problem is, your TV doesn't have enough HDMI ports. Now what?

Check this: Meritline has a three-pack of 6-foot HDMI cables and a three-port HDMI switchbox for $9.99 shipped. That's after applying coupon code MLCK5EIY8PNL1 at checkout.

(Note: This code expires after 700 uses, and it's impossible to tell how many times it's been redeemed already. But even at the regular sale price of $16.99, it's a killer 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 they all deliver picture-perfect results. I've never had a bad one.

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, this is one seriously good bundle.

Bonus deal: Today only, Woot has a refurbished current-generation 8GB iPod Touch for $169.99, plus $5 for shipping. Apple charges $199 for the same refurbished model. The only wrinkle is the warranty: Woot backs it for 90 days, whereas Apple gives you one year. Is that worth $30?

Bonus deal No. 2: Also today only, TigerDirect has a 1TB Seagate Barracuda internal hard drive for $29.99, plus $4 for shipping. That's after redeeming a $50 mail-in rebate. Even so, that's an unbelievable price! I recently had to buy a 1TB drive off the shelf at Best Buy, and it cost exactly--wait for it--$79.99. Wish I'd gotten this instead!