Inspired by this image I figured I should warn people about a scam at Circuit City.

The other day I wanted to connect my iPod to a pair of speakers I have that have a normal stereo mini jack. I was in Union Sq, so I thought I’d head on up to Circuit City – I managed to find what I was looking for – A Belkin 3.5mm audio cable. I then looked at the price tag – $21.99! Let me emphasize – this is a piece of wire with two little simple ubiquitous plugs on it! That’s almost an order of magnitude more than Belkin’s own price ($3.99) – or, as it turns out, Virgin Megastore’s price ($3.99) on the same block!

And yes, it’s the same item # – F8V203-06-APL.