Sometimes it pays to pay

I was having USB issues on the main computer (not surprising as I run a lot of stuff off USB), turns out it was the phone charging lead, the second cheap one to fail. The original, used pretty much every day is still going strong (fingers crossed), so I may have been better off with a genuine unit from the start. Well I’ve ordered another cheap one as the phone is due for replacement soon, but there’s still a nagging notion that I should have got genuine pricey lead. The genuine lead is used in the car everyday lots of movement, the failed lead sits on a desk in comfort. Time will tell.


3 Responses to “Sometimes it pays to pay”

  1. 1 savo
    March 16, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I had that problem at work. Dead network card corrupted HDD & another thing I can’t remember. IT blamed them all on a crap cable and Sandisk card reader. No a hitch since I ditched the card reader.

  2. March 21, 2012 at 5:39 am

    USB doesn’t seem as fault tolerant as it could be.

  3. March 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    We had USB cable issues, too. They were 99¢ cables from eBay. So we upgraded to the $1.25 cables, and they work much better than the cheap ones. You’re right, it is better to spend up big when you want quality.

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