LETTER OF THE MONTH
I just saw the Satechi Premium USB 3.0 Hub in the July issue and was ready to buy one, until I went online and saw that the actual price was approaching double the price you indicated. My heart is broken! Bob Golden We’ve noticed similar situations with the prices of USB-C accessories being hiked by some sellers – notably toward the end of 2016, soon after Apple refreshed the MacBook Pro.
Rest assured, Bob, that Satechi’s Type-C Pro Hub can be bought for the price we quoted in our review. Were it twice the price, it’s highly unlikely that it would have received 4.5 out of 5 to be deemed “Excellent.” At the time of writing, you can get the product on Amazon – point your browser at bit.ly/typecprohub and you should find it for $99.99, being sold by Satechi and with orders fulfilled by Amazon.
We sometimes see an item pop up in search results multiple times, some priced exorbitantly. If in doubt, check the manufacturer’s website for what price an item should be. On Amazon, inspect the Other Sellers box, as the price initially shown may not be the most competitive.