LET­TER OF THE MONTH

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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.

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