Lets say that for some reason you needed a SATA cable or two. Or six. You think to yourself, “I guess I should head down to the store,” or you mozy your online self over to Monoprice or Amazon or whatever.
Yeah. Don’t do that. I’m pretty sure I have twenty extras laying around. They’re angled and I needed straight, or I already bought some and hooked them up before opening up the mounting cage to find that it came with five, or they’re just attracted to me… I don’t know. Somehow I ended up with more SATA cables than any one person could use in a lifetime. And how did I end up with six or seven extra case fans in various sizes?
While I’m at it, I’m pretty sure I have dozens of HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort cables. And USB (3.0 and 2.0) cables in the hundreds. And at least a couple extra Thunderbolt cables. Don’t even get me started on 4-pin Molex power cables.
Moral of the story: If you need any of this stuff, message/email/call/text. Most of it’s free to anyone who’ll give it a good home. (OK… I can’t give away the Thunderbolt cables for free. But the rest.) Think the cable/adapter/dongle you need is insanely obscure? I probably have six of them. Try me.