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Cat6 Ethernet Gigabit LAN Cable Flat 1 Meter $2.80 @ Daiso


I needed a couple of LAN cables so checked Officeworks on the Interwebs, cheapest Cat 6 is $5.88.

On the way there I had cause to stop at the local Westfield and on the off-chance thought I'd have a look in the Daiso store.

As per the title, they sell flat 'fabric braided' 1 metre Cat 6 LAN cables for $2.80.

Not on 'special' but still an absolute bargain that I thought good to keep in mind.

UPC 4549131536164

Image is actual purchased product.


Related Stores

Daiso Australia
Daiso Australia


    • +57

      Hence my comment "Not on 'special' but still an absolute bargain…" :D :D

      I thought it worth sharing, who'da thought Daiso for LAN cables ??

      • +34

        who'da thought Daiso for LAN cables ??

        No one who wants proper quality, certified CAT6 rated ones, that's for sure.

        • How do you tell a cat6 cable is certified or not?

          • @nfr: It'll generally have it printed along the length of the cable.

            • +9

              @banana365: These are made in China, they could print stuff on the cable and it still might not be certified.

              • +26

                @jv: Saw a video of a guy testing a 10A IEC cable. Had CE markings and 10A on the plug and all looked very legit. Even claimed 0.5mm wiring. This was a UK youtuber so had a UK plug.

                He called bullsh*t and put it onto a load tester. Had a 11V drop at 2A and literally exploded and caught fire at 6A. He pulled the cable apart and the wiring was thinner than in my headphones.

                You can't believe a damn thing written on a cable from China.

              • +7

                @jv: Most cables network cables are made in China

              • +3

                @jv: And given the court mandated recall notice on their website, I would not be surprised in the slightest.

                • +32

                  @banana365: Oh my….

                  The Federal Court of Australia has made orders:
                  • restraining ORIGO trading as “Daiso” from carrying on a business of supplying, to retailers or to consumers, any goods of a kind or class for which there exists an information standard, safety standard or ban order.
                  • requiring ORIGO trading as “Daiso” to provide a full refund to any consumers returning any of the identified consumer goods.
                  • requiring ORIGO trading as “Daiso” to pay a total of $355,000 in penalties.
                  • requiring ORIGO trading as “Daiso” to pay for the destruction and disposal of all the goods seized by Consumer Affairs Victoria or returned to the ORIGO store.

    • +4

      It's ozbargain, not ozthingsondiscount.

      My issue with this post is that there are cheaper - $2-$2.50 generally across the board on static ice. I too am worried about quality.

        • +12

          Site rules do not require a time-limited discount.

            • +8

              @jv: It is a bargain but so I’m not sure what you mean.

              • -8


                It is a bargain

                How? I could go to that store anytime and buy it for that price. There is no saving.

                • @jv: If a Ferrari dealership sold a Ferrari for $20 each would you consider that a bargain?

                  • @OzBrogains: considering you haven't even upvoted this as a bargain, not sure what point you're trying to make.

                    • @jv: Done

                      • @OzBrogains: Congratulations on joining the 3% of people reading this 'supposed' deal and upvoting it as a bargain…

                        I'll stick with the other 97%…

                        • -3

                          @jv: Have another downvote

                          • +3

                            @OzBrogains: thanks, I collect them…

                            glad to know you're thinking about me… and your day revolves around following all my posts…

          • +7

            @abb: Everything is time limited, the universes time is finite you know. Eventually the prices will change.

            • +1

              @FabMan: On that note, I will start posting regular prices of every item as they will eventually go up in price

        • So, not worth knowing about?

    • +3

      Ah JV getting downvoted, it’s another lovely day at OzBargain.

      Great deal by the way!

      • -2

        Do I sense some voting envy there?

        • Nope, just love seeing your smarmy bolded comments downvoted to oblivion.

      • +1

        Great deal by the way!

        Why didn't you upvote then like the other 3% of the post readers who thought it was a good deal?

        • +2

          my thoughts exactly.

          dodgey cable, from a dodgey company. Appropriate that it's a dodgey post

    • +1

      imagine caring this much about something so inconsequential

      • +1

        and then bothering posting about that…. makes you wonder…

        • I wish you could see neg voters, it be interesting to see if they negged you because you had a reasonable rebuttal and they don't know how else to reply other than to neg

          • @Godric: most likely the latter…

            they're just people with inferiority complexes anyway….

          • @Godric: Even if the neg voters names were revealed, it won't tell you why they negged as you're not required to give a reason to neg, same with plusing someone…. Of course you could always PM them(if they have that enabled) or mention them so they might respond why……if they ever do…

            • -2

              @Zachary: Don't really see why I should care if anonymous web people neg a comment. They're most likely left winged fascists anyway…

              • @jv: I'm pretty sure people with all types of political leanings dislike your comments JV.

                I often upvote your comments, but not that one, that one is stupid.

                • @FabMan: You're entitled to your opinion, as I am entitled to mine.

  • Good to know if you ever needed to quickly grab one at lunchtime

    • -5

      Maybe it should be posted on OzGoodToKnow then…

      • +8

        I wish OzJV existed…

        • -1

          Gawd… I'm going to have nightmares

        • +1

          Would that be like what John Malkovich saw when he went inside of himself, in the conveniently named movie Being John Malkovich?

        • Or, at least an OzB filter. I’d fully trust JV’s censorship.

      • lol jv the best

      • hahahaha

  • +29

    Coles has cheap spring water @ 75 cents, not on special but still cheap, should we post that too?

    • +25

      You should post it on OzGoodToKnow

      • +1

        Have you registered the domain yet JV?

    • +28

      Duh… We know we can get spring water at coles but we did not know we could get cat 6 LAN cables at Daiso.
      Thanks OP, handy to know and damn cheap too.

      • -3

        but we did not know we could get cat 6 LAN cables at Daiso.

        I didn't know I could get spring water at Coles, but I did know that Daiso sold network cables.

        Regardless, OzBargain is for posting bargains, not a directory of what each store sells at their normal price…

        • but I did know that Daiso sold network cables

          If it’s not a bargain because you already knew, was it a bargain on the day you found out?

        • What if they put up the price tonight ? Everyone who needed and didn’t buy would not be happy, so still good to have it posted and available as reference/benchmark here

          • @BaarOzGain:

            What if they put up the price tonight ?

            What if they put down the price tonight ?

            • @jv: A new OP or current OP will be updated, and it will be here as reference/benchmark

              • @BaarOzGain:

                A new OP or current OP will be update

                an old OP will not update though…

        • This attitude encourages needless mark ups.

        • +1

          I didn't know I could get spring water at Coles,

          You didn’t know you could buy water from coles?
          Really? I call bullshit. Everyone knows you can buy bottled water from a supermarket.

      • The problem is these while cheap are certainly not the cheapest, they are also likely to be of EXTREMELY questionable quality.

    • Because it's cheaper to buy in bulk and save especially for single use items.

    • Do it. See how many people care

  • Nothing too special about this price. Even cheaper if you buy it in Japan since its only 100 yen there….
    for that price i could buy shielded cat6 cable and make my own for half that price.

    • +3

      Not everyone has a crimper and plugs handy though. Agree with you. I think this is not a real deal however it can save someone a few bucks if they just wanted some temporary ones and not worried about quality too much. For example students living in city apartments with a Daiso nearby.

      For one metre distance is the quality going to matter that much?

    • +2

      Haha you just made every cabling nerd on Whirlpool cry. You can't even discuss own cabling on there without your thread being deleted. Everyone does it though.

      • +4

        Surely no one's going to buy these cables for structured cabling. For a one meter length it's probably just connecting a desktop to a router, or from a wall socket to the client device.

        There is nothing illegal about doing your own cabling if they are not put behind the walls. Whirlpool deletes them because of the building code for concealed cabling.

        • +3

          Whirlpool deletes then because the mods received mail from unnamed ACMA official threatening unspecified legal consequences.

        • +1

          Whirlpool is scared of its own shadow. Their website has been dead to me for years because of this. Like many Aussie companies, if their piss-weak lawyers don't think they can defend the company from kids (big and small) posting a paragraph of idiotic words, they need to fire their lawyers - not bring out the ban stick on every second post.

          • +1

            @Charity: Whirlpool isn't a company. It's an oldschool community-minded private site that has been owned and run by Simon Wright since he was a teenager, and the staff are all volunteers. They don't have an army of corporate lawyers, they just take sensible actions to protect themselves and their community.

    • Oh good call let me just get in my private jet to Japan and pick up some cables

    • +2

      Yes, even Daiso has an "Australia tax". In Japan they are 100 yen stores, in Canada it is a $1 store, and in Singapore a SG$1.20 store.

      • Yes agree we are suckers in Australia. Think it is SGD2 in Singapore. In Japan most things 100 JPY, but some things 200 JPY, 300 JPY etc.

  • +4

    I've been getting a heap of cables from fs.com, they've a distribution hub in Melbourne now:

    0.9m (3ft) Cat6 Ethernet Cable Snagless Unshielded (UTP) PVC CM#70595 A$2.86 (Incl. GST)

    Check out the full range of lengths (6" to 200') and colours of Cat6 cables here:


    • +11

      Reviews are concerning though…

      While the quality of the cable, the arrival time of the shipment were all top-notch, these cables are more of a green/forest green. The picture depicts a bright neon/lime green which is very deceiving/disappointing as thats not what we received.

      I would be really annoyed if I received forest green cable when I specifically ordered lime green !!!!

      • +2

        But in your forest you can have many limes.

        • +2

          "Can't see the forest for the lime trees"

          doesn't have the same ring to it…

      • I think you meant singular review though, that is the first review on the list, and with 4.8 out of 5.0 from 1683 reviews ain't bad.

        I don't give much weight to any online retailers reviews, so kind of moot I guess.

        Having purchased quite a few of the cables from fs.com recently I think they are up there with the best cables I've purchased over the past ~25 years IMHO

    • That 8 dollars shipping though….

      • True, but if you don't live near a Daiso…

    • Tempted to buy some, but I saw some comments about Shielded Twisted Pairs being the better choice.

      When should I buy UTP (Unshielded) cables vs Shielded?

      • +3

        Unshielded is more flexible - bendier - and often thinner. It's also much cheaper.

        Shielded will work better, especially over long distances or in electrically noisy environments, with fewer errors and at higher speeds.

        UTP is fine for most home users.

        Tempted to buy some

        Don't. These cables are garbage. Buy a cable from fs.com or even amazon.com.au, you don't want this rubbish cable at any price (not even free). You want a 24AWG weight Cat6A cable (notice the extra "A").

        • Can you give me an example of when Shielded would be better than UTP for a home user?

          Would Cat6A unshielded be much better than shielded Cat6?

          I actually meant I was tempted to buy from the comment I replied to (fs.com), thanks!

          • @Tidy:

            Can you give me an example of when Shielded would be better than UTP for a home user?

            If you're running a homelab server farm with 10GbE or you have a workshop that makes electrical noise (e.g. 3 phase metal lathe). Minority of users. You and most people will be fine with UTP.

            Would Cat6A unshielded be much better than shielded Cat6?

            Yes. Cat6A is 2x the bandwidth and 3x the distance over Cat6, regardless of shielding. Most home users will never use the extra bandwidth or extra distance.

            The real reason is Cat6A cables tend to be better quality (less garbage). At least for now. Until the Chinese ripoff merchants start rebadging their junk as Cat6A.

            • @[Deactivated]: I agree for the most part, home users will rarely get the benefit that Cat6a offers over Cat6, but the other issue with Cat6a is the cost of the Cat6a switches, far too expensive at the moment IMHO

    • +1

      Thanks Stef. I've been looking for a place that sells 6in cat6

  • +1

    Anyone remember this freebie? Man that was good. And I actually needed one that long.

    • Already knew what you were referring to without checking the link. I use mine daily, amazed the honoured the deal.

    • +1

      What???? Where was I that day?

      • +2

        In the penalty box probably :p

        • +2

          Nah, it was full

          Savas (self imposed exile)

          • +2

            @jv: Wahh.. how did the first three get there?

            I'm not surprised about scab though, living up to his name 🙃

            • +1


              how did the first three get there?

              "Do not pass Go! Do not collect 200 dollars!"

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