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Cat6a UTP Ethernet Cable 10m $8.40 + $8 Pickup or $15-$20 Shipping @ Ubiquiti Store

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Bought some long cables for a fairly cheap price I haven't seen this low ever.

Postage seems to be around $15 to $20 for express.

There is a pick up option at around $8 from these locations.

South Australia
Leader Computers
165 – 187 Franklin St
Adelaide SA Australia 5000
Open: 8:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday

Victoria
Leader Computers
35-37 Overseas Drive
Noble Park VIC 3174
Open: 8:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday

New South Wales
Leader Computers
Unit 2, 42-44 Boorea Street
Lidcombe NSW 2141
Open: 8:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday

Queensland
Leader Computers
26 Brecknock Street
Archerfield QLD 4108
Open: 8:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday

Western Australia
Leader Computers
38 Guthrie Street
Osborne Park WA 6017
Open: 8:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday

Related Stores

ubiquitistore.com.au
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    is that posted?

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    From a quick look, looks like postage is about $15 extra. Cables seem reasonably OK priced though.

  • +4 votes

    40m is $11.20. That seems like a pricing error…

    I would be all over this if I hadn't just bought 300m of the stuff…

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      Link to 40m… I can't seem to see it

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      You sir are a champion, this is perfect for me, I'm setting up the daughter's network next week and was going to have to buy 15-20m of cable, plus ports. This will give me a simple plug and play option, or at the very least, some cheap cable. :)
      Went for the delivered option, feels bad to be paying more for the delivery than the item itself. I'm consoling myself with the knowledge that it's still cheaper than i could have sourced this much cable locally.

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      Mate, awesome find. Thanks

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      Just got an email from the store saying due to high demand the grey is no longer available. They are substituting the green version at no extra cost for me.

      Good find by the way, thank you!

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    Postage +$15.95 to Perth. Warehouse pickup +$8.50.

    • +2 votes

      More than likely being delivered from Osborne park.
      Rip off with pickup charge but then again it is from Leader computers.

  • +16 votes

    They charge $8.50 on top of the product price for the privilege of picking it up from their warehouse?

    Surely Shirley they can't be serious???

    • +1 vote

      If they have a product for sale, but the only way you can recieve the product is by paying an additional fee - there's really nothing stopping them charging $1 for the cable and a $15.40 charge for pickup

      • +2 votes

        I came to say essentially the same thing. If they had an “express pickup” option ensuring stock was shipped from a different warehouse ASAP it might be different, but this seems a bit ridiculous. Even if they need to transfer stock from another location, isn’t that something they need to do regularly either way? If it’s to pay for general costs, every physical retailer including supermarkets should be charging a pickup fee.

        The final price does seem good in this particular case though.

      • +1 vote

        This is a very popular tactic on Aliexpress. They charge a miniscule amount for a product, and you pay the rest through shipping.

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          That used to happen on ebay too I think. Fees weren't charged on shipping so it was a way to avoid the fees if I remember it correctly. They closed that loophole, naturally.

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    Can someone explain to me how 'Copper Clad Aluminium' is 'potentially dangerous'?

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      Higher resistance compared to pure copper. That means that they can heat up and catch fire. Obviously the risk varies on usage - cable length etc - but best to avoid.

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        It's not the issue of fire but quality of signal transmission that you should be worried about in this scenario.

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          FWIW Agree with shorter lengths the issue is less of a concern, in particular if not used for PoE, but it still does not meet Australian compliance. I was answering the question as to why it is potentially dangerous. For more info see: https://neca.asn.au/sa/content/acma-warning-%E2%80%93-cca-ca...

          "Using CCA cable as customer cabling can have consequences ranging from relatively minor to catastrophic. Due to its higher resistance, compared to copper cable (as mandated by the standards), CCA installations may suffer degraded data throughout for similar length cable runs. With the proliferation of devices powered via Ethernet, the use of CCA cable will result in increased power dissipation in the cable which could result in the cable properties degrading and overheating."

      • +1 vote

        I'm going to answer my own question here, and call BS, the risks described relate to use in roof spaces/building cavities where other energy sources/heat may accumulate. Pre-terminated cable like this is NOT intended for that use (different insulation materials/properties, differ wire/cable materials/properties), and if that is what you're doing, you may like to reconsider. The cable is specifically made for different circumstances, and 'inside wire' (that goes in building cavities) IS made for that purpose. There is a reason why the installation of data cabling is regulated, just like electrical wiring.

        Sorry, I'm a bit of a data cable nerd, and claims like that made on the product page lead to this sort of urban myth. Quite simply, copper is best for high-speed data. Aluminium works but it won't kill you, just don't ask me for help when you're fault-finding what is going wrong on your network. Using cable where it's not intended, may lead to risks including fire or hazardous gases.

  • +10 votes

    Paying to pick something up from a warehouse is a stupid policy that should never exist. I wouldn't mind paying a little more for a product to pick it up for free but I'm not paying 8 dollars to pick up an item that's 8 dollars.

  • +9 votes

    this one is same brand 10m cat6a for $9.10 delivered with prime https://www.amazon.com.au/8WARE-Cat-Ethernet-Cable-Snagless/...

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    That's weird, looks like drop ship as Leader Computers are wholesale only, I believe.

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      My interpretation is that ubiquitistore.com.au is operated by Perth Technical Services Pty Ltd (reseller).

      The reseller probaby receive customer order and then place a drop-ship order with Leaders Computers.

      Leader Computers is a "dizzy" (distributor). They took over Altech around 2016.

  • +8 votes

    Pay to pickup…..the world has gone mad.

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      I think Kmart does it too.. I remember my wife buying something cheap for pickup and having to pay for the privilege of driving out there to wait in line and collect it

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        Only if it's under a very low price… $20 or something. Above that it's free. Coles used to do it as well before they brought minimum orders in.

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      Ikea charges $5. It covers the cost of them finding the item in the store, putting it in a bag, keeping it to one side, and then dealing with the admin of handing it over, etc. So not unheard of.

  • +2 votes

    Would I be able to buy a 40m and then some ports or connectors and create a number of smaller cables?
    If I have a crimper that works on cat5 cables, will it work for cat6a too?

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      IMHO spending an extra couple of dollars on tested cables, saves a lot of heartache fault-finding problems on a network with home made cables.

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        The quality of an ethernet cable is not in the crimp connections but the actual cable itself..

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          Actually, near end crosstalk is a big problem with 100Mbps+, and that is all about the connectors and outlets, or patch panels.

          Also, they are data cables, they are not just for Ethernet.

          Edit: I just re-read your comment, you may have been agreeing with me.

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      Yes you can
      That is what I would do

      Just need to identify what ordering they use so you don’t accidentally create crossover cables

      Also obviously each end may look different, so If you’re OCD best to avoid ;)

      • +1 vote

        Awesome, just ordered 2x 40m cables and will chop them up as needed.

  • +1 vote

    fs.com is also another good option

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      Yes, fs.com is great

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    Do we need Electrician or permission to run CAT5/6 cable under roof?

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      yes

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      Technically it needs to be a sparky with a open cable endorsement which not all have especially old school sparkys. Open cabler is what you need but seriously just do it yourself. Ridiculous legislation that only applies to Australia, rest of the world is free to do it themselves even NZ which codes are the same as ours

    • +1 vote

      Not an electrician, a registered cabler. They are not the same thing, although an individual may be licensed/registered to do both.

      https://www.acma.gov.au/find-registered-cabler

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    As an alternative you can pay $10.35 for 10m cat6 delivered

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      I'd suggest to steer clear of unbranded cables for any long length use case, I recently had this experience with cheap ebay 30m cat6 cable which had high internal resistance so it didn't deliver decent PoE over 30m even when the cable said it was "23awg", replaced it with Ugreen 30m 26awg cat6 and that had much lower resistance and power drop, most of all didn't make my AP reboot every couple of minutes.

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    Do they offer a pay toilet?

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    $8 to collect? That's just rude.

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    Agree neg vote for me for pick up costs.
    Is there an option to avoid additional fees? Seems like a scam to make people think the price is cheaper than it looks

  • +1 vote

    I ordered some yesterday, paid $8 for pickup and they got delivered to my house this morning?!

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    Where can I get 40m for $11? Damn I missed it. Anyone got similar deals to share?