Well, since the other Monster Cable thread has turned into the usual Springer-show circus, maybe I'll try a separate thread. Anyway, about the oft-cited Monster Cable guarantee: I've read posts from numerous TBers citing some magical, no-questions-asked guarantee for Monster Cables. If one ever fails, just bring it back to the store. They'll replace it with an identical cord -- no questions asked, no receipt or documentation required. I happen to have one monster cable, and it just so happens to be in a crapped-out state, due to a bit of accidental trauma. I casually asked at the music store where I bought it about some kind of lifetime guarantee and they just shrugged and said they knew of no such offer. Monster Cable's own website alludes to no such offer, either. Just a very general and generic "materials and workmanship" warranty: http://www.monstercable.com/warranty/warranty_mc.asp So, convince me that this isn't some kind of inside joke, designed to pull the collective legs of naïve TBers like me.