Best source/price for Direct Burial Cat6 cable?

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Looking for the best bang for the buck on solid copper direct burial Cat6 cable. Probably will want a 500 ft roll. What do y'all recommend?
 

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I recently got one of these which might be the best bang for the buck winner, plus you don't put more money into bezos' pocket. If you browse around the dripstone web site, be aware that most of their cable is CCA which you don't want to accidentally buy.

Open Box - Drisptone 500FT CAT6 Bare Copper Outdoor Direct Burial Solid Ethernet Cable 23AWG Waterproof
This is watertape cable.
Wow...what a deal!
I put a roll into the cart just to calc the shipping to the OP's FL zip and 3 asterisks appeared which is supposed to mean out of stock.....hopefully that's a typo because it even stated FREE shipping!

Looks like a call to the 800 number is in order.....:cool:
 
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Wow...what a deal!
I put a roll into the cart just to calc the shipping to the OP's FL zip and 3 asterisks appeared which is supposed to mean out of stock.....hopefully that's a typo because it even stated FREE shipping!

Looks like a call to the 8800 numbers is in order.....:cool:
Please let us know what they tell you if you plan to purchase some....
 

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I recently got one of these which might be the best bang for the buck winner, plus you don't put more money into bezos' pocket. If you browse around the dripstone web site, be aware that most of their cable is CCA which you don't want to accidentally buy.

Open Box - Drisptone 500FT CAT6 Bare Copper Outdoor Direct Burial Solid Ethernet Cable 23AWG Waterproof
This is watertape cable.
Note that this is unshielded cable, original reply was shielded. May make a difference pending your installation.
 

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+1^^.
But....one of the biggest reasons I feather Bezos' pocket is the Prime/Free return policy for so many items. Hard to resist, IMO. :cool:
 

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+1^^.
But....one of the biggest reasons I feather Bezos' pocket is the Prime/Free return policy for so many items. Hard to resist, IMO. :cool:
I agree that Amazon is hard to resist, and I do use them for many things: that being said, there are some unfortunate side effects. One of those is related to your "easy/free return policy": it has become such a common prevailing belief for most people that even when ordering custom work from local shops, customers still have the expectation that they can cancel, modify specifications, etc...right up until the due date. Untenable for local shops that have already invested time and materials in the customer's project, yet that has become the common belief and expectation for much of the buying public. Thanks Amazon, and FU too.
Ok, time to step down off my soapbox, that concludes my rant for the day.
 

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I take it that most of you would NOT pay extra for direct burial shielded CAT6 as I'm guessing most of you don't expect to have EMI/RFI issues. Anyone here feel like they needed shielded CAT6 or after going with unshielded CAT6 regretted it?
 

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I have a strong bias toward avoiding shielded cable whenever possible because it's too darn easy to have unintended side effects. I've run into enough hard to debug ground loops over the years that I have a natural fear of them. Cost of the shielding is very low on the decision tree for me.
 

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I agree that Amazon is hard to resist, and I do use them for many things: that being said, there are some unfortunate side effects. One of those is related to your "easy/free return policy": it has become such a common prevailing belief for most people that even when ordering custom work from local shops, customers still have the expectation that they can cancel, modify specifications, etc...right up until the due date. Untenable for local shops that have already invested time and materials in the customer's project, yet that has become the common belief and expectation for much of the buying public. Thanks Amazon, and FU too.
Ok, time to step down off my soapbox, that concludes my rant for the day.
I realize your post is over a month ago but I just saw it and had to reply.

I agree what you said about many people's expectations are conditioned by amazon, BUT.....that's on those people; people just need to learn how to frickin' read!

Just because a person shops here or there doesn't come close to implying that every shop has the same policy. If one comes to that conclusion without further investigation then whatever their understanding of the policy turns out to be is THEIR fault, not amazon's or anyone else....it's theirs!

I may find fault with or have issues with amazon on several things but in fairness, I don't blame amazon for that.....I blame the illiterate types that will write a 1 star review on a coffee maker ("I wanted a black one and they shipped me a red one") when it clearly states that the coffee pot is red in the description along with a picture of a RED coffee pot!

I guess one can tell I get a tad fed up hearing people blame their mistakes, their poor judgment or their oversight on someone else. It has become second nature to a lot of people in recent years.....and that doesn't make it right or acceptable, IMO. </end rant>
 
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I realize your post is over a month ago but I just saw it and had to reply.

I agree what you said about many people's expectations are conditioned by amazon, BUT.....that's on those people; people just need to learn how to frickin' read!

Just because a person shops here or there doesn't come close to implying that every shop has the same policy. If one comes to that conclusion without further investigation then whatever their understanding of the policy turns out to be is THEIR fault, not amazon's or anyone else....it's theirs!

I may find fault with or have issues with amazon on several things but in fairness, I don't blame amazon for that.....I blame the illiterate types that will write a 1 star review on a coffee maker ("I wanted a black one and they shipped me a red one") when it clearly states that the coffee pot is red in the description along with a picture of a RED coffee pot!

I guess one can tell I get a tad fed up hearing people blame their mistakes, their poor judgment or their oversight on someone else. It has become second nature to a lot of people in recent years.....and that doesn't make it right or acceptable, IMO. </end rant>
After 35 yrs of dealing with the public, this isn't new, but its definitely gotten worse.
I dealt with this sort of crap on a daily basis.

My daughter runs a day care, and the crap like this, that she puts up with from the kids parents, on a daily basis, is mind numbing.
 
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