Best Buy has the 50 ft Rocketfish RF-GUV006 Cat 5e Network Cable (White) for $4.99 with free in-store pickup or $2 shipping to home. Features a PVC jacket, clip protector and is compatible with 10/100/1,000Base-T networks up to 350MHz.
$15 Retail: $21

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    Myself Ben's cred: 212
    Posted 10:36 am PST 12/30/13

    BB's "Specifications" are useless, but these are probably stranded wire, which can be hard to source in smallish quantities if you want to make your own patch cords. Get this and dice it up, 10c/ft is pretty good!

    (Don't use solid wire for patch cords; it transmits torque into the connector and the pins wiggle loose.)

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3824
    Posted 11:59 am PST 12/30/13

    ^ Why on earth would you buy a finished ready to use patch cord, then dice it up just to put ends on it again?

    If you're stringing it through walls and can't get it through with the end on, just use solid core terminated at a wall jack instead. Besides, someone's going to have to do something to patch the hole in the wall eventually if there isn't a jack/plate over it.

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    Myself Ben's cred: 212
    Posted 1:50 pm PST 12/30/13

    Because I can't get ten ready-made five-foot patch cords for this cheap, and I don't want to by a thousand-foot spool just to get fifty feet of stranded cable. This is a great way to source cable in small quantity; it fills a niche.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3824
    Posted 3:25 pm PST 12/30/13

    ^ OK but once you factor in the time to make and test them, plus the cost of the new connectors, how far ahead are you when places like Monoprice put them on sale for not much over $1 each delivered?

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