Originally Posted by sunchaser
Last fall I bought a Marinco 50 foot 30 amp power cord at West Marine for $90. High Tides was about $40 more through Amazon. About the same differential in a new 50amp 125/250 adaptor.
Guess I need to do a better job of shopping
Depends on what you are buying. In some cases, the High Tide cords are significantly less. For example, right now...
25 ft 50 amp Marinco on Amazon = $410
25 ft 50 amp High Tides = $199
50 ft 50 amp Marinco on Amazon = $418
50 ft 50 amp High Tides = $339
Also, for long cords (High Tides had a 100ft and Marinco had a 75ft
75 ft 50 amp Marinco on Amazon = $671
100 ft 50 amp High Tides = $499
For the adapter I just bought 50amp 125/250v Female to 30amp Male:
Marinco = $155
High Tides = $60
Most of the time you can save a good deal of money and get similar quality. Unfortunately, High Tides doesn't carry a smart Reverse Y, so I'll have to pay a premium for that if I go for one.
EDIT: Seems like the lower length 30amp Marinco cords are less than the High Tide, but once you get into longer lengths the High Tide is less expensive in the 30amp as well.