This week I bought another external hard disk for backup purposes -- LaCie Rugged -- got 3 or 4 now.
In Amazon's "often bought with this item" was the item "USB 3 cable - ?4.99".
Funny I thought -- all my previous ones came with the necessary cable(s). No mention of a cable in the details though ... so I thought what the hell "it's only a fiver", and ordered one. (Forgetting, in the excitement of buying something, that I have plenty of bloody cables here in my cables drawer!)
So it arrived, and sure enough it had two USB cables right there in the box -- of course it had: why would anyone sell a disk *without* a cable?
So then I thought: No wonder a cable is "often bought with this item": there's plenty of mugs about, as I've just proved.
So then I thought: all that Amazon have to do is lie about it for (say) a week, and then the lie becomes unvarnished truth.