the entire issue with usb cables not included "in the box" is not entirely the retailer's fault.. manufacturer's pack it they sell it. At least some sales people are decent enough to mention it, rather than the average joe going home, finding out its not there and swearing his head off at the world conspiring against him. with the fool-proof concept on products, lemme put it this way. I work at a shop that sells tech stuff, stationary etc. and without fail every day at least 5+ customers come up to me asking where printer inks are. Now, in this store there is a gigantic sign (among multitudes of posters saying "looking for printer inks? Go to Inkworks") saying "Inkworks". 3 of those mentioned customers also ask whilst standing directly in front of them.