Monoprice has one for $2.50 plus shipping, Amazon has one for $5, and eBay has them for under $2 with free shipping (but expect it to take a month to come in). You don't need an expensive model unless you are constantly stepping on it and kinking it, and even then they might not hold up.
Yeah its price is crazy but it gives a really good quality picture. I'm trying to find something in the middle since I want it to last but don't wanna break the bank. Plus I wanna avoid those cables that have both a composite and an s-video plug since they usually just take the composite wire and split it between the two prongs of the s-video plug. No point in spending even $5 if it isn't gonna give any better picture quality than my composite cable.
I believe thats actually a mod for RGB Scart and not component, and while my 64 has the right serial number I didn't really wanna bother with all that modding. (maybe one day) Plus I already have my Dreamcast plugged into the Scart slot on my XRGB Mini upscaler so just plugging this thing into the s-video slot would save me the trouble of having to constantly swap the wires.
Well 90 dollars for a cable seems way too much, and I am pretty sure that I am not missing anything that I need to know, at least I hope not. I guess I was just unaware of how much of a difference having a higher end cable makes, but if that is the case, I guess that I am also just fine with a little lesser quality if it means me saving some money. I would say shop around and see what you can find.