Just a quick update on the cable received from Gamestop. It was NOT an official PS cable. It was, in fact a universal cable, for Wii, PS2/3 and Xbox.
So, I used the “hold in store” function on gamestop’s web site to query a couple local stores for the cable. I got an e-mail confirmation that it was being held at one of the stores, and I called that store to make sure I wasn’t going to waste more of my time. The gal working in the store was very helpful, and confirmed that what she had was indeed an official PS cable. So, I went and picked it up, and she was even kind enough to exchange the one received from the online order. Not a bad score, considering what they sell for on feebay and such.
Long story short, if you’re on the hunt for an official PS2/3 component cable, query your local stores through the web site. Ordering online is obviously a crap shoot.