Brick posted that Baofengtech.com is selling programming cables with genuine FTDI chips inside. Guaranteed! Good work, gents! Only $17.16 on Amazon.com, not too bad.
Amazon is present in Europe too, so I went to Amazon.de and searched for the same cable. Yes, it’s there, and it’s also from BaofengTech. Price: € 128,00. WTF?