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Postby vsekh on Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:35 pm

Best Buy has them for $29.99 right now.
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Postby Impulse on Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:11 am

I'm waiting to buy media, since my boss is going to pick up a 30-pack of Verbatium DVD+Rs at Sam's Club for $45. Not as cheap as the Memorex, but supposedly better media from what I've read here. I'll pick up a pack eventually though, I'm sure. :)
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Re: Media Purchase

Postby VEFF on Tue Oct 14, 2003 3:14 pm

Impulse wrote:I'm waiting to buy media, since my boss is going to pick up a 30-pack of Verbatium DVD+Rs at Sam's Club for $45. Not as cheap as the Memorex, but supposedly better media from what I've read here. I'll pick up a pack eventually though, I'm sure. :)


Not necessarily:
Verbatim are either Ricoh (same as Memorex 4X +R) or Mitsubishi Chemical (MCC).
If you get MCC, then they are probably or possibly better.

Memorex +R media is not as bad as some seem to think it is because the Plextor had some speed issues with them with the previous firmware:
The previous Plextor firmware didn't allow them to be burned at full 8X speed.

They might be slightly inferior to TDK or Verbatim (at 8X), but I am sure they will be fine in the long run...
They are made by Ricoh, just like TDK and some of the Verbatim discs out there.

I personally have only been buying Verbatim 4X +R (or any other +R media for that matter) when they are $1.00 or a bit above (i.e. $1.08) per disc + tax, since I could have bought thousands if I wanted to at those prices during the past three B1G1F sales...
As of right now my price point is closer to $1.00

If I remember correctly: From what I read, the profit margin on DVD media is still pretty big right now, even when using special sales prices in the calculations...
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LiteOn 52246S (another)
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DVD Media Prices

Postby Impulse on Tue Oct 14, 2003 4:04 pm

Yeah, from what I've read here, the Memorex media seemed just fine and dandy with the latest firmware, which I will be upgrading to as soon as I install my drive. :) My order came in today...can't believe how fast it got here. I ordered the Plextor PX-708a from Amazon around noon on Monday and it arrived today at 9am. :) I'll probably be using the $50 promo certificate on 25 packs of Memorex DVD+Rs. :)

As for the prices you are quoting, where do you buy your media from? The best deal I've found is the deal from Amazon, although I realize I don't really know of a lot of vendors that sell media. I don't go to my local Best Buy, Staples, or OfficeMax too often (no CompUSA or Circuit City here :cry: ), but I have yet to see a deal as good as $1/disc for quality media. Care to share your secrets? :) Thanks for the help...now that I've got a DVD burner, I have to start paying attention to DVD media prices. :)
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Postby Spazmogen on Mon Oct 20, 2003 2:35 am

David (et all):
Thanks for the thread. I just ordered a spindle and a bunch of USB 2.0 cable & firewire cables.

Overall, it was less than 1/2 the price I'd pay up here for these same items.

Message to Canadians: I had the order shipped to Florida. Amazon.COM won't ship computer hardware up here yet. I also avoid Canada Customs duties as a result :wink:
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