dolphinius_rex wrote:BTW: All Maxell 8x DVDR media will be switching to "Made in Taiwan" only now.... at least according to my source in Maxell they will. Sometimes they change their minds about these things, but since it happened with their 4x DVDRs I wouldn't be surprised.
May be this claim would be a good excuse for some people to rush to every store that they have Maxell MADE in Japan and buy every sigle one of them. Good marketing gimick?.
Look at the ratings people have given the Maxell 8x DVD-Rs "made in Taiwan" on videohelp.com. They are by FAR the worst rendition of RITEKG05 on the market, according to the posted details. Maxell is a brand that prides itself on quality, and customer satisfaction... they aren't the kind of company to pull something like that, even if only because it would be too much work on their part to try to get the false information out there.
Looking at their new pricing that being announced for distributors, as well as the trend Maxell has always taken (Japanese made for new products, and Taiwanese made for mass production products), everything is pointing towards the Japanese media being pulled from North American shelves, in order to compete with more craptacular brands. So people in Europe might be ok, and people in Japan will continue to get the good stuff.
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