I just got the following notice:
Due to the continued rise in the cost of Gold, MAM-A is forced to raise prices for all Gold discs, including DVD-R and DVD+R. Since our last price increase, the market price of Gold has gone up by 26%.
Effective for shipments made on May 1, 2006, prices will be increased by $0.05 per disc for all Gold CD-R, and DVD+/-R products.
We will keep a close eye on the cost of Gold and adjust accordingly.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media