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Postby bill on Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:03 am

It looks like Office Max is the place to shop this week.



Best Buy

Memorex DVD +or-R, 50 count for $14.99. Could be 16x or 8x.

Verbatim DVD +or-R, Movie Reel, 25 count for $7.99

Fujifilm mini DVD-R, 10 count for $15.99


CompUSA

Memorex 16x DVD +or-R, 25 count for $7.99

Memorex 52x CD-R, 50 count for $7.99

Sony DVD+or-R, 50 count for $14.99


Circuit City

TDK DVD +or-R, 25 count for $6.99

TDK CD-R, 50 count for $6.99

Panasonic mini DVD-R, 3 pack for $9.99


Office Max

Verbatim 16x DVD +or-R, 50 count for $14.99

Verbatim 2.4x DVD+R DL, 10 pack for $19.99

Verbatim 52x CD-R, 100 count for $14.99
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Postby Ian on Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:54 pm

Staples also has 25 packs of HP LightScribe -R/+R discs for $14.94 and 50 packs of normal HP -R/+R discs for the same price.
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Postby Ian on Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:01 pm

It looks like CompUSA has Mad Dog's NEC ND-4550A based drive on sale for $49.99 after a $20 MIR. Of course, its a Mad Dog MIR so your luck may vary.
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Postby CowboySlim on Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:18 pm

I'd rather go on a date with Rosie O'Donnell than buy a MadDog deal at $0, AMIR.

The Verbatim DVD deals looked good, Bill, Thanks.
Ran a count here and have plenty for a while.
Looks like $0.30 per is a sticking point now and
not likely to go up so I expect continuing specials
at that price every 2 or three weeks.

Thank heavens the current media specials are
at reasonable prices and NMIR.

I remember how 2 years ago all the CD-R sales
for MIJ Fujis all had $7 to $10 rebates that you had to
wait 4 to 6 months to arrive.

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Postby Dartman on Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:27 pm

I got another 10 pack of the DL and a pack of the minus 16x, thanks. Most drives seem to do pretty well with the MCC stuff and the verbatim DL is the only ones worth having right now. Tempted to get some more of the Sony Plus at CUSA as my last batch was Yuden T02 and burns excellent at 12x
Getting tired of playing cheap media rulette and getting stuck with CMC and Ritek, or worse yet Prodisk or AN32 :o
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Postby CowboySlim on Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:34 pm

I buy nothing but MIJ Fuji or Verbatim.
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Postby bill on Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:21 pm

You guys are welcome.

I agree, the TY and Verbatim are the media of choice. Well supported by firmware and the cost compared to the cheaper brands is negligible today.

I did jump ship and bought some of the CMC Scratch-Less CD-Rs from Micro Center last week.
After I get the test rig finished I'll post a scan.


I don't miss the mail in rebates either, Slim. Never really understood why companies offer $5 or $10 rebates.. How much interest could they earn on our money after they deduct the administration cost? Seems like a waste of time for both parties.
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Postby thegdog on Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:17 am

bill wrote:I don't miss the mail in rebates either, Slim. Never really understood why companies offer $5 or $10 rebates.. How much interest could they earn on our money after they deduct the administration cost? Seems like a waste of time for both parties.

Well, when I worked for a computer hardware company many moons ago, the industry average was between 20-25% of eligible purchases actually had rebates paid out on. The redemption rate was slightly higher, but people aren't always so bright and don't send in all the correct information, so pay out rate was lower.

That's why it makes sense for companies to do a mail-in rebate versus just $$ off. Why offer something for $5 off at the register, when you can offer a $5 rebate and instead only lose $1.25 per item?
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Postby bill on Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:18 am

thegdog wrote:
bill wrote:I don't miss the mail in rebates either, Slim. Never really understood why companies offer $5 or $10 rebates.. How much interest could they earn on our money after they deduct the administration cost? Seems like a waste of time for both parties.

Well, when I worked for a computer hardware company many moons ago, the industry average was between 20-25% of eligible purchases actually had rebates paid out on. The redemption rate was slightly higher, but people aren't always so bright and don't send in all the correct information, so pay out rate was lower.

That's why it makes sense for companies to do a mail-in rebate versus just $$ off. Why offer something for $5 off at the register, when you can offer a $5 rebate and instead only lose $1.25 per item?



I see your point. Any idea what the average overhead cost might be for processing a rebate?
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Postby thegdog on Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:57 pm

bill wrote:I see your point. Any idea what the average overhead cost might be for processing a rebate?

No idea. I didn't really get involved in the costs of that. Plus its probably changed somewhat since I last was involved.
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