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Postby Gazza on Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:47 pm

First post so may as well make something worthwhile of it :D
Pretty good prices by the looks of things.
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Postby treemana on Thu Oct 30, 2003 6:48 pm

I just purchased a spindle of the DVD+Rs from Amazon yesterday. When I made the purchase the link stated that they usually ship in 1 to 2 weeks. The link now says that they usually ship in 24 hours. Hopefully, my order will ship sooner than expected.

This is a pretty good price considering no shipping charge and no tax.
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Oct 30, 2003 7:48 pm

Most Amazon orders using Free Shipping ship within 4 Business Days.
Most Amazon orders using Standard Shipping ship within 2 business days.
Most Amazon orders using 2nd and Next Day Air, ship within 1 business day.
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Postby CameraMan on Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:33 am

They don't seem to send to Canada though. Sucks.
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Postby Kennyshin on Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:45 am

CameraMan wrote:They don't seem to send to Canada though. Sucks.


I cannot buy a house or a Lexus either from Canada either. (Imagine how many South Korean middle class people want to emigrate to Canada right now.) :D
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Mon Nov 10, 2003 5:25 am

Update- Best Buy has the 50 pack DVD+R 4X spindle for $59, no rebates!!

Does anyone know how good this media is??
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Postby treemana on Mon Nov 10, 2003 6:16 am

I've used about 10 of the 25 pack (DVD+R) I purchased from Amazon with no problems on my Pioneer A06.

The media is made by Ricoh and the code is "RICOHJPN R01". I believe that means Ricoh - Japan, I'm not sure what the "R01" stands for.

That Best Buy price is good, but I'd end up paying tax. So, if I'm not in a rush, I'll stick with Amazon. (At least until they raise the price again!)
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Nov 10, 2003 6:02 pm

It is an Ricoh ADIP but most likely the disks are Ritek, you'll notice that they are Made in Taiwan, so that's what makes me think that.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Mon Nov 10, 2003 6:34 pm

Do you not live in California? When I put the 25 pack into my Amazon shopping cart, I get assessed tax upon check out...

treemana wrote:I've used about 10 of the 25 pack (DVD+R) I purchased from Amazon with no problems on my Pioneer A06.

The media is made by Ricoh and the code is "RICOHJPN R01". I believe that means Ricoh - Japan, I'm not sure what the "R01" stands for.

That Best Buy price is good, but I'd end up paying tax. So, if I'm not in a rush, I'll stick with Amazon. (At least until they raise the price again!)
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Postby treemana on Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:54 am

UALOneKPlus wrote:Do you not live in California? When I put the 25 pack into my Amazon shopping cart, I get assessed tax upon check out...

Yes, I live in California. I just double-checked my order and I did NOT pay any tax. (No shipping either.)

It's interesting that they would have charged you tax. I wonder what they base it on. Maybe where the item is shipped from?

Note: I don't know if it matters, but I also purchased two paperback books in my order.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:23 am

My bad, there was a $5.58 shipping & handling charge, not a sales tax. That went away when I selected free super saver shipping.

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UALOneKPlus wrote:Do you not live in California? When I put the 25 pack into my Amazon shopping cart, I get assessed tax upon check out...

Yes, I live in California. I just double-checked my order and I did NOT pay any tax. (No shipping either.)

It's interesting that they would have charged you tax. I wonder what they base it on. Maybe where the item is shipped from?

Note: I don't know if it matters, but I also purchased two paperback books in my order.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Wed Nov 12, 2003 7:01 am

By the way, I read some negative reviews on Amazon.com:

bought one of these at a local store, and was reasonably satisfied with it. I needed a couple hundred blanks, so I ordered 9 spindles from Amazon, mainly because of the price. BIG MISTAKE! The quality is VERY inconsistent. Two spindles were all good. The other 7 had anywhere from a couple to over 10 bad media. Even the ones that burned fine, were spotty at points. Two burns were approximately 20 mins burn, 20 not, then 20 burn, 20 not! forming concentric circles on the platter. I realise now that a project worth my time, LOTS of time, is worth a few more pennies.
You are not saving anything, because you are likely NOT getting 25 good ones for your money. STAY AWAY unless you really feel lucky you will get the rare fault-free spindle.


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This is very low quality media. The quality can even differ from each individual disk, instead of per batch like with most disks. A lot of my burns don't end up having proper quality. Sure, they burn fine, and may even work for the average user, but the quality is very low. I now know why the price was so low. My recomendation is to find some TDK or Verbatim media equivalent, which may have the same Media Code in the ADIP "RICOHJPNR01", but it is of much higher quality. Try to avoid Memorex media as much as you can.


This is potentially very troubling. Can those who receive this media please verify if the experiences above are common? I think I'm going to return my Best Buy 50 pack spindle...
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Postby treemana on Wed Nov 12, 2003 7:35 am

UALOneKPlus wrote:This is potentially very troubling.

I agree, it is troubling.

So far, so good. I'm about half-way through the spindle with no problems. Perhaps, some drives are pickier than others. My Pioneer A06 has done well with these so far. (Or, perhaps I've just been lucky!)
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Postby Impulse on Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:22 am

I've only gone through one of these 25 packs myself, but I can say that every one of them burned at 8x on my Plextor PX-708a burner without any problems. The DVD videos I burned all played back perfectly in my Pioneer DV-656a as well. I'm going to be ordering another 25 pack soon though, so I'll let you know how that pack goes...so far I'm willing to try them again though. :)
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Postby Impulse on Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:35 pm

Back to $34.99. :evil:
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Postby Spazmogen on Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:22 am

CameraMan wrote:They don't seem to send to Canada though. Sucks.


CameraMan: FutureShop was selling the 25 spindle of Memorex +R for $59.99 + GST/PST.

Yeah, .com does not ship computer stuff North of the 49th parallel.

But I got some anyway (shipped to an American address) $29.99 USD.

Amazon screwed up the order, billed me for the 2 spindles I bought, but shipped 5 ! That's about 63 CENTS Canadian per disc.

No. I'm not willing to sell them.

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Postby airtommy on Sat Nov 29, 2003 1:19 pm

OfficeMax has them for $24.98 no rebates right now. Free shipping if your order is over $50, I think.
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Postby jagercola on Sat Nov 29, 2003 11:57 pm

Bought 2 packs at office max. Turns out they are just 4x CMC MAG F01 discs. Fcuk! Heard a guy got the same thing from amazon too.
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Postby sapiens74 on Wed Dec 03, 2003 2:36 am

THey are on sale again at Amazon

Ordered 4 packs of them


The ones I got today Were RICOHJPN


Burn at 8x
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Postby VEFF on Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:13 pm

BestBuy and OfficeMax have switched to CMC.
You may get the last few Ricoh if you're lucky...
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Postby Dartman on Sat Dec 06, 2003 2:18 pm

Well as somebody here mentioned even though the Memorex is the same ID as the good TDK's it most of the time will not burn properly at 4x in my 500. Does fine at 2/2.4. Probably reprints or whatever you call the seconds :( Other players will most likely burn them fine, but as we know the Sony drives are picky and Sony just says bad media or not on the compatible media list rather then release updates to support cheaper stuff :evil: First time I've had plus media not burn at full speed though.
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Postby Boba_Fett on Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:57 pm

Bah! I just got my 25 pack of Memorex 4x DVD-R from Amazon (using my $25 gift code I got the pack for a cool $3.75) yesterday and they are indeed made by CMC Magnetics. Guess I shouldn't be suprised :-? Oh well, just burned an anime DVD backup and the disk works flawlessly in my two DVD players + my PS2 and xbox. Knock on wood...
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Postby sapiens74 on Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:38 am

GOt my 4 packs of 25 in today from Amazon

All Ricoh

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