Hrm, that's funny! It's only been about a month since digitimes reported that CMC and Ritek were being investigated for dumping media in Europe (News Clicky
)... which is about how long it would take to ship stock from Europe to North America and get it distributed...and all of a sudden Europe's crap grade Ritek brand Arita is showing up online because "they are overstock on ( Arita ) therefore they sell the Arita here too" (quote: http://www.meritline.com/arita-dvd-r-blank-media.html
Of course, despite Meritline claiming it is A Grade media, it has been proven a low grade disc time and time again.
FYI: My sources have also confirmed that CMC's low end media will be appearing in North America as well (probably already here). I know one of the brands to expect is Dysan, but there are probably more.
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