dolphinius_rex wrote:I blame the belief that TDK BD-Rs are cheaper than Verbatim (which is completely false). Also people want to make some money on Blu-Ray before the pricing falls to the point that you can only mark it up 1-2 pennies a disc (which is where DVDs are right now, no joke).
How many are you looking for? I might be able to lend you a hand ^_^
TDK BD-R's are cheaper as Verbatim in most of the world. ALtough the difference is in some places very small.
Then again RITEK BD-R's are even cheaper as TDK.
The thing is that the current BLU RAY Disc process is expensive technology. Of the few manufacturers the companies do want to get most of their investments back as fast as posible. Because of these investments most cheap manufacturers currently haven't put much money in it. Simply because of the market was to unclear (Lead Data), because they don't have the money (Infosmart. ). The point is in the first months only the big technology compannies were able to manufacture blu ray. Now slowly the middle league CMC,Ritek,MBIL is starting to produce and they are increasing Blu ray production with a growing market. This has caused that prices are dropping slowly over the last few months. (At least in Japan and Europe this has been seen.)
Another problem is stock. Most compannies seem to order very little stock because they think it's risky. I have seen some compannies giving quite some discounts if stores order larger bulk amounts.
Trying to make something "foolproof" only forces nature to make a better fool.