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post #1 of 2957
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Circuit City has the TDK 25pks of +R or -R for $8. So far I have had zero problems with the + or - TDK 25packs.

There's also a 50pk of Staples branded discs at $8 (see other thread on this). So far, I have had 5 succesful burns and one that stopped at 2/3rds of the way proclaming the disc is full. The visible writeable area of the disc is not full. It won't record any more but it was finalized and can play fine on a stand-alone player.

Does anyone have any DVD-RW deals? They are not as common as +R/-R :-)
post #2 of 2957
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Deals for next week (starting Sunday 12/12/05):

* 50pk Sony +/-R for $16 (32c per disc) @ Staples
post #3 of 2957
Assuming they are still made in Japan, the Staples Sony deal is an excellent one. I have burned over 100 of these discs on both Sony and Pioneer recorders and have had NO problems whatsoever.
post #4 of 2957
STILL waiting for the Fuji colors at "PaperFastener" @ 30 for $8 to come back again.
post #5 of 2957
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Originally Posted by RonDawg View Post

Assuming they are still made in Japan, the Staples Sony deal is an excellent one. I have burned over 100 of these discs on both Sony and Pioneer recorders and have had NO problems whatsoever.

I'll check next time I'm there. Their Sony 25pk 2x -RW are made in Taiwan.
post #6 of 2957
Best Buy has 50 pack Sony DVD -R or +R on sale for $14.99. I believe these may be from Taiwan.
post #7 of 2957
Office Depot has Verbatim 50pk. 16x DVD-R or +R for $12.99 this week.
post #8 of 2957
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

STILL waiting for the Fuji colors at "PaperFastener" @ 30 for $8 to come back again.

They also had a 100pk Fuji slim-cases on sale for the same price at that time as well. I should have bought more of those as well. But it looks like there are some other good deals on +R/-R this week from Sony, Verbatim, Fuji silvers, etc. -RW and -RAM deals are harder to find it appears.
post #9 of 2957
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Originally Posted by ncaahoops View Post

Circuit City has the TDK 25pks of +R or -R for $8. So far I have had zero problems with the + or - TDK 25packs.

Yeah, I picked up a couple of those.
post #10 of 2957
I'm just trying to keep all my recordings on the same media. I use the Fuji colors only and go: yellow for comedy/drama, blue for action/sci-fi/horror, and green for sports/documentary/etc. Same with the cases. It's really bumming me out that it's taking so long after they were coming on sale every 2-3 weeks for a while. Plus, the deal can't be beat and I've never had a coaster...ever.
post #11 of 2957
Spydy

That is a brilliant thing to do, sincerely. Wow!
You are so organized I bet you wear days of the week underwear. I used to but there was no Sunday. It made going to church really uncomfortable.
post #12 of 2957
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Deals this week, starting Sunday December 18, 2005:
* Verbatim 16x DVD+R/-R at Office Max: 25pk for $8; 50pk for $15
* 25pk Maxell +/-R at various drugstores for $10 - one of the Walgreens had a made in Japan

Any deals on -RW or -RAM?
post #13 of 2957
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Originally Posted by drbrousters View Post

Spydy

That is a brilliant thing to do, sincerely. Wow!
You are so organized I bet you wear days of the week underwear. I used to but there was no Sunday. It made going to church really uncomfortable.

I don't wear underwear, so no one can every say I get my undies in a bunch.

They all are listed in alphabetical order too. For series, I go by air date. I got my system way back in the day of living with roommates that borrowed CDs or movies. I could walk into the room and ask who borrowed one specific CD out of 400, or know what movie was missing out of around 700. Those days are gone, but the system stayed with me for life. It's just easier that way.
post #14 of 2957
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I just got the 50pk Verbatim from OfficeMax - they are Made in Taiwan, but at 30c per disc it's not a bad deal. I haven't used any of them yet.
post #15 of 2957
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As I am browsing the Sunday paper of January 1, 2006, I found these deals:

The underlying theme this week is 50packs for $15 :-)


* 50pk Maxell +/- $15 @ Office Depot - don't know if they are MIJ
* 50pk Fuji silvers +/- @ Best Buy - don't nkow if they are MIJ
* 50pk HP +/- $15 @ Staples
* 50pk Imation +/- $14 @ Office Max
* 50pk Memorex +/- $14 @ Comp USA
* 25pk Khypermedia +/- $7 @ Office Max
* 25pk TDK +/- $8 @ Circuit City
* 100pk Nameless +/- $20 @ Comp USA - the deal is only good Sun/Mon. The DVDs too :-)

* 25pk DVD+RW Memorex $13 @ Comp USA

* 10pk Verbatim DVD+R DL $20 @ Office Max

The multi-color Fujis were nowhere to be found at my local Staples. Maybe they moved them again?

Sadly, no specials on DVD-RAM or DVD-RW :-(

Also I was a bit shocked: Comp USA has a two day special of $1000 for a 42" nameless Plasma (!) with no rebates. I don't know much about TVs, but I haven't seen a 42" plasma that low before. So I am guessing they either have a few per store or they are totally junky? :-)
post #16 of 2957
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Originally Posted by ncaahoops View Post


Also I was a bit shocked: Comp USA has a two day special of $1000 for a 42" nameless Plasma (!) with no rebates. I don't know much about TVs, but I haven't seen a 42" plasma that low before. So I am guessing they either have a few per store or they are totally junky? :-)

Maybe both?
post #17 of 2957
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Originally Posted by ncaahoops View Post

Also I was a bit shocked: Comp USA has a two day special of $1000 for a 42" nameless Plasma (!) with no rebates. I don't know much about TVs, but I haven't seen a 42" plasma that low before. So I am guessing they either have a few per store or they are totally junky? :-)

If the picture quality looks good in the store, maybe this is one of those occasions that buying the item along with the store's extended warranty would be appropriate.
post #18 of 2957
Walmart had a no-name plasma for $999.00 on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving).
post #19 of 2957
Sam's had Verbatim 50-pk cakeboxes of both DVD +R and DVD -R for <$15 on 1/7/06.
post #20 of 2957
I just got an email from supermediastore.com, they've knocked another 10% off of their T-Y 4x DVD-Rs, 200 for $54 shipped, three days only. I picked up another 200 . . .
post #21 of 2957
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Originally Posted by bobkart View Post

I just got an email from supermediastore.com, they've knocked another 10% off of their T-Y 4x DVD-Rs, 200 for $54 shipped, three days only. I picked up another 200 . . .

Thanks, I just ordered another 200 plus 200 paper sleeves for only $62.29 total shipped. Just love those T-Ys...
post #22 of 2957
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Originally Posted by lakesidejim View Post

Sam's had Verbatim 50-pk cakeboxes of both DVD +R and DVD -R for <$15 on 1/7/06.

I bought quite a few of these 50 packs. I had previously burned about 75 of them in various recorders without any coasters.

All my burners seem to like Verbatim and all the manufacturers of my burners reccomend them.

Anybody have a good source for Verbatim DVD-R DL? They seem to be scarce and expensive. +R DL are starting to drop a little in price.
post #23 of 2957
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Originally Posted by VideoRoy View Post

I bought quite a few of these 50 packs. I had previously burned about 75 of them in various recorders without any coasters.

All my burners seem to like Verbatim and all the manufacturers of my burners reccomend them.

Anybody have a good source for Verbatim DVD-R DL? They seem to be scarce and expensive. +R DL are starting to drop a little in price.

I am halfway through a 50pk of those (with Panasonic ES20) from Office Max with no problems so far.
post #24 of 2957
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Originally Posted by VideoRoy View Post

Anybody have a good source for Verbatim DVD-R DL? They seem to be scarce and expensive. +R DL are starting to drop a little in price.

I've been getting the Verbatim DVD+R DL's at Buy.com (around $30 for a 10-pack). I've been getting the Verbatim DVD-R DL's at either Meritline.com or I think it was OnSale.com, right around $5/disc.

Meritline backordered (for just a few days they say) my order of 25 Ritek DVD-R DL's for $2/disc.
post #25 of 2957
This week at Best Buy - Verbatim 10 pk. DVD+R DL's : $19.99.
post #26 of 2957
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Originally Posted by rgazzara View Post

Thanks, I just ordered another 200 plus 200 paper sleeves for only $62.29 total shipped. Just love those T-Ys...

I followed your lead today and ordered 400 of these 4X's. I don't trust the 8X and 16X media that is prevalent today for use in my E100. At this price, how can I go wrong?

Has anybody tried printing on them with a Casio thermal printer? I must get my Casio CW-100 connected up one of these days and see how well it works.

Dave
post #27 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

This week at Best Buy - Verbatim 10 pk. DVD+R DL's : $19.99.

Sure enough, thanks R-ski, I just picked up five 10-packs, saving myself $50!
post #28 of 2957
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Originally Posted by bobkart View Post

I've been getting the Verbatim DVD+R DL's at Buy.com (around $30 for a 10-pack). I've been getting the Verbatim DVD-R DL's at either Meritline.com or I think it was OnSale.com, right around $5/disc.

Meritline backordered (for just a few days they say) my order of 25 Ritek DVD-R DL's for $2/disc.

Thanks, I will check out Meritline. $2/ea is good for -R DL.

I also found that I can find Verbation +R DL at OfficeMax once in a while for $2/ea. My Plextor says it will burn them at 6x but have not tried that yet.
post #29 of 2957
I'm burning those Verbatim DVD+R DL's at 8x in my NEC ND-3540A. 15-16 minutes compared to 45 minutes at 2.4x.
post #30 of 2957
How come nobody else has deals even _close_ to the Fry's prices? Even *without* rebates, they're fairly often going for $5/25. With rebates, a couple of times they've gone 25/$1.50.
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