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post #2371 of 2957
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Wow, no deals in a while......
This one seems like a good deal, $7.99/50 spindle of Sony 16x +/- R printables. Wednesday Jan 26th only at Staples, no limit that I saw.
Sorry I couldn't find a link to post but it was in a email to me where Staples is having one day sales all week and according to the ad "valid in store, online or phone". No coupon or rebate required. I know where I'll be this Wednesday

Looks like a coupon may be required after all. I'll post a link as soon as I'm able but it looks like I won't be able to access it up until Wed 1/26 so I'll post it tomorrow morning for those interested.

edit: Not sure from coupon if you can get more than one spindle of each type (+/-) but it looks like for sure you can get a 50 spindle of each type.
http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marke...offer_26b.html

No limit, at least at my Staples. $34 total for 200 Sony 16x -R DVDs, not too bad. Note they weren't the white inkjet printables
post #2372 of 2957
Today's Fry's ad (Wilsonville Oregon store) is again offering the landfill grade Verbatim Life Series DVDs for $12.99 per spindle of 100:
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Hi everyone, it's been a while since I posted and since I only have three of my old 16x Memorex discs left, I checked Super Media Store to order the TY JVC premium 8x ink jet printable 100 packs. They do have a sale going on until the 20th of February. http://www.supermediastore.com/brand...y=-&maxView=50 I did order two of the http://www.supermediastore.com/produ...tBy=-&offset=0 which to me seems like a great price and hopefully the best they have and that I could get for use in my Panny DMR-EH55's.
post #2374 of 2957
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Originally Posted by indybill View Post

Hi everyone, it's been a while since I posted and since I only have three of my old 16x Memorex discs left, I checked Super Media Store to order the TY JVC premium 8x ink jet printable 100 packs. They do have a sale going on until the 20th of February. http://www.supermediastore.com/brand...y=-&maxView=50 I did order two of the http://www.supermediastore.com/produ...tBy=-&offset=0 which to me seems like a great price and hopefully the best they have and that I could get for use in my Panny DMR-EH55's.

Today I expect to order more JVC/TY 8x Premium Line DVD-R spindles at the sale price of $25.49 with free shipping:

http://www.supermediastore.com/produ...ce=cj&offset=0

Today's Fry's ad (Wilsonville Oregon store) has Maxell DVDs for $12.99 per spindle of 100:
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post #2375 of 2957
Next week(Presidents day) Office Max has the Verbatim(AZO line pictured) 100 spindles for $17.99/100 both + and -R. Looks like the sale is all week.
Unrelated to this thread but they also have what seems a good deal on a PC tower. A HP Pavillion AMD Athlon II 640 Quad Core PC w/4GB memory and a 1TB HDD and of course LiteScribe DVD burner for $419(again tower only).
post #2376 of 2957
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Next week(Presidents day) Office Max has the Verbatim(AZO line pictured) 100 spindles for $17.99/100 both + and -R. Looks like the sale is all week.

The first photo is a rather poor screen shot of the Verbatim portion of next week's Office Max ad.

In recent months I've been finding that local Office Max stores no longer stock 100 disc spindles of Verbatim AZO series discs but they are willing to substiture Life Series (CMC) discs at the same price. As far as I'm concerned CMC discs are satisfactory for duplicating material that has only a short lifespan. For better quality duplication discs I use JVC/TY 8x or 16x Value Line DVD-R media that SuperMediaStore sometimes sometimes sells for less than $20 per spindle of 100.

If one finds Verbatim AZO series DVDs at $17.99 per spindle of 100 that's a good value.

Verbatim Life Series and Magnavox DVDs (both made by CMC) have recently been on sale in my area at $12.99 for a spindle of 100. The second photo shows examples of these CMC discs.
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post #2377 of 2957
I agree, the last I was at OM(about a month ago) they only had one 100 spindle of AZO Verbs but tons of the Life(or lack of....) series. I would not take a substitution of the Life series but try and have them write me up a raincheck for the AZO series but I don't know how well that would go. As you said $17.99 is a decent B&M price for the AZOs but $12.99 is more like it for the Life series.
post #2378 of 2957
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Originally Posted by indybill View Post

Hi everyone, it's been a while since I posted and since I only have three of my old 16x Memorex discs left, I checked Super Media Store to order the TY JVC premium 8x ink jet printable 100 packs. They do have a sale going on until the 20th of February. http://www.supermediastore.com/brand...y=-&maxView=50 I did order two of the http://www.supermediastore.com/produ...tBy=-&offset=0 which to me seems like a great price and hopefully the best they have and that I could get for use in my Panny DMR-EH55's.


Hi indybill Do mind if I ask what printer you use to print on your ink jet printable discs?
post #2379 of 2957
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Originally Posted by wisny View Post

Hi indybill Do mind if I ask what printer you use to print on your ink jet printable discs?

It's an Epson Stylus Photo R200.
post #2380 of 2957
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

I agree, the last I was at OM(about a month ago) they only had one 100 spindle of AZO Verbs but tons of the Life(or lack of....) series. I would not take a substitution of the Life series but try and have them write me up a raincheck for the AZO series but I don't know how well that would go. As you said $17.99 is a decent B&M price for the AZOs but $12.99 is more like it for the Life series.

Yesterday I ventured out to visit the Oak Grove Office Max store just to see if there were any Verbatim AZO series DVDs on display. The only AZO spindles in stock were 50 disc spindles, a single DVD-R spindle and perhaps half a dozen DVD+R spindles. Of course, this OM store might have AZO 100 disc spindles stashed somewhere in the back room. There were plenty of Verbatim Life Series 100 disc spindles on display.

Yesterday's road trip also included a visit to the Fry's store in Wilsonville Oregon. I purchased two $12.99 Maxell 16x DVD-R spindles (of Chinese manufacture), a $14.99 3-way coax cable tool, and a $3.99 RF A/B switch, see the first photo. The Maxell spindles are difficult to open as there are groove stops at both sides of the cut-out in the base (as indicated by the pencils). The Maxell discs themselves are in 50 disc shrink wraps, see the second photo. These Chinese made Maxell 16x DVD-R discs show as RITEKF1. I compared those discs to a small number of new-old-stock Maxell DVD-R discs still on hand, as seen in the third photo. The older Maxell 8x DVD-R discs (circa 2007) are RITEKG05 of Taiwan manufacture and the older Maxell 16x DVD-R discs (also circa 2007) are RITEKF1--but I no longer have the outer wrapping for these discs that would show the country of manufacture. The fourth photo is a closer view of DigaDo's new tool.
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post #2381 of 2957
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Originally Posted by DigaDo View Post

... The only AZO spindles in stock were 50 disc spindles, a single DVD-R spindle and perhaps half a dozen DVD+R spindles. Of course, this OM store might have AZO 100 disc spindles stashed somewhere in the back room. There were plenty of Verbatim Life Series 100 disc spindles on display....
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Maybe they only display one -R 100 spindle of the good stuff, same at my local OM
Sounds like you had a busy day, interesting to see the Maxells are still gold, the old old 8x's and old 16x Maxells I still have are the same gold color. I've had pretty good luck with them although I did have a notable catastrophic failure with one 16x. It was a dub from my Hi8mm Sony camcorder in which the tape has already been wrote over From now on I'm making two copies of those one of a kind discs. The burned side had obvious clouding similar to some of the newer Tys although none of my other Maxells had a similar clouding. It wouldn't have been so bad if it was just a movie off TV that I could have rerecorded at a later time.
post #2382 of 2957
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Next week(Presidents day) Office Max has the Verbatim(AZO line pictured) 100 spindles for $17.99/100 both + and -R. Looks like the sale is all week.
Unrelated to this thread but they also have what seems a good deal on a PC tower. A HP Pavillion AMD Athlon II 640 Quad Core PC w/4GB memory and a 1TB HDD and of course LiteScribe DVD burner for $419(again tower only).

I own the predecessor to this computer and it was purchased for about the same price. This is an outstanding price on very solid machine. The hard drive is 7200rpm, not the 5400rpm usually found in HP/Compaq systems. Room to add more memory, also sports a PCIEx16 slot and room to add a large video card upgrade if you also upgrade the power supply (which I did). And it is on sale at Staples for $399.99 here where I live. Nice looking case, very quiet. Onboard Radeon HD4200 GPU. Also comes with Wireless LAN built in with an external antenna. It would make a decent HTPC. PCIEx1 slots only though - no oldschool PCI.

Staples also has HP DVD-R on sale for $5 for 50 stack after a $5 "Easy rebate". I am not sure about limits on the rebates. This is for today only.
post #2383 of 2957
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Originally Posted by FullOnShred View Post

Staples also has HP DVD-R on sale for $5 for 50 stack after a $5 "Easy rebate". I am not sure about limits on the rebates. This is for today only.

That's a good buy, even for CMC media for use in computers and duplicators.
post #2384 of 2957
Yeah DigaDo, I was all excited and ready to go buy about 200 of those HPs - until I saw that a rebate was involved.
post #2385 of 2957
I've had good luck with Staples rebates but like all rebates it takes some paper work. I'd probably grabbing a few spindles but we're kind of snowed in here(18" in my area) and I'm not going to trudge 10 miles through the snow for a few spindles of cheap DVDs. If it were good weather I'd probably find a reason to go that way and purchase 10 cent blanks.
post #2386 of 2957
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Originally Posted by DigaDo View Post

Yesterday I ventured out to visit the Oak Grove Office Max store just to see if there were any Verbatim AZO series DVDs on display. The only AZO spindles in stock were 50 disc spindles, a single DVD-R spindle and perhaps half a dozen DVD+R spindles. Of course, this OM store might have AZO 100 disc spindles stashed somewhere in the back room. There were plenty of Verbatim Life Series 100 disc spindles on display.

Heh, I was out and about in the Big City (Des Moines) yesterday and went right past Staples and Office Despot....uh, Depot, but not an OM.* If I had, I'd have checked for AZO verbs. In the alternative, this seems a fairly good deal at Supermediastore for 200 Verb DateLife Plus 8x DVD-Rs

I'm willing to share the link now that I've ordered mine

While so far I haven't experienced the problems with JVC/TY 8x discs that some folks here have, I continue to use these Verbs as well, to spread the risk--maybe.
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*My travels did yield a new middle-weight leather jacket from Burlington Coat Factory to replace the much-faded Members Only jacket I've been wearing since ca. 1989/90 (as my regular presence on this forum indicates, I am NOT a slave to Fashion!), plus two 50-paks of Sony music CD-Rs to feed my Pioneer, Sony, Teac, and Yamaha dedicated CD recorders for dubbing my LP collection.
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Since you mentioned your CD recorders, which one would you recommend for dubbing old 45s and LPs to CDs?
post #2388 of 2957
Regular price, but a good one - 2x10 -RDL JVC (TY) discs from Supermediastore. I also had a promo code, so I will get 20 for $25.18, shipped. I've long wanted to try -RDL, as my Pio prefers -R, and I've been using +RDLs, as they are easier to obtain.

We think of $1.25 as pricey for a blank DVD. Well, remember what a three hour VHS tape cost, or even a good quality T-120? I only use DLs when I need them, but I still think they are a bargain.
post #2389 of 2957
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Originally Posted by indybill View Post
Hi everyone, it's been a while since I posted and since I only have three of my old 16x Memorex discs left, I checked Super Media Store to order the TY JVC premium 8x ink jet printable 100 packs. They do have a sale going on until the 20th of February. http://www.supermediastore.com/brand...y=-&maxView=50 I did order two of the http://www.supermediastore.com/produ...tBy=-&offset=0 which to me seems like a great price and hopefully the best they have and that I could get for use in my Panny DMR-EH55's.
I am very impressed, ordered from Super Media Store last Friday around noon and my order just arrived from Fed-Ex. Free standard shipping from California to Indianapolis only took two business days. Judging by the way they are packaged in a shrink wrap, I'm glad I have kept a few of my old Memorex spindles.
post #2390 of 2957
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Originally Posted by indybill View Post
I am very impressed, ordered from Super Media Store last Friday around noon and my order just arrived from Fed-Ex. Free standard shipping from California to Indianapolis only took two business days. Judging by the way they are packaged in a shrink wrap, I'm glad I have kept a few of my old Memorex spindles.
If you order early enough in the day, they'll do same-day shipping. Ordered my Datelife Plus Verbs around 10 AM Pacific time, and had received an e-mail shpping notice by the time I left work.

They won't win a major award for the quality of their packing, but except maybe for a nick or a chunk out of the base of a cake box, I've never had anything arrived damaged.
post #2391 of 2957
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Originally Posted by JMas View Post

Since you mentioned your CD recorders, which one would you recommend for dubbing old 45s and LPs to CDs?

I have two Pioneer recorders--a 3-to-1 dubbing deck that I bought new in July 2000 and a single-drawer unit I got off the 'Bay a couple years ago--plus a Yamaha, a Teac CD-RW880 (single), and the Sony 5-to-1 deck that Sony offered for about 10 years. All have served well, and all are now discontinued, though available used on eBay.

If you're looking for a new standalone CD recorder, the current Teac CD-RW890 seems to be the only option, unless you want to go for a $$$ Tascam pro unit.

One thing to consider is that all the consumer decks I listed, including the Teacs, require special, dedicated MUSIC CD-Rs, that are now mfr'd only by Sony. I believe Tascam pro units will record to standard computer CD-Rs.

Once the disc is finalized, it'll play on any CD player, so the difference between the types of discs is irrelevant on the playback end. At least I've never had a player, even my original 1987 Realistic CD player, reject a disc made on any of my recorders.

The Sony music CD-Rs are pretty readily available on Amazon, at Target, and even at Walgreens. (Currently sold in cake boxes with purple labels. The labels used to be red and the computer CD-Rs were gold-yellow; just to confused things, now the computer discs have red labels). Places that cater to the professional market like Supermediastore and Rima don't sell them. I happen to have a stockpile of them that'll last me for the remainder of the time that I record this way, especially since I pick up a pack or two every time I pass by the local Target. They do cost more, but compared to, say, the price of gas, I've never considered the price difference big enough to sweat.
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post #2393 of 2957
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

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100 Kodak 16X DVD-R or +R in cakebox, J&R Deal of the Day, $14.99. Prob. OK for Aunt Mabel's copy!

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Though $7.66 shipping for 2 to my area Looks like if you live near a J&R you can pick them up less shipping but of course you'd have to pay the local tax. I'd try a few if I had a local J&R.
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Digado, you better order a few extra cases(600 ct.) to tide you over in case it lasts more than a couple months
post #2396 of 2957
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Digado, you better order a few extra cases(600 ct.) to tide you over in case it lasts more than a couple months

I have on hand around a twenty month supply (at my current usage rate) of TY 8x Premium Line DVD-R media for use in my standalone recorders.

I also have on hand around a sixty month supply (at my current usage rate) of various 16x DVD-R media for duplicator or computer use.
post #2397 of 2957
Today's Fry's ad (Wilsonville Oregon store) is again offering the landfill grade Verbatim Life Series (CMC) DVDs for $12.99 per spindle of 100:
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post #2398 of 2957
50pk Imation 16X for $7.99 at J&R.

Prob. good enough for Aunt Mable. I used a couple spindles of Imation with great success, still play fine after 4 years.
post #2399 of 2957
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Originally Posted by DigaDo View Post

I have on hand around a twenty month supply (at my current usage rate) of TY 8x Premium Line DVD-R media for use in my standalone recorders.

I also have on hand around a sixty month supply (at my current usage rate) of various 16x DVD-R media for duplicator or computer use.

I just ordered another 600 disks, making my current inventory a bit over 2000. I just get twitchy when it drops below 1500.

When I quit using my VCRs, I had a few cases of unused tapes, so I am keeping with my established tradition. My wife thinks I'm a looney, but it's a harmless hobby.

I got them from Rima, and it was a very good price indeed. This might have ben the least I've ever paid for a 600-case of T-Ys.
post #2400 of 2957
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

I just ordered another 600 disks, making my current inventory a bit over 2000 ... I got them from Rima, and it was a very good price indeed. This might have been the least I've ever paid for a 600-case of T-Ys.

Rima does have them at a good price ($23), but the shipping cost kills it for me.
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