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[The Source] TheSource.ca: Verbatim DVD-R 4.7GB 16X Spindle Life Series 100 Pack 19.99$...

Hi there,

Not sure if these are as good as the old batch. I noticed it isn't the AZO mark on it...

http://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computers ... /108044504

I guess good for burning non-essential stuff...

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Wow we used to get excited about this price 10 years ago when FutureScrap still existed!

Kinda expected they would be cheaper than dirt by now since most if not all patents expired earlier this year.
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inferno_gn wrote: Not sure if these are as good as the old batch. I noticed it isn't the AZO mark on it...
It's their value series. http://www.verbatim.com/subcat/optical- ... fe-series/ <-- note the title of the page, "Affordable Blank DVD R Disc ..."
+1 Canada Computers often has the 50pks on sale for $12.99. At that small of a price difference I'd grab those.
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Hi there,

I still got spindles from the old FS sale and they aee all AZO. I read a few reviews of these ones and seem to be crap.

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You buy Verbatim for quality blanks, their Life series unfortunately does not qualify as a quality blank.

http://www.digitalfaq.com/reviews/dvd-media.htm

Mitsubishi Verbatim DVD-R, DVD+R or DVD+R DL, made in India, UAE, Singapore or Taiwan. (Do not buy the “Life Series” or “Value Series” discs.) Good Verbatim is getting harder to find in local stores.
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gimmesomee wrote: You buy Verbatim for quality blanks, their Life series unfortunately does not qualify as a quality blank.

http://www.digitalfaq.com/reviews/dvd-media.htm

Mitsubishi Verbatim DVD-R, DVD+R or DVD+R DL, made in India, UAE, Singapore or Taiwan. (Do not buy the “Life Series” or “Value Series” discs.) Good Verbatim is getting harder to find in local stores.
Very interesting, thanks, i wonder if there is a similar guide to CD-RW, need some for the car
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Quentin5 wrote: Very interesting, thanks, i wonder if there is a similar guide to CD-RW, need some for the car
I need the same. That's the only way to make sure my kids listen to songs without lyrics full of profanity & obscenity.
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Quentin5 wrote: Very interesting, thanks, i wonder if there is a similar guide to CD-RW, need some for the car
I need the same. That's the only way to make sure my kids listen to songs without lyrics full of profanity & obscenity.
LOL
My device will read MP3s from CDs but has no USB inputs and going through stacks of CDRs is rather wasteful
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Title made me think this was a post from 2008. I still have many spindles, but other than my main PC, IO have nothing that plays cd/dvd anymore.
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inferno_gn wrote: Hi there,

I still got spindles from the old FS sale and they aee all AZO. I read a few reviews of these ones and seem to be crap.

Ju Leon...
AZO are the most reliable Verbatim discs. I wouldn't use any other Verbatim.
Taiyo Yuden (JVC) are the best I have found, but I have never seen a great price in Canada for them.
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TE7 wrote:
Quentin5 wrote: Very interesting, thanks, i wonder if there is a similar guide to CD-RW, need some for the car
I need the same. That's the only way to make sure my kids listen to songs without lyrics full of profanity & obscenity.
Wish I had some good news for you. I was looking for a CD-R spindle of throwaways to use and was shocked to see Canada is still excising a very heavy tax on them (a spindle at London Drugs doubled in price when the tax was added). Gotta stop that music piracy because so many people have CD players these days.
The tax also applies to CD-RWs. So if you can find something on Amazon at a great price grab it because they don't add the extra tax....at least they didn't for me.
I did manage to find an awesome deal on Amazon.ca of Verbatim CD-R 100 spindle for $19 and no added tax. After I bought it vanished from their website and all their CD-R spindle prices jumped. I received my spindle just fine, but I think I awoke the tax monster at Amazon.
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TE7 wrote:
Quentin5 wrote: Very interesting, thanks, i wonder if there is a similar guide to CD-RW, need some for the car
I need the same. That's the only way to make sure my kids listen to songs without lyrics full of profanity & obscenity.
Wish I had some good news for you. I was looking for a CD-R spindle of throwaways to use and was shocked to see Canada is still excising a very heavy tax on them (a spindle at London Drugs doubled in price when the tax was added). Gotta stop that music piracy because so many people have CD players these days.
The tax also applies to CD-RWs. So if you can find something on Amazon at a great price grab it because they don't add the extra tax....at least they didn't for me.
I did manage to find an awesome deal on Amazon.ca of Verbatim CD-R 100 spindle for $19 and no added tax. After I bought it vanished from their website and all their CD-R spindle prices jumped. I received my spindle just fine, but I think I awoke the tax monster at Amazon.
I don't know anyone that's paid the tax. If you shop at London Drugs, then yes. But anyone who's even half savvy would be buying from their local computer store.
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Sorry I'm not "savvy" enough for you. I don't normally buy media at all anymore since I have so much redundant storage and backups. My work also has mass disc duplication technology we use for our software so buying discs is something in my past.
I was shopping at London Drugs at thought I would pick some up since they were marked down and was surprised to see the tax was still there. This whole thread is about people shopping at The Source and retail stores who do charge this tax. I wanted to make them aware.
I have been in the computer industry for decades (too long) and have watched it grow from personal, networked (first in the business realm with Novell) and then into the internet. I know what it's like to shop around for computers parts before there was an internet (best deal was an Ad Lib sound card for $75 with software at the first FutureShop store in Canada).

So Mr. Condescending, how does one join the "savvy" club? My local computer stores are garbage and I would never give them a dime. Overpriced with useless staff and poor return policies.

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