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A steal on DL disks

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by tucknroll, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. tucknroll

    tucknroll Member

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    I ran across these at the Best Buy down the road. At first I thought they were misplaced...25 pack for $9.99? I passed a salesman right as I was looking closer. The price tage below just said DVD+R but the package said DL. I brought this to his attention thinking they were misplaced as I already had a 25 pack of Memorex DL disks in my hand that were marked around $50. He scanned them...nope, correct price!
    I bought a single pack just to see how good they were. Hell, even at a 33% coaster rate they were still a decent price. Out of the first 10 I burned 5 were coasters. HOWEVER...my burner was starting to produce more coasters than I could drink beers in a night. My faithful Lite-On had served me very well for several years, but alas it's writing days were numbered. I bought 2 new Lite-On drives (a steal at NewEgg for ~$35 a piece). Out of the 15 left there were no coasters!!! I went back tonight and gladly bought the rest of their stock, only 4 packs left :( Funny thing, I accidently had a 15 pack, and it cost more!

    Anyhow, I just thought I would share my luck and joy. At this price, DVD-Shrink is a thing of the past! If you have a Best Buy near you, keep a lookout for these: http://computers.pricegrabber.com/storage-media/m/7954542/search=review+memorex+32025647
    I hope they stick around for a while, and I hope I'm not the only lucky one! Perhaps they'll serve everyone else as well as they have served me so far.

    Tuck
     
  2. aabbccdd

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    the memorex DVD+R DL will code out as Ritek media which is pretty good stuff. I'm sure the price is a mistake and they will correct it quickly.

    dvd shrink will still work with help (anydvd or dvd fab decrypter) plus it still works for older movies
     
  3. JoeRyan

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    I'll bet the DL discs you bought were 8X. If so, you ran into the good news/bad news situation. Bad news--8X DL are inverse stack production that likely will not work with older drives. Good news--inverse stack media are less expensive and have a far better yield rate. Maybe Memorex and Best Buy are passing the savings on to you--unless somebody screwed up the pricing.
     
  4. tucknroll

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    They say 2.4x on the side so I'm assuming they're the older ones. As far as the pricing is concerned...pretty sure it's a screwup. But maybe I'll stay lucky when they restock their supply.
     
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    Interesting thing, if you go to BestBuy.com, there a picture of a Memorex DL tub for the "clock on" for double layer discs, click on it to go to the DLs, again, the photo but no Memorex DLs available for purchase.

    I think they are selling out their inventory and won't be replacing it (or only with the 8x DLs).

    I picked up a Geek Squad Gold 6ft 4pin to 6 pin firewire cable for $6.99, marked down from $35.99. Was told they are coming out with something new and were selling off the old stuff.
     

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