I've discovered a little tactic that has proven worth the trouble. I've looked high and low for more Sony MIJ and other items we won't go into, at the major stores here in Nashville, TN. But once while driving from Memphis back to Nashville and with time to spare, I took detours off the main highways to some small towns which had the major stores that are known for carrying our coveted Sony media. As luck would have it, a few of the stores had NOS and lo and behold, there were the white octagon spacers. Sometimes, it pays to go off the beaten path to small town stores (Wal-Mart, K-Mart, BB, even Walgreen's, etc.) and just look. I've met some new friends along the way too. Bottom line: If you have some time, check out the small-town stores, go have lunch at the local diner, enjoy your find!