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Was informed today that Verbatim media is no good?

Discussion in 'Video playback problems' started by Wiskerluv, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. Wiskerluv

    Wiskerluv Member

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    Hi: I went to Office Max today since we are nowhere near a BestBuy, because I saw on the net that Office Max had the Verbatim discs 16X (50 pack) for $12.99. A saleman there told me that Verbatim aren't very good and that HP are much better and cost less. Is this true?

    Another thing, when I got to Office Max, they were marked as $34.95!!
    I showed them the ad from the internet which I printed and also the ad from BestBuy so they had to honor that price.
     
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    celtic_d Regular member

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    In terms of media brands don't really mean anything.

    Verbatim are owned by MCC I believe who also manufacture most of the discs. Mitsubishi are generally pretty decent. No idea who made the HP discs in question though. I know here you can get Iomega 16X's cheaper than Verbatim's and both are the same MCC discs. So same disc, but cheaper.

    So I guess ask if he knows the media code or at least the manufacturer. If he doesn't then he is either full of shit or just repeating something that he heard.
     
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    This is NOT true. Verbatim are top notch media second only to TaiyoYudens. These salsemen haven't a clue as to what they are selling, They are trained to push the stuff they buy low wholesale and mark up drastically. Just enough to be a little cheaper than the good stuff. Watch for sales; never pay retail. "You can buy cheap media or you can buy good media cheap."
     
  4. Wiskerluv

    Wiskerluv Member

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    Thanks all!! I am going to try out my new Verbatim right now!!
     

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