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25 or 50 pack of DVD-Rs inc delivery

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1d, 10m agoPosted 1 decade, 10 months ago
Does anybody have any tips on what site sells the cheapest packs of dvd-rs. 25 or 50 is fine but the postage must be free. Ebuyer often have good deals but the postage makes it seem pointless as I only want to order some disks.

Any ideas anybody? Thankyou in advance!
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1d, 10m agoPosted 1 decade, 10 months ago
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I wish people would stop asking for the cheapest recordable media. The cheapest recordable media is absolute crap. You'll end up with enough coasters, bad burns and fubared discs after a couple of months that you'd have been far better off buying good media and paying a few extra 'pence' per disc.
#3
it would be more useful to point other users in the right direction of the "cheapest but decent" discs ;)

e.g. i currently use maxell and get 100 dvd+ discs from play.com for £25 inc free p&p - no problems, maybe 1 bad burn in 100...

any others we can recommend to stanglish??
#4
Actually, Artemis got a good point. When buying recordable DVDs, you need to look at real manufacturer's code to find out who makes dye. For example,
Verbatim 'Pearl White' (8x) DVD-R are made by CMC, which is utter crap.
Verbatim (8x) Pastel DVD-R are made by Tayo Yuden, which are the best makers in the whole world.
Verbatim 'Silver Top' (16x) DVD-R made by Mitsubischi Chemical (Verbatim is their subsidiary), which is second best manufacturer.

Unfortunately, not many sellers are mentioning dye ID, so it is difficult to find out what they actually selling. Someone here mentioned that EMTEC DVD-R (100) from Amazon are made by Fuji, which is OK dye, especially for the money. If that's right, then it is a very good deal.

BTW, not having 'coasters' when burning disks mean nothing in terms of data retention. You don't want your disk to become unusable in year's time, don't you? :)
#5
actually i agree with the point ;) that's why i said we should post cheapest decent :)
[mod]#6
Maxwell DVD-R 100pk Spindle is now only £22.99 delivered from www.play.com:)
#7
Slinks
it would be more useful to point other users in the right direction of the "cheapest but decent" discs ;)

e.g. i currently use maxell and get 100 dvd+ discs from play.com for £25 inc free p&p - no problems, maybe 1 bad burn in 100...

any others we can recommend to stanglish??

I hope that isn't a dig at my post?! What is wrong with these they get good reviews and seem like a decent price? :roll:
#8
Concidering the cost and excellent reviews on Amazon, I'd say they are definitely a good buy. Not only the price, but Emtec were originally known as BASF in the UK, a quality brand.

:pirate:
#9
Brand means nothing in DVD-R world (and probably, not just DVD-R) :) see my post with three examples from Verbatim...
[admin]#10
Could be Taiyo Yuden, could be CMC, could be etc. Someone who bought them would need to post the inside ring info

http://www.cdmediaworld.com/hardware/cdrom/basf.shtml
#11
Thanks for the replies everyone!

Yeah, verbatim are hit and miss. I once bought quite an expensive back thinking they'd be bulletproof and they were abysmal! Anyway, I'll probably plump for the ones off amazon, they do seem like a decent deal.
#12
Don't forget to post disk ID here :)
#13

:D This appears to be a great deal as these discs are on sale at maplins for £39.99 http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?TabID=1&ModuleNo=48386&doy=19m1.
#14
millarcat
Maxwell DVD-R 100pk Spindle is now only £22.99 delivered from www.play.com:)

cool :) altho i prefer dvd+ and they're £24.99 :(
#15
[quote="BMX"]
I hope that isn't a dig at my post?!


no bmx, it wasn't.

i was replying to "I wish people would stop asking for the cheapest recordable media."

;)

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