Best place to buy recordable media?

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  1. gotohamish macrumors 65816

    gotohamish

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    Hi

    where's the best US website for cheap recordable CDRs and DVDRs - or stores in the NYC area?

    Thanks!
    Hamish
     
  2. pinto32 macrumors 6502

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    Best brick & morter (as far as major chains go) has gotta be Best Buy. Ten bucks and change (after rebate) for a 50-pack of Fujifilm CD-Rs.
     
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  5. maxvamp macrumors 6502a

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    Best place.. use the often

    meritline

    The have double sided 4x DVDR disks for about $2.50, carry most brands, and have excellent customer service.

    One of the lowest prices around, and quality media. I am partial to Ritek media, but I suggest you buy a sampler pack of discs to see what works best in your burner. Some burners are pickier than others.

    Max
     
  6. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Mildly off topic but do people know where you can buy "different" CD-R or DVD-R discs? By different I mean with pre-printed patterns or graphics on them. Not plain ol' silver with some lines... something sorta fancy... just curious. I know there are the Vinyl CD-R's (which I love) and I remember there being a link in an advertisment online a while back for some ones with something like bunnies or anime style print on them...
     
  7. rueyeet macrumors 65816

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    Oh yes! I was looking at this site called 5inch and they had some pretty cool pre-printed CD-R's, including some entirely black ones that you have to burn on the opposite side. They also do custom designs, though those have to be bought in bulk. Neat stuff! :cool:

    If anyone's got more such places, definitely please post them!
     
  8. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    There's a reason why some media are sooo damn cheap. You get what you paid for. Always look for quality media on sale. BestBuy and Amazon.com has the Memorex 4x DVD+R or DVD-R on sale for $30 per 25/pack. BestBuy's FujiFilm 50/pack CDR is also a good buy @ <$10 after MIR.
     
  9. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Awesome! I might have to order some of the holiday themed ones to make some Christmas presents... :)
     
  10. maxvamp macrumors 6502a

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    What I have used

    I would not consider Memorex quality media...

    Fuji : YES
    VERBATUM : Mega YES
    Pioneer : Mega YES
    APPLE : YES
    MEMOREX : NO
    BEALL : NO
    PRINCO : SOMETIMES
    RITEK : YES
    Optodisc : NO
    PENGO : YES
    DVDPro : Mega NO.
    TDK : YES

    These are my experiences when testing these media brands in Pioneer A03 and A05 superdrives, as well a Panasonic set-top recorders.

    Max
     
  11. cebritt macrumors member

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    Meritline

    I'm in the data duplication business and Meritline has the best selection of CD-Rs and DVD-Rs at the best prices. Most of what they sell is unbranded so you have a professional look without a big logo visible behind your label.
     
  12. Dippo macrumors 65816

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    I just wait till there is a good sell at BestBuy or CircuitCity and snatch them up
     

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