[Question]Where can I get cheap Verbatim DVD-Rs?

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  1. games2007
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    games2007 GBAtemp Regular

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    Hey everyone. I haven't made new threads on the forum recently, so I decided to make one about a question I've been asking.
    Where can I get some Verbatim DVD-Rs?
    I have 2 DVD-Rs in my spindle and I heard there are places to get some Verbatim DVD-Rs at a low price.
    Can anyone recommend a shop for me to go to, or perhaps an online site to order the DVDs from?
    Thank you!
     
  2. DaMummy

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    newegg.com, if you live near a frys electronics, or a micro center, even luckier if you get it during a sale, ive gotten 100 packs for $18 before
     
  3. cactusjack901

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    goodwill...100 pk verbatim dvd-r 16x for 2.99 brand new
    my girlfriend is a manager at the goodwill near our home...target sends majority of their returns to goodwill stores...the notebook im using right now msi u100 wind i got from her store for $50...i got devil may cry 4 x360 for $5...seriously scout your local goodwill stores..
     
  5. ZombiePosessor

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    Actually, Ritek are 2nd-class media, while Verbatims are first-class. If you worry about your Wii's (or any other console who uses burnt discs to read games) laser, don't waste your time on anything but first-class media. Other brands under the first-class media include: Pioneer, Mitsubishi-Kagaku Media, Taiyo Yuden, Hitachi Maxell (Japanese only, USA Maxell is shitty), Sony, and TDK (most of the time)

    2nd class media include: Ritek (thats Ricoh, Ritek, Ridata, etc), Daxon, Gigastorage, Moser Baer, Prodisc Media.
     
  6. SG

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    They're awful. Data loss within a few months guaranteed.

    SVP is a good place, not sure about shipping cost just for discs though.
     
  7. Golfman560

    Golfman560 TheRapist.com

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    Where does Playo fit into the 1st and 2nd class media part? Or should I just start a 3rd class media list?

    I find the discs I get to always work and haven't had problems. I still have a Gigastorage disc from 2006 that I can still get everything off of.
     
  8. jlg6184

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    Staples has Staples-brand DVD-R's for 19.99 per 100 pack. Just picked up a 50 pack of them (don't quite need a hundred), but I have never had any issues with the Staples brand. Other off brands have been tempermental, but Staples-Brand seems reliable enough.
     
  9. shadowmanr6

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    i just ordered from newegg the other day, best deal i found personally, caught it when they were 26$ for 100pk spindle, free shipping and a 8$ mail in rebate. not sure if its still availible
     
  10. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    Can you load one of those in IMGBurn and tell us the actual brand name is?
     
  11. jlg6184

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    Sure, they are coming up as CMC MAG. AM3

    From what I can gather it is the same as TDK, Imation, Philips, HP, and Memorex.
     
  12. Fat Cow

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    I use this site as reference
    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

    although the best way is to do cd/dvd quality test yourself on old burned media, but since my burner doesn't support this function, i'll just have to believe other people's tests.
     
  13. cactusjack901

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    I have not once had an issue with Ritek discs, and the only console of mine that has a burned out laser is my PS2, and even so, it's the fat PS2 model that had laser alignment problems, so I just have to adjust it
     
  14. Miles

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    Staples, Office Max, Best Buy, Wal-Mart (Not all though), Fry's, etc.

    Verbatium is a very common brand.
    It's not like they are hard to find, and they are only a few bucks more than cheaper brands.

    If you meant online, the thread pretty much covered that.
     
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