Ritek 8x DVD-R at 12p

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tom hardwick
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They were 10p each earlier this week, but I see these printable Ritek DVD-Rs are now a whopping 12p. I've burnt and printed three and they're just fine. Half the price of a second class stamp. What's the world coming to?

http://www.discsexpress.com/

tom.

Gavin Gration
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Aren't library cases starting to look expensive......

Michael Wade
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Took my Epson Photo R300 printer into a Service Centre for repair and saw some black DVD library cases on sale at 12p for singles and 14p for doubles. I was told they would be going up in price 'because of the rise in the price of oil.' Maybe an idea to get a few in now.

Gyr
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Tom that seemed a good price so I had a look at the link. However elsewhere on the site they have Ritek full face printable A grade at 18p which is about normal.

The 12p discs aren't full face printable and presumably aren't A grade (otherwise they would describe them as such), so the price isn't quite so compelling.

I would be interested to know how you get on with them. Have you put any of them through a software test, such as DVD Speed or DVDInfoPro?

Gyr
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Thanks for that information Robert. I would ask how you know they are definitely A grade, but seeing you have posts in two other forums promoting discexpress I don't think I really need to ask.

The type of advertising you are indulging in is counterproductive. I had added discexpress to my favourites list to have a look at next time I need some discs - they are now deleted.

harlequin
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I am working on the above poster : not happy with the addresses he is posting from .... so querying exactly where he lives.

Gary MacKenzie

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Gyr
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Thanks Gary, I was hoping you would see this and act accordingly.

harlequin
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Gyr , they are already causing grief on many websites.

Type in 'discsexpress uk' into google and go play .........

especially this

http://www.thedvdforums.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=427101

Gary MacKenzie

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Gyr
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Thanks for the link Gary - "discsexpress" the people to avoid at any price!

tom hardwick
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I'll chime in again. Anybody can call their blanks Ritek because hardly anyone identifies their discs any more, especially since full face printables have become the norm.

The discexpress Riteks aren't A grade whatever they're advertised at, and with a lupe it's easy to see the very slight imperfections in the wording around the centre hub. No tests done with DVDSpeed, Gyr, surfice to say the burns were perfect from a replay point of view. At 10p each, cheaper than the low-tek box surrounding them, I'm pleased.

tom.

Gyr
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I'm glad you're pleased with the discs Tom. Given the known problems with getting honest descriptions of A, B and C grade stock I think you have to go with a reputable supplier who will describe their stock accurately and clearly.

Given what I've now read about discexpress I can't see any way of including them in that description.

Will you buy from them again?

tom hardwick
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no