Thanks Drage, you passed the thread-splitting test I prepared for you.
kg, the deal involved a rebate(s), which I hate, but in the case of Staples they are what’s known as easy rebates - filed online with your order number, takes about 10 seconds and you get the rebate within a month. It’s easy enough that I don’t even know why they bother with a rebate, as the benefit of a retailer doing rebates is holding onto your money for an extended period of time and making them a hassle to file the rebates. I’m expecting they’ll have another good sale on what’s known as ‘Black Friday’, the largest shopping day in the U.S. towards the end of this month. I’ve also gotten hundreds of CMC E01 and AE1 for about $8-10 per 100 during other similar sales of theirs (no rebates with those). That’s a great deal for T02, although shipping + tax/etc. doesn’t help. I’d love to see a bargain price on T02 here in the U.S. so you’ve got that on us.
Back to the discs, my AML002 perform about the same in all of my 8x and faster burners, I know some people have had problems with certain burners but no troubles here (not bad at 12x either the few times I’ve tried). If you see a really good price on them and like trying different media codes, give them a try. For what they are, cheap MIC media, they perform as well as alot of more common and ‘respected’ media codes. Made in China media has a poor reputation but I’m willing to try anything out for myself - if a disc performs well enough for me, I don’t care where it’s made. Any time you use media with an unknown track record for stability you are taking some risk, but I’ve had no problems with these.