Anyone recently purchased Verbatim from Xmediatrade?

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#1

I’m curious if anyone recently purchased any 25, 50 or 100 spindles of Verbatim -R or +R from Xmediatrade.

What manufacturer were they? I already know their 50 spindles of MCC004 are MII.

Thanks!

Moomin


#2

Well, since no-one stepped forward I risked a blind purchase. I bought a 100pc cakebox DVD+R and unless someone now tells me the usual cakebox markings (edge at the bottom, edge at the top, serif Open-Close) aren’t valid for 100pc cakeboxes, it’s CMC. :slight_smile:

Not yet checked stamper markings, have to clear some shelf space to put the half dozen Maxell TYG03 spindles that came with it :bigsmile:

Some cakeboxes were cracked so it’s not just SVP that has problems shipping these in one piece. The empty 50pc cakeboxes I ordered to put some bulkwrapped T02 in were a total loss. :frowning:

Anyway, just so you know, if you now order 100pc cakeboxes DVD+R Verbies from them, you’re probably going to get CMC.

edit: don’t get the 50pc boxes, I asked and they said they were MII. So unless you like Moser Baer, go for the 100pc boxes.

Moomin


#3

That’s too bad. :frowning:

I prefer using 25pc and 10pc cakeboxes instead of 50pc cakeboxes, because they are more handy. They would most likely also be more sturdy than the 50pc and 100pc cakeboxes.


#4

Yeah, but you need a lot of them to pack 300 T02’s :bigsmile:

Anyway, it’s good advice and I’ll follow it next time I order someplace. Pity you can’t find these things in shops here, I’m pretty well stocked up for now :stuck_out_tongue: so it’ll be a while before I order again. I’ll repack some old CD archives I have in spindles for now. These should be OK for a while in a CD bag, freeing up spindles of good quality (xmediatrade’s were really flimsy, no wonder they broke)

Moomin


#5

OK, checked stampercodes on the Verbies: PAPA18KL09235391. FWIW.

Moomin