I live in Sweden and here they have a "copy tax" of about 0.6 dollars on every disc you buy so discs are very expensive here. Also it is very hard to find quality discs and shops don't have a clue when you ask them about who has really manufacturred a disc. Local distribututors are not much better. I have tried to contact a local distributor to find stores were they sell their dvd's but they point me to stores that only sell their cd's or the wrong discs.
Therefore I find it much cheaper and easier to buy discs from the UK. The only problem I have now is that my LG4040b burner doesn't seem to like 8x discs. 4x Traxdata has always worked fine, but I have heard that 8x doesn't work well and I can't find 4x discs any longer. Every UK online store I've tried say that they won't be selling 4x discs any more. The only have som crap brands left. Since the shipping cost from UK is rather high, I can't just order one disc to find out if it works or not on my burner so finding a quality disc that work well isn't that easy.