DrageMester - Thanks so much for your thorough answers!
I checked with Staples & other office stores, as no one else around here seems to carry Verbatim, and they don't carry the archival ones that you mention. They carry Verbatim spindles and jewel cases - not sure if I should just buy one of these, or, order from blankmedia.ca?
RE: gold archival. I read many posts on here that say the gold archival media is not worth it, so is Verbatim using some new techonology with the Ultralife media that you mentioned? Not sure if this is worth the cost, or, if I should just use regular Verbatim media? If regular Verbatim media (how will I know if the ones at the store are ok?) is high quality, which it sounds like this is what you are saying, then I don't necessarily need the gold/archival media, do I?
What's a gal to do? My hubby may want to order from blankmedia.ca so that we can get both Verbatim and TY media.
Thanks so much, Tiger