There's your problem they don't have the nickname "Datashite" for nothing. They are a third party seller so as you have found it is a crap shoot on what you get, and what quality either just because they say "A-Grade" doesn't mean they are.
You can get Verbatims from many chops now, Partners the stationers being one, and these have lines on for writing even though the disc is a matt silverish colour.
I have some ...Verb-branded YUDEN000 T02s.
Arachne you jammy sod. Post me some I beg of you...... :bigsmile: