[QUOTE=ne0nlightz;2625550]Unfortunately I can’t depend on blank media.ca!
I ordered their Imation BD-R discs cause it said TDKBLD MID code and made in japan. I got them a week ago, and checked it out and the Imation’s were actually Made in Taiwan!!!
And when I checked out a disc, it was the RITEKBR2! The horror! LOL
I was upset and sent them back, just got the refund money yesterday. I paid 49$ and they gave me 39$ back. apparently the lady is not refunding me the cost of shipping.
Apparently their return policy says they cannot guarantee the MID code that is up there. I spoke to their Sales Manager - Tom who said there are and can be changes in MID they don’t stand by those and they can change.
I’m pissed :((((… waiting for some good discs.
You know the funny thing? I was on Live Chat (on their website) – MegaMediaMall last week, spoke to a lady named Lindsey. She said they do ship to Canada. So I called in the next day and wanted to place an order, some other guy was there and said they don’t ship to canada. Wtf? And then they told me to speak to Bret (I guess the owner?) and I couldn’t get ahold of him until 2 days ago, and on Live Chat I spoke to a guy named Kevin who confirmed with me from Bart that they don’t ship to Canada!
I sent him the email correspondence between me and Lindsey and he said someone else in the company must have sent an email on her behalf because she curiously left the company before March 1st (the day the email was sent to me). This is some Sherlock Holmes Detective stuff! lmao[/QUOTE]
I know exactly how you feel :a
Nearly every brand has resorted to outsourcing their media. The only 2 branded spindles I’m aware of that are guaranteed to contain BD-R’s made by that manufacturer are Panasonic and Falcon. And perhaps Ritek. CMCMAG’s are showing up in Verbatim labeled spindles outside of North America. Don’t know how soon we’ll be seeing that here.
Falcon is only manufacturing TDK MID BD-R’s with the original Japanese materials and technology. Please contact Fred Perez- firstname.lastname@example.org - with your concerns to verify that anything with the Falcon label in North America contains the same Falcon-made BD-R’s.
Sad that TDK and Imation labeled BD-R’s are almost entirely Riteks now. Buying Falcons is one of the few ways left to be certain of what you are getting.
That mix-up at MMM had to be frustrating. Just find your best deal on Falcons up there to get the most for your money among the top-tier stuff. The Falcon “value” BD-R are TDK’s down here. Double check with Fred to put your mind at ease about the Canadian stock.