[QUOTE=GKnight;2222556]Not true, I snatched a couple today at my local Staples Express during my lunch break The sale is for regular DVD media, not Lightscribe. The pic shows 16x media just for illustration. Of course, getting 8x on-line is a different story, so this is obviously in-store only.[/QUOTE]
Right, I know it’s not for LS. My point is that in the past, the non-LS 8x HP media has always rung up with a different price than the non-LS 16x HP media. Just because there was a sale did not mean you could get 8x AE1 or E01 at the sale price. However, if you’ve confirmed that even the 8x media is ringing up at the sale price and is eligible for the rebate, then this is a fantastic deal if you can find some 8x spindles.
This is definitely a change from how things have worked in the past. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve gone into stores, and not just Staples, and would try to buy some older 8x media, even though their ads didn’t state a specific speed, and almost always the older media would ring up at a higher price, and I would be told that it’s 16x or nothing. Very frustrating, especially when no one but a CDFreak like me was even going to buy that old media. The average person would see that the media had a slower speed, and pass it by.