Just relax a little, Zap might just be sitting on a huge CD-R stash or something.
Virtually all recent DVD burners are also good at CD burning.
If you want to have CD scanning capability as well, I would go for an Optiarc burner. The latest series is the AD-5280S/7280S/7283S. Very good CD and DVD write quality, and also supporting quality scanning for CDs and DVDs. (An alternative would be buying a used older Plextor burner, the 712/716/755/760 models support Sanyo HD-BURN which supports storing more than 1 GB on a regular 700 MB CD-R.)
If you meant standalone recorders, you'll probably have to go for a DVD recorder as I'm afraid VCD is an obsolete technology.